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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
Southside Flats
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1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703 (17th)
+1 412-381-6000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nyack, New York
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is nice, looks new. The Sushi was of very high quality. It is a loud place due to the Hibachi tables. The service was prompt. The neighborhood is 'up and coming' (as is most of the Southside). So, don't expect a Tiffany's across the street.

Thank Pablo P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting for a Bon Voyage party for a friend/church member. The food was delicious, the waitstaff was great! We were with a large party, and it was the afternoon that the Penguins Hockey Team were playing the Philadelphia Flyers; so, the town was PACKED with cars, nowhere to park, and everything was jammed up in town. So, many... More 

Thank bobbiec67
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went for Valentines day. We went late 8:00 pm. We sat and waited for at least 10 minutes for our server to get a drink order. We got our drinks sat for a bit and put our orders in. We don't eat fried rice but you have the choice for an extra charge. Our dinner was served and us and... More 

Thank Deborah B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Excellent food! Hubby and I decided to do their "Happy Hour." It was great. The bartender, Greg was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had a couple of appetizers and enjoyed their Boston Rolls! Fresh food!

Thank traci1986
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The hibachi is entertaining and delicious - with huge portions! Make a reservation and verify that everyone is at the same table if you have a large party. Servers are very accommodating and can separate checks with ease!

Thank diannesthesia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were having a date night. We have been to Nakama before with a large group of family and friends and thought it would be nice to go by ourselves. First off - HIGHLY recommend both using the valet and getting reservations ahead of time. If you are not familiar with parking in the South Side it... More 

Thank Kathleen M
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216 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Bonsai roll was exactly as expected! Perfect combination of unagi and spicy tuna if you can't decide! The service at the bar was wonderful and amazingly parking was easy to obtain that night! It may have been because of the ice.

Thank SGcvn69
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had people in from out of town and took them here for dinner. We had such fun and the show was great. We have been there before and it is consistently been top notch and recommend taking a trip to the south side. We always get seated right away and the service is good. Will be going back.

Thank Pitt92
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

So disappointed. We came here after a Steelers game because we saw it was packed the night before when we came down to Carson stree. They sat us down right away but no one came over to take our drink order for several minutes. And then we waited for another 15 before we got up and left. Meanwhile there was... More 

Thank Gabriella P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've tried this place twice, both times the order was wrong! I really like Nakama, this place has ruined that for me. Portion size was ridiculously small, lazy employees, awful service, they don't even answer the phone. Pretty sure it's because all they do is screw up your order. This shouldn't be McDonald's where you have to check the bag... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1611 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1703
  • Public Transportation: 51A, 51B, 51C, 51D, 51G & 54C
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-381-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?