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“Nice building, but what...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hikaru

Hikaru
4348 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1438 (Manayunk)
(215) 487-3500
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Ranked #1,617 of 3,481 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Manayunk
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Neighborhood: Manayunk
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“Nice building, but what...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2007

Nice building, but what a yawn of a dining experience. Reminds me of dining in the suburbs

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Haverford, PA
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“Great Food! Love It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

Great Food! Love It!

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Greenwich, CT
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“Sushi Lover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

I visited Hikaru at 607 S. 2nd Street location. Sushi chefs were very friendly and both food and service were great. If you like traditional Japanese food, here is the must to visit place.

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“Nice view in back, but food: not-so-fresh, overpriced, could do much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2006

Just came back from our 1st visit to Hikaru and I have to say that I'm disappointed. After living in DC and NYC for past 8 yrs, I'll admit that my standards are high, but I found both Morimoto's and Sagami to compete very well to the Nobu's and Sushi Taro or Konami's of NYC & DC, respectively. Hikaru, however, doesn't match up. Certainly not the bang for the buck, more like a whimper for the bucks. Sagami is much better value & fresher. Morimotos - another level or 2 above, entirely. We ordered the regular sushi dinner, and it came with a tough, chewy octopus, another less-than-fresh fish and a fake 'crab' leg atop rice which they were using as a filler - I think it's insulting to give me the fake crab as a 'fresh sushi' order. But maybe the regular clientle isn't so demanding? The service was inattentive, and they began washing down the sushi bar with tons of clorox while people were still sitting nearby, creating a bleach cloud which made the fresh fish much less appetizing. And it's not like it was so late (9:05PM on a THU night) that they couldn't have waited 15 mins for people to finish eating. And don't order the Sam Adams draft beer for $3.60, since it's served in a glass like those tiny juice glasses they used to give you at the diner - 6 oz, maybe - gimme a break, guys, the beer isn't going to make you that much poorer if you serve it to us in 12 oz glasses. Anyway, all in all, for the price, not worth it. Many better sushi places, and many better places in Manayunk, for you to go.

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