Food & Drink

The 7 Best Sushi Spots in Philly

Published On 03/02/2015 Published On 03/02/2015
Courtesy of Kidari Sushi Yatai
POD Restaurant
Izumi Restuarant
Vic Sushi Bar
Thai Pepper and Mikado Japanese Restaurants
Iron Chef Morimoto
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1. Kidari Sushi Yatai 1824 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (South Philadelphia)

This South Street staple gives you creative sushi without an over-the-top ambience. Try the Rittenhouse Roll for a crunchy tobiko take on the California roll, wrapped in salmon and scallion, or an expansive menu of veggie options.

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2. Pod 3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (West Phillyu City)

The best thing to come out of Miami since the song "Welcome to Miami", the Winter menu at Pod's the work of the Morimoto vet and Iron Cheffer behind Miami sushi hotspot Makoto, who's now bringing luxe sashimi toppings and a late night happy houring to U City.

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3. Izumi 1601 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (South Philadelphia)

Izumi is a BYOB Japanese restaurant and sushi haven in South Philly.

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4. Vic Sushi Bar 2035 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Rittenhouse)

This Center City hole-in-the-wall is the most affordable way to get high-end sushi and unique roll combinations. Try the Sansom Roll for a shrimp-tempura, crab-stick, and avocado roll topped with tuna, salmon, avocado, eel sauce, spicy sausage, masago, and scallions.

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5. Mikado Thai Pepper 64 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

The menu is part-Thai food, part-sushi, and the restaurant is split likewise. Choose between traditional American seating, the side of the restaurant with sports playing on multiple flat-screens, or Japanese floor seating. Fried food aficionados will appreciate the tempura platter and the crunchy deliciousness with the Flamingo Roll. Oh, and there's fried ice cream.

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6. Morimoto 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Market East)

Morimoto is the restaurant of, well, Masaharu Morimoto, the famous Iron Chef whose sushi creations continue to be on the cutting edge of the Japanese culinary world.

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7. Fat Salmon 719 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Market East)

Essentially a reincarnation of the just-closed Locust St sushi mainstay Shinjo, Fat Salmon's updated the former Aso Sushi spot as a slick, space-agey 50-seat BYO-for-now w/ a full sushi bar, serving Shinjo originals and then some: 40+ rolls from spicy to