best sushi in Philly?
maybe one notch below Bluefin, but definitely among the top in Philly. Great scene, especially in warmer weather with outdoors open.
3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always have a very pleasant
I always have a very pleasant time and enjoy the food very much.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be going back in the
Will be going back in the near future, food was delicious
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pretty good sushi. Great beer
Pretty good sushi. Great beer selection for a sushi place.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for lunch in center
Great place for lunch in center city. A lot of the more "trendy" restaurants in the same area are closed for lunch so it was nice to find a nice and unique spot to eat on the Saturday afternoon.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great at RAW. Tried the Donburi rice dish and the Arina roll this visit. GREAT stuff!!!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been disappointed
I have never been disappointed at RAW. The best sushi and sake in Philly.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not busy enough for delays.
We went for lunch. It took a while for our tea to arrive . It wasn't busy enough for a long wait on drinks. Then the hot app arrived before the edamame, which was peculiar. Again, not busy lunch period for me to think they are busy...the rest of the meal was great! We ordered several rolls and asked for it to be put on one plate for us to share.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finding good sushi is hard.
Finding good sushi is hard. Finding fgood sushi at a reasonable price is harder. But if you check out raw's lunch specials, you get great food at an amazing price. Bento boxes with sushi, rolls, salad, tempura, miso soup, and tartare are around $14! And it tastes as good as your wallet feels paying for it. The outdoor space is a respite from the city with nice bar and a lot of seating. Inside is loud, small, and crowded, so I prefer it for a day time outing rather than after work spot. Drinks are also good, though pricey.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I just want to say I had a wonderful time at the resturant on Saturday. My friends and I were very please and we can't wait to coe back out and vist real soon!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great salad and sushi. Waitstaff were very attentive. Only downside was that it was too dark for over-40 eyes to read a menu - thank you iPhone for the flashlight ap!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service in a very pleasant décor,
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a late lunch and chose
we had a late lunch and chose to dine outside - it was wonderful! they have one of the nicest outdoor dining areas in the city
the food was very good - fresh, tasty and reasonably priced too we'll definitely be back and have already recommended it to friends
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi options that were delicious. Went out to lunch for a special occasion in need of some great sushi and other options for non-sushi eating members of the group. They were as pleased with their meals of stir fry and teriyaki as I was with the great sushi I received. Very low-key at lunch time, quiet atmosphere, but nice. Great outdoor patio option, just a bit too chilly this particular day. Overall, great experience!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Raw had really fresh, great food. It was completely affordable and I loved the atmosphere of the outside patio. I would like to go back again, with friends and use the lounge area seating to socialize and hang out.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Date Night with my husband!
drinks and sushi roll specials were fabulous. the waitress was very helpful in giving us her recommendations. atmosphere was fun with enough chatter to drown out personal conversations. We had a great time and are eager to recommend this hot spot....bonus that it is next to a gelato store!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is "cool" looking. Very modern, clean, cool design. The service was great! We had multiple employees helping us out at some points, not just our assigned waiter/waitress. The sushi was great, although nothing special... The plating was fine, up to par. Drinks were good. Overall I think it's a bit expensive for what you're getting, you're mostly paying for the showiness of the place, the "trend factor"
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sushi & ambiance at Raw are amazing.
We have been to the Raw Sushi Bar at Boyd's and it made us want to come to the restaurant. The menu is fantastic and the special rolls are exceptional. The Arina and Drunken Tiger are delicious!!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been before and will certainly be back. Sushi is great and definitely try the sake flight.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my friend here for her birthday. Food was good, service was good and the drinks were on point. Will definitely go back!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere, great service!
This is our anniversary spot, and we love coming back. The service was incredibly efficient this time around. We love the rock shrimp appetizer and the excellent sushi. My bf did say his al
Salmon teriyaki was a bit overcooked, but that's not exactly their specialty.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Sushi and outdoor dining.
The hostess Emily was very accommodating, considering we were running late for our reservations. Our ting preference was honored and the server was prompt and polite. We were given suggestions for the menu and wine list. Or meal was served promptly with great presentation! As always, the resturant was clean and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend for persons who are familiar with sushi cuisine and also looking for a romantic setting (indoor/outdoor)!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating area. Spicy sashimi salad was great - everything else was good/solid
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great - Wait staff clueless
Went there last night. The sushi was outstanding but the service was just ok at best. Does customer service mean "maybe at a slow pace"
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife treated me for my birthday and what a treat it was. The drinks were creative and flavorful, the food was exactly the same. We took pictures of the fan backdrop to the tempura my wife enjoyed and best of all I got her to finally taste the eel sushi that has long been my favorite. The smile on her face was a gift in itself.
The one misstep was forgetting the birthday acknowledgment. There was a waiter change and the ball was dropped. It hurt my wife more than myself... probly because the drinks were so good. We will absolutely be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an early reservation on
Had an early reservation on a Tuesday (5:30pm), and had the entire outdoor patio to ourselves--really lovely outside. Ordered a few appetizers--edamame, beef negimaki, and shrimp & lobster spring rolls. Instead of the shrimp & lobster rolls, we mistakenly got the tempura rock shrimp which we ate and were good anyway! The other appetizers were equally as good. We also ordered 2 sushi special features, and the special sushi plate of the night. All in all, it was the perfect amount of food for 3 people, and it was good. We'll certainly return.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're from New York and raw was the best sushi we've ever had. I recommend the green tea tuna roll. I will definitely come back here. We were immediately seated and the food was excellent.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
While visiting Philly we ate outside at Raw. The sushi was tasty and the atmosphere was romantic.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing sushi, amazing time!
My boyfriend and I had the best time at Raw! The service was friendly and fast! The food was amazing, we had an appetizer, 3 rolls to split and dessert. They have an extensive bar as well with a lot of saki options. It's a little pricy, but you get what you pay for. I'm pretty picky when it comes to sushi and I have dined at quite a number of nice sushi restaurants and I will only go back to 3, and Raw is one of them. I would, and I know my boyfriend would as well, highly recommend for sushi lovers!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, good value for money
We really did enjoy the evening at raws. Nice stuff, great wines by the glass (try the slovenian pinot grigio!!), amazing sushi. Maybe a bit dark for my taste. Although ****
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
the appitizer was outstanding something with jalepenos and tuna can't beat that.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and sake flight.
Great food and sake flight. It took a while to get the sushi, but the sushi was fantastic.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi. Nice courtyard
Great sushi. Nice courtyard dining if weather is good. Parking lot right across the street.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance and I have been
My fiance and I have been going to RAW on his birthday for the past 3 years and we cannot get enough! The food is incredible as well as the atmosphere and service! RAW is definitely one of my favorite sushi places in the city and they absolutely have THE BEST seaweed salad!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but worth it
Great experience. I would definitely recommend RAW to other sushi lovers. My girlfriend said it was the best sushi she has ever had. And although it was a bit pricey, it was worth it!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and great service.
Service was beyond good. Chef Sam had a sushi salmon that was to die for.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi spot
Everything about Raw is so well done. From the wide ranging sake list to all those wonderful rolls on the menu. It never disappoints.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to this restaurant twice and have enjoyed it each time. The staff is friendly and attentive. The sushi is fresh and presented well. My girlfriend and I visited Raw for our anniversary and upon leaving was told to enjoy the rest of our evening and, "Happy Anniversary!" That was a nice touch and went a long way in making the establishment stand out even more in our minds.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had reservations for 7pm and we were seated right away. Our waters came out quick as did the beverages ordered from the bar. Our food came out even faster and was absolutely delicious (we had the shrimp and lobster spring roll for appetizer, miso soup and sushi rolls along with banana tempura for dessert). The service was excellent, our empty plates were never on the table for more than 5 minutes.
I would absolutely recommend this restaurant!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently visited Philadelphia and went to RAW for my birthday dinner. The staff was helpful, kind and prompt. The food was absolutely beautiful and delicious! We were given rolls compliment of the chef and was treated to a free birthday dessert of tempura bananas and green tea ice cream.
I highly recommend this restaurant!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM