Kinme

4.8
43 reviews
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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Place was great. Sashimi was fresh. Not the most amazing but very good. Very good service. It was calm and quiet.

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SO
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and delicious food! We were well taken care of by the staff and the value is spectacular. Adding Kinme to our regular rotation.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh ingredients, good service and consistent. BYOB

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Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite sushi restaurant. The reason is the prepared and cooked options. My favorites include the crispy Brussel sprouts (with a terrific soy based sauce), the shishito peppers (best in Philadelphia and again because they are accompanied by a great sauce), spicy tuna on crispy rice (why haven't I found this anywhere else?), creamy rock shrimp (a tiny bit spicy, but again -best in Philadelphia) and the best and most creative desert - chocolate won tons. Their sauces make Kinme stand out, but the desert forces me back each week because my wife loves chocolate. The wontons are small, bite sized and are filled with a high quality dark chocolate. It's always a spectacular end to a great meal. I do have a few pieces of nigiri sushi at each meal and it is always very good. But I can usually find that anywhere. I will note they serve the high quality ginger found in better establishments (pure ivory in color). But the truly unique dishes are from the kitchen.
As an aside, I have had the Pho and enjoyed it, but my go-to every-week dishes are listed above.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Anniversary

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LA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Sushi was aweful! We ordered Brussel Sprouts, Pork Buns, Summer Rolls, Mushroom Gyoza, to start. For sushi we started with Yellowtail & scallion

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best shrimp tempura roll ever! Loved all of the unique rolls and super fresh fish!

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LB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with great presentation! We had show tickets and they were great serving us quickly and he was awesome !

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VB
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit was just as delightful as our first last month. The food is fresh and creative! This time we tried the crispy duck tacos and the salmon sundae, both very flavorful. As at our previous visit to Kinme, we had to order the Annie roll and the School of Rock roll, they were so memorable. Unusual and unexpected combinations, perfect bites that satisfy. Can't wait to return!

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Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kinme was a great find! Deciding to celebrate Lisa’s birthday was fun and the variety of sushi options wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit!

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DP
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and great service. A neighborhood gem!!

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VB
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rolls are creative and unique, with unexpected ingredients that really worked well together! The ingredients were all very fresh and flavorful. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, romantic spot with friendly staff and crazy good & fresh food.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful sushi! Small and cute byob. My friend and I went to celebrate her birthday and pig out on their special rolls. We got one of almost every roll on their and LOVED them! It’s a very unique kind of sushi with flavors you don’t expect to work together. We will definitely return!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought the roles a

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time! We were seated right away at our reservation time, and the server was attentive and kind. The food was excellent. We had the ramen bowl, 2 specialty rolls, the nigiri omakase, and two appetizers, all of which was incredible. The only down side was that our table was close to the door, and I got a little chilly every time it was open. It’s a small, cozy, place with a good vibe.

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LD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and miso soup, loved the sweet potato roll especially. Intimate setting. BYOB - they had a chiller for our bottle of white which was a lovely touch

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B
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visit was all that we had expected. Excellent food, great and friendly service, convenient location, and, best of all, reasonably priced.

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R
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good sushi. Reasonable price. BYOB. Really enjoyed the miso soup, not too salty. It's a small place, feels a bit crammed.

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S
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, nice atmosphere at this Washington Square West restaurant. Enjoyed the Sushi rolls and the mushroom appetizer.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The custom rolls were *Amazing*

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi was fresh and delicious. Definitely try the Mamma Mia and the School of Rock. All of the small plates we had did not disappoint either. For dessert, get the chocolate wontons with ginger ice cream instead of the green tea!

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Most fish was very good, but the salmon was poorly cut, with some of the membrane from under the skin left on on every single piece. Also, the menus were tattered—completely out of step with the pretty nice ambiance. Either print them every day or laminate then.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BYOB and delicious sushi!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadnt gone out for months and my sister finally dragged me to Kinme!! I was not disappointed in the slightest!!

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LD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The crispy rice was fantastic. Would recommend school of rock roll.

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Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality good at a great value. The Rock Shrimp is to die for!

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AL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff is friendly and welcoming. The food was average.

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R
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my first trip to Kinme. Asian fusion restaurants can go off the rails pretty quickly, but Kinme does a great job delivering everything from traditional nigiri to more fusion-y dishes like the crispy tuna rice. My friends and I ordered a lot of food and it was all very good. Everything was smartly priced and since it is a BYO, the value here is great. Highly recommend checking this place out...

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Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in Philadelphia for a conference and had one night to ourselves. We chose to dine at Kinme as it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. It was a wonderful find. The service was friendly and efficient. The sushi was fresh, creative and delicious. We started with the crispy tuna rice and brussel sprouts appetizers, both excellent. We split a sashimi sampler and the Incredible Hulk roll, they were fresh and wonderfully presented. Kinme is a lovely quaint restaurant that is reasonably priced. We brought our own bottle of wine as it is BYOB.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great spot. Food is VERY good, service is excellent and atmosphere is comfortable for conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday dinner and had a lovely night!

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RW
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Excellent waitstaff. Congenial atmosphere. Preparation of everything was superb. Very fairly priced.

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Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Even if you are not a sushi fan, many other vegetarian and Asian options to choose from! The vegetarian spring rolls are delectable!

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MK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Amazing food, great quality.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good sushi and some creative hot dishes makes this a find. Very nice people.

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