Jesse Ito’s Tuna Guacamole
Despite our doubts, Royal Sushi and Izakaya may be proving us wrong. The perpetually delayed Japanese pub recently told us they would be opening in sometime in July. We had our doubts, after the 5 year on-again off-again game they played with us.
However, we just found out the Royal Sushi and Izakaya team will be hosting a pop-up within a pop-up. Maybe they aren’t messing around this time. The team will be at the PHS pop-up garden on South Street this Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, starting at 6 p.m.
As far as the menu goes? Jesse Ito said he will definitely be making his “tuna guac” with some fresh Bluefin tuna from Mexico. Philly.com also reported there will be two cocktails from Royal Izakaya, as well.
But don’t get too excited, Ito said this isn’t a test run for any menu items or a sneak peek at what might come in July. “I’m just doing it for fun and to keep my knife skills sharp” said Ito. “This is what I love doing.”
Royal Sushi and Izakaya [Foobooz]
Karaage chicken wings at Royal Izakaya
The long awaited and very, VERY (almost five years) delayed Royal Sushi and Izakaya may finally be opening soon.
Jesse Ito told us that they will be opening “sometime in July.”
Jesse and his father Masaharu “Matt” Ito will be heading up the kitchen at Royal Izakaya. Ito has been active on Instagram peppering our feeds with teases of menu items.
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Brewer’s Plate is one of our favorite events of the year. The fundraiser for Fair Food Philadelphia pairs local restaurants with local breweries in an event of food and drink sampling.
The list of restaurants for the March 10th event has just been released and as usual, features many of Philadelphia’s best but one name really stood out to us, Royal Sushi & Izakaya. The perpetually delayed Japanese pub project from the team behind the Khyber Pass, Cantinas and Royal Tavern will be one of the featured restaurants.
This will be the first public appearance of Royal Sushi & Izakaya. They’ll be paired with Brooklyn Brewery. Todd Dae Kulper will be on-hand.
The Brewer’s Plate Tickets [Ticket Leap]
Fair Food Philadelphia [Official Site]
Royal Sushi & Izakaya [Official Site]