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Jan 23, 2009 07:36 AM

Any good sushi places around Ambler, PA?

The only sushi place I know of around Ambler is the one in the Genuardi's shopping center in Springhouse. Are there any others in the area?

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  1. there are many excellent sushi places in the area - do a search on sushi and Ambler or montgomery county and you'll find all the posts. :) my personal favorite is East Cuisine at the intersection of butler and skippack.

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    1. re: jujuthomas

      Thanks. We just went to East Cuisine for lunch. It was very good and a better value than the place in Springhouse. The pieces of tuna sashimi were huge for lunch!

      1. re: jujuthomas

        I used to love East Cuisine - would pick up take out on my way home all the time. This one time - went in - paid for my order but it was not ready so i waited for about 15 minutes. Order comes out and the lady rings me up AGAIN. i told her that I had already paid and left..

        I came back about a month later to pick up and same lady says - "oh - you did not pay last time". I told her I had but she kept insisting. And, we are not talking about a large discrepency - the order was for one (about $12-$15). Hindsight always being 20/20, I should have just left right then and there. But, I picked up my order, PAID, and left.

        And vowed - never to frequent the establishment again. It was, by far, my strangest experience in a restaurant!

        1. re: Betharu

          that is a very strange experience! Hadn't she given you a receipt?

          1. re: jujuthomas

            No she didn't - if I remember correctly I paid cash - in fact I know I know I did because I remember showing her the change back that she had given me that was in my pocket.

            I guess I didn't get the receipt because I was annoyed that I had to wait - they had told me it was going to be ready when I got there!

      2. Blue Fin in plymouth meeting area (15-20 minutes from ambler) is great! It is past PM Mall on Germantown pike going west in a little strip center. It may be considered E. Norriton there.

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        1. re: ChefRich

          Actually Plymouth Meeting - I live in the neighborhood behind it! A great selling point when I was buying the house - 10 minute walk to Bluefin!

          1. re: Betharu

            I would recommend Sushikazu in Blue Bell. I hadn't been there in years and I was pleasantly surprised when I had it a couple of weeks ago.

            I know I'm in the minority, but I'm not a fan of Bluefin.

            1. re: mitchh

              I'm with you mitchh, not that i think bluefin is bad, it just didn't do that much for me. we've been once and would go back but it's not our first choice. mmmm. now i'm craving sushi. wonder if I can get some in OC this weekend. :)

              1. re: jujuthomas


                I agree that Bluefin isn't "bad", but, to quote Public Enemy "I don't believe the hype". I went a couple of times and found the service to be very slow and the food was good, but overpriced.

                I'm actually going downtown tonight for sushi and a movie. Intially was going to my old standby of Misso, but it's too far a walk from the Bourse, so it's Haru instead.

        2. Personally not a huge sushi fan, but my best friend lives and breates for it. Blue Fin is his #2 place, but he swears by Kabuki in KoP

          1. Fuji Restaurant is our favorite in the area. It's in Montgomeryville at Rte 309 and Rte 63 (in the Whole Foods shopping center).

            FWIW, Bluefin isn't worth the hype, and Miraku (in the Genuardi's shopping center) is not as good as Fuji.

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              1. re: tourmama

                We didn't have a great experience the last time we were at Fuji. It wasn't the food, either. It was the temperature of the restaurant.

                We went in and stood by the hostess station, waiting for a table. I said to BF that it was freezing in here. I excused myself and headed to the restroom. On the way back, I happened to glance over at the thermostat, which registered at 67 degrees. We got to our table, BF took his coat off and I left mine on. We then noticed the majority of the customers were still wearing their coats. After ordering, we flagged the hostess and asked if they could turn up the heat. She said, absolutely....after our appetizer and BF excused himself to use the restroom and came back to report the temperature was now down to 66 degrees. He put his coat on. Then that was it.....the hostess came back over and BF told her we had to leave that it was just too cold. She swore up and down that she turned the heat up and actually escorted him over to the thermostat to show him the "new" temperature of 65!!!!! Anyway, we didn't make much of a stink, but enough where the table next to us, said they didn't blame us for they sat there shivering waiting for their bill. We told them we would come back again, just when the weather is warmer in the Spring.

                1. re: Hellolaura

                  The food at Fuji was fantastic. My wife and I stopped in for dinner last Monday to take advantage of their 1/2 price rolls promotion, and everything was delicious. If there was one thing I could complain about, it was that the service was a bit slow, but I'm sure the sushi chefs were working as fast as they could to placate all of the hungry diners which were waiting for their food.

                  1. re: wubar

                    I had dinner at Fuji Monday night as well. They were slower than usual, but we enjoyed our dinner very much. Love that 1/2 price sushi deal! :)

              2. My favorite place now is Umai in Lansdale. Great little place near the Pennbrook R5 station. Sushi is excellent and the waitstaff is very nice. If you get takeout, they even give you a free appetizer "from the chef", which is always fish tempura.