About Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is a hip, fresh approach to Japanese cuisine. Enjoy the knife wielding chefs & experience why Nakama has the absolute best tasting hibachi grilled steak, chicken & seafood as well as the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Nakama has won numerous awards including: Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Pittsburgh Magazine from 2005 through 2015.
Experience why Nakama is getting Pittsburgh's vote!! We are located at 10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA and in the heart of the historic South Side at 1611 East Carson Street.
Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7pm with specials on drinks & half off select appetizers in their huge cocktail lounge. Nakama also offers a well-priced children's menu. Gluten free options available.
Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (dinner menu served all day)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Appetizer & Sushi platters are available for off-site drop-off.
Valet is available Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00pm. Street parking is also available.
51A, 51B, 51C, 51D & 54C
Private Party Facilities:
Nakama offers private dining accommodations for up to 35 guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
The hostess were unaccommodating. I arri ...
The hostess were unaccommodating. I arrived on time for my reservation. I was told since two people in my party were not present that I couldn't be seated.
I had two rambunctious toddlers with me and with no lobby or waiting area it made it difficult to keep the two children in an area where there wasn't heavy foot traffic from restaurant staff and patrons.
If feel for the given situation I could of been seated and waited for the other two party members to get to the restaurant.
In the past I was seated without my complete party, I don't understand why the change in policy? I won't stop going there moving forward, however Nakama should consider changing their policy or create a suitable waiting area. It made it very uncomfortable constantly moving out of the way of foot traffic by the front door.
Have always had good service, fun chefs, ...
Have always had good service, fun chefs, etc. but this visit wasn't that great (service was absent, chef forgot everyone's appetizer, had to wait for about 20 minutes for check.) Hope this was a one time blip and not an indicator of decline.
I celebrate every birthday at Nakama as ...
I celebrate every birthday at Nakama as do many of my friends. For my last two visits in August and September, my party was fortunate to have Luke (employed since 2003) as the chef. He has a marvelous personality and disposition and makes the experience special for longtime patrons as well as first-time diners.
My feelings on this review are mixed. I ...
My feelings on this review are mixed. I requested a certain chef like I had been for years and years and all of a sudden this time we can't have him cause they are on a strict rotation (at 9pm at night mind you). I could see if this was 7pm on a Saturday night. When we realized we wouldn't have that particular chef, I no longer wanted hibachi. So we moved to the sushi bar where our experience more than made up for the hibachi debacle. Our waitress, Jenn, was on point. My water was always filled, she was very friendly and approachable. Sitting at the sushi bar also allowed us to talk to the chefs up there and that was fun as well. I don't quite understand why Nakama has an issue with requested chefs. You are making the customer happy and that always leads to better reviews and more recommendations therefore more business. Just my opinion though.
The food and adult beverages were fantas ...
The food and adult beverages were fantastic. Our waiter was exceptionally good having very good knowledge of menu and facility. I have been going to NAKAMA for several years almost 10 years and have never had a bad experience
Dinner on 8/19/16 was for my parents,sis ...
Dinner on 8/19/16 was for my parents,sisters,and my wedding anniversaries. It would be their first time there. Our dinner seemed to start out ok but then the cook came out and seemed like he didn't even want to be there. He rushed through cooking and never spoke a word. No fun or tricks, he was more worried about staring at another table for some reason. As a result, mine and my sisters scallops and veggies were raw. My plate became a pool of water. I didn't want to eat it but I tried and when pack up time came I told the waitress it was horrible and that my full plate she could throw away, so she sent the manager. He said since it looked like I took a few bites he could only give me a discount. Which he didn't anyways! I was disgusted and didn't want to make a scene and ruin my families time out, he had already ran back and forth from our table a couple times. So we left and my husband ended up in the bathroom all night, probably from the undercooked food! Also, that morning I called in to request a gong toast to our table for my parents that never even happened! The service, food, and overall experience was horrible,let alone the huge bill! Why go back?! There are plenty of other places to go in Pittsburgh. So I will.....
Terrible service. We got here at 930 and ...
Terrible service. We got here at 930 and they took the last table at 10. The chef did not say a word the whole time, did nothing like chefs do for habatchi and cooked (if I can even say cooked) our food as fast as he can. The vegetables were basically still raw. I normally chose nakama over saga and ichiban but this experience was awful
Nakama is always consistent.. a place fo ...
Nakama is always consistent.. a place for a good times with friends and enjoying the display hibachi cooked food. This restaurant has been a little bit better than other Hibachi grills around Pittsburgh. We've dined here frequently and it's always a good time.
I did grade the overall value a little less since they charge $7 for fried rice. When you spend $27-$42 for an entree, I don't know if the fried rice was not a tad over charged.. who doesn't get fried rice at the hibachi grill?
I met a friend of mine for a lunch date ...
I met a friend of mine for a lunch date because she likes food cooked Hibachi Style. The service and food was of excellent quality and we both enjoyed the experience and plan to do this again in the near future.
We ordered the vegetable and the filet mignon options and shared. We loved the salad with the wonderful pineapple dressing. I plan to do take out on the salad or have some at the bar which has a good quality happy hour.
Luke, our Chef, was hands down, the abso ...
Luke, our Chef, was hands down, the absolute best we have had. Our previous time at Nakama, was not a great experience, both food and service wise. But we decided to give it another shot. Because of Luke, we will be coming back over and over again! Fantastic!
Luke is the best chef they have! He puts ...
Luke is the best chef they have! He puts on a fabulous show and his food is OUTSTANDING!! He understands the food industry and has a phenomenal work ethic! He wants people to enjoy his food and does anything to make things right! We are so happy to see Luke back! He delivers the food in the right order appetizer first! Not all chefs cook in the right order. We have received our lobster first then the rice veggies and shrimp appetizer last! He needs to be promoted he knows how to do it right!!
The food was great, my family shared a v ...
The food was great, my family shared a variety of sushi. The service was prompt, and the location in south side is convenient... However the only off putting thing to me was that I expected the atmosphere to be more of a fine restaurant when it turned out to feel like a sports bar with many flat screens and noise.
We sat at the sushi bar. Overall very g ...
We sat at the sushi bar. Overall very good experience. Sushi was fresh. One critique would be that I had sashimi platter which included crab stick and shrimp which by definition would not be sashimi. Otherwise food was very good. Ambiance is very good.
Overall it was ok. We requested only b ...
Overall it was ok. We requested only broccoli as a vegetable instead of the traditions medley. They said the mixed vegetable was the only option. This is the only hibachi bar I have ever been to that would not accommodate this simple request. Our salads didn't show up until the chef was making the meals and they forgot the steamed rice. The food was good but the service can use some serious work.
When we arrived, the hostess stated that ...
When we arrived, the hostess stated that she could not find our reservation. She was extremely rude not only to me but to my guests as well. I was able to witness many times through out the evening that she was rude to guests.
The servers were wonderful, very attentive and offered great customer service. The food was amazing and the preparation of the food was very entertaining. The cook was interactive with the group.
I would go back and hope the hostess is not working, as she is rude and lacks the ability to provide excellent customer service. I am perplexed as to why the house would allow her to continue in her role.
Not Happy with anything about Nakama
I've heard wonderful things about Nakama for years, however; that was not true for my visit. This visit was for my daughter's college graduation. We chose Nakama because my daughter is vegan and had many choices there. While the rest of our party had hibachi style meals, my daughter ordered soup and sushi for her main course. We were served our food and her stuff didn't arrive and we couldn't find a server to bring it. We were finished with our overcooked meals before she received her food. Her meal wasn't meant to be takeout!
We chose Nakama for Teresa's birthday because we've been there before and it's always been very good. Our waiter & chef were very good. We've had the chef cook for us before and it was nice to have him again. He's very personable and friendly. The food was great and we enjoyed the evening.
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