Pittsburgh, this is not a drill.
Gi-Jin, the raw-based sushi restaurant from the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, has been on our radar since 2017, and now, the restaurant will officially open on Sixth Street on Tuesday, April 6.
On the non-traditional, Japanese-inspired menu, you’ll find a variety of Sashimi/Sushi, along with hand rolls (both rolled and open), and a selection of entrees, including cold plates (poke, ceviche and crudo) and a few warm plates, including Spicy Rice Cakes with tuna belly and a New York Strip steak in a soy mushroom cure.
The restaurant will also have an extensive gin, sake and Japanese whiskey menu.
The small space (which formerly housed a boutique) also boasts a massive dragon mural by Pittsburgh artist Jeremy M. Raymer, profiled by The Incline in 2019.
Gi-Jin originally announced plans to open in March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic put those plans on hold.
Reservations are currently open, and the restaurant will launch with a dine-in only experience. Gi-Jin will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For more updates, visit Gi-Jin on social media.
Gi-Jin (208 6th Street)