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553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
+1 215-988-0707
17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is some of the best sushi my husband and I have every had. We had a variety of rolls but our favorite by far were the Poseidon and the Godzilla rolls. Will definitely be back.

Thank Blake G
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We're eating sushis weekly. This restaurant really surprised me with quality and variety. The poke as an appetizer was really good, better than many eaten in Hawai. The grilled brussels sprouts appetizer was even better, good even for those who dont like sprouts as it was not bitter but tender inside and tasty. We ate outside by the street on... More 

Thank Jdese
Stockton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum we tried Umai Umai because it was in close proximity to the museum. What a pleasant surprise. We had the Tapas for Two, the Eternal Sunshine Sushi, and the Pan Seared Salmon. All tasted wonderful. The presentation and combinations of food were excellent and original and the sauces were the best. Even... More 

Thank Deborah S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I joined some of our friends last night at Umai Umai in center city Philadelphia. This small corner restaurant was buzzing with happy diners upon our arrival and we soon joined in. On the advice of our friends, who had been to the restaurant before, we ordered two salads, four specialty rolls, and two regular rolls. This... More 

Thank 77Zeke
United States
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This fantastic BYOB Japanese restaurant just around the corner from the Art Museum is home to a lovely dining experience that will have you planning your return visit right after your meal is over. Tucked into a lovely residential neighborhood, the large windows lend an open feeling to the lively dining room. Perfect for a romantic dinner or an evening... More 

Thank SorenRubin
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88 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

First visit & we had several different "designer" rolls and all were made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Everyone had a different favorite but all were great! Fast service. Nice & clean. Compared to other sushi places this is a good value for money. Difficult finding parking but we will definitely return.

Thank otrs
Fairfield County, CT
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

And am I ever glad I did. Got dragged here by my sons cuz they are sushi lovers. We had an excellently prepared dinner. I had Seafood Paella which was outstanding. My boys had sushi and LOTS of it. I have NO idea what it was but if it tasted half as good as it looked (which I was told... More 

Thank greatbigsoxfan
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very good quality. Wonderful Sushi. Every plate we tried was well prepared, with high quality and fresh ingredients. Great appetizers. Fast service. I like the idea of bring your own alcohol. Makes this place also good value for money. Will definitely come again.

Thank Erano69
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

I've been many times, and the food is always top notch. This is even a place for people who think they don't like sushi - they will change their minds. For the quality and experience it is an excellent value

Thank pabljs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

lovely and helpful staff, great variety of food, beautifully presented, BYO, delicious, and original offerings. been here many times always a treat. not one bad experience.

Thank vtski48

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-0707
Inventive Japanese cuisine. Offering traditional sashimi, sushi, specialty rolls & hot entrees. Established in 2006, our intimate, BYOB restaurant is located at 533 N. 22nd street in the cozy Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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