Gi-Jin is a semi-new restaurant in Pittsburgh and it absolutely does not disappoint. They were recently named one of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2022, and for good reason!
It’s easy to tell how delicious and popular it is when you go to make a reservation– it’s always booked!! My reservation was randomly at 9pm on a Wednesday haha. The food is Japanese and their focus is hand rolls. My friend and I split the Hamachi crudo, the tuna pizza, and the dynamite crab. I also got the miso salmon hand roll. All of the food was absolutely to die for, but my favorite was the tuna pizza.
For cocktails, their focus is gin and they have a massive gin bar. I don’t generally gravitate towards gin, but the cocktails were amazing!
The environment is extremely small and intimate, and would be perfect for a date night. The only downside of Gi-Jin is that you can only come in groups of 2 or 4 people, so if you are a trio, you are out of luck!