1241 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1522240.446388 -79.991591
Neighborhoods: Strip District
bad korean dishes – don't order the korean dishes! especially the beef short ribs and the spicy pork. We went there for dinner and afterwards got very bad stomach immediately. The beef was so oily, undercooked, and tastes much worse compared to that in oishi bento in oakland. I will never go there again
Rated by Authentic Koreans as "Better Than Moms" – I've had the privilege to chaperone exchange students from Korea around Pittsburgh. My group was here for about a month, and the previous chaperones took them everywhere American, which is great. When I travel, I want to live as the locals live, no better way. But sometimes I just want a good-ole American cheezeburger. So..... I just mentioned in passing if they wanted to go to a Korean restaurant, and they all practically yelled YES in unison. We went, and they said it was better than home. That was all I needed to sell me. And besides, it is delicious!
If bad sushi was a crime, this place deserves life. – I have enjoyed sushi all over the world, and consider myself an aficionado, but this place takes the cake for the absolute worst. The Ikura was mushy and warm, the roe should be cool and firm and explode in your mouth. The Uni was tough, old, and made me gag (Uni is also my favorite along with Toro and Fugu). The clam was soft, warm, and miniscule. This is the first time in my life that I have not been able to complete my meal. This is the first time I have ever been compelled to compose a review, but feel an obligation to protect my fellow sushi lovers. I am just waiting now to get sick.
Superb Restaurant – Sushi Kim is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh, hands down. From all the friends and family members I have brought to Sushi Kim for the great food, they were amazed. The atmosphere was smooth and very elegant as we waited for our food and the wait staff was very friendly. We were greeted to our food extremely well by the beautiful little side dishes before our meal. The sushi was prepared in a wooden boat which was a sight to behold and the staff cooperated with all of our requests.
The second floor barbeque was also magnificent as it was all you can eat with fresh meat. The meat on the second floor was raw so it was self-serve but the waiters gladly helped us with preparing the food and taking care of us.
The overall experience at Sushi Kim is one of the best in Pittsburgh as it brings many dimensions to all of its customers. I had so many options from choosing between the first floor restaurant and the second floor buffet. My dining experience at Sushi Kim is excellent as it opened my eyes to the Korean culture and it brought me closer to eating delicous food everytime I go. I would recommend Sushi Kim to anyone who wants for great food.
Best sushi in Pittsburgh! – Sushi Kim is my favorite sushi restaurant in Pittsburgh. They have great sushi, excellent service, cool atmosphere and very affordable prices. The maki rolls are very large and filling at a very reasonable price. They serve a complimentary miso soup that is delicious. Be sure to try the salad with ginger dressing as well. The service is very prompt and everyone is really nice. If you are looking for sushi in Pittsburgh, Sushi Kim is your best bet. We love it!
Sushi Heaven – The first time I heard of this place was in 2007. My girlfriend and I were sad we did not find out in time to go. So, this year, when we came up for the annual convention (AnthroCon), we got our bearings and went to see if this place was any good as a local restaurant in Clarksburg, WV. The both of us were surprised at the variety on the menu and the quick service. The workers were friendly and kept check on us throughout the meal without being intrusive. I had always stayed away from sea urchin sushi due to bad reviews and bad process in fixing it, but at Sushi Kim, my girlfriend and I had some and it was superb! We came back the next afternoon with two other friends staying with us because we liked it so much. We just had to share our find. The workers recognized us as convention goers (so they knew the city's activities), and they chatted with us. They did not show an odd look one at our ears and tails we had on, and our waiter even picked up my costume tail when it fell off! We got smiles, quick service, delicious sushi, conversation, and the best green tea icecream ever. Also, it was much cleaner than some of the other places in town. My friends and I definitely will make it a stop during the furry convention so long as it stays in the city. I recommend this place to anybody if they have the taste for sushi.
Excellent Korean food! – I'm not sure why others have said the Korean food doesn't taste like "real" Korean food. I was recently in Seoul, S. Korea for a week - and after returning visited Sushi Kim and was surprised just how similar their food was to what I had while I was in Seoul.
Our waitstaff was wonderful and very good - they just adored our 9 month old son and treated us all very well.
Best Sushi and Korean Specialty B.B.Q – I took my family to eat at Sushi Kim and we had a wonderful experience. We ordered Sashimi, and a few Korean dishes. The fish was fresh and the Korean dishes were delicious.The restaurant has a good ambience, the waiters and waitresses are courteous and nice. I highly recommend this place.
Good for BBQ buffet but not for other food. – I've been there three times and for two of them I had regular meals and they tasted bad. All Koreans I went with said that their Korean food does not taste like Korean food. I haven't tried their sushi. Their BBQ buffet is good if you like meat and you eat much.
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