Bleu Sushi

4.6
389 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome To Bleu Sushi Japanese Restaurant!

Bleu Sushi brings the rich culinary arts of Japan right to Center City, Philadelphia. Recognized as being a premier BYOB restaurant with the best sushi in Philly, Bleu Sushi gives a fresh take on Japanese cuisine. No wonder customers everywhere have deemed Bleu Sushi the best sushi in town. Furthermore, we are constantly thinking of new food and ideas at Bleu Sushi, thats where the Bleu Bot comes into play. We want to enhance our customers contact-less pick-up experience during the pandemic while implementing a little humor. With that said, our mechanical robotic arm and our outdoor dining patio are all here, ready to serve our beloved clienteles.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 389 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, servers were very tentative :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great sushi! We will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived they had clearly made more reservations than they had tables so we couldn’t even get seated

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vipNicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & outstanding service!

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NiiM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience

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vipTomH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and service!! Lucky to be able to support this great local business thru these difficult time!

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vipCraigL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great outdoor sushi dinner on 11/16. Outdoor heating lamps and well-placed tables kept us warm and made us feel safe. The food and service were awesome and the server recommended some appetizers that we would not have considered that were great. From beginning to end, it was perfect. The manager spoke to us at the end of our dinner and thanked us for our support. Support small businesses!

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MargotG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the waitress was so nice and the service was great!! Can’t wait to go again

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vipRT31
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we arrived, they had accidentally sat another party at the table we had requested and confirmed 3 times outside (due to COVID restrictions this was a necessity) but they quickly handled the situation and provided great service! They've also really done a great job with their outside seating and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My friend and I both had the Chirashi which came with 12 assorted pieces of sashimi. They cut one whole crabmeat stick in half and called that “two pieces” of sashimi. Pretty ridiculous for the price we paid for that entree. The waitress was not attentive to our table even though it was just my table and another party being sat at the time. We weren’t served water either :(
I made this reservation a couple days before coming to the restaurant and halfway through my meal I received an email saying that they “no showed” me. Not only was the waitress not attentive, the whole staff was. First thing I announced was my name on the reservation and how many guest there were.

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JeanneG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oyster appetizer was hot and delicious. Sushi, sashimi and sushi rolls were excellent. Went back a couple of weeks later and found the food to be equally fresh and delicious. Small, friendly byob restaurant worth checking out.

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kathrynw
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food is outstanding. The staff is not only kind and accomodating, but they also take every necessary step in keeping their customers safe and distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bleu Sushi! This was our second visit in a month, we really enjoyed the outdoor seating. Even when it was cold out, it feels fine - they have multiple heaters. Food is great, we had two of the signature rolls with miso soup, and also got edamame and pork gyoza. Especially compared to other sushi places in the area, the pricing is fair and it’s so nice that the owner comes out to talk to you. BYOB is a plus! We’ll definitely be back again soon.

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MoniqueC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall it was an outstanding experience. Next time, I will request a table away from the Door Dash pickup window. That was a bit distracting but the service, the food and the overall atmosphere were awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place has some of the best sushi around. I will gladly come back. The pesto roll was a unique take on sushi as well. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-19 rules in place did not diminish our good time! Sushi is always the freshest and the rolls creative. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent Service! Food was Perfect :)

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MorganG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service for our table was very poor. We waited very long before anyone came by and we had to ask for the check etc. It appeared all the other tables did have great service but ours was one of the worst I’ve ever had! The manager was friendly making rounds to say thank you for dining at the end of the evening though. I’m not sure what happened that our table was almost completely forgotten about.

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ishikeiahm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was. Very fresh employees where very nice and tentative

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love there sushi.

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AlyG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and sashimi. Fish tasted fresh. The owner came around to greet people and made all guests feel very welcome. We chose outdoor dining, but they did have an option for indoor and to get contactless delivery via a robot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rolls were delicious! I was incredibly pleased. Definitely will come back soon!

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LeticiaC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Sushi was okay, but not extraordinary. I ordered spicy salmon and it was missing the crunch. Salmon teriyaki meal was a bit bland.

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Deb21
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday during pandemic! Sushi and service was excellent! We take out food all the time - so we know the food would be good.

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SaraS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's clear the owner n this family are passionate about what they do. The owner made sure to introduce himself to everyone there. On top of the great service, the food was amazing! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bleu Sushi is amazing! The owner cares about his customer’s dining experience and made an effort to check in with all his patrons. He wants you to enjoy the food and do it at a good price, too. It was our daughter’s birthday and they made sure she had a great one, too.

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vipDojoisha
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really disappointed in my dinner here. My son and daughter had eaten here previously and said it was good but the quality of the sushi I had was barely above grocery store level. Fish tasted old, rice was not quite cooked enough and some of the pieces were very tough. I know things are challenging for restaurants now but I would not go back.

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vipTomH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services. Supporting small business owners!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location owner was present and very friendly great stable

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vipErnest
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE WAS GREAT, NO TAP WATER SO THEY CHARGED $4 FOR A BOTTLE OF FANCY WATER

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We called in advance and checked to make sure they were doing outdoor dining because of all of the restrictions with COVID, and they said they are. We made a reservation for 10:15Pm. They close at 11. (We knew it would be a late dinner that’s why we called) When we got there, there were only two tables outside set up, both of them were occupied. We got there on time and they told us to do take out because of COVID restrictions... even though we made a reservation and were told on the phone they were doing outdoor dining. We were rushed to place a takeout order and weren’t given more than 3 minutes to look at the menu. We should’ve just said no and left but we were starving. There was another group of people dealing with the same situation of their reservation not being honored. It was unfortunate and definitely seemed to make other costumers uncomfortable and rushed. We’re not from Philly so we drove 30 mins to get there, paid for toll and parking, only to be disappointed by not so great sushi to go. By that point everything else was closed so we couldn’t even find another option. That’s exactly why we chose this place because they were open late. We took it as a loss and just went home. I understand things are chaotic right now with COVID, I’m not one to write bad reviews but, they should’ve told us that they wouldn’t seat us on the phone when we specifically asked before coming. It was a waste of our time and money. We will not be returning after this experience.

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peternj
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi was very good. Friendly service - a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a really great lunch and dinner special. Cheaper than most other places and the sushi is really good!

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vipRichS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great will definitely be back. Great neighborhood place.

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MaryaG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice modern ambiance. Good amount of food for price. Would definitely go back.

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vipphilatour
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely assortment of dishes. We were very pleased with the assortments

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Jane
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was so nice. Thanks for a lovely lunch !!

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vipTomH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time. Food and staff was fantastic! Owner come out and thanked all the customers throughout the evening for the support thru these difficult times. Highly recommend and will definitely be back

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luvfinefood
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went during restaurant week and were seated on time. A BYOB, which is a plus for us. Staff very friendly and at the end of the night the owner thanked us several times for coming. Music was a little loud for holding a conversation, but overall a pleasant atmosphere. Restaurant menu was a very good, crunchy seaweed salad, 2 special rolls which were very good, and dessert (pancake with red bean). Since we all had the same thing, we will definitely be going back to try some of their other menu items to determine if it deserves 5 stars.

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vipDanielleD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of safety precautions taken. Great service. I would go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bleu Sushi using the Order Online button. Bleu Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 829-0800.

Bleu Sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.