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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills, Wexford, PA

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills

4.2
4.2
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is a hip, fresh approach to Japanese cuisine. Enjoy the knife wielding chefs & experience why Nakama has the absolute best tasting hibachi grilled steak, chicken & seafood as well as the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Nakama has won numerous awards including: Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Pittsburgh Magazine from 2005 through 2015.
Experience why Nakama is getting Pittsburgh's vote!! We are located at 10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA and in the heart of the historic South Side at 1611 East Carson Street.
Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7pm with specials on drinks & half off select appetizers in their huge cocktail lounge. Nakama also offers a well-priced children's menu. Gluten free options available.

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2 people

10:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (724) 933-7253
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Wexford
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Healthy

  • Pittsburgh

    Healthy

291 Reviews
  1. Billpsu

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an overall great experience. Attentive and accommodating staff, excellent food and an entertaining chef.

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  2. KimT

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of 6 all had hibachi meals. Not one of us could complain about anything the food was terrific, the drinks were so good and the hibachi chef was very personable. Everything was cooked to perfection. Will definitely go back.

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  3. AlexK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with your chef David. Food is amazing.

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  4. DanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner - everyone was very nice. Our kids loved it.

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  5. GabriellaW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken was not fully cooked. chef was very nice and entertaining. waitress couldn’t have cared less about us. waitresses judge when younger people come in because they think we won’t tip. but treating us like crap isn’t a way to make us want to tip you more than the standard 20%

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  6. JenniferV

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations at 7p, and weren't seated until 7:20. By the time 8:30 rolled around and they hadn't even started cooking our dinner, we left. If you're short staffed, don't fill the Hibachi tables and make people wait over an hour to eat!

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  7. AvaS

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was amazing! Our chef was very personable and entertaining. We had a really fun time with our fellow diners too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience! We love Nakama! Great sushi and entertainment at the Hibachi table!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited an hour plus before chef came to cook our food. Disappointing and food was just meh. Average not wowed at all. Ichiban sorry we tried somewhere else!!!

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  10. DavidB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Girl at the bar was slow and unattentive even though there were like 3 people there. Had a reservation for 730 and instead of seating us they made us wait even though there were TONS of open seats. My brand new sweater and coat and all my wife’s clothes too, all smelled/stunk like grease and all have to be washed. The steak was over done. The vegetables were under done. The appetizer was served at the END of the meal (don’t know what is up with that ) I had never been there before and I thought we would be having dinner at a restaurant but all the seating is at hibachi ( which I didn’t really want). I wanted dinner with my wife, not with a group. Not going there again that’s for sure.

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  11. LindaB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have eaten at Nakama in North Hills many times and everything was excellent. However on New Year’s Eve, it was very average. I will not go there during a holiday again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great host chef and fun experience. Would do again for sure.

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  13. LoriR

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy and fun. We ate late in the evening and so the restaurant was fairly empty - but the noise from our stove top hood ... was really, really loud! All else was great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Chef was boring didn’t do anything exciting Never even interacted with us and our side of the table had the kids Food was subpar Tables to close together

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager was amazing at getting us the type of table we needed

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  16. JohnL

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great as usual. I love the place.

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  17. Sharon

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful meal. Food is exceptional and service was excellent

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for my birthday thinking it was the same high-class sushi and hibachi restaurant as the one on the south side. I was very disappointed. Plates were very cheap. Silverware looked like it was borrowed from my high school cafeteria. Other than the ambience, food was good, chef was good. Wasn’t super unhappy, just disappointed

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  19. DebE

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and a great time at Nakama in Wexford. A lot of food for the money. We all had filet mignon with shrimp or chicken at the hibachi. I was surprised by the size of the filets and They were very tender. We all had left overs for a second meal the next day. I am not usually big on leftovers but this is one thing I and the rest of my family will eat.

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  20. Champagne4me

    Naples

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef forgot appetizers!!!!!!!

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  21. Larry

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived on a slow Sunday night and chose to be served at a table, not at the hibachi. We did order two hibachi meals and appetizers, along with sushi. Food service was extremely slow and the server who brought the food from the kitchen did not know who got what and brought the wrong dishes twice. the seaweed salad did not taste right, but had a fishy flavor. The hibachi was served first. The chicken was burnt, chewy and dry. The vegetables were cold. The Korean BBQ lettuce wrap did not come for another 15 minutes. The sushi came after we had finished eating everything else. It came so late in the meal that we did not want it. The reason we went there in the first place was for sushi. It was a Sunday night and the place was not crowded. So, I won't go back and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. It's a shame.

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  22. RogerW

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience. Family raved about the quality of meat used (steaks in particular). Would have been nice to customize the heat level of the “diablo” dishes, but otherwise no complaints. A somewhat pricey experience ($45 per person average) but a decent amount of high quality food (and decent leftovers) will bring us back again at some point (but just for special or holiday occasions).

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  23. Mindyfg

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good except the soup tasted like really salty beef bouillon.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were great in helping us celebrate a special night!

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  25. JaniceD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going there since it opened. It was for my daughter's birthday and while my husband and I were on time, our daughter got caught in traffic and was late by 7 minutes. When my daughter arrived, the manager was very rude and would still not seat us until my son in law actually walked through the door, even as he was opening the door. She stated that all members of the party had to be inside the restaurant before we could be seated. She then came back and gave us salad and soup at the same time. There wasn't anyone else in the restaurant at the time, so I'm not sure why the rush and the threat to give away our reservation for two of our party being 5 minutes late. The food also was not up to the usual standard. Probably will not go back.

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  26. monicak

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Two ppl w me had bday and we told the cook about them And when I made my reservation I requested cake but nothing was offered

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  27. AmyC

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Other than the at-the-table cooking experience nothing great about this place. Had to wait past reservation time to be seated, and then at table waited a full 45 minutes until the chef came to our table to cook our meal. Decor (what there is of it) is dated and a kind of run-down - uncomfortable, old ripped, plastic seat chairs with metal legs. Massive cold air drafts emanated from the large venting hoods above our table. The food was good but nothing stellar - basically steak, chicken, shrimps and scallops cooked in teriyaki/soy sauce - hard to mess up? Only two chefs were working the entire restaurant, resulting in the long waits. It's all about the experience I suppose but be prepared for the possibility of LOUD groups/families with small children literally screaming about the flame show. Hard pass on this place.

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  28. nancy

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Great!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My wife and I love nakamas south side... we came to cranberry for a couples retreat and our date night we decided on nakamas... everything from the hibachi was burnt and undercooked at the same time... the fried rice was like eating rock salt bc it was so hard from being burned I literally took my entire meal in a Togo box and it went right to the trash... $100 somethin dollars wasted and the night ruined

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and nice staff

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  31. Sarabeth

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our friend experience and a wonderful time for my daughters and nephews birthday! The staff was exceptional and the food was soooo good! Thank you for being so great to our huge party of 15!

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  32. CynthiaG

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I couldn’t believe this was the second time I hardly got any sautéed vegetables much of it was onions. Also we have been going there for many years. When u used to get your shrimp appetizer while the chef cooked now it comes all together with your meal . None of us at our table liked that idea .. hope they go back to serving it before they start to cook the meals .

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner for birthday get together with friends

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The grill chef had to leave our station to get bowls of white rice, which were supposed to be delivered by servers. The meat continued to cook on the grill during his absence. Everyone’s steak was over cooked beyond their preference. Cocktails were watery. Beer arrived slowly and was warm. There was no “show” during the cooking. Chef did not seem skilled.

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  35. AJem

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evenhng

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  36. KristenJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon arriving (a few minutes early)we were told we had to wait for another party to arrive as they were seating us together. We waited for over 15 minutes and they didn’t show. It’s unfortunate that this is the policy. Luckily we had time before our movie start time or we would have been late!! They were no where near full and I don’t even know why we needed a reservation. Once we were seated we waited 25 minutes for our food. Our waiter and chef were great but Disappointing overall.

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  37. RobertW

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our chef was new and he was having a difficult time with "the show". The food was not the best that we have had at Nakama. I know they can do and have always done better. I chock this one experience up to a mistake. I hope the chef makes it, cause he sure tried, but after setting the barbecue beside us on fire, he was a bit shaken up by the time he came to us. It was however, quite entertaining!

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  38. MattY

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food

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  39. OTRR

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always thanks!

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  40. Jonathan

    Philadelphia

    132 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We went because we had a gift card. Glad we didn't have to pay $100 for what we got. Basically it's the Olive Garden of Japanese food. Very basic. Not bad, but nothing better than that. Gyoza was really greasy. Soup had a ton of salt. Sushi was very average. Lobster in hibachi dish was dry. Atmosphere was about what you'd expect in a strip shopping center. Our server was pleasant.

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FAQs

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (724) 933-7253.

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills is rated 4.2 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

10:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills

10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090

Additional information

  • Area
    Wexford
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Teppanyaki
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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