Nakama Japanese Steakhouse

1611 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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In a space big enough to hold an audience of 200, dinner isn't just a meal, it's a performance.
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.
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Customer Reviews (577 reviews)


on Citysearch Nov 08, 2009
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... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 19, 2009
I went to Nakama for lunch because I keep hearing that everything was so good. In short, shoddy service and horrible food is all I can say. But that's not fair - you the reader should know how bad it was in detail. Too bad I... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 23, 2009
I love the food here and is a cool place to be. Good service and usually has hot people in the evening. (more)


on Citysearch Jun 11, 2009
Not for me. Don't buy the hype. It's overpriced, it's dirty, and they definintely do give coupons for good reviews; I've seen it. (more)


on Citysearch Oct 08, 2008
Server stole two credit cards, didn't even feel bad. Manager did nothing and still charged the meals on the cards even though there were no signatures! Super disappointing for a place that's supposed to be... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 14, 2008
Last Thursday night while eating at Nakama, I gave the server my credit card to close out my bill. After waiting for over 20 minutes I asked to please have my bill/credit card back. Approximatly another 20 minutes... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 20, 2008
Nakama is one of the best restaurants in the city...the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is great as is the service....i eat there at least once a week and am never disppointed. (more)


on Citysearch Jul 16, 2008
Sorry this is going to be a bit long winded. I was visiting family from out of town and had never been here. I pulled up the dinner menu online and looked at the great selection. I then called to make a reservation and they... (more)


on Citysearch May 31, 2008
While Nakama is the perfect place for a few cocktails and some 'okay' sushi and steak, don't come here expecting the world's greatest meal. You will leave unsatisfied. A few things to understand before making your... (more)


on Citysearch May 28, 2008
I made reservations at Nakama on a Friday night. It was very busy and valet parking was the only way of parking. We waited about 20 minutes past our reservation and were seated at large table where our chef performed... (more)


on Citysearch May 09, 2008
I wrote my original review (below) and was wondering who these people were that were giving Nakama 5 star ratings. So I did a little exploring and found that most of the five hundred and sixty some reviews were given in a... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 02, 2008
Been there 3 times....shame on me but wanted to give it a chance....nothing good to say. Overpriced, terrible service and is way over packed/booked on Fridays and Saturdays!! (more)


on Citysearch Feb 12, 2008
SO expensive..try some of the other places for hibachi in pittsburgh and you will see they are so overpriced. Average food and the sauces are horrible. (more)


on Citysearch Jan 01, 2008
The only thing this place has going for it is it's atomsphere- and by that I mean the building and decor. It was noisy and over crowded as soon as we walked in. The place was completely packed and had a line around the... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 18, 2007
I am a regular at Nakama. I must say, delicious food ( I am addicted to the sushi Maki Platter ) However, service is dreadful. My last 5 times at Nakama the waiters had no idea what came with my meal ( I had to litterally tell... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 29, 2007
Nakama WAS my favorite restaurant...four years ago. Yes, it's been around that long but most of its current clientele won't be able to recall the days when the seating was ample, sushi was uniquely fresh, or when you... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 31, 2007
had dinner htere last night on a reccomendation of a friends wife, really bad - sushi rice was overcooked and when we mentioned it the staff was less than concerned. Fish was obviously frozen and of poor quality to... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 22, 2007
I have been to Nakama a few times. The food is SALTY. The bartenders ARE TERRIBLE. My bachlorette party started here. We had a reservation for one of the private rooms for 9 p. m. We showed up at 8 p.m. and were told that the... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 25, 2007
I didn't even have to read all the reviews to figure out that there are still people out there who appreciate good food. I have eaten here months ago and honestly it a young hip place to impress the girl or your group.... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 01, 2007
I have mixed feelings about this place. Firstly, it is amazingly successful with throngs of people visiting every time I have gone. The place is very popular with the "In" crowd. Lots of smartly dressed professional... (more)
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Recent Comments

Its good (more)
andreaa, Apr 25, 2011

i love this place (more)
tony, May 05, 2011

i love japanese :) (more)
mariad11, May 05, 2011

Great food (more)
Troy23, May 05, 2011

the best place ever (more)
gokartgo4, May 09, 2011

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