Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nakama, Sesame Inn again voted Best Japanese and Best Chinese places in the city by Pittsburgh Magazine readers.

The results of Pittsburgh Magazine's "Best of the 'Burgh" readers poll were announced today, with perennial winners Nakama and Sesame Inn again taking Best Japanese / Sushi and Best Chinese categories, respectively.

I joke about the results each year, saying that Nakama gets voted Best Japanese in Pittsburgh by Pittsburghers who don't know anything about Japanese food. However, in large part the design of the survey itself produce these results; when voting was open this spring the three nominees for "Best Chinese" were Sesame Inn, China Palace, and Jimmy Wan's, a list that ignores the bevy of new Chinese restaurants that have opened in the last few years.