28 "Japanese" Restaurants in Philadelphia.
Cheu is a noodle and dumpling spot in Fishtown where you should start a night out.
Royal Sushi & Izakaya in Queen Village does the best sushi omakase in the city and has a fun bar up front.
Nunu is an izakaya and bar in Fishtown that’s great for a casual date or Happy Hour.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Morimoto is a sushi place in Old City that’s super expensive, so you should save it for a special occasion or when someone else is paying.
Da-Wa is a small, casual sushi spot with a solid omakase offering under the El on Front Street.
You have to walk down an alley next to Sampan to get to Graffiti, an outdoor bar with TVs and cheap drinks during Happy Hour.
Hikari is a BYOB sushi spot in Northern Liberties that has solid, classic rolls and a bunch of outdoor seating in the summer.
Hiroki is a dark sushi restaurant in Fishtown with a 9-course omakase menu for $135.
Izakaya By Yanaga is a great date night spot in Fishtown with a long menu of Japanese small plates and sushi.