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Nov 2, 2011 06:35 AM

Miraku on Bethlehem Pike in Springhouse Closed?

Is it true? Is my favorite sushi restaurant in the area closed? Does anyone have any suggestions for another good, reasonably-priced sushi restaurant in the area? I like Ooka, but it's always so crowded and cramped. I liked Miraku because I could always get a table, the sushi was fresh and it was BYOB.

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  1. Although not big Sushi folks ourselves, we have several friends who are, who all say they love Blue Fin on Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting. Might be worth a try to see if you agree.

    1. Vic down the street from there is my go to sushi place in the area.

      BTW, it appears that Sushikazu in Blue Bell is now closed as well.

      1. Major bummer, Miraku played a big part in my developing a love for sushi. Bluefin is wonderful but pricey, and I loved Vic when it was downtown but haven't been to the new location. This is definitely a loss.

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        1. This is a loss, but we still love Fuji in the Whole Foods shopping center 5 minutes away from Miraku.

          Reasonable prices, great service, always fresh, and BYOB.

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          1. re: tourmama

            I am not a sushi fan myself, so take this with a grain of salt. There is a sushi bar inside of Eastern Dragon - which is in the shopping center near Costo at 202 & 309. Can't speak to the sushi, but their Chinese food is very good IMHO.

            1. re: truffles2

              I was incorrect about Sushikazu. I drove by it last night and it was open. However, if you didn't see the "open" sign you would think it was closed since there are rarely any cars in their parking lot.

              1. re: mitchh

                Sushikazu is pretty bad. I don't really like to crush a place but I went there twice and got some leathery sushi both times. Definitely hitting up Vic today for lunch though!

                1. re: Cheesesteak

                  Just got back from Vic Sushi, it's a very pleasant place. Shoebox small but with nice people and fresh sushi. I'll definitely be back.

                  1. re: Cheesesteak

                    Glad you had a good experience there.

                    Yes, it is small, but everyone who works there is super nice. For me it's one of those places that I am happy to give my business to because of nice they are and how good the food is.

              2. re: truffles2

                Eastern Dragon has another location in towamencin too. I don't get the sushi but I have noticed a lot of people enjoying it over the years.

            2. I've been meaning to post about this for a while and now is the time.

              There is a new sushi place up at English Village Shopping Plaza called Kumo. The outside is low key with darkened glass so you might miss it driving around the first time. The food, however, is excellent and the prices VERY reasonable. Lunch specials are generous (e.g. soup, salad and three rolls for $11.50) and the tempura is about the best I've ever had. Service is attentive but not intrusive.

              I've been several times. You will not be disappointed by Kumo.

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              1. re: Chefpaulo


                I really wanted to like the new Sushikazu since it is literally 2 minutes from my house and I had such fond memories of it when Bruce was running it, but it was the worst sushi I have had, which includes supermarket sushi.

                1. re: mitchh

                  Vic is way better than Miraku ever was. Kumo is a good alternative. Cho Cho San a bit farther up 309 is also great. I would rate them: Vic #1, cho cho san a very close second, then Kumo. Miraku would not be in the same class as these 3 very nearby restaurants, which is a probably a good reason why it closed.

                2. re: Chefpaulo

                  Went there yesterday after I read the review. Eel/avocado roll was good. Wasabi did not have any kicks left in it. Udon noodle soup came with a very good salad - fresh, crisp, not drowning in sauce. The tempora was decent even though I had no clue how they got the shrimp to fry so straight and so LONG (instead of 2 inches, each was 4 inches long). The noodle soup disappointed because its broth was thin (water + soy sauce?) and luke warm. Those, to me, are the 2 reasons why I won't order noodle soup there again...unless they switch to serving it steaming hot, in rich but clear broth. Service was very good. The place is also comfortable to sit in even for a solo customer. I will go back to try the other sushi.