We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disappointing - Skip It”
Review of DragonFire Japanese Steakhouse - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
DragonFire Japanese Steakhouse
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Conner Rd
Description: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/23/1641549/restaurant/Pittsburgh/DragonFire-Japanese-Steakhouse-Mt-Lebanon
Reviewed July 5, 2012

We were excited to try DragonFire. But we quickly realized that there are plenty of better options for Hibachi grills in the area and plenty of better meal options in the Galleria. For some reason restaurants in this specific location seem to have no luck (in and out every few years).

First the good stuff. The sushi was pretty fresh and they had a unique roll with salmon, avocado and mango. The scallops were big, well cooked and came with a lot in an order.

The bar service (both sitting at the bar and at the table) was uncomfortably slow and uncoordinated. Our bar drinks for a table of 6 came at different times or not at all.

There were mistakes on almost everything we ordered. The food came out at different times and apps were not before meals. The hibachi stuff came without any sauces. When we requested sauces they were just not as good as Benihana.

The servers seemed untrained. Most of us were willing to accept mistakes because it was newly opened. But it just seemed like they didn't do a "soft opening". We ordered tuna sushi and were asked to point it out in the menu...same when we ordered saki.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank PghJared
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (13)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

12 - 13 of 13 reviews

Reviewed July 3, 2012

The service at Dragonfire was horrible!! Our waitress was very nice but not able to remember anything we ordered. I actually felt bad about asking her for anything. I never got the silverware I requested and finally went and picked it up from an empty table. The portions are not very large for the money. The food was okay but definitely nothing special. I am hoping that the service and quality of the food will improve with age!!! Unfortunately, the restaurants that go into that space in the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon never work out -- bad omen!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Karen G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed DragonFire Japanese Steakhouse also viewed


Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing