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Published June 15th 2012
Ill admit it, I am a little too excited to write this specific review. After I had given up on Ichiban Steakhouse, Saga had opened a ways down the road in Cranberry Township. I had never even been inside of it, but I was already excited just by the outside. This looks like some really sleek and very hip Japanese restaurant from the outside - make sure you go at night if you do go because everything will be lit up and it's totally amazing.
Decor: Just like it is on the outside, this place is all jazzed up. You have everything from a huge fish tank when you walk in the door, to a really cool bar with black lights, to a flash sushi bar and much more. This place is all about colors - especially light blues.
That picture above does not even begin to explain the decor, but it does give you a little taste of what is waiting for you. Oh. Make sure you check out the bathrooms. Both the men and women's rooms have their own theme.
The food: Even after my disappointment with Ichiban the last few times, I did not go into Saga with a forethought to be disappointed by another Japanese restaurant. Instead, I was open, I was excited and I was looking forward to see what they had to offer. First off, if you go at night and you sit at the sushi bar, expect to get a free and delicious Chef Special. This has varied from everything under the sky. From baby octopus to tuna tartar to spicy tuna and everything else in between.
The Chefs don't skimp out on anything here and really want to make you feel welcome - and they do just that. The sushi is superb. This is some of the freshest sushi you will get anywhere bar-none - unless of course you catch it yourself, which I will not be doing anytime soon. They do not use berries in their ginger dressing, but they don't need to because everything is always Grade A. A few things to try: California Rolls, Philadelphia Rolls, Sushi Deluxe and the Rainbow Roll.
The service: If at anytime you are not happy with something, I dare you to say something. You will always receive a sincere reply and you will get whatever was wrong, fixed. Without fail. We went a few weeks ago and I did not like their new soy sauce - it was a different brand than usual - someone from the kitchen actually went to Giant Eagle and got what they used to use. The waitresses and the Sushi Chefs are always very delighted to see you. I feel very at home here.
The cleanliness: Every part of this restaurant is very clean and very organized.