Japanese cuisine is not hard to find in Philadelphia. There are plenty of Japanese restaurants in the city that serve not only sushi favorites but authentic Japanese entrees as well. Everything from tiny no-frills joints to out-of-this-world decor with a changing light show all throughout the evening, Philly has it and can’t wait for everyone to try some of the best Japanese in the city.
Zama
128 S. 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-1027
www.zamaphilly.com

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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Yellowtail
1218 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 875-9555
www.phillyyellowtail.com

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.

Chattime Hand Drawn Noodle & Japanese Cuisine
3608 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-5555
www.facebook.com/Chattime

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.

Morimoto
723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-9070
www.morimotorestaurant.com

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.

Ramen Bar
4040 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-9999
www.ramenbarphilly.com

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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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 http://firstsendmedia.com/
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