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Discover the Best Sushi in Pittsburgh

With a diverse and growing population to match its booming economy, Pittsburgh has become an increasingly exciting place to visit in the Northeastern United States. The best sushi in Pittsburgh contributes to the blossoming culinary scene, with a creative group of restaurants whipping up bold new styles. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Pittsburgh headed out to when looking for exceptional sushi dishes? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've gathered data from thousands of local diners to figure out where to find the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Whether it's one of the many neighborhood seafood joints beloved by locals or an upscale downtown institution, the best sushi in Pittsburgh infuses Japanese cuisine with the city's signature style and flair. Put on black and yellow like a true Steelers fan, grab a table and enjoy the best sushi in Pittsburgh tonight!

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7 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Umi Japanese Restaurant, Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Benihana - Pittsburgh, PA
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Shadyside, Downtown
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Umi Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Shadyside
4.8
596 reviews
This Pittsburgh favorite located in Shadyside is one of the Steel City's finest dining destinations. Japanese classics and some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh go with a relaxed, elegant setting with a flowing waterfall to create ambiance. Umi's sushi and sashimi menu features a full range of options, including salmon, lobster, octopus, sea urchin, and shrimp. The multi-course "omakase" meal comes with either seven or eleven courses and dessert. Try the assorted sashimi or sushi dinners with miso and salad or the restaurant's teriyaki chicken and salmon meals.

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Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.3
1324 reviews
The suburban Wexford location of this downtown Pittsburgh favorite has the signature Nakama style and sushi. Stop in for a quick lunch or dinner at the elegant Nakama bar or have a sit-down meal in the modern dining room. Try one of Nakama's new sushi creations, like the spicy typhoon. This spicy tuna roll comes with salmon, avocado, jalapeno, eel, and sriracha sauce. Try combining the sushi with a selection off of Nakama's exceptional hibachi menu. These specialty dinners come with a mushroom or shrimp flambe appetizer, Nakama salad, and onion soup. Hibachi dinners include chateaubriand beef, imperial steak, and Kobe strip steak.

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Benihana - Pittsburgh, PA

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.5
1156 reviews
Anyone who has ever seen "The Office" knows how fun a Benihana can be. The Pittsburgh installment of this national chain is a good-time Japanese barbecue spot with some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Start the meal with a sushi sampler, featuring tuna, salmon, snapper, yellowtail, and shrimp nigiri. There is also a full menu of specialty sushi favorites, like the Alaskan roll with crab and salmon and the chili shrimp roll with a spicy sauce and shrimp. Pair the meal with a carafe of Benihana's signature hot sake or a selection from their cold or artisanal sake menus.

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P.F. Chang's - Pittsburgh

$$$$
Asian
Homestead
3.7
137 reviews
The Steel City outpost of this nationally-renowned Asian chain is an excellent spot for group dining. Only a few steps away from the Monongahela River, P.F. Chang's is a relaxed but fun restaurant with some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh. The restaurant's signature Kung Pao Dragon Roll is a California roll with seared Ahi, sriracha, tempura crunch, and peanuts. The lobster avocado roll features wild-caught lobster, curry aioli, and avocado. P.F. Chang's also offers a spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll. Stop in for lunch to try Chang's Mongolian potstickers, pork dumplings, and hand-folded crab.

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Parlay Lounge

$$$$
American
Washington
4.0
17 reviews
This Washington lounge and bar features one of the more diverse and exciting food menus in Pittsburgh. Start with some of their trademark appetizers before moving on to the sushi and sashimi. The Parlay's "Poker Chips" are kettle potato chips with bleu cheese crumbles, garlic alfredo, sriracha, and scallions. Bavarian pretzels come with home-made craft beer cheese and honey dijon. There is also a hummus flight, with toasted pita bread and vegetables. Try one of the sample platters. Sashimi and maki platters come with sliced tuna, salmon, yellowtail and spicy tuna. A sushi and maki platter features tuna and salmon sushi with spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll.

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SOBA Lounge

$$$$
Pan-Asian
Shadyside
4.7
2386 reviews
Chef Lily Chen creates some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh at this airy and elegant Shadyside location. The three-story building features a rooftop deck, first-floor lounge, and two-story waterfall. It's one of the best dining backdrops in the entirety of the Steel City. There's an ever-changing menu guided by Chen that boasts classic Asian favorites. The spicy tuna roll comes with avocado, cucumber, tempura, and a spicy uni aioli. A signature SOBA California roll comes with jumbo lump crab, shiso, avocado, and cucumber. Try one of Soba's small plates, featuring edamame hummus, tuna tartare, Sichuan chicken, and crispy tofu.

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P.F. Chang's - Settlers Ridge

$$$$
Asian
Johnstown
4.5
60 reviews
This lively Settlers Ridge location of the fabled national chain offers a fun night out for diners. It also features some of the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Try heading out to this P.F. Chang's before or after a flick at the nearby Cinemark Robinson Township movie theater. For sushi, go for the P.F. Chang's signature Kung Pao dragon roll. This comes with seared Ahi, sriracha, tempura crunch, and peanuts. The Ahi poke bowl, with avocado, mango, seaweed salad, and mandarin vinaigrette, is another highlight. Head in during happy hour for drink and street fare specials.

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