• Neighborhood:
  • 1601 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-271-1222
  • Website
  • Cuisine:
  • Alcohol: BYOB
  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Latest About Izumi

Sushi By The Singing Fountain


Craig LaBan discovers not all of East Passyunk is Italian and that Izumi provides a great new sushi destination for the neighborhood.

The sushi kitchen is clearly Izumi’s strength, with a focus on standards presented with attention to detail, quality, and value rather than anything especially innovative. And sushi chef Agus Lukito, an Indonesian-born chef trained at Teikoku and most recently at Mikado, does an excellent job.

His fish is superbly fresh, cut with precision, and wrapped around good rice – toothsomely firm and nicely seasoned with kombu-flavored vinegar. This is on full display in the platters, which, at 32 pieces for $50 (and half as many for $25), is a solid quality-value. It featured some less common additions – the sea-savory tang of horse mackerel, the tender snap of rouge-tipped surf clam, sweet white albacore, and a nearly translucent, delicate fluke – to the usual tuna-salmon-yellowtail mainstays.

Izumi [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Izumi [Official Site]

How Many Bells For Izumi?

This Sunday Craig LaBan will be visiting the stylish Izumi on East Passyunk. Will the LaBaninator be kind to the Japanese interloper or tell the BYOB to hit the road?

How Many Bells for Izumi?

  • Two Bells (60%, 42 Votes)
  • One Bell (26%, 18 Votes)
  • Three Bells (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Four Bells (7%, 5 Votes)
  • 0 Bells (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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Izumi Diversifies E Passyunk


East Passyunk gets a spot that is neither red gravy Italian nor Mexican and that’s reason enough to celebrate. That David Snyder finds Izumi delivers high quality fresh sushi is yet another.

The Fountainhead [City Paper]
Izumi [Official Site]