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41 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1722
+1 570-825-9080
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Katana is a great sushi place. I love their Wednesday half priced sushi in house from 5:30-7pm. by far the freshest sushi. Try the oysters in the ponzu sauce OMG delish

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Thank Robert F
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been to all the Japanese restaurants in the area and I believe this one is the best one. I can always count on consistently great service along with well-prepared food with all the usual hi-jinks that come with dining in a Japanese restaurant. We usually do hibachi table and can add customized preparation method of our choice of meat/seafood... More 

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Thank Lukas R
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great half price sushi night! And they don't raise the prices, just have a more limited menu. It's a great place

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Thank Californiagurls
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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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Thank PJM37
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 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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Thank t1lersm0m
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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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Thank amf3689
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 570-825-9080

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