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Nara Japanese
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
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Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: University City
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

The Genji restaurant was decent, but management changed and Nara has been a big disappointment without signs of improvement. Cooking is not authentic Japanese but the price is. I wouldn't mind non-authentic Japanese if it's tastefully arranged or modified, but Nara's is just sloppy and greasy. The simple donburi bowl dishes have rice glazed in oil, while the fried dishes like tonkatsu and tempura are overfried. The Korean dishes are a little better, but not in comparison to Han-Wool (which isn't the best Korean to begin with). The venue has not been updated for years, and looks very old and ragged. On top of it it charges Genji pricing. Might as well go down town for the original Genji, or AJIA for better taste with lower prices. Sushi? There's plenty of other options nearby including Ajia, Han-Wool, Mizu, and Pod.

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