Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar's chefs appease appetites with freshly rolled maki as well as classical Japanese entrees that come to life on tableside hibachi grills. After scouring the oceans in a conjoined diving suit, chefs utilize their fresh seafood to transform sticky rice into such visions as the rainbow roll, filled with spicy crabmeat and crowned with a spectrum of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, and tobiko. Sushi disappears from plates inside the dimly lit dining room, where exposed-stone sections of wall flank bamboo plants brightened with little spotlights.
Patrons seeking dinner and a show can order something off of the hibachi menu, then gather around black-granite-topped counters inside a room with rich wooden accents. Before each hungry audience, chefs sear salmon, chicken and scallops, or lobster and filet mignon before accessorizing meals with two pieces of shrimp, soup, salad, vegetables, rice, and noodles.
Tamari takes its name from the Argentinean Huarpe people’s word meaning “to do everything with passion,” and the staff heeds it as a call to action. Executive Chef Roger Li expresses this joie de vivre through a bold menu of Latin, Asian, and European cuisine, uniting cultures through food like a model of the 1933 World's Fair made from fondant. Lobster-tempura maki tempts mouths alongside shrimp tacos garnished with yuzu-margarita foam and scottish salmon paired with chimichurri and ginger polenta. While dining, guests take part in a rich, interactive experience, sipping exotic açai mimosas and watching chefs prepare shareable tapas or custom-made menus in an open-pit kitchen. Altogether, the combination of unexpected flavor from the kitchen and unhindered elegance from the dining room has earned Tamari a great deal of respect. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, for instance, named it on its Best Dining: Top Dishes list, and CBS Pittsburgh ranked it at the top of its list of Best Outdoor Dining options.
For fresh maki, Pittsburgh's Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar has got you covered. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, perfect for large groups of revelers. The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
You can also serve food from Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar's moderately priced fare.
Sashimi and more are right around the corner at Kiku Japanese Restaurant, a Japanese restaurant in Pittsburgh's Penn Hills district. No need to miss out on Kiku Japanese Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Kiku Japanese Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience. For those big group gatherings, Kiku Japanese Restaurant provides plenty of space to have a good time.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Kiku Japanese Restaurant, so dress for comfort when you come. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Throwing a big party? Count on Kiku Japanese Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Your bill at Kiku Japanese Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! All major credit cards are accepted.
For fresh maki, Pittsburgh's Benihana has got you covered. No need to miss out on Benihana just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. With Benihana's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Benihana with its kid-approved food and ambience. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Benihana is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Getting your food to go is also an option.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Benihana's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Known for its noodle and rice dishes, Sushi House serves excellent Chinese cuisine to Pittsburgh locals. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Sushi House's menu that can cater to your needs. Sushi House's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Sushi House.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Street parking is readily available near Sushi House's Murray Ave location.
Meals at Sushi House usually set you back about $30 per diner. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Head on over to Sushi House first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Sushi House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.