Morimoto is a super expensive sushi restaurant in Old City that’s looks kind of like the space station from Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. It’s a good place to suggest when your client says, “I’m buying,” or your boss asks where she should take the team for a celebratory dinner. But if you decide to come here on your own dime, you should come for lunch, when the omakase is only $65 instead of the usual $125.
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Farmicia is a casual restaurant in Old City with a good Happy Hour and perfectly decent comfort food.
Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
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Hikari is a BYOB sushi spot in Northern Liberties that has solid, classic rolls and a bunch of outdoor seating in the summer.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Da-Wa: Joseph’s Sushi and Ramen
Da-Wa is a small, casual sushi spot with a solid omakase offering under the El on Front Street.
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Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
Royal Sushi & Izakaya
Royal Sushi & Izakaya in Queen Village does the best sushi omakase in the city and has a fun bar up front.
Neighborhood Ramen is a small, eat-in only spot in Queen Village that usually has a line out the door (but it moves quickly).
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