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Royal Izakaya


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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BEAntw
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Fabulous Japanese Restaurant.The sushi is great and delicious.The art of preparing the Sushi is worth seeing.I cannot forget my experience of sushi eating in this restaurant

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Subramaniyan R
Reviewed April 17, 2019

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

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Donald S
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 309jonathany
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank diverreb
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Commodore2010
Reviewed July 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank BMC69
Reviewed June 26, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Really wonderful sushi! Some of the best we've ever had! Had the omikase. 10 pieces of beautifully prepared, fresh fish. Rice melts in your mouth. Wonderful service! Would highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WSWe
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank foodlovergirlny
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Nina J
November 14, 2018|
Response from Nina J |
Can you make reservations for the front restaurant (izakaya)?
November 11, 2017|
Response from MolanLabe | Reviewed this property |
No. Only for the back room.
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