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casper Aug 16, 2006 05:32 PM

I am new to Philadelphia and I am craving good Japanese food. Where are the best places to go?

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  1. bluehensfan RE: casper Aug 16, 2006 05:35 PM

    Morimoto is very good but a bit pricey.

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      DanielleM RE: casper Aug 16, 2006 08:43 PM

      I would cross the bridge and go to Sagami in Collingswood, NJ if I was in center city. There are a few good suburban places, but I can't think of too many downtown.

      There is a place called "raw" which I've heard good things about, but have no personal experience with. Shroi Hana is another place I've heard mentioned -- again, I cannot vouch for the quality.

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        sylviag RE: casper Aug 16, 2006 09:02 PM

        We generally cross the Ben Franklin bridge and go to Mikado, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill - not very far. Very pleasant, lovely people, and the sushi is fresh and good. Their dragon roll beats anybody's.

        We used to go to Sagami - the food was always good - but it became a hassle, even with a reservation. I read that they were relocating, so I don't know if they are currently open.

        We have found Shiroi Hana, on 15th St. between Walnut and Locust, to be good. Their fried oyster appetizer was delicious. I have heard people recommend a place around 3rd St. in Society Hill, but I don't remember the name.

        There is a lovely restaurant called Taipan on Chestnut St. near 2nd. It is fusion, but they have sushi and seem knowledgable.

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          mrsry RE: casper Aug 17, 2006 07:03 PM

          Can anyone compare Shiroi Hana to Genji? Shiroi Hana is about a block from me, but we always go to Genji instead. My fiance has been to SH, but apparently he wasn't so impressed that he thought we should start going there instead of Genji.

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            Hojo RE: casper Aug 17, 2006 07:15 PM

            Try Kisso at 3rd or 4th and Arch I think if you want to stay in the city. Good stuff in a small atmopshere

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              rumdrinks RE: casper Aug 20, 2006 04:37 PM

              Raw on Sansom near 13th. go . go. go. go. it is excellent. search this board and also egullet for reviews.

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                devain RE: casper Aug 20, 2006 05:36 PM

                you better go soon ,the two chefs are quiting soon

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                  rumdrinks RE: devain Aug 21, 2006 02:54 PM

                  whatchoo talking bout willis?

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                  tglobal RE: casper Aug 22, 2006 07:14 PM

                  The cehf's at Raw are quitting?

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                    devain RE: casper Aug 23, 2006 07:13 AM

                    my friend used to be the sous chef there and one chef left and one is looking elsewhere.the one who left went to django.

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                      SaraNeal RE: casper Dec 26, 2006 07:43 PM

                      Also in New Jersey is Sengyo in Cherry Hill (on Route 70). Fuji Mountain is pretty good...on Chestnut around 22nd.

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                        Bashful3 RE: casper Dec 26, 2006 11:18 PM

                        Put Fuji, originally in Cinaminson, N. J., soon to be in Haddonfield, N. J. on your list for late January, early February, who knows? The best in my opinion. The moment I learn they are opening I will post. After I've been there the first time, before the crush starts, tee hee.

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                          jiana RE: casper Mar 23, 2007 04:08 PM

                          OhYoko!Sushi in Cherry Hill, NJ. is absolutely the best place to go for sushi and/or Japanese Fusion Food. I LOVE SUSHI and SASHIMI. The Chef and the hostess/waitress are the owners and they are fabulous. If not for the food, go for the amazing service. Most of the fish are flown in from Honolulu and the sushi and maki are presented as eye-candy. The entrees from the kitchen are excellent as well. I suggest the Crabcakes, BBQ Pork, and Katsu. I LOVE THIS PLACE. There's another place called Ichi in Mt.Laurel, NJ (?), and they are also great.

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