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Where to Eat Sushi in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide

Philadelphia may not have a sushi scene as large as New York City or Los Angeles. But what we do have is a high concentration […]


Jesse Ito on Addiction, Takeout, and the Thing He Can’t Stand at His Omakase

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. Jesse Ito […]


Philly’s Newest Sushi Omakase Opened this Week

It has been a long time coming, but sushi chef Kevin Yanaga’s piggyback concept — Omakase by Yanaga, which operates out of a new space […]


Izakaya by Yanaga Is the Rare New Restaurant That Feels Like an Old Favorite

Is it strange to say that the most notable thought I had when walking away from dinner at Kevin Yanaga’s brand-new Izakaya in Fishtown was […]


Nunu Is Now Doing Sushi Because That’s All You People Want

When Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh opened Nunu last year, we all expected them to apply their winning technique of Americanizing and Jewish-ing Asian foods […]

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Sushi Hatsu, From a Morimoto Alum, Is Now Open in Ambler

A new BYO serving sushi, seafood, and Japanese-inflected small plates is now open in Ambler. Sushi Hatsu, a partnership between chef Harrison Kim and restaurant builder […]


Look Inside Hiroki, Fishtown’s Long-Anticipated, Omakase-Only Japanese Restaurant

A long-awaited modern Japanese restaurant from one of Philly’s top sushi masters is about to open in Fishtown. Hiroki, a partnership between Method Co., the folks behind Wm. […]

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Meet the Chef Who Owns Philly’s New Cult-Favorite Sushi Spot

Philly’s seen a wave of high-end sushi spots and omakase specialists announced and opened in recent months. But none have captured our attention like Da-Wa, […]

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An Omakase Boom Is About to Hit Philly

Philly has a handful of great omakases, Japanese restaurants like Royal Izakaya and Double Knot that specialize in elaborate, sushi-centric tasting menus, often with courses […]


The KOP Wegmans Is Creating a Pop-Up Japanese Fish Market

Japan’s Tsujiki Fish Market — the biggest in the world — is famous for its top-quality seafood and frenetic energy. And Wegmans is bringing that […]


Eat This Now: Royal Sushi and Izakaya’s “Industry” Chirashi

You know what’s cool about Royal Sushi and Izakaya? Like we told you last week, pretty much everything, from the shumai to the sushi to the […]


A Whole Lot More Of The Same Old Thing: Aqimero Reviewed

Look, I’m not pissed off about my meals at Aqimero. To be pissed—for my experiences to rise to the level of actually making me angry […]


Free Sushi at Ai Ramen

If you’re someone, like me, who will do just about anything for sushi, Ai Ramen is helping you out this week. For the next two […]


Update: Royal Sushi and Izakaya Opening This Summer (Allegedly)

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 […]


What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Breakfast, 9:30 a.m. // Like Garfield and 10,000 novelty t-shirts, I don’t do mornings. Particularly not ones that haven’t snuck up on me accidentally—the sun […]