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3 Best Japanese Restaurants in Pittsburgh, PA

Expert recommended Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All of our japanese restaurants actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

NAKAMA

1611 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Directions

Since 2002

Here’s The Deal:
Nakama is a group-friendly Japanese restaurant that serves theatrical hibachi grills and sushi in a welcoming environment. It is a Japanese hibachi located on Carson Street, Pittsburgh. The restaurant has two dining areas, bar side or hibachi, with a full show. Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is a trendy spot where patrons can enjoy their specially trained hibachi chefs' knife-wielding skill and showmanship. They serve a wide variety of beers. Don't forget to savor their delicious, fresh signature maki rolls with interesting flavor combinations. Valet Parking available at this location.

SPECIALTY:
Miso, Nakama Onion Soup, Seaweed, Spicy Squid, Nakama Salad, Edamame, White Rice, Hibachi Fried Rice, Spicy Edamame, House Made Egg Rolls, Chicken Almond, Korean Bbq Beef, Seared Sea Scallops, Shrimp Tempura, Gyoza, Steak Skewers, Coconut Shrimp, Yakitori, Crispy Salmon Fritters, Stir Fry Vegetables & Nigiri

Price: Soups, Salads & Starters Starts from $2.99
Lettuce Wraps Starts from $8.99
Appetizers Starts from $6.99
Specialty Dinner Starts from $25.99
Traditional Dinners Starts from $20.99

... More Prices Soups, Salads & Starters Starts from $2.99
Lettuce Wraps Starts from $8.99
Appetizers Starts from $6.99
Specialty Dinner Starts from $25.99
Traditional Dinners Starts from $20.99
Noodles Starts from $19.99

Reservations

[email protected]

eatatnakama.com/menus

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Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Sun: 1pm - 9pm

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RAMEN BAR

5860 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Directions

Since 2013

Here’s The Deal:
Ramen Bar is a modern Japanese eatery for specialty noodle soups and personalized ramen bowls with different toppings. There is a large variety of ramen/noodle options ranging from Chinese-style ramen to kimchi ramen. Over 25 topping options are available to customize your bowls. This restaurant puts a lot of care and soul into their soups, which are slowly simmered for more than eight hours at a time, using the highest quality and best Japanese ingredients. Their ramen has the perfect amount of flavor. Savor their vegetable egg roll, kimchi tofu, edamame, garlic edamame, seaweed salad, vegetable gyoza, pork gyoza & shrimp gyoza.

SPECIALTY:
Takoyaki, Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Karage, House Green Salad, Tofu Salad, Black Pepper Noodle Dry, Jaja Men Dry, Hiyashi Chuka Cold, Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice, Mabo Rice, Japanese Curry Rice, Chashu Ramen, Wonton Men, Negi Ramen, Vegetable Ramen, Midori Yasai Ramen, Side Orders, Dessert & Beverages

Price: Appetizers Starts from $3.5
Salads Starts from $5
Dry and Cold Noodles Starts from $9.25
Rice Bowls Starts from $9
Basic Noodle Soup Starts from $9

... More Prices Appetizers Starts from $3.5
Salads Starts from $5
Dry and Cold Noodles Starts from $9.25
Rice Bowls Starts from $9
Basic Noodle Soup Starts from $9
Specialty Noodle Soups Starts from $13.5
Side Orders Starts from $1.75

Reservations

ramenbarpittsburgh.com/menu

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Sun-Thu: 12pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm - 11pm

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UMAMI

202 38th Street 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Directions

Since 2016

Here’s The Deal:
Umami is a fun & festive spot that offers ridiculously fresh sushi, authentic street food, robatayaki, inventive cocktails, and some of the best sake and Japanese whisky in Pittsburgh. It is an excellent place to enjoy some authentic Japanese food and drinks. The interior is elegantly decorated with red lamps above polished wood tables. Umami is an Izakaya or Japanese bar dedicated to serving umami flavors in Pittsburgh. The restaurant is a snug eatery offering special sushi rolls, bowls of ramen and Japanese kitchen entrees, plus bento boxes. They have a solid selection of Japanese beers, including staples such as Sapporo and Kirin Ichiban.

SPECIALTY:
Salad: Fresh Salmon, Tuna and Albacore Tataki, Mixed Sashimi, Spicy California, Wakame, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Heart Attack Roll, Kake and Tempura Udon, Whole Squid, Chicken Skin, Bacon Quail Egg, Akami Maguro, Octopus, Chirashi, Edamame, Ramen Noodle and Borth, Yummy Crispy, Tokyo Style Tonkotsu Ramen, Agedashi & Fresh Soft Tofu

Price: Yatai Starts from $5
Robata W/ Chicken Tare Starts from $3
Sushi Plates Starts from $16
Nigiri/sashimi/temaki Starts from $4
Onigiri - Rice Ball Starts from $6

... More Prices Yatai Starts from $5
Robata W/ Chicken Tare Starts from $3
Sushi Plates Starts from $16
Nigiri/sashimi/temaki Starts from $4
Onigiri - Rice Ball Starts from $6
Happy Endings Starts from $10

Reservations

[email protected]

umamipgh.com/food-menu

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Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm - 11pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

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