Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521940.433510 -80.004023
Open Saturdays;Open Sundays
Neighborhoods: South Shore
User review by scleo – Not only the sushi but also you will enjoy the flower arrangement.
simply the best – If you're looking for a serious, authentic Japanese cuisine from sushi that melt in your mouth, to cook-it-yourself shabu-shabu, don't waste your time looking anywhere else.
This place is without peers; where Japanese can be heard spoken by staff and customers. Kampai!
Delicious food, but expensive – This is a great place to go as a group and if you want an expensive classy delicious japanese food experience. We got the japanese-style hotpot, and it was oishii (delicious). Having it as part of a mall is a bit strange, though that was the reason why we even decided to try it. For the money, I think it's worth it, since you get great food and great service
Awesome! – This restruant is THE BEST PLACE FOR SUSHI I HAVE EVER BEEN! The food is beyond words, the service is great, and the employees are extremely nice. Also, THE FRIED ICE CREAM IS TO DIE FOR!!!
The most authentic Japanese dining experience in town. – The Scene
Kiku's decor is based on that essential Japanese design of wood and paper. Lighting is dim enough without being too dark. Available tables are limited and packed tightly, so lower your voices, please.
This isn't Chinese food, and that's a good thing. Kiku's entrees highlight the subtle uniqueness of Japanese cuisine--it'll surprise you in its accessibility and deliciousness. First-timers should try the Tonkatsu ($14); served with a thick brown sauce, it's like a juicy barbecue pork chop. If you've got more daring tastes, attempt the Sashimi plate: $22 worth of delicate, melt-in-your-mouth fish served raw. There's also a pretty full sushi menu (2 pieces = $3-$6), but let it be an appetizer, the entrees are too good to pass up.
For the perfect group dinner, try the Shabu Shabu ($17 per person). With meat, lettuce, vegetables and noodles tossed in boiling broth, it's like a filling and thrilling Japanese fondue.
jboogie – If you know sushi, kiku is it without a doubt the best in Pittsburgh. There is always a wide variety of very fresh fish to chose from. In addition, there is close 20 kinds of rolled sushi to choose from. I would recommend ordering a la carte, and sampling the toro, hamachi, and uni. I would also recommend ordering a roll or two to try, I like negi hamachi. There is also a wide variety of appetizers from the sushi bar too. Just ask the server, or one of the chefs to recommend something. Kiku also offers traditional cooked dishes as well. I would recommend tempura, and teriyaki. Personally, I would just order throughout dinner. Just keep a menu with you. The staff is very knowledgeable and will provide a pleasant, traditional Japanese dining experience.
Pittsburgh's best Sushi – Fresh as you will find in this part of the country. Prompt, curtious service. For those who dream of Seattle or LA Sushi... keep dreaming but go here and take heart that you've found the best around. Stick with the common sushi, tuna, salmon, mackerel, eel, whitefish, you will be pleasently surprised.
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