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Top Sushi In Philadelphia

Philadelphia has some of the best restaurants in the country, but the sushi restaurants are exceptional. The popular Japanese cuisine is sought out by many Philadelphians every day and finding the best in maki rolls, sashimi, tempura and other Japanese favorites is not too difficult since as there are many choices. Out of all that Philly has to offer, here are the top sushi restaurants in Philadelphia.

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Fat Salmon
719 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-8881

Fat Salmon is a unique experience due to its sleek style alone. The hip decor and dim lighting will set the mood for the evening. The menu runs the gamut with sushi, sashimi, and their signature delicious rolls -- a must have when you visit Fat Salmon. Be sure to try the seafood-free B.C.T., which is filled with bacon, cream cheese, cucumber, tomato, and avocado with a spicy sauce. Fat Salmon will soon be your go-to place for sushi.

1601 East Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-2068

With fresh fish flown in daily, it doesn't get better than Izumi. Chef Corey Baver earned his chops at the famous Morimoto, Buddakan, and Alma De Cuba restaurants in Center City Philadelphia. His creative sushi rolls are some of the best in town, but even the non-sushi dishes are rave worthy. Eater Philadelphia named Izumi one of the "38 essential restaurants in Philadelphia," and for good reason. Every menu item is delicious here.

723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-9070

The brainchild of both Stephen Starr and Iron Chef Morimoto, Morimoto is one of, if not the best, sushi restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love. The quality goes beyond expectations and the atmosphere is probably cooler than any place you've been in awhile. The famous sushi restaurant was named "Best Restaurants in America" by Gourmet magazine and "50 Hot Tables in America" by  Conde Nast Traveler. Along with the sushi bar, be sure to indulge in the restaurant's delicious raw bar -- you won't be disappointed.

Yakitori Boy
211 N. 11th St.
Philadelphia PA 19107
(215) 923-8088

Yakitori Boy serves traditional cuisine from Japan offered tapas style. This popular karaoke spot serves mouthwatering sushi and delicious skewers of meats and vegetables tenderly grilled. The knowledgeable staff will graciously help you navigate the many traditional dishes on the menu as well as share with you the latest specials for the evening. Enjoy the night in a modern yet friendly setting while being served some of the best sushi and Japanese cuisine you can find in Philadelphia.

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138 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-9998

If you are looking for good sushi in a historic and homey atmosphere, try a contemporary twist on Japanese cuisine at Zento. This sushi and sake bar was once a wholesale tea house that supplied most of the tea sold in Center City. Before that, it was home to Ben Franklin's mistress, who lived there her entire adult life. The interior still tells the story of times gone by with industrial age steel and bronze along with walnut in the paneling and bar. Sit comfortably in the leather banquettes while enjoying some of the best sushi in Philadelphia.

Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. She reports on various topics such as: Social Media, Local Events, Entertainment, Food and Drink and more. Her work can be found at

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