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Oct 13, 2011 05:42 PM

Sushi around Wayne?

Any good sushi places in the vicinity of Wayne/Malvern (Bluefin in Plymouth Meeting is too far)?

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  1. Margaret Kuo's in Wayne has a full Japanese section upstairs. I don't eat sushi but they have a full sushi menu. I have friends that used to swear by Hana in Strafford, in the same shopping complex as the farmer's market. A much smaller enterprise.

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    1. re: waking1

      I'll second both places for cuisine and add a star to Margaret's for ambiance. She put a lot into the design of the upstairs to retain authenticity and imported most of the room's furniture and fixtures from Japan.

      1. re: Chefpaulo

        Any experience with bad service at Margaret Kuo's (Wayne)? There's a bunch of reviews on Yelp noting slow service, and more concerning, rude/incompetent service (particularly upstairs).

        1. re: ftarazu

          I'm not one of the Yelp reviews and both our experiences at M. Kuo's in Wayne had such slow service that we gave up going there. Once was lunch and once dinner. Having said that, I haven't been there in 4 or 5 years so maybe they figured something out in the meantime? We DO, however, go to M Kuo's in Frazer but we go there for the duck, not the sushi.

          We are Hana fans but haven't been there in about a year. No bad experience there, and in fact has always been good. However, one of our family members strongly prefers Kooma in West Chester and for us, it's only about 10 minutes longer to go there. But I think Hana is still a good choice.

          1. re: cook262

            Hana in Wayne will be closing at the end of this month.

            There's been no other mention of Hana on the Philly CH board, but several mentions on the Pennsylvania board, so I'm updating their status here.

            Link to the Pennsylvania CH thread about Hana:

    2. I've only been to the Media location, and that was years ago, but there's Azie on Main in the old Maia space in Villanova. The rolls I had at their Media location were pretty good. The same restaurant group also runs Teikoku in Newtown Square, where I've also had good sushi (though again, that was probably 6 years ago).

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      1. re: Buckethead

        Found sushi there quite uninteresting. l am a nigiri type of guy, no rolls, and the selection was meager and the rice gummy. Found Sushiland in Bryn Mawr much better, and is BYOB. Just take Conestoga Road from beginning to end and you are there.

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          +1 for sushiland.

          has anyone tried the other sushi place around the corner, next to the bryn mawr fire station? looks interesting.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Another +1 for Sushiland. Prompt service and fresh fish with the rice neither overcooked nor over/underseasoned.

          2. re: Buckethead

            I went to Azie last Saturday in Media for the annual Jazz at Night festival. They always have Bootsie Barnes, which is a treat. Went with another couple and shared both a sushi and sashimi plate. Both were excellent.

          3. Samurai in Rosemont is excellent for sushi.
            The place is small, clean as a whistle, and has a sushi counter area where you can watch what's going on.