Kinme

4.7
122 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Kinme is the creation from Chef Wei Huang and Jun Huang, long-time friends and now business partners, whose vision is to provide a modern fusion of Japanese cuisine. The name Kinme is derived from the snapper fish, Kinmedai. Like its unique taste and appearance, our menu is a testament to our Chefs’ commitment to create an intimate and memorable experience for our guests. It will be our genuine pleasure to serve you at Kinme.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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MaestraB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone at the restaurant was gracious and eager to help, and even made sure to advise us to look around as we were getting ready to leave. They knew we had to depart in time to catch a show, and diners had been known to leave cell phones, credit cards, etc., behind, since the lighting is muted. With the warning, we left in tact. The menu was diverse and very creative. Everything we tried was excellent all the way up to “Must order pr this again!” Fresh ingredients, creative presentations (try the Mary Poppins roll}, tasty fish, and a surprising range of textures—I’d go back in a minute, and if I lived in the city I’d be booking a reservation frequently. I recommend it to anyone who loves sushi, but do try other items on the menu as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and reasonable prices. Definitely will be going back again.

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vipCWEdiner
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food really wasn’t that great. I was so surprised because the reviews were amazing. The staff was fabulous though. Just wish the food matched their greatness.

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Nicole
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Kinme. They had a wide and creative variety of sushi and rolls. Each one that we had was better than the rest. The fish was very good quality and fresh. I look forward to visiting again and trying other varieties of sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Amazing sushi (and I am a sushi snob), and the service was outstanding!

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vipRatoncito22
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for another sushi byob but they were very busy and the place was loud. So we quickly decided to go to Kinme instead. Glad we did. The place was almost full, but the noise level was more bearable. Food was great. Good white miso soup. Sushi were good. Mochis were delicious. One of our servers, Brian, was hilarious. He was making so many tables laugh with his jokes. Overall, good time there.

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vipMMLL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, reasonable prices, attentive service. All around a true diamond in the rough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Omakase that doesn’t break the bank. Fantastic roll selection as well.

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vipLeena
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food and service was outstanding. Although the start was a bit slow with meeting our waiter and finally taking our order (~15 min from seating), they were attentive and responsive. We let them know we had to leave by a certain time and they communicated with and reassured us throughout. Only complaint was that the restaurant was sooo cold, I had to wear my winter coat inside. It's also BYOB, which is a plus!

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vipRiskyReviews
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! They noticed we brought sake and immediately without even being asked took the wine glasses and brought us a bottle cooler and sale glasses. Food was so good we ordered another after first 3. Gotta try to chocolate wonton!

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jonM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Arrived late due to traffic and the host was very polite and allowed to keep our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, great service, and a nice setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Valentine’s Day specials

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderfully fresh omakase. We look forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant small in size but grand in experience. Our server was very attentive and informative, but still had a good sense of pacing so we never felt overwhelmed or bombarded. Food was absolutely divine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian is an excellent waiter and the food is delicious

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MatthewV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Best Sushi I've had in a long time. Very premium. Portions aren't huge, so order a lot. We sat next to a very loud group and was a bit disappointed that issue was not managed better. I plan to return and hope the loud group does not. ALSO THIS IS A BYOB!

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vipMaryL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Kinme with two friends from college and was extremely impressed. Brian came to our table several times with food advice and some great jokes! Highly recommend!

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vipNDV209
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite lunch spot in Philadelphia. Great food, great service, good value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the food and the intimate environment! Very good just very crowded and felt like we were being forced to leave our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the service was top notch! food was very good and the sushi was really fresh! deducting half a star just because the yuzu salmon was over done in my opinion. the skin was perfectly crispy, i just wish the middle was a little more medium. i still devoured the whole thing, the bok choy and sauce combo was perfection.

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Peter
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at Kinme for restaurant week. It was great and everything seemed up to non-restaurant week level execution, no corners were cut. I would recommend and I look forward to trying the full menu sometime.

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food—from appetizer to dessert. Lovely little find. Small and a tad noisy but wait staff very attentive and mindful of our overall experience. We’ll be back!

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Diner120
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Kinme for restaurant week for a friend’s birthday and so happy we did! The food was delicious and great value/portions for a restaurant week menu.

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Deniz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always crave the sushi at Kinme. It is always fresh and delicious. The onigiri and the eel rolls are my
favorite. It is a very relaxed atomosphere. The service is great. I rarely try anything other than
sushi. My husband ordered the Tonkatsu ramen and it was superb. I could eat there every day.

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vipMauriceR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great sushi. It would be perfect if they served alcohol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality
Annie roll is my fave!!

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TimK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kinme is a relatively tiny but sleekly decorated space. The service was friendly and gracious. The crudo and nigiri were top rate, delicious and beautifully executed by a clearly skilled chef. Some may consider it expensive, but considering location, quality of ingredients and the expert skills of the chef, I feel that pricing is fair. Quality is very high. I am happy to have discovered this restaurant. As one guest said afterwards, “I think we have a new spot.”

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Exceeded expectations. We were hear for pretheater dinner. Food was exceptional and service was very good as well. School of Rock roll was amazing! Highly recommend it. Would definitely return.

JM
JanMan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place. The food during restaurant week was excellent. The place is also quiet so you can actually hear your dining partners. Nice ambiance. They have tables outside during the summer. We'll be back.

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute choice based on location and availability. The ambiance was great. Quiet and we didn’t have to strain to talk. Food was amazing and the service was attentive and very friendly without being overly intrusive. Definitely recommend this place.

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vipABCDE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was the best server! Had a great experience.

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Meghan
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kinme was wonderful. Great, attentive staff and the food quality is very, very good. The Shui Mai was outstanding and they offer a lot of sushi options that are not on most menus at other spots around the city. I plan on making it my new go-to for sushi.

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vipPattiM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If i could give the Service a 10 star in OpenTable i would.. the food was fresh and fantastic. I will definitely be going again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Phila

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is cozy and quiet. The signature rolls were delicious and interesting.

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LexiK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best Japanese meals I've had in a while
great food, amazing staff, fun friendly vibes
reminder it's BYOB which makes it fun as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and Consistent food and service

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viplove2dine
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi I have had in a very long time. Each roll had it’s own taste. Service was very good. Everyone seems to be having a good time. It’s a BYOB which is great

FAQs

Kinme does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Kinme also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 982-1722.

Kinme is rated 4.7 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.