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41 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1722
570-825-9080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think usually the people who cook the most authentic ethnic food are usually a member of that ethnic group. Sazuki and Ai are Japanese immigrants who built a great Japanese restaurant in Pizza country. They have fresh sushi and excellent authentic Japanese dishes. I am sorry to hear they are retiring. I hope the restaurant goes to someone half... More 

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Thank Edchelle5
Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a reliable mainstay in Wilkes-Barre. The service is consistently excellent and the food fresh and tasty. Reservations are suggested for the Hibachi seating as it is very popular, especially on weekends. The sushi bar is pretty good. The chefs take pride in their art and are happy to help you with a menu selection. Seating on the sushi... More 

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Thank Ellenlyn
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Katana is OK - IMO. Have been here numerous times over the years because fellow sushi lovers say they like this place the best. I think it is about as good as Miso and that Mirakuya is by far the best and consistently so. Just one person opinion..to each his/her own.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

A friends and I visited and had a great time. The sushi is very good. Go on Tuesdays or Wednesdays when they have half-price specials. We got two big plates of sushi for $50 plus a $10 tip. Two of my favorite things are sushi and saving money so when you combine them there's potential for awesomeness and katana does... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Katana has been in Wilkes-Barre for many decades, because it's a downtown favorite. Other Hibachis have opened around Wilkes-Barre, but this place continues to be my favorite. No, they won't fill your mouth with sake, but you'll get the best sushi and best-tasting hibachi meals in the area. They even have half price sushi nights on Wednesdays. Make a reservation,... More 

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Thank DijitalDharma
White Haven, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I didn't think much of kataba. The menu charges you for certain sauces other Japanese places give for free like the spicy mayonnaise. Also, I thought the food wasn't as good as Mirakuya.And they don't pour Saki in your mouth at the hibachi table! When my husband asked for it he said we don't do that here. What kind of... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I love going on a Tuesday or Wednesday, I believe the hours of the special are 5-7, for half price. The entire menu isn't half price, but there are many items on a 1/2 price menu. I was able to have a good meal for $19 plus tip. That's pretty inexpensive considering the size plate I got of sushi.

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Thank t1lersm0m
Northeast PA
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A co-worker introduced me to sushi (and sake) at Katana twenty years ago. While so much has changed in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Restaurant Scene (including a dozen or so new sushi choices popping up within fifteen minutes of downtown), Katana remains the best. Though they've expanded, not much has changed. It could be said that the sushi rolls at Mirakuya... More 

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Thank stanpnepa
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We love the sushi chega, very cordial and funne. First class sushi? Very fresh! Always new items in the menu!

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Thank ConsueloGogates
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is one of my all time favorites. Owners are authentic Japanese sushi chefs and really talented. Portions are really large and quality of fish is excellent. Prices are wonderful too. I eat here every chance I get. My favorites: spicy special scallop roll, tuna tataki appetizer with avocado and there gyoza is wonderful. They always have great specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-825-9080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?