50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: 2013 » zama_philadelphia_best_restaurants
The quality of the fish is on par with the best sushi restaurants in town, but chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka’s inventive roll combinations (branzino with hot sesame oil; tuna with sesame and edamame hummus) are unmatched in Philly. Don’t Miss: The snow crab California maki. You won’t look at this sushi staple the same way ever again.
Save Room for: Something from the equally talented kitchen, like the crisp-skinned miso black cod appetizer served with pickled vegetables and endive leaves. A tasty play on a traditional lettuce wrap.
Pro Tip: Service is slow and can sometimes be forgetful, so sit at the sushi bar for an expedited meal.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Zama, 128 South 19th Street, 215-568-1027.