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Pittsburgh recommendations needed AGAIN by Cleveland Hound

thegreekone Jun 27, 2010 01:03 PM

Well, we are back, only instead of Falling Water we will be seeking out the interesting parts of Pittsburgh.

Ok, first off, and it pains me to say this like I assume it would any other hound, we are looking for low-no carb friendly restaurants. Sushi, Korean, and any other recos anybody has to suggest. A nice recommendation that we might not have thought of would be particularly welcome.

As far as Japanese, we are looking for a good but moderately priced place that has other things besides, sushi. (wife doesn't like raw) That said, we aren't cheapos, either. Fish has to be good.

Second, Korean place should specialize in BBQ.

Thanks yet again for everybody's help in advance!

The Greek

p.s. I never thought of this. Are there any good greek restaurants in Pitts? I know there are a lot of greeks, but I am unfamiliar with food scene. (no diners, just greek joints)

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  1. hassenpfeffer RE: thegreekone Jun 28, 2010 05:55 AM

    Pittsburgh has plenty of options to satisfy a gyro/souvlaki jones, but there is a serious dearth of fine Greek taverna fare such as you might find in Chicago or Detroit, or for that matter, Cleveland. The closest we come is Christos on 6th Ave in downtown's cultural district. The owner claims to have been Aristotle Onassis's personal chef, but in my experience the food there is just average and the menu fairly limited.

    What we do have is a terrific Greek grocer, Stamoolis Bros, in the Strip, next door to (and overshadowed by) the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company. Definitely worth a visit.

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      BobbyCheats RE: thegreekone Jul 27, 2010 12:55 PM

      1. Japanese the only place to go is Umi in Shadyside. If you are adventurous go for the Omakase, if you are budgetless do the Omakase at the Sushi bar. Amazing black cod and for wife who doesn't like "raw" their teriyaki dishes are also worth mentioning.

      2. Korean BBQ is few and far between here. Sushi Kim in the Strip District seems to get the most credit. There is also a place in Bloomfield called Young Bin Kwan (sp?) but it is more Korean-Chinese BBQ to please a larger number of customers Sushi is NOT recommended here.

      3. Greek: Gyros are pretty much the best of Greek Pittsburgh has to offer except when there are Greek food festivals during the summer. There is a place in Sewickley (about 25 min north but a cute town for an afternoon) called Little Athens, they also have a great brunch. Mike & Tony's is the spot for street style gyros on east carson street in the South Side. But most here fuze mediterranean and greek so it's not always authentic.

      Young Bin Kwan Restaurant
      4305 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

      Sushi Kim
      1241 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

      Umi Restaurant
      5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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      1. re: BobbyCheats
        Rick RE: BobbyCheats Jul 27, 2010 01:30 PM

        I don't think we have any good Korean BBQ here. I use to like Sushi Kim, but then I had Korean BBQ in Northern Virginia (tongs of Korean restaurants there) and Sushi Kim just can't compare. Unless you have bad or no Korean BBQ in Cleveland, I'd pass.

        Sushi Kim
        1241 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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        Panini Guy RE: thegreekone Jul 30, 2010 04:21 PM

        Not BBQ and pretty far outside downtown (Rte 50 to Cecil) but really excellent Korean: Golden Pig

        Golden Pig
        3201 Millers Run Rd, Cecil, PA 15321

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        1. re: Panini Guy
          dmjordan RE: Panini Guy Jul 31, 2010 04:59 AM

          Although if they come down Interstate 79 and stop on their way in, it's not too far out of the way. Maybe 15 min. past the Pittsburgh exit. And I agree, the Golden Pig is great!

          Golden Pig
          3201 Millers Run Rd, Cecil, PA 15321

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