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The Ultimate Philly Sushi Guide

Whether you’re looking for date night, girls night out, or a family-friendly dinner, we’ve got you covered with our new Philly sushi guide. This comprehensive list includes our favorite sushi spots throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. With an abundance of sushi restaurants to choose from, we’ve categorized a number sushi hot spots up for your convenience.

Best BYOB

  • Kisso – For over two decades, Kisso has been taking their sushi seriously. Serving more than 20 different types of nigiri, this BYOB also has a number of must-try off-menu creations to ask the chef about.
  • Bleu Sushi – We love the fact that their signature rolls are all Philly-inspired names! An added bonus is that you can easily order party trays to serve Bleu Sushi at events.
  • Izumi – Sit at the bar to watch the sushi being prepared freshly and witness the creativity that goes into each fresh roll. Enjoy inventive small plates both indoors and outdoors while sipping your wine of choice.

Kisso Sushi

Best Fancy Rolls

  • Fat Salmon – Named after their mascot and the customer-favorite fish, this place presents beautiful featured sushi in a lounge-like space. Be sure to try their four new rolls: eggplant and cream cheese, chicken and cabbage, salmon and mussel, and kim chi and yam tempura.
  • Crazy Sushi – Using only the high-quality fresh ingredients in each plate, this spot takes prides in their “Insta-worthy” pics. The rolls don’t only look amazing, they taste just as good too. Try the Spicy Crunchy Dancing Kani Roll on a date or the 3 rolls for $12 lunch special.
  • Doma – Taking superior ingredients to new creative levels, Doma’s signature rolls stand out in this town by incorporating fruits, glazes, and non-raw options. For instance, the Lobster Tempura roll is more than the name suggests with lobster tail tempura, mixed greens, korean pear, spicy sprouts, and tobiko wrapped in soy bean paper. Or try the deconstructed Naked Roll, where the fish is served atop a deep fried sushi rice cracker.

Best Omakase Tasting Menu

  • Morimoto – This Starr Restaurant, led by Iron Chef Morimoto, offers a chef’s choice multi-course dinner. The menu, which starts at $100, is designed to give guests a comprehensive experience of the cuisine. Available Thursday to Sunday, this omakase can also be supplemented with a beverage pairing.
  • Double Knot – While this restaurant also doubles as an all-day coffee bar upstairs, the basement’s ambiance is the hotspot for dinner. The chef’s tasting menu features ten small plates plus dessert at a reasonable $55.
  • Royal Izakaya – Newer to the scene, this restaurant has already ridden to popularity due to Chef Jesse Ito’s proven skills at the former Fuji in Haddonfield, NJ. The omakase is an even newer addition with a chef’s menu that varies from day to day, depending on the fresh fish flown straight from Japan. Select an 18-piece nigirizushi omakase ($110 a person) or a 10-piece nigirizushi mini omakase ($55).

Double Knot Sushi

Best Sushi & Night Out

  • Yakitori Boy* – With the option to sit downstairs for a restaurant ambiance or enjoy karaoke upstairs, this izakaya has something for everyone. The sushi, prepared under Head Sushi Chef Tasaka Yasuhiko with over 40+ years of experience, is always fresh. Plus, there are generous deals on food and drinks every day. (Sushi specials start at $2.50!)
  • La Fusion Lounge – This large restaurant venue is perfect for intimate dinners or large parties. In a neighborhood that lacks sushi spots, this place is a stand-out choice with all the standard favorite sushi rolls. A bonus is that the location offers plenty of parking compared to Center City.
  • Tango – Perfect spot to have a fun night out with friends or family as you enjoy plates from this pan-asian restaurant, ending the night by heading upstairs to sing your heart out with karaoke! Be sure to also check out their daily specials, which vary throughout the week on great food and drink deals.

Best Sushi Happy Hours

  • 1225 Raw – Wash down delicious sushi bites with amazing drink deals during happy hour from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. On the weekend, enjoys the late night specials from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Specials include $4 beers, $5 wines, and $6 cocktails.
  • Zento Sushi – If you can never get out of work on time for happy hour, head to Zento for their late night specials. From 8:30 – 10:30 p.m., they offer half-off cocktails like martinis and mojitos. Sushi specials include the Hokkaido Fried Roll featuring marinated fried chicken. 

1225 Raw, Southeast Roll

Best Sushi That Delivers

  • Vic’s Sushi Bar – As one of the smaller hole-in-the-wall type of sushi places in the city, don’t let the size of Vic’s fool you. They’ve been creating quality, affordable sushi in Rittenhouse for a decade. Score free delivery in the city with a $15 minimum.
  • Mizu – With two convenient locations in Rittenhouse and University City, have the flexibility to order from the location closer to you.
  • Yellowtail – For free delivery on a $10 minimum, check out Yellowtail. Choose from tons of classics for an easy lunch or more than 30 different speciality rolls!

Best AYCE (All You Can Eat) Sushi

  • Aki Sushi Bar – This popular Center City restaurant serves their all-you-can-eat special all day everyday. The $27.95 option includes any variety of sushi, maki/hand rolls, an array of appetizers, and dessert. Plus, enjoy any of their sixteen specialty rolls for a couple more bucks.
  • Hibachi – Enjoy a waterfront dining experience at the Penn’s Landing location. Made-to-order selections starts at $26.95 for sushi and choice appetizers, plus an additional $3 to add sashimi.
  • Mr Sushi – Don’t miss this brand new spot located in a Jersey strip mall in Cherry Hill. For $22.95, you can get your fill of all-you-can-eat sushi. If you’re not ready to indulge, their expansive menu has everything from Japanese classics to trendy sushi burritos.

Aki Sushi Bar, All You Can Eat Special

Best Philly Suburb Sushi

  • Sagami – Just over the bridge in Collingswood, NJ, this hole-in-the-wall sushi place is a neighborhood favorite. The family-owned operation has been serving some of NJ’s finest sushi since 1974. Bonus: it’s BYOB!
  • Bluefin & B2 Sushi – Since the original Bluefin in East Norriton became such a hit, Owner and Chef Yong Kim has recently brought a new sister restaurant, B2 Sushi, to Bala Cynwyd. Both restaurants spotlight the appetizers, sushi, and special dishes all on the fresh selection of seafood.

 

Where is your favorite sushi place? If we missed it, let us know in the comments why you love it so much!

 

 

* Yakitori Boy is a client of Philly PR Girl.

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