Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is Pittsburgh's hip, fresh approach to Japanese cuisine. Nakama has won numerous awards including: Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Pittsburgh Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 &
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2009. Best New & Best Japanese Restaurant, City Paper, 2004, 05, 06, 07, 08 & 09 Best Sushi Best Trendy Scene Best Special Occasion Dining Best in Upscale Casual Dining Best in Group Dining and Best Date Spot, City Search 2006. Come in & see why Nakama is getting.. Pittsburgh's vote!!! Nakama is located at 1611 East Carson Street in the heart of the South Side. Enjoy the knife wielding chefs & experience why Nakama has the absolute best tasting hibachi grilled steak, chicken & seafood as well as the most awesome sushi in Pittsburgh. Valet parking is available Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 6:00pm! Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7pm with specials on drinks & half off appetizers in their huge cocktail lounge. Nakama also offers a children's menu.
Ambiance and decor aside, the restaurant's fare leaves much to be desired. After being told about their excellent sushi I gave it a try. It was not good. A small step up from something offered in a high-end grocery store deli. While the place is nice, it was unpleasantly crowded, overpriced, and generally not worth the effort.
Posted: 8/30/2010 • Link to this review
Nakama has great food. The quality of the filet is fantastic and the tuna steak is my favorite dish on the menu. The dressing and sauces are good, but very inconsistent. I used to eat at Nakama once every week or two but have forced myself not to go the past few months. One of the managers, his name was Mark incase any of you had a similiar experience, was so extremely rude that I took my business elseware...no matter how much I liked the tuna. It's a shame :(
Posted: 3/19/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
Nakama is one of Pittsburgh's newest Japanese table top cooking type of resturaunts. The Chefs are highly trained individuals who make the meal both entertaining and enjoyable. Many of Nakama's Chefs came from other Japanese Restuarants. The food is very good, and oh ya, they do serve the Japanese authentic "shrimp sauce" that is excellent over rice and stir fried vegtables. Its a fun and enjoyable day or night out for the entire family if you want to treat yourself to good food and a nice atmosphere.
Posted: 3/09/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review