128 S. 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka is one of the most revered chefs when it comes to Japanese food, and Philadelphia is lucky enough for have his restaurant call it home. Zama’s is located on the prestigious Rittenhouse Row in Center City. There are over 30 a la carte sashimi choices and a wide choice of maki rolls. The japanese beer, sake and wine choices are abundant. Philadelphia Magazine named Zama one of the 50 best restaurants in Philly, and it was named one of the best sushi restaurants by Zagat.
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1218 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Yellowtail Japanese Cuisine offers the best in sushi and Japanese food. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is inviting. Yellowtail uses only the freshest of ingredients. Be sure to try the Yaki Udon or Yaki Soba, which is sauteed Japanese noodles with a choice of shrimp, chicken or both! All entrees are served with miso soup, garden salad and white rice.
3608 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Chattime is a popular Japanese noodle joint located in an unassuming strip center in University city. Nestled between a pizza parlor and a frozen yogurt place, some may not think one of the city’s best Japanese noodle restaurants would be found here. Well, Chattime Hand Drawn Noodle & Japanese Cuisine is, and they definitely deliver when it comes to delicious Japanese cuisine. Be sure to try the raw tuna, which is stuffed with lobster salad and the golden dream roll and seafood soup.
723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The fusion Japanese restaurant created by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is considered one of the best in the country. Many dishes are prepared tableside, which make for some interesting entertainment. Morimoto’s is loved by foodies from every corner of the world. Why not try the Omakase chef’s choice multi-course tasting menu? Enjoy the best that Morimoto has to offer. Omakase is available Sunday through Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
4040 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Enjoy the best Japanese noodles at the Ramen Bar in University City. Some of the most delicious entrees on the menu include the Miso Ramen $10 Spicy Miso Ramen and $11 Ourtonkotsu broth infused with miso flavored wavy noodle soup with marinated chashu pork, redpickled ginger, menma, naruto, butter, sesame, corn and scallions. Ramen Bar also offers a wide assortment of sashimi, sushi and maki rolls. There is also a wide assortment of Japanese beers to choose from.
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