Sprit Of Omotenashi
Both our restaurant and our cuisine have rich histories...

KIKU emerged from Sushi Gen, a popular Tokyo sushi bar. KIKU's owners migrated to Pittsburgh in 1983, and were one of the first restaurants to serve sushi in Pittsburgh. KIKU, which was designed to resemble a tea house, has been serving authentic, top quality Japanese cuisine since. At KIKU, we approach the preparation of sushi with reverence. We believe it takes at least 10 years to learn all of the techniques of preparing sushi rice, selecting and caring for the ingredients, and learning to form those ingredients into a work of art. KIKU's chefs are Uchino with 37 years of experience, and Taku with 27 years. At KIKU, we also offer a variety of authentic cooked dishes as well. Some of the most popular are teriyaki and tempura. Our kitchen chefs have countless years of experience.


The foundation of Japanese food is rice. In Japan, the word for cooked rice - gohan - has come to mean "food" in general. For instance, breakfast is "asa gohan" or morning rice. Another predominant Japanese ingredient is fish of all kinds, prepared in creative ways. There are a variety of authentic beef, pork, and chicken dishes to choose from as well. Salads and soups are popular, and there are numerous vegetarian dishes. The third traditional component of many dishes is soy or rice vinegar-based sauces, which you can sample at KIKU.








Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 2:00
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00


Monday to Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00
Friday: 5:00 - 11:00
Saturday: 4:30-11:00
Sunday: 4:30-10:00

Reservation is strongly suggested 予約優先

New year's Eve 12/31(Tue)

Open usual hour

(Last order 10pm)

New year's day 1/1 (Wed)

Open usual hour


Closing  hours may  vary, please call

Last take out order 9pm


Labor Day Closed

Thanksgiving Day Closed

Christmas Eve Closed

Christmas Day Closed

Pittsburgh's Authentic Japanese Restaurant

The restaurant that introduced sushi to Pittsburgh in 1983 is named KIKU, the Japanese word for chrysanthemum. This beautiful flower that exists in a variety of colors & shape came to Japan through Chinese silk traders. The chrysanthemum has become such a part of Japanese culture that it has its own month - November - when its beauty is celebrated in  festivals throughout the country. We welcome you to join our festivities





For Reservation
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Thank you to all of our guests that have reached out and expressed concerns about how the Station Square revitalization plan and UPMC addition may affect us. We are humbled by your support.

we are remaining in Station Square and look forward to providing you with authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi as we have done for the past 35 years. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon!

Seasonal Special Dish

Fried Oyster

Kampachi (Amber Jack)

Aji (Spanish mackerel)

Toro(Blue fin tuna belly)

Uni (Sea Urchin)

Botan Ebi (Jumbo Sweet Shrimp)

New Mochi Ice cream

Vegan Lychee

Lychee puree is mixed with premium coconut ice cream, creating a vibrant and fruity flavor followed by a rich and creamy finish.

Vegan Chocolate

Dark cocoa with a mild coconut base presenting bold and forward chocolate flavor with hint of coconut aroma.

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