August 14 2023 – Steve Klein
Sushi in Philly? Yes. Because it's time that we started paying attention to something we've been doing really well for years.
No, you’re right. Sushi isn’t really a thing we’re known for here in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia may not have a sushi scene as large as New York City or Los Angeles. But what we do have is a high concentration of exceptional sushi restaurants run by expert chefs who roll their nuanced influences and experiences into every maki. From $200-per-person omakase experiences to weeknight takeout maki perfect for eating in front of the latest episode of The Bear, we’ve got sushi for every situation.
Sushi Restaurants You Must Try First
Kaiseki, Spring Garden
What began in 2020 as a takeout-only sushi spot is now a hybrid consisting of just four seats the sushi bar in the lobby of 990 Spring Garden, plus a robust takeout and deliver operation. Chef Andy Bernard offers an appealing value proposition, by serving super-fresh, attentively sourced fish in a low-overhead environment that allows him to keep his prices relatively affordable.