Izumi
Izumi

Izumi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.izumiphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2152711222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Dinner 5pm to 9:30. Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10:30. Sunday 5 to 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Corey Baver
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tasker
  • Public Transit: Take the Broad Street line to Tasker/ Morris
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking / Valet parking available Fridays and Saturdays, $8.00 with validation
A word from Izumi
Traditional Japanese (BYOB) with a Modern, Seasonal Twist. Izumi offers Unique Specialty Rolls and Sushi/Sashimi to compliment your sake or Beer. Located on East Passyunk Avenue across the street from the "Singing Fountain".
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Izumi reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (18)great for outdoor dining (17)romantic (15)special occasion (14)good for groups (5)scenic view (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • phillyruthie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my second time to Izumi and i must say their service is phenomenal. They take your BYO beveraghe as soon as you walk iin to put on ice, are ridiculously accomodating, speedy, friendly and informative. excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    BYO. Server was excellent, food was delicious. brought deseet with canlde for boyfriends birthday. three of us ate our little hearts out for $120. New favorite sushi place in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Izumi is mediocre. It certainly is not a Saturday night restaurant. Although the server was attentive, the food came much too quickly. The seating was very uncomfortable. Since there are so many excellent restaurants serving sushi, I would not return to Izumi.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great experience! The food, service, and atmosphere were all fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Sushi & More
    PhillyGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fresh creative sushi & specials. The rock shrimp tempura is a must order! Super attentive & helpful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi BYO
    AaronTVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great food, quick and friendly service, waiter also willing to give suggestions and explain anything on the menu to someone who might be unsure or new to the sushi world.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative take on Japanese cuisine
    PhillydinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a lovely outdoor table on a beautiful evening at this restaurant strategically place in the middle of the vibrant E Passyunk restaurant scene. The Rock Shrimp tempura was a generous portion of small shrimp in a golden batter with a wonderful slightly spicy sauce. The sashimi sampler had each fish paired with its own sauce, beautifully presented, albeit extremely small portions. The tuna with avocado was also beautifully presented but with a small amount of tuna sashimi. Perhaps the best was the Ginger Chicken served with Japanese risotto, which was crisp on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and sized as one would expect for an entrée. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Sushi
    zengirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was a great experience all around. We especially liked the Passyunk Avenue Roll. Excellent Sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine but...
    SpeedRacer
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Portions could be a touch larger, even a single dinner plate was not entirely filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sashimi
    kathy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Love this restaurant. Great food, fresh sashimi. Waiter is fantastic, very informative and we always take his choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was very happy with my experience at Izumi. Izumi is an excellent BYOB right in the middle of all the excitement in Passyunk. It was perfect for our group of 8 celebration. Amazing night, fun location with great food and service. The valet parking associated with Izumi also made the event very easy and stress free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarah
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I brought 3 out-of-towner girlfriends here for a late dinner on Saturday night, and it was perfection. The scallop appetizer and the caterpillar roll were our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Izumi reviews archive.
  • Absolutely worth a look- great!
    EBP3
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Going to Passayunk Avenue for sushi sounds sort of like a disconnect to me... But we gave it a go, and are so glad we did. The food was very, very good- loads of options beyond the 'regulars' - and the service was over the top attentive and terrific. We- all five of us- really, really enjoyed ourselves, and will definitely be back. Soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    sarahyeehaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Sushi was ok, nothing spectacular. Wasabi was not real. No corkage fee was the only upside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice EPX BYO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Nice light dinner with good veggie sushi options. Staff is always friendly and the atmosphere is breezy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It used to be good
    TonkCatSoup
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was crowded so we got stuck at the counter with ticket machine and other random kitchen accessories right in front of us. They could use some work on the decor around the sushi building area. The waiter was also somewhat inattentive, and anytime we'd need him we'd have to flag him down. He didn't mention any specials either. The sushi quality was decent(I think it used to be better) but it's a little overpriced(small portions). I think when you get a $60 Sushi/Sashimi combo it should come with soup or salad, but here it's "a la carte". Also the fish in the sashimi was the same as the nigiri hand rolls, seems like a missed opportunity to add some more variety to the platter. We ended up ordering a couple more rolls and still left hungry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy and Fresh
    StillStunned
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Went to Izumi recently to try a new sushi place, and boy were we surprised. The restaurant has a pleasing, simple ambiance. Relaxing music and candlelit tables set the mood. Was recommended the fresh specialty of the day, the live Uni, which was a big treat; it was still alive when it went into my mouth. Rock shrimp and dumpling appetizers were delicious and the rolls were beautiful and tasty enough to not require additional soy. Staff was friendly and the sushi chefs were meticulous. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Sushi in the City
    Kaden1636
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Always an amazing time at Izumi. Our favorite sushi in the city.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    angela
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went on a Saturday night and sat outside. The server forgot we were there. they brought my dinner early and forgot my friends sushi roll. we were there almost 2 hours waiting for one sushi roll while mine just sat there in the heat. We saw our waiter 2xs in 2 hours. I had to chase down 2 people twice to get my friends dinner. And 2 people 2 times to get our bill with no apology. Will not ever go back. There are a billion other sushi restaurants in Philly and they are all better.
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  • great spot
    lovesouthphillydining
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I have been to Izumi on a few occasions. Food has always been very good. A must is the rock shrimp; I have also tried a few of the Maki rolls and have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi, good pricesBYOB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great sushi for a great price and its BYOB. perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's gonna be fine
    Rosajfl
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Izumi was good but not great. The atmosphere is nice but still relaxed. There just wasn't much to set this place apart for other upscale Japanese places in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointment for sushi
    FranVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Although we liked the ambiance and the service was very good , we thought the sushi rolls were overpriced and nothing special.
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  • Good choice for sushi
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    They keep it fresh and great additions to the menu. Wish their extraction system was better. You'll come out smelling like you were dropped in the vat of oil for the tempura. Wear something you don't love. Great service, the waiters are on the ball.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Izumi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The place is pretty small and for couples or small groups. Service was pretty good. My girlfriend and I came for the live uni mainly and we were a little disappointed. The thing is that we have had pretty good japanese food in the past so our expectations were a little high. If you were just talking about the food, it was okay. The ten piece sashimi plate had ridiculously small piece of nigiri but it was still good. For the price you pay for here, you might as well go to other restaurants with more delicious japanese food. I was in and out in a little more than half an hour so I guess I was in it to try out the place more than I was there to enjoy the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Philadelphia
    TheYetiVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This is by far the best sushi place in the city. BYOB. Try the beef negimaki. The passyunk roll, kobe beef roll and the paradiso rolls are staples. They generally offer specials - try them, they are always amazing. The fish is super fresh. I'm a huge fan of the yellowtail and they also make a fantastic octopus. Off the charts good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Izumi
    MelB
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This was our first time there. The service was great as was the food. We will definitely be back!! I think I have a new favorite sushi spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Sushi
    nomnomdiner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We eat sushi all the time and their restaurant week 4 course meal was amazing. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved this place...been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I loved this place...been here for a while but just made my first visit and was very impressed with the decor, service and of course the food... suggestion for winter periods, to have curtains to block the rush of cold air when the door was opened... other this minor inconvience, it was a great place...highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back...
    powersgirl
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I came here for the first time for Restaurant Week. The food was very good. We had the gyoza and pork belly for our 1st course, and both were fantastic! The pork belly was down right buttery. Then the 2nd course was a chef selection sushi platter. You only got 3 pieces and they were quite small. But the flavor was excellent. I'm not used to having condiments on top of my sushi, but I really enjoyed the pairings. And the third course were 2 types of maki. I'm not a big roll person, but they were both fantastic, especially the "caterpillar" roll. YUM. Finally, we got fried doughnuts with salted caramel dipping sauce... how can that NOT be delish??? I think I will definitely go back on a night when I can try the full menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They need a bigger space!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    They need a bigger space! Excellent food and nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Captchaos
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This little gem offered high level sushi and apps. It's BYOB so if you like wine bring a bottle and save. My really enjoyed it and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to celebrate
    TimF
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I brought my now-fiance here right after proposing so we could celebrate. The ambiance was perfect (dark, but not overly so; gorgeous stone fountain built into the wall), the service was great, and we both really enjoyed the food. Looking forward to going back for our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    Iggs
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Low quality sushi, seaweed salad inedible, the food is awful
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect sushi spot on E. Passyunk
    CJD5
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    No complaints. The food was good and reasonably priced, the service was good and I definitely did not feel rushed to leave before finishing the wine I brought. Perfect if you are looking for a BYO in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    MrandMrsVan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went for Valentines Day this year. We both had sushi which was ok, not the best I've ever had. The service was good. My only complaint would be that the tables are extremely close together. The party next to us kept bumping our table and were really loud, which made the experience undesirable. I think if it wasn't a holiday it would have been different. Overall, the place is pretty good.
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  • great food and service
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have been to Izumi many times and each time I am not disappointed! The food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great introduction to sushi
    RedBeard
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Never had sushi before but my girlfriend and I went for Valentine's, and both the staff and food were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good sushi
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything here is great! It's a byob so make sure to bring your own bottle of wine but it also helps to keep your total bill down. It's a very small space so reservations are defintely recommended but it's one of my go to places whenever I'm craving sushi. Passyunk roll is my favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I went for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed, I'll definitely go again. It is a small place so keep that in mind if you have a big group - I wouldn't come here in a party bigger than 4, they'll have to rearrange the room for you otherwise. Food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.