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Discover the Best Sushi in Philadelphia

Philadelphia might be home to the cheesesteak and the pretzel, but it’s also a surprisingly vibrant sushi spot. What used to be a relatively underground sushi scene, is now a rising trend—with Japanese restaurants ranging from tiny local spots to larger, more contemporary joints. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in Philly? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Here’s where to go for the best sushi in the City of Brotherly Love.

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The OpenTable Team
11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Zama, Morimoto, Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Rittenhouse Square, Center City
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Zama

$$$$
Japanese
Rittenhouse Square
4.7
1982 reviews
Widely regarded as offering the best sushi in Philly, Zama takes inspiration from local and instantly recognizable ingredients to create a menu that effortlessly blends classic and modern tastes. Just off Rittenhouse Square, Zama is a gem enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The cozy and intimate space paired with treats like the Black Belt Sushi Combination is perfect for couples and small groups. Ask staff about sharing the tasting menu between several guests.

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Morimoto

$$$$
Japanese
Center City
4.7
6039 reviews
Morimoto is a treat for tourists who have been visiting the Liberty Bell or who are looking forward to a show at St Stephen’s Theater. Eating at Morimoto is often called "an experience" by reviewers, with highlights including the chef’s choice menu of nine courses. The sushi menu runs from soft shell crab and spicy salmon, right the way through to shiitake mushroom and vegetable tempura for the vegetarians. The bolder diner can enjoy the delights of the raw bar, including king crab and seasonal oysters with Japanese salsa.

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Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Rittenhouse Square
4.4
365 reviews
Fuji Mountain is a fun place to party and enjoy some fine sushi and other Japanese delights. The sushi rolls have endearing names such as "holiday" and "delight," and the staff is attentive and friendly. Waiters and bartenders don’t miss a beat, even for large and demanding groups of diners! Fuji Mountain offers a wide range of sake and other alcoholic drinks, plus the option to book a karaoke room, making it the perfect place for any celebration.

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Yokohama Sushi and Hibachi

$$$$
Japanese
Maple Shade
4.7
761 reviews
Nestling in the New Jersey suburb of Maple Shade, Yokohama is a favorite of locals as well as those who don’t mind traveling a bit further for some excellent Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is run by a mother-and-son team who have combined tradition with new ideas to create a tantalizing menu. Creations include wasabi pepper tuna topped with wasabi-infused caviar. If the best sushi in Philly leaves diners yearning for something sweet to finish the meal off, the fried ice cream is a quirky option!

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Tuna Bar

$$$$
Japanese
Old City
4.9
735 reviews
Chef Kenneth Sze is the proud owner of Tuna Bar in the heart of Philly’s Old City. The restaurant is full of traditional touches like smooth bamboo platters, combined with modern décor designed by Boxwood Architects and inventive cocktails made with wasabi and cucumber. Sushi is the core of the Tuna Bar experience, and reviewers loved the live giant surf clam and the Wentz roll made with shrimp tempura and spicy crab. If diners book between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, they can enjoy special Happy Hour deals.

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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

$$$$
Japanese
Art Museum
4.7
779 reviews
Callowhill Street’s Gyu-Kaku might not strictly be a sushi joint, but it will certainly wow all fans of Japanese cuisine. A family-friendly place with a kids’ menu, booster seats, and dedicated app, Gyu-Kaku is all about Japanese barbecue where diners grill their own meat, seafood or veg to their liking on a grill at their table, known as a hibachi. Enjoy miso soup, ramen, or garlic ribeye at lunch, or indulge in calamari and asparagus in the evenings. A great experience to share with friends and family.

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Bleu Sushi

$$$$
Japanese
Center City
4.6
528 reviews
Bleu Sushi brags that it has the best sushi in Philly and many previous diners would agree. Right in the heart of Center City, Bleu offers over 100 dishes, many created with Philadelphia in mind, like the Washington Square Roll made with unagi and red tobiko. Locals adore Bleu Sushi where they enjoy family get-togethers and parties. Visitors should ask about their loyalty program, as they love to reward regular customers.

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Tomo Sushi & Ramen

$$$$
Japanese
Old City
4.8
509 reviews
Diners who find themselves in the Old City should definitely visit Tomo Sushi and Ramen on Arch Street. This restaurant prides itself on serving traditional Japanese food in a modern setting. It’s BYOB, so guests can concentrate on just choosing the best options from the carefully crafted menu. Check out the great names like "Brian" and "Steven" rolls, or keep it simple with a full range of all the classics like California and Alaskan rolls.

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Takeout available
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Kotosushi

$$$$
Japanese
Washington Square
4.7
82 reviews
Koto Sushi is one of those neighborhood gems that diners return to again and again. This is, in part, due to the kind and accommodating staff, but mostly because of the range and quality of the menu. There is something for everyone here, from traditional yakitori to the Godzilla roll, lovingly crafted with spicy tuna and avocado. This is a BYOB joint and they can provide party trays on request. The owner is happy to chat with guests and the atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming.

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Seiko Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Sushi
Northern Liberties
4.6
62 reviews
Billed as simple and cozy, Seiko is a BYOB joint that enjoys pouring creativity and freshness into fine Japanese dining. A fully Asian experience, they have a karaoke room available to book for up to 16 people and beautiful bento boxes available at lunchtime. Sushi favorites include unagi (eel), ebi (shrimp), and tobiko (flying fish roe), and all the Japanese names have the English translation next to them — very helpful for sushi beginners. A favorite with locals, Seiko prides itself on being an important part of the Philadelphia community.

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Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

$$$$
Japanese
Chinatown
4.5
558 reviews
Yakitori Boy is a proper Japanese Izakaya, a Japanese pub offering food, drink, and that most Oriental of pastimes: karaoke. Diners looking for sushi are never disappointed. The menu here is extensive and inventive, with fun options like the Philly Roll delivering the local flavors of salmon and cream cheese, or the Magic Roll with the chef’s secret sauce. Great for parties or the start of a weekend out around Philly.

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