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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Zama, Morimoto, Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Rittenhouse Square, Center City
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,828 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Morimoto

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
5,857 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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, ...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
347 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals

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 friend...

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Fit for Foodies in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Yokohama Sushi and Hibachi

$$$$·Japanese·
Maple Shade
656 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • 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 restaurant is run by...

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Kid Friendly in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Tuna Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Old City
555 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 Box...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

$$$$·Japanese·
Art Museum
655 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, G...

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Good for Groups in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Kinme

$$$$·Sushi·
Center City
123 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

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 groups of friends looking ...

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Bleu Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
474 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic

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...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Tomo Sushi & Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Old City
390 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 BYO...

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Best Value in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Kotosushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Washington Square
79 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date

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. ...

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Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,052 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

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 sit at the vibrant sush...

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Seiko Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Northern Liberties
47 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 available to book for up to ...

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Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

$$$$·Japanese·
Chinatown
523 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food

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...

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Late Night Find in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs