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This place is like no other Japanese restaurant I’ve ever been. The interior is very dark and loud, just like a bar. There is a Manga projected on a wall. The service was fast. We had some sake and a few bites. The gyoza was...More
First let me remind you, there are two different parts to this. The sushi bar is omakase only and practically impossibly to get a seat/reservation. So this time I want to describe the front area, which is the Izakaya – i.e. Japanese pub. This is...More
This place was amazing. The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the Sashimi deluxe and the fish was so fresh. Salmon and yellowtail were the best. Black Cod special was unbelievably good as was the beef tatami. Drinks were so good as well and everyone...More
Nothing around the area comes close to the experience of dining here. Jessie goes out of his way to bring in the absolute best fish to go with the amazing rice he makes. Sure it's expensive, but definitely worth the bucks.... By the time you...More
Took a cab from downtown to visit based on the reviews. Was disappointed since the website did not mention that the sushi bar was not open and we would have to eat in the very dark bar area with the loud music. Thought we would...More
We went there last week for an early dinner, looking for good Japanese at an affordable price. We were not disappointed. We were seated in a back room, which was a little tight, but not unbearably so. As happens the first time I go to...More
If you love sushi (true Japanese style raw fish, no rolls), you have to go to Royal Izakaya and try to get a reservation for the tasting menu (they have a junior or a full tasting). I did the full tasting and Jesse Ito did...More
While traveling in Philly, we found an interesting Japanese restaurant. It has a certain speakeasy feel to it, with no name or address on the door.
It was kind of stormy evening, very windy and cold, with heavy and cold snow coming down. But, this...More