Japanese >Nakama Japanese Steakhouse
In 2003, Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar made its appearance in Pittsburgh's trendy South Side. Savor the incredible creations
with limitless options provided by our sushi chef, which are almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
Nakama is a hip, trendy scene where patrons can enjoy the knife-wielding skill and showmanship of our specially trained chefs, our unique appetizers and the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Our guests will be rewarded with frequent dining points upon joining our free VIP program.
The private party room is available for private functions and large group dining. …
HORRIBLE Night @ Nakama.
There are too many GOOD restaurants in Pittsburgh to even think about going to Nakama. Don't waste your money, or your time! RUDE employees including the Manager.
We made reservations 6 weeks out, and after waiting over 1 hour for our table, the manager's response was ... “Do you want me to walk you through the restaurant and show you that the tables are all full?” We were seated within 15 minutes of that encounter.
The chef served chicken to two people in our party, although three had ordered chicken. When we brought this to his attention, he took some of the chicken off of the plates of those that he had served, and put the chicken on to the third member’s plate. Not only had he forgotten her order, it was completely unsanitary to remove food from one person's plate and serve it to someone else.
My advice -- GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!
Don't bother to waste your money or time!. If you want to waste your money & time on really horrible sushi, then go to Nakama. This restaurant should do themselves a favour & take out the sushi bar completely, add another liquor bar & call it a day. Tuna from a can on a slice of cucumber does not make sushi! Does anyone in this town really know how to prepare fresh, real sushi?
The place to go if you want to be "seen"..
The sushi that they do have is serviceable enough - very safe choices for the crowd they attract. However, my request for uni proved futile, tobiko with quail's egg - no go. Neither of these are terribly exotic and I expect any sushi bar to have them available.
Too many sushi choices come sauced to death. Again, fine when catering to a crowd that follows the trends but not if you truly enjoy the cuisine. Any of the delicate interplay of flavors and textures is obliterated.
I didn't try anything from the hibachi as those tend to be fairly standard from restauarant to restaurant. Based on the sushi, however, I cannot recommend Nakama.
love it. Some chefs are better than others, but the food is ALWAYS good.
Best sushi & hibachi around!!. I don't know what these people are talking about..this place is excellent! It's the most "happening" bar I've been to since I moved to Pittsburgh. I had the Red Dragon Maki and the triple combination, and both were delicious. The service was great, too. I asked for more and more of their pink sauce and the manager brought it over himself. Other people obviously love Nakama because it was full of people who looked like they were having a great time, too!
Drunk waiter. A year or so ago - my friend and I ate here. Our waiter was very intoxicated. Totally screwed up the check... Manager did not offer any sort of "compensation" or discount to offset the bad exerperience. I'd recommend that the management here take some lessons in customer service.
the RUDEST manager EVER. My fiance' and I went there to celebrate my birthday the other night, when my fiance' was having worse than suspected allergic reactions to the food being prepared infront of him, and when we stated that we have to leave immediately because he was getting tightness in his chest, the manager came over and called me an idiot for bringing him there, called me a liar for not having him speak up about never being there before, and did nothing but complain that "this makes me very mad, im throwing alot of food and money right down the drain" and when I urged to let me pay for the drinks we had he just told me to "get out". I work in the food industry and I understand these things sometimes happen, and I tired to be sincere and apologetic but we did not want to take the food to go, we could not wait and just needed to leave. LASTLY, i tried to give the manager 10 dollars to give my server because she was not around and I did not want her to be punished for us leaving, and I strongly tried TWICE to hand him the money but he repeatedly refused and told us to get out. PLEASE DONT GIVE THEM YOUR PATRONAGE!
Best Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Dined at Nakama this past Saturday. I have always enjoyed hibatchi dining and then I went to Nakama and realized what I had been missing. Wow! What a fantastic time. The atmosphere is artistic, the service is great, the chefs are highly skilled and food is delectable. I went with a friend and a bunch of people I had not met before. It was a great setting to talk and get to know each other. Nakama serves the most tender and tasty filet mignon that I have ever had. The presentation of the sushi is absolutely gorgeous. Customer service was great, and I love the decor and ambiance. One thing is always true, a great time is had by all. It's no wonder the place is always packed!! I highly recommend this restaurant for any and all. Don't forget to join and become a VIP member for great treatment by management and great discounts sent to you regularly!
Over rated. If you want to go somewhere so crowded you can't move and so loud you can't talk go to Nakama! The food, and service here is below average. This is simply a trendy place to "be seen" at. Little toyko bistro down the street has much better food, the service is excellent and you can actually enjoy your meal there!
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