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Sushi BYO?

jessicheese Oct 14, 2008 06:27 AM

I'm looking for a restaurant for a group of 6 women to go for sushi for a birthday celebration. I'd like to also find one that's BYO, if possible. Anything in Philadelphia or the burbs. Thanks!!

  1. AmblerGirl Oct 15, 2008 04:45 PM

    I really like Miraku in Springhouse, great sushi, nice atmosphere, its my favorite in the burbs.

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      SpdRcr069 Oct 14, 2008 07:19 PM

      Sagami in Collingswood NJ. Just over the Ben Franklin Bridge. You can swing by Moore Bros and pick up a bottle of saki (nice selection) and/ or bottled wine.

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      1. re: SpdRcr069
        Bigley9 Oct 14, 2008 07:28 PM

        yes! Moore Bros NJ has great sake (DE does not, fyi)

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        doxiemom Oct 14, 2008 02:38 PM

        MakiMan Sushi off of Oxford Ave in the Northeast is fun, has good food, and won't break the bank. http://www.eatsushi.com/makimansushi/

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          Bigley9 Oct 14, 2008 10:54 AM

          Who knew so many sushi places were BYO. Someone should email this thread to the PA Liquor Control Board, maybe they'd start carrying better Sake!

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            juice Oct 14, 2008 12:14 PM

            I hear you bigley. The PA Store on 2nd street actually has a decent selection. The best stuff in there is behind the counter called Hakutsuru draft sake. Traditional sake drinkers will probably not care for it. It's $5 for 300ml but very light and dry. I like Umai Umai in the Art Museum area. Uzu and Zento are good.

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              mitchh Oct 14, 2008 12:35 PM

              Every State store that I have been in carries Sake.

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                Bigley9 Oct 14, 2008 12:52 PM

                generally only one or two good ones though and then only if you are lucky

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              phillychowgrl Oct 14, 2008 10:29 AM

              We also enjoy Uzu on Market between Front and 2nd. They have outdoor seating, weather permitting.

              1. joluvscards Oct 14, 2008 10:15 AM

                Mikado in Cherry Hill. Great sushi, innovative rolls. They have one of those private screened rooms where you sit on the floor. Great fun. They even let you bring in outside cake for dessert if you want.

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                  bhforc Oct 14, 2008 09:23 AM

                  If the "burbs" are okay, try Bluefin in Plymouth meeting on Germantown pike. Not much to look at from the outside, but nice inside and great fish. it's BYO.

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                    rocknroll52 Oct 14, 2008 08:35 AM

                    Ginza on Montgomery Ave in Narberth has good sushi and is BYO

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                      Bigley9 Oct 14, 2008 07:19 AM

                      We enjoy Kisso at 4th and Race (BYO)

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                        Buckethead Oct 14, 2008 06:44 AM

                        There's a new place on the corner of Tasker and Passyunk, Izumi, that's BYO. Zento is BYO and excellent but the atmosphere isn't that great.

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                          mitchh Oct 14, 2008 06:33 AM

                          If you are going downtown I highly recommend Misso (1326 Spruce Street). There is a parking lot literally right next door and it is a BYO.

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