Best of Philly

Best Sushi Restaurant

2017 BEST Splurge Sushi

Royal Sushi and Izakaya

With anime playing on the walls and pop-top sake, the front room is fun. But the back, just through the curtains, is the best thing to happen to sushi in this city for a while, and where chef Jesse Ito puts together amazing omakase voyages for those willing to pay the $110 price.

780 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-909-9002 | Website

2017 BEST Takeout Sushi

Jason’s Toridasu

40 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

The owners of Jason’s say they’re like a grocery-store sushi counter except that they use fresh fish. That about sums up this quirky, tiny spot that’s so fast and polished, you’d think it was a chain. While it’s mostly takeout, we’ve seen some Main Line moms commandeer the few tables for girls’ nights out—prosecco in… Read more »

2012 BEST Sushi Restaurant


1617 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Sushi and sashimi started out as fast food-quick snacks to be gotten outside the walls of ancient Edo by businessmen on the run. Yoshi returns sushi to its rightful place by offering a shop inside Suburban Station where hungry commuters can pick up a fast tray of fresh, inexpensive maki to go. Oh, and did… Read more »

2012 BEST Sushi (City)

Fat Salmon

719 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Dozens of innovative maki will lure you in, but what will keep you coming back to this sleek modern venue are the hand rolls-simple, delicious, and so fresh that every single piece seems to melt in your mouth like a luscious dessert. Read more »

2012 BEST Sushi (Suburbs)


50 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA

A fine-dining BYO sushi bar and traditional Japanese restaurant (with some Korean dishes thrown in) isn’t exactly unheard-of in Philadelphia. But in the ‘burbs? You’d have better luck finding a unicorn. And a unicorn wouldn’t be nearly as delicious. Read more »

2011 BEST Sushi in the 'Burbs


50 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville, PA

A huge, well-appointed space and an almost completely hidden location in Collegeville are two of the things you need to know about this place. The third? That when in the ‘burbs (whether by choice or by misadventure), there’s nowhere better to go to scratch that sashimi (or teriyaki or udon or tempura) itch than Bonjung. Read more »

2011 BEST Sushi Restaurant


1210 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Love agedashi tofu and crisp, cold salmon but hate soggy paper boxes and fish with all the taste of damp Styrofoam? We have your fix and from a place that won’t Morimoto your wallet. From delicious, well-kept uni and toro to a simple spicy tuna roll, Aki delivers both literally and in taste. Read more »

2010 BEST Sushi

Ooka Montgomeryville

764 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA

Ooka has first-rate sushi at all three of its area locations, but it’s chef Shuji Hiyakawa who sharpened his knives with Morimoto before landing at sleek Ooka Montgomeryville who is elevating simple raw fish to something complex here. Read more »

2009 BEST New Sushi Restaurant


1601 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

that looks too stylish to be a South Philly BYOB. But our affection is more than skin-deep. Chef Corey Baver made his Japanese-food bones at Morimoto, and his creative sushi rolls and delicate miso soup show a confident and experienced hand. Read more »