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Discover the Best Sushi in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 20. 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.

Restaurants:Zama, Morimoto, Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Rittenhouse Square, Center City
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Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,531 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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 andRead more
95% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Morimoto

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
5,372 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 experiRead more
96% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
301 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Healthy
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 Read more
92% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia

Yokohama Sushi and Hibachi

$$$$·Japanese·
Maple Shade
550 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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 Read more
95% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Double Knot

$$$$·Sushi·
Center City
2,013 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Billed as a “Japanese Speakeasy,” Double Knot is a sushi and robatayaki bar right in Philly’s city center. At first glance, it’s simply a warm and welcoming coffee shop. But dinersRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Tuna Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Old City
296 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 dRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

$$$$·Japanese·
Art Museum
561 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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, Read more
94% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia

Kinme

$$$$·Sushi·
Center City
63 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
A local favorite on Locust Street in Philly’s center, Kinme aims to provide a modern fusion of Japanese cuisine. An intimate BYOB joint, Kinme is great for couples and small groupsRead more
100% recommended

Bleu Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
310 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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 PhiladRead more
100% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia

Tomo Sushi & Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Old City
139 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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 modeRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Kotosushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Washington Square
66 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Great for Lunch
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 qRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Philadelphia

Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,052 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
From the ultra-modern website to the futuristic décor, Pod in University City is bringing Asian dining right up to date and then some. Diners can enjoy color-changing booths or sitRead more
88% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Azie on Main

$$$$·Asian·
Villanova
1,234 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
An award winner for Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant, Azie on Main promises “blazingly contemporary” Japanese cuisine. According to our expert diners’ reviews, it certainly deliversRead more
98% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Seiko Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Northern Liberties
36 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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 availablRead more
96% recommended

Osaka - Chestnut Hill

$$$$·Japanese·
Chestnut Hill
480 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Exquisite presentation and unique dishes make Osaka a local favorite that needs to go on everyone's “must visit” list immediately. There’s a lunch menu including a sushi bar and trRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Aki Nom Nom Sushi & Ramen

$$$$·Sushi·
Center City
65 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Aki Nom Nom serves authentic Hakata style Tonkotsu ramen, a dish made special with a stock that takes over 24 hours to perfect. The good news is they have plenty of menu options foRead more
90% recommended
Good for Groups in Philadelphia

Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

$$$$·Japanese·
Chinatown
453 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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 meRead more
88% recommended
Late Night Find in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

B2 Bluefin

$$$$·Japanese·
Bala Cynwyd
231 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
After the success of the original Bluefin in East Norriton, chef Yong Kim has expanded with his second restaurant in the Western suburb of Bala Cynwyd. B2 is roomy and elegant in bRead more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Western Suburbs

coZara

$$$$·Japanese·
University City
235 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
CoZara is an authentic Japanese restaurant on Chestnut Street, just down the road from Drexel University, where parking is available. Look out for the amazing décor including real Read more
90% recommended
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Izumi - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Japanese·
East Passyunk Avenue
241 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Named as one of Philadelphia’s essential restaurants by Eater Philly, Izumi is an elegant and appealing sushi destination in the trendy East Passyunk Avenue. Even among the hundredRead more
90% recommended
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