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Gi-Jin, Pittsburgh, PA

Gi-Jin

4.9
4.9
563 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Gi-Jin is a gin and raw bar that re-imagines the sushi experience where we marry global ingredients with traditional Japanese flavors to create inspired combinations of color, technique, and style.

Our intimate space operates on a reservation-only basis for parties of
no more than FOUR (4) people per table and ONE/TWO per seating at our counter.
Online reservations are always open with real-time availability.
Each reservation seating is designated 2 hours per booking.

We do not allow any outside alcohol. if you have a request for a specific beverage please email info@gijinpgh.com prior to your visit and we will try our best to bring it in!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 307-7374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    On 6th Street between Liberty and Penn Avenues.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 563 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and atmosphere!
  2. PK

    PatrickK

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious experience. Think of the hand rolls similar to nigiri and paired with very complementary flavors. Not necessarily the cone-like hand roll from your local sushi shop - but very tasty regardless. The chirashi was a very flavorful bowl and the gin drinks were fantastic! Would dine at again!
  3. L

    Legal

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Gi-Jin was wonderful! The cocktails are amazing. So creative and tasty. And the sushi? Well, suffice it to say you can’t get sushi like this anywhere else. You just have to trust me on this one. The quality of the fish, the variety, and the artistry of the chefs make it second to none. It’s simply unlike any sushi restaurant you’ve ever encountered.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible! The fish is buttery and well prepared. The chef is happy to answer any and all questions from where the fish is from,, to the rice and how it’s prepared.
  5. NR

    NicoleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been anticipating our reservation for 2 months - and it did not disappoint!! One of the best meals we have ever had. Easily the best nigiri in the city. Drinks were phenomenal. Service was on point. Cannot wait to go back!
  6. c

    courtneyk

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome! Food is unique and so good and the staff were so sincere! Gin drinks are top notch
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall outstanding. Experience, food, cocktails exceeded our expectations.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gi-Jin is everything and more! From the ambience all the way to the detail in presentation. This was such a special experience that is so uncommon in Pittsburgh.
  9. MI

    MatthewI

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a small and relatively private setting, intimate and quiet, easy to hold a conversation with your partner. The service was excellent, as we were never waiting for anything throughout our meal. Discussion of beverages was extensive with high-quality sake available. The sushi was first class, definitely the best I’ve had in this area. Overall great experience, worth the trip.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with very nice chef special preparation. Small space, but cozy and wonderful atmosphere. Pricey, but in line with the overall quality and experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience as always. The entire staff is so kind and down to earth. The food is always amazing. The ambiance is completely different from anything I’ve ever experienced before, you can’t tell whether you’re in NYC, Japan, LA, Pittsburgh, or just in some crazy movie scene lol it’s awesome. I tried the toro which absolutely blew my mind, the beef tartare had roll was Fantastic, also had California hand roll and loved it. Everything is plated with perfection. The hitachino nest white beer was crazy good if you enjoy wheat beers lol. Just go and give it a try. Be prepared to spend, but every cent is well spent! Ahhaha
  12. m

    mikes

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food great as always, a little overpriced
  13. JO

    JosephO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastically great fish, awesome service, and incredible cocktails. Definitely a MUST if you can get a reservation. Lol
  14. G

    Gordon

    Pittsburgh

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience. Food was scrumptious, service outstanding, and all ingredients were super fresh! Best nigiri sushi I have had in over 50 years of Japanese style food. Thought we were in Japan…..even the restrooms were “modern”. (Heated toilet seats!). Thanks to Heather J for being an informative, attentive and welcoming waitress. She made our evening very special.
  15. RI

    RICHARDH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nailed all expectations. Every dish we had was presented with such delicacy. The menu is easy to understand and every option was wonderful. The service, drinks and atmosphere all exceeded our expectations.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  17. CB

    ChristopherB

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place. Not the cheapest but the quality of fish is amazing. Everything is melt in your mouth. Awesome sake selection as well. The cocktails are top notch.
  18. E

    andyE

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is right about this restaurant except the price, and I say as long as there are those willing to pay those prices for a unique experience, more power to them, but less likely I am to return. I like how studied the chef is in choosing product, making cuts, not over packing his rice…and yet, as I explain to my Japanese wife, he’s not stuck within the traditional box of a sushi chef nor, thank god, a pseudo sushi hot spot and he still has many cultures from his own experience he could still draw from and surprise and delight. As Napoleon Dynamite would say, he has mad skills. I will not wait for the prices to go down anytime soon. In fact, I see him continuing to experiment, learn, and grow and becoming an actual celebrity chef that Pittsburgh will try and claim. I could speak to any of the dishes, but they are all equally small and delicious. He did tiny gelatinized Concord grapes with Hamachi that was just beyond. His idea for a hand roll (not Japanese) makes way more sense even to the Japanese. Time to learn from one another. If you happen to have more cash than your neighbor or a special event coming up, put yr reservation in 2 months in advance.
  19. TS

    TreSmi

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing experience and overall fantastic dinner night for my fiancé and I every single detail was perfect from the service to the lighting itself
  20. TN

    TheNettieP

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating birthdays at Gi-Jin. They are hard to get into, so I did book our reservation about 3 months ahead of time. Our waitress was very helpful, 3/4 of our table had never been before. Every dish was fresh and delicious. I appreciate the 3 or 6 oz pours of sake, it allows us to sample more. And their Gin list is fantabulous! We will see you again in March :)
  21. CS

    CarrieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were incredible. They made a special birthday night out even better than we could have asked for. We’ll absolutely be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hostess, wonderful server, fantastic food. Next time we will explore the extensive drink menu!
  23. m

    micheleo

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The flavor were so fresh and complex. We ordered multiple items and enjoyed everything. From the salad to dessert, we were celebrating each bite. The eel handroll blew me away. Our family of 4, happily devoured the bara chirashi. The onigiri was amazing and so different from anything we had ever had. We were also very impressed by the mushroom hand roll, and the matcha misu. Can't wait to go back again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food, and thanks to Heather for the great service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    My fiancé and I were really looking forward to bringing our friends to Gi-Jin for their first time. Since they’ve opened we’ve spent more than a handful or special occasions here, birthdays, anniversaries, and pre-holiday celebrations. Each time has been u I wow hey enjoyable. Unfortunately, that cannot be said about our latest experience. My fiancé and I arrived first, our friend were late but we were willing to order drinks and eventually an appetizer, as our food came out our friend arrived and we’re ready with drink orders. Our waitress was not very friendly, attentive, or helpful. The drinks and food all took ages to come out after the orders were placed. Once we received, paid, and tipped in our $550 bill we were promptly told we had to leave as they had another table coming in at 9:15 and we had already made them wait 15 minutes so we needed to go. There were other available tables at this time of night and the restaurant was not as busy as we’ve seen it in the past. We love the food and drinks, but we did not enjoy the way our waitress treated us or how we were shuffled out as soon as we paid. one of our favorite restaurants, almost every time we’ve gone in the past has been favorable. Our waitress was not kind or helpful, everything took a considerable amount of time to come to us, including the drinks. Once we paid our $600 bill we were told my the hostess that we overstayed and they had another party coming in behind us and needed our table. There were plenty of tables available at 9:30 at night
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere and the food was amazing. It’s small plates so if you are hungry it will be an expensive dining experience. Not to take away from the food - it’s fantastic. It was a great date night experience.
  27. M

    Mamba

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding from start to finish.
  28. C

    Chinacat

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime, delicious, incredibly prepared.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers, staff was great helping to guide us through the menu to pick options, very knowledgeable and helpful. Drinks were great, ambiance was nice since it is such a small space. Had seats at the sushi counter was not what I expected, would sit there anytime!
  30. DS

    DebbieS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner at Ji-Gin was so much fun! We knew the plates would be small and that we would order a bunch! That was part of the fun, because we added as we went instead of picking the "wrong choice" from the start. I dare say that there is no 'wrong choice'. The toro - fatty tuna was sooooo great, we ordered it twice! It was an expensive meal, but we had so much fun with it! The place was busy and noisy! Ask to sit at the bar! Fun! You'll want to add the Kitchen Love!
  31. P

    Piglet

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is a amazing! Very chic and elevated. All of our meals were fantastic, and the service was great too.
  33. J

    Jenn

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best sushi in Pittsburgh! Really thoughtful and fun menu. Cocktails are also delicious.
  34. AD

    AnaD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doesn’t feel like you are in a Pittsburgh restaurant. Incredible
  35. CC

    ChristineC

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat fresh fish in town masterfully crafted into sushi sashimi and hand rolls. An amazing place.
  36. L

    Lars

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun staff, excellent time!
  37. TC

    TonyC

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super experience and great service. We had a 3.5 hour dinner, no issue. Food was great. A bit pricey but we did eat very well !
  38. CO

    CullenO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in Pittsburgh yet! We've been here for 7+ years and have tried pretty much every fine-dining establishment in the metro-area and Gi-Jin takes the cake for sure. The fish is top quality and presentation was immaculate. Their in-house fortified soy sauce is incredible, one of those things where you don't realize how good something can be until you have a version of it that is truly excellent. I can't look at the store-bought stuff in my fridge the same again! Highly recommend starting with the Onigiri, then the sashimi plate, then move on to the individual nigiri/shashimi and "hand rolls" as your heart desires. I put hand rolls in quotes because Gi-Jin does them a little differently, instead of the conical rolls you're used to, they plate them almost as little tacos with nori shells, just fold and eat! From the beautiful interior woodwork and wallpaper to the unique chopstick holders at each setting, to the $3000 Toto toilet/bidet combo with automatic heated seat and dryer functionality in both bathrooms - everything about Gi-Jin is a cultivated experience designed to surprise and delight the customer. Also seriously considering getting one of those Totos installed in my house....
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great drinks and great food. Will be returning
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mushroom rolls, spicy scallop, & tuna pizza are delicious. Great mocktails if you’re driving. 👏🏼one of my favorites.

FAQs

Gi-Jin is rated 4.9 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Gi-Jin

208 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On 6th Street between Liberty and Penn Avenues.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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