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About 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".

1601 E. Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Dinner 5pm to 9:30. Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10:30. Sunday 5 to 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Tasker

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 271-1222

Website:
http://www.izumiphilly.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Parking Details:
Street parking / Valet parking available Tuesdays-Sundays, $16.00 with validation

Public Transit:
Take the Broad Street line to Tasker/ Morris

Executive Chef:
Corey Baver

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

Izumi Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (5)
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Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy our meal at Izumi's. Great food and wonderful service!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been here multiple times. It never disappoints. Service is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Izumi is the best place in South Philly for sushi. It is the place my wife and I goto for our special events in life.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

we asked to be sat outside, but the wind and cold made the seat unenjoyable. Surprised that there was no heating element under the awning. The food was fairly bland and for the $100 price tag for 2 apps and 3 rolls, we're not that excited to return.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

not impressed at all. they didn't have anything unique on the menu. average sushi rolls. edamame were not even salted. kitchen looked pretty dirty...will not come back

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Izumi has never ceased to amaze me in all the years I've dined there. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was an amazing experience we went for my birthday and the food was incredible and the staff did a very good job at making me feel extra special on my special day

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The wife and i ate here on a Friday night recently. We started with the edamame and some individual sushi and sashimi. Our main course was the chef's selection for the Sushi and Sashimi plate. We couldn't recommend it enough - it was Fantastic! Can't wait to have it again. There were no throw-in pieces of sushi that you wouldn't like. Couple different types of tuna, mackerel, salmon - they were all great!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Enjoyed our meal but menu somewhat limited. No cooked salmon. No brown rice. Ala carte can get pricey. Great location in South Philadelphia with outdoor opportunities as well.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Inexpensive BYOB just a few blocks from our house!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant. The food is so fresh and delicious and my family really loved coming here when they were in town last weekend. It did get a little hot in the restaurant though...the A/C may have been down (or maybe there is no A/C) but otherwise I cannot complain! Amazing sashimi and entrees!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

While the service was great at Izumi, the quality of the food simply wasn't there. The sushi rice was flavorless and the consistency was off. The quality of the seafood also wasn't there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

They did a great job explaining the specials on the menu. We had two gluten free people in our party and our really friendly waiter did an excellent job making sure that we knew everything they could eat and what they could accommodate. They do have gluten-free soy sauce there so no need to bring your own. Cute location in a nice downtown square in South Philadelphia. Prices were reasonable and, couple that with BY0B, and you'll have a nice reasonable restaurant for a Japanese feast!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

One of my favorites in East Passyunk. Not only was the food amazing, but the atmosphere was extremely inviting. It's small inside, but well worth the reservation and price! Amazing. Will be back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Sum up the whole dinmer in one word... UNBELIEVABLE... and thats coming from someone that doesnt eat sushi...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delicious food, including some very unique specialty sushi rolls. The monster roll was delicious! And the service was efficient and attentive. Plus, it is BYOB. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Fish was incredibly fresh and flavorful - loved the sashimi sampler appetizer. I was also able to experience Uni here, not that I haven't had the opportunity before, but it was recommended by some friends to specifically try it here.

Uni was interesting, you could tell it was very fresh and it was a pleasant experience overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tapas, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Excellent sushi and great service. A real gem in south Philadelphia and it's a BYO!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

As always, an excellent meal, superb service. Owner approached our table to introduce us to some dishes we hadn't tried. Will definitely try again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The appetizers were out of this world. I highly recommend the short ribs. The sushi and sashimi was good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great time catching up with a long time friend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The Service and Restaurant were awesome. The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive and explainined everything to us and made recommendations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I love Izumi. I have been there many times and it never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I had a friend in town and was in a good meal at Izumi. We had 2 rolls and some soup. Half way through I noticed a black, and we have brown hair. They took it and said they would fix it. We had to leave. They took one roll off the bill and gave us the same sushi rolls to go, hopefuls hair free. I've always had a great experience there. But this left a bad impression and will cause me to think twice before going again.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2017

One of our favorite sushi spots. Unique menu that offers more than sushi if going out with a group. It's more fine dining than the average sushi restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We always enjoy Izumi. The sushi is extremely fresh and creative. The restaurant is lovely and service is great as well.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food and service were both great. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Went to Izumi for a casual Sunday evening dinner. The food was good, average sushi with a few specialty rolls. Two outstanding items were the seaweed salad (real seaweed), and the Pork Belly served over Congee.

It's a BYO so you can enjoy your own wine/beer/sake selection, and the price was average for the area and food. The service was good, and Sunday evening is a slow-er night making it easy to get a table (only seats about 35 people).

There was moderately loud music playing, although we could have conversation while eating. I would go back again if in the area and in the mood for Japanese food.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 24, 2017

If you like Sushi ..This place is one of the best in the city. Along with small plates and a few large plates to choose from..I highly recommend the short rib if your hungry​...Two appetizers that are a must are the seared scallop crepe. And the pork belly..The only down side is that the seating is limited and they may sit you at the sushi bar.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Love this restaurant!! Always enjoy every meal spent here! Only downside was the music playing in the background. Some sort of electronic pop music from a satellite radio station, didn't fit the scence. Otherwise great meal and service!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

A lovely, intimate, sophisticated, and delicately delicious dining experience. The portions are just right and everything is fresh and sumptuous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Cute BYO with creative dishes and attentive, knowledgable servers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We went to Isumi for Restaurant Week and were very impressed. The restaurant itself is very attractive and the service was excellent. Although they were not very busy while we were there, there were a number of servers that could deal with a larger crowd.
The courses were varied, beautifully presented and not rushed. The fish tasted very fresh and the accompaniments were just right.
We're planning to return many times.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food very good service noisy and poor table setup. Despite making a reservation we were placed at the bar with a pile of sushi boats in front of us all meal. Not ideal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Restaurant week

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Fantastic place

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

best sashimi in PHL. I've tried them all. Also best surf and turf roll ive ever had anywhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Always a pleasure - great food, great staff and great location!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Good food with small menu. Service was great; our server checked in with us enough without being intrusive. Great neighborhood spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I can never say anything bad about this place. Thank you for another wonderful dinner.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Cozy
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