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About Permanently Closed - Makiman Sushi - Center City

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Makiman Sushi is located in the heart of the Theater District also known as "Avenue of the Arts" at 1326 Spruce Street, just a few steps from Broad and Spruce. Come and enjoy our great selection of sushi rolls from the most common to our famous creative rolls. We also offer a full line of Japanese and Korean Entrees or Appetizers. We have a great ambiance for couples dining or for private parties. We offer indoors or outdoor seating. At Makiman we are here to guarantee customer satisfaction. Established in 1999, we originated in Northeast Philadelphia and by popular demand we have expanded to Center City Philadelphia. With our fresh fish and outstanding presentation, we are confident in obtaining customer fulfillment. Please join us for a relaxing atmosphere, great food and outstanding customer service. Takeout and delivery are also available. BYOB

1326 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Korean, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Juniper

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 546-0180

Website:
http://makimanonline.com/

Parking Details:
There is public street parking as well as parking lots in the area. Park America @ Double Tree

237 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Five Star Parking

1314 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

Laz Parking

1327 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

‎Kinney System

219 South Broad st, Philadelphia, PA

Executive Chef:
Peter Hong

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Makiman Sushi - Center City - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (176)
Neighborhood Gem (158)
Fit for Foodies (122)
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Great for Lunch (103)
Special Occasion (41)
Kid-friendly (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Romantic (35)
Hot Spot (27)
Late-night Find (16)
Casual (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Seasonal (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Made the reservation but when I called the restaurant to confirm, there was no answer. Went to the restaurant and it was closed down.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

It was closed. I was still able to make a reservation on Open Table, received an email confirmation of the reservation and when we arrived it was "temporarily closed" according to a piece of paper tapped on the door. Left us scrambling for another place to eat before our show.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2016

They are closed.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We arrived at the restaurant to find that it was dark and closed, with a note on the door. It has been closed ever since. Can't rate the meal, since we couldn't eat there and had to scramble to find a place for dinner. Very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Restaurant was closed despite us making a reservation. Surprised no one called us.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2016

One of my favorite sushi places to go in Philly! Food is always delicious and presentation is amazing. Love that it is BYO and reasonably priced...especially the speciality rolls they're huge!

I've eaten her many times and the one thing that bothers me is that our server never seems to wait until we are finished our appetizer before bringing out our entrees...makes me feel rushed!

Overall pleasant experience with amazing food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Quick service, efficiently executed. Delicious sushi.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Makiman was very accommodating for our large group's birthday dinner, and gave us complimentary fried ice cream with a candle on top to end the meal. We had the Party Boat 3, and it was definitely more than worth the price, and absolutely delicious, as well. The fish was fresh, and the rice cooked perfectly. They asked us if we wanted spicy mayo and other sushi sauces, and were very attentive to our needs. One of our friends is vegetarian, and she had the vegetable bi bim bap stone pot, which was very filling and she said was delicious. Oh, and don't forget to bring a bottle of wine - this place is BYO as well!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 31, 2016

What a disappointment! The server had to come back to our table twice to tell us that the things we ordered were actually not available, and the food that they were able to serve was not very good. Otherwise, it's just not a very nice restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Came on an early Saturday night dinner with my family, 7 people total and we were seated promptly - it was quiet so we got great service. Got all our orders correct and the food tasted great. Will return again in the future!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Dined on a Saturday evening as reservations elsewhere in the vicinity were tough to get and we had a concert at the Kimmel at 8:00. My guest and I were, however, very pleased and satisfied with our experience at Makiman and now will consider it a "go to" when in the area and desire Japanese in a casual and convenient setting. No complaints. Sushi was very good and nicely prepared. Will return to this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Food was terrible. Fish did not taste fresh. Certain fish are only on the menu during holidays. Left after one roll and went to another restaurant to finish dinner.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 30, 2016

We've been to Makiman several times. The sushi is the best anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Large and expansive menu, you should get more than just sushi here.
The sushi was pretty good but a little sloppy- for $16 dollar rolls I'd expect higher quality.
Waitress gave us a special sauce for one of the rolls which was nice and appreciated.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2016

The sushi was outstanding actually. Service was quick and efficient.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Price was great for good food. Staff was exceptionally nice and even gave us a free appetizer for some reason! Didn't rush us out at all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Tuna Bomb is awesome...sashimi was very fresh, McNabb roll was delicious...will Definitely be back and line up some tuna bombs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Consistently good and fresh sushi. Nice that it is byob which keeps it affordable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2016

I went for my birthday. I was looking for a sushi byob in center city. I had a total of 13 people in my party. It was really nice. The sushi was good. The server was really nice. Most of my party arrived late but the server was still accommodating friendly and gave us great friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 7, 2016

I've eaten here several times, and each time the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2015

The Sashimi and Sushi here is very fresh and flavorful. It was reasonably priced. Get the Tuna Nachos, it was very delicious. I recommend getting the Super Boat if you have a large party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2015

My wife & I ate at Makiman before seeing a show. It was our second time there. The food is excellent, and the waiter was extremely helpful with recommendations and explanations. It is now our go-to place for sushi in Center City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2015

The service was good. We told the waiter we were going to the theater, and he helped us get out on time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2015

We stop here after the opera and we are not disappointed. The opera was great but the after opera at makiman with our dear is the highlight of our day. The food is so well prepared. We all has shrimp and the chef was gracious and made a great appetizer for us to share. The service is excellent. Being a byob is a very good feature. We love going to makiman ! Try it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Great spot on 13th and Spruce. Service was great and it wasn't too crowded. Went on a Saturday night and they offer a BYOB option. Favorite roll was the Valentine Roll and their tuna/avocado roll is simple yet surprisingly packed with flavor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2015

We like to try new Sushi places to find hidden gems... this is not one of them.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Good sushi, off the main drag. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2015

Restaurant has a BYOB option. Sushi menu is extensive although a bit pricey. Everything was good although not overwhelming. Relaxed atmosphere and pretty casual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2015

I love the Hai Duk Bop, ramen, and sushi. I usually go here pre-theater and they get you out fast. Good desserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2015

Had a very nice lunch here, the portions were plentiful for a very reasonable price, and the sushi was top notch! I would go back any time. Friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere made my lunch with friends a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2015

Had a large group of friends dine here for dinner on Saturday evening before going to a play. Sushi was great, everything very tasty, and there was a great selection on the menu for those who prefer their meats cooked. Our table for 10 was very roomy, and while two of the dinners were delayed a bit in coming out, the rest of us were very satisfied. The BYOB part also helps keep prices down.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Lots of unique and delicious rolls! Had a nice, quick date here before seeing the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2015

They don't have a bar, but will open a bottle of wine if you bring it. But this is not specified in advance. They don't understand English all that well, so one of the dishes was wrong. The others were pretty good, but I wouldn't go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2015

This was the second time we ate at Makiman. We enjoyed it as much as the first time. The menu is quite extensive with many Sushi/Sashimi and rolls. Additionally there are two pages of specialty rolls. The atmosphere is quite nice, a little on dark side, but restful and in keeping, in my opinion, with a relaxing dinner. One of the big pluses for us is that it is only 1 1/2 blocks from the Academy. So makes for a very enjoyable and relaxing meal before theater.

Prices are very reasonable, given the center city location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My wife and I went to Makiman Sushi this past weekend. The sushi and sashimi was excellent, fresh and excellently prepared. Menu is quite extensive with many creative items. Enjoy, just a half block off Broad St.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Makiman never lets me down. The sushi is always fresh and is reasonably priced. It is great for groups and an awesome BYOB.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2015

This restaurant was a great find for us mainly because we were out of town, it was within spitting distance of the theatre we were going to, and it offered no-oil, vegan choices for our diet. But a reservation certainly was not needed. On a winter Tuesday night, from 5:30-7:00 PM, we were the only customers there. The server was very kind in answering our questions and making suggestions, and the edamame and maki rolls we got tasted as good as they normally come. They were served beautifully on what looked like a banana leaf stretched across the plate. I would return, mainly because of its location and that my diet is limited. The waiter said it gets busier after 7:00 PM, but we saw no indication of that when we left at 7:10.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2014

Great BYO - service isn't "fast" but the sushi is good and not too expensive!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2014

Very reasonable - very good BYOB. Everyone enjoyed their choices. Tempura was not the best I've had, but the Mushi dessert was the best!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Not a real fancy place but you get a good meal, the service was prompt and the price fir center city is very resonable

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