Best Japanese Restaurant

Nom Nom Ramen

In a year when Japanese was more noodles than sushi, the fatty pork broth and black-garlic sauce kept us warm all winter.

20 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-988-0898 | Website

2013 WINNER, Japanese Restaurant in the Suburbs


50 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA

The Last Samurai roll may be the final answer to any question about the validity of Japanese-American sushi fusion. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Japanese Restaurant


723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s pricey, preening, and seldom home to its eponymous chef-and still Philly’s most complete Japanese restaurant, from the ramen to the mountain peach crowning the hamachi tartare. Read more »