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Izumi

4.6
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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".
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Dinner 5pm to 9:30. Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10:30. Sunday 5 to 9:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 271-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Baver
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Cross street
Tasker
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Parking details
Street parking / Valet parking available Tuesdays-Sundays, $16.00 with validation
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Public transit
Take the Broad Street line to Tasker/ Morris
Additional
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
What 190 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sushi was delicious and fresh! Nice, romantic ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Quality of food was excellent. Disappointed that sushi was priced per piece. Sushi is never made one piece at a time, it’s made in a roll of approximately four pieces. Price should reflect a four piece roll, so that diners can be assured a fresh, made to order roll.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Smallish spot. Great attentive service. Fresh flavorful specialty rolls that were so well crafted that I didn't want to corrupt the balance with soy sauce. I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always good food, great service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great waiter, great food, and excellent music selection!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Seems they had an unexpected rush with only one server on schedule - he did a great job but was a bit overwhelmed!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. The host was very nice and informed us of a craft beer place to get some beer with our dinner. Sushi was fresh and delicious. I had the lychee creme brûlée for dessert and it was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We live close to Izumi & have been there twice before. This was by far our best experience as our server, Benny, gave us some great suggestions! The sushi was reasonably priced & all of our selections were delicious. We look forward to going back again soon!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

While everything was delicious the portion size of specialty rolls was particularly small. Additionally we were seated at the sushi bar even with a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Lovely place. Our go to spot. Love it.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

the sushi could have been better. the shareables were amazing

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice food, nice environment. Would go back. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We love Izumi! It is a staple go-to for us. We go for special occasions or just a quick meal. It is consistent in price and quality. The staff is great and it is a very cozy dining room. It is wonderful in the warmer months because you can sit outside and really enjoy all that Passyunk Square has to offer.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I made a res here for my friend's birthday and the staff so kindly brought out a dessert with a candle - what a delight! The food was yummy (we particularly liked the Izumi Sushi Sampler). The atmosphere is very nice - great people-watching out the windows overlooking Passyunk. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Was wonderful but a group of women that were obviously drunk ruined it for everyone else. They were obnoxious and loud. Both table next to us were all talking and staring. The waitstaff should have asked them to settle down.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

What we did receive was delicious but unfortunately we did not receive our entire meal because the kitchen misplaced our order and then closed without ever preparing it. So we only received our appetizer and that was a little disappointing. However our sever was apologetic and brought us a dessert. We will try again and hopefully will be able to have a full experience.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great staff they are very friendly, amazing food! Brought my boyfriend and he loved it! Not on time with the reservation, but they opened our bottle of wine while we waited (which was super nice because my man was getting hangry!) Would come again for sure!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Tried the chef’s tasting appetizer this evening - it was absolutely amazing!
Also had the sashimi large plate. The salmon was the best, closely followed by the octopus.
Outstanding service. Love Izumi!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Dined here with three friends and had an amazing dinner. We loved the Asian spin on traditional American fare (like short ribs with wasabi mashed potatoes). Everything was delicious, and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Have been meaning to go to Izumi for many months. Finally, on a whim, we went and simply loved every minute of it. What a gem and somewhat under the radar on high-profile Passyunk Ave. It shouldn't be. It will be high on our list from now on.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on November 3, 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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3.0Dined on October 27, 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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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on August 25, 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Inexpensive BYOB just a few blocks from our house!

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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