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Oct 25, 2011 03:58 AM

Help with a good sushi spot

within walking distance to the Academy of Music. Heading there to see the Ryan Adams show first week of December. The few times I've been to your fair city, it's a challenge, but I have been able to navigate around the city (with much study and maps) and have found marvelous food to be had.

For me, parking is the biggest hurdle in town. I'll be in mid day and if anyone has a suggestion as to on street parking and then hopping transit to the Academy later on, that would be a bonus.

But the food, yes the food. A vg sushi place is the target for that day in Philadelphia.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Most on street parking has either short term meters or short term allowance without meters. At 21st and the Parkway are 12 hour meters at @ $ 1/hr. Plan B might be to park next to Vetri in the lot for around $ 15, l believe. The Academy is a block away and on the same block is my sushi choice currently. Makiman sushi, 1326 Spruce St.

    1. I wouldn't recommend sushi to a visitor, nothing we have is really better than very good, but within walking distance of the Academy, Makiman on Spruce between Broad and Juniper is good.

      As for transit, the mods won't let us discuss much, but since it looks like you are coming from North Jersey, the easiest thing to do is to take SEPTA's Trenton Line train from Trenton Transportation Center (same one NJ Transit uses), takes you right into Center City without a hassle. If you want to drive to the city and street park for free, you can usually find free street parking (watch out for permit-only zones though) around the Ellsworth-Federal and Tasker-Morris stations on the Broad Street Line subway in South Philly, which serves Center City and the Academy, about a 5 min ride. There are some good eats down that way too.

      1. Zama would probably be a good fit for what you're looking for. It's on 19th, so it's only a 5 block walk from Broad St. Nothing earth-shattering, but it is certainly very good sushi.

        1. Shiroi Hana on 15th is quite good, and the atmosphere is nice. It doesn't blow your mind, but the sushi is always fresh and tasty.

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          1. re: jba1216

            I'm a big Shiroi Hana fan. Not the best in the city, but always good and the service is great.