Wow, another great thread.
Just to comment on what others have said:
- In my book Qdoba is the best overall burrito joint...most varied menu and most consistency with what you order. Moe's definately wins in price however (Salsarita's during it's short time at the waterfront was even cheaper...$6 for a burrito, chips, salsa, AND drink!) and I think that Chipotle's chips and guac are far superior to any other choice. (Moe's guac has tomatoes which is fine, but I like how Chipotle/Qdoba can avoid them for the most part and still make a great guac)
- Roland's in the strip's Lobster roll is my typical pre-home game meal with my family. Their fish sandwiches are ridiculously huge as well.
- Green Forrest is amazing. Tons of meat = amazing.
- Tessaro's is the best burger in the 'burgh.
- Benihana is better than your average hibachi restaurant and YES, Nakama is super overrated. Yokoso at the Waterfront is overpriced and has like zero atmosphere but they have great food and again portion size, etc. is consistent which I appreciate. Also, a new and relatively unknown hibachi restaurant with a TON of character is Sawa at Monroeville mall. I went there for the first time a few weeks ago and had a great time. Our cook shot sake into our mouth's continually all night and essentially we drank for free. Ichiban (various location including Waterworks) is very cheap and you get both rice AND noodles. Shogun in Monroeville is also cheap (comparatively) and they have a really cool bathroom. It's not very chic though and sometimes they have questionably clean carpet, but hey you're not eating off of that, right?
- Rivertowne is great. I frequent the one in Verona because it is near my work, but have been to the North Versailles one as well. The pretzels are unreal, and their spinach and artichoke dip is by far the best I have ever had anywhere. It is worth a trip of it's own.
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