Where We’re Eating: Yanako in Manayunk


If you still think Manayunk is a culinary wasteland, you’re wrong. Oh, there’s plenty of bad. But there’s also Clark Gilbert’s fine Italian destination Gemelli (which recently became Bisou), and Nongyao “Moon” Kraputhong’s always-reliable Chabaa Thai. And now Kraputhong has added Yanako, an elegant, tranquil Japanese BYO to the equation. The cooked food is fine, but the offerings from the sushi bar are truly excellent. The rolls tend to be complex, which is just the way we like them. And if the live uni and top-shelf o-toro tuna belly are available, you’d be a fool not to order them.

4255 Main Street, Manayunk