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Jun 21, 2007 12:38 PM

Swanky Bubbles

I'll be in Philly in a couple weeks and would like to try this place.

Has anyone been recently? I did not find many recent post, and I'm wondering if it's worth checking out.


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  1. I'm sure many will mock me about this, but I enjoy it there. I think their sushi is very good and I like their cocktails. My favorite dish is their BBQ shrimp with fried rice.

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    1. re: lawgirl3278

      I won't mock- I'm also a big fan of Swanky Bubbles! I like that their menu is very out of the box. Items are separated by portion size rather than appetizer/entree/dessert. I haven't really had anything that I haven't liked. Favorites are the edamame gnocci and the tempura chicken salad.

      1. re: lawgirl3278

        The food may be good at Swanky, but it needs to be said - it is known more for it's nightclub late night atmosphere.

      2. When I visited, I thought the sushi was okay, and fairly inexpensive. The service was a bit stern, which seemed at odds with their nightclub-like atmosphere.

        I haven't been back, because I prefer the sushi at nearby Zento (although it's BYO).

        1. Thanks for the feedback, and I might give Zento a try too.

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          1. re: Infomaniac

            I'd skip Zento and go to Uzu. 104 Market. I won't write any disparaging comments about bubbles, but if you like sushi, go elsewhere.

          2. A couple of months ago my wife and I stopped at Swanky Bubbles after sampling the bar menu at Tangerine. We sat at the bar, had a glass of champagne and shared the chocolate fondue. We enjoyed it very much. I think I characterized the evening once before on another board as "not the usual Chowhound recommendation, but we had fun." Glad to see others like Swanky Bubbles, too.