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suggestions for jack-of-all-trades Japanese

panoz Oct 24, 2012 09:00 AM

Looking for a good Japanese place that will serve a variety of dishes both seafood and non-seafood, and even a bit of sashimi. I have a group of people where some people won't touch any fish, and some people who are pescatarians so I need to accommodate everyone. An Izakaya would fit the bill nicely, as they generally have a grilled fish collar and some sashmi, but doesn't have to be a drinking establishment.

I've been to a few Japanese generalist restaurants that serve everything, sushi, teriyaki, rice dishes and noodles, but I've noticed that they are usually owned and run by non-Japanese, and the quality of the food is not very high. I'd like to avoid those types of places.


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    cwdonald Oct 24, 2012 09:04 AM

    Are you looking for something in the suburbs or in Philadelphia proper?

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    1. re: cwdonald
      panoz Oct 24, 2012 09:24 AM

      Philadelphia proper.

      1. re: panoz
        cwdonald Oct 24, 2012 10:59 AM

        You might take a look at Zama. They have a small entree section in addition to the standard sushi, sashimi and maki. The entree section includes a pork chop, chicken breast and a steak.

        Morimoto would also fit the bill but at a much higher price point.

        In Chestnut Hill, Osaka has the hibachi tables in addition to sushi.

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