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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in Philadelphia County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in Philadelphia County? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Umami Steak and Sushi Bar restaurant
5.0
5 (107)
$30 and under
Japanese
Old City
About the restaurant
At UMAMI STEAK & SUSHI BAR, we spotlight this taste as we combine traditional Japanese techniques with premium fish and steaks to bring you a delicious dining experience.
Top review
SuperTaster
Dined 6 days ago
This place is a hidden gem, and my date found it on his walk to pick me up. We had amazing food and great service (thanks Alex). We loved it so much, we agreed to return the next time we come to Philly. He left a day before me, and I went back for dinner last night before I departed today. This will be a "go to" on my quarterly business trips here!
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (917)
$30 and under
Japanese
Art Museum
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
ByronRvip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Everything was amazing! The Waygu was tremendous! It was so good we made a 2nd order!
A photo of Nozomu Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (90)
$30 and under
Japanese
New Hope / Lambertville
About the restaurant
At Nozomu, we pride ourselves on delivering the freshest and most delicious sushi to our customers. Our menu features a wide variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes that are sure to satisfy any appetite. We use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our dishes, and our chefs love to prepare monthly special rolls using flavors and ingredients specific to the time of year.

At Nozomu, we believe that the atmosphere of a restaurant is just as important as the food. That's why we've created a warm and inviting space that's perfect for enjoying a meal with friends and family. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just grabbing a quick bite, our restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy great food.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always a great experience from ownership to staff and cuisine. Awesome !
A photo of Tuna Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (915)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Old City
About the restaurant
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
Outdoor reservations are weather permitting and must be specified upon booking the reservation. Specific table requests are considered but not guaranteed.

Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar and Grill concept created by Owner and Chef Kenneth Sze. Located in Old City Philadelphia, Tuna Bar boasts a relaxing, upscale atmosphere serving fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The diverse menu offers traditional and specialty sushi rolls, raw oysters, scallops, hand-selected fish, and shareable entrees. Tuna Bar offers a fully stocked bar of wine, sake, and spirits. There are no outside food and beverages allowed. There is a $40 dessert/cake fee for guests that wish to bring in a dessert/cake for their special occasion.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and service. Outside dining area was comfortable
A photo of Osushi Japanese Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (143)
$30 and under
Japanese
Ardmore
About the restaurant
Family owned since 1978. For 40+ years, our family has been serving the South Jersey area with some of the best Asian cuisine. We're excited to announce that we're expanding to Mainline. Our newly opened Osushi location in Ardmore serving high quality sushi. Our chef owner, Sam Li, hand-select our fish daily to insure the highest quality of sushi. We also have kitchen hot dish options like rock shrimp Aioli, shishito pepper, Hibachi & Teriyaki.
Top review
David
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Everything was excellent. Service was a bit slow. 
A photo of Tomo Sushi & Ramen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (654)
$30 and under
Japanese
Old City
About the restaurant
We are a BYOB sushi and ramen restaurant located in Old City, Philadelphia, serving traditional style sushi and ramen with a newfangled twist. Tomo was funded out of passion by two lifelong tomodachi (friends in Japanese): Sushi Chef Andy and Ramen Chef Steven.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
My family and I had a wonderful time. The server was able to accommodate my cousin who is unable to use chopsticks. Wonderful food and service.
A photo of Morimoto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6656)
$50 and over
Japanese
Center City
About the restaurant
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.
Top review
AdamG
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
The staff at Morimoto Philadelphia were outstanding and the food was excellent. I have been to other Morimoto restaurants around the country and this was just as fantastic. They even remembered my wife’s birthday that I had mentioned when making the reservation. I highly recommend this location.
A photo of Ooka Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (972)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Montgomeryville
About the restaurant
Ooka is a groundbreaking Asian restaurant set in the unsuspecting area of Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. Opened in July of 2009, Ooka is setting the standard for forward thinking Japanese cuisine and gourmet hibachi in Southeasten Pennsylvania. The restaurant is highlighted by warm earth tones, deep banquets, lively hibachi entertainment and dim candlelight atmospherics. Ooka takes a modern minimalist approach to classical Japanese dishes with utmost thought and attention to purity, simplicity and seasonality. Ooka keeps focus on the constant evolution of Asian cuisine keeping grounded in the classical techniques of Japan.

- We have an exceptional Whisk(e)y, Bourbon & Wine menu
- We offer takeout & lunch specials

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Excellent as always.The right atmosphere, great service and delicious food.
A photo of Takumi Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (105)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Wayne
About the restaurant
New modern Japanese restaurant is OPEN now at Mainline area. We offer Lunch special menu, happy hour menu, all day menu and Sunday brunch menu. please visit us via open table. See you soon
Top review
K2escottvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Pleasantly surprised and delighted at this new sushi place. Attentive servers, food came quickly, server even told us about a coupon we qualified for. The Money Bag appetizer was delicious (wish there were more), ramen, and the rolls were fresh and very good. The vegetarian with us said her items were bland. It’s a bit expensive relatively speaking but traditional rolls and such are comparable to other places. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Taku Japanese Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (498)
$30 and under
Japanese
King of Prussia
About the restaurant
Taku Japanese Steakhouse will offer you a perfect dining experience. Enjoy the finest in steak and seafood prepared by our skillful Master Hibachi chefs on your tabletop grill. Our Sushi Chef utilizes the finest seasonal ingredients to emphasize the elements of color, shape, flavor, and texture. Each ingredient is carefully chosen and arranged to enhance your dining pleasure
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Love this place! Been here 3 times already, I always enjoy myself. Really great service! Everyone one is polite and friendly. The ambiance is pretty and clean! Good quality drinks and food! Medium priced, not too bad. Gratuity/service fee already added. Look to pay minimum of $40 for one person.
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