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“Super GOOD!”

1225Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
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Ranked #331 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: 13th Street
Transit: Market Street Subway Stop at 13th street. SEPTA Bus lines on Chestnut & 13th and Walnut and 13th.
Description: RAW Sushi & Sake Lounge, located in Philadelphia's renowned Stetson building on 1225 Sansom Street has been steadily growing after five years of hard work, customer loyalty, and good fortune. Between our exotic sushi bar, traditional hot entrees, or overstuffed specialty rolls, you're guaranteed to find something you love. The fifteen feet glass bar houses an impressive shelf of exotic sakes that caters to new tasters as well as sake connoisseurs. While you dine, take in the view of Japanese lamps floating down from the bamboo ceiling, or step outside into our private outdoor courtyard and lounge under the stars.
Evergreen, Colorado
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Super GOOD!”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Our daughter recommended Raw for sushi. She has a few other favorites but heard this was good and we wanted to try it.

The black and red Decore was not my cup of tea but very cool nevertheless.

We had reservations came early but was greeted with a smile. We were seated immediately.

The service was good and the sushi was really amazing.

The Tigerlily roll was very special it was expensive but worth it. So very tasty.

Tried a new sake. It was called crazy milk. I really love unfiltered sake's and this one was great.

If given a chance we will return again.

Thank Janet H
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Reservation does not equal available table”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had a group of four in our party and tons of two tops got sat before us. We had to wait 40+ minutes past our reservation time. They final held two small tables and put them together for us. Luckily we didn’t have a tight timeline.

There was not enough room at the bar for us to grab a drink; we just had to stand piled on top of each other in the very crowed atrium.

Once we got seated the service was fast and the food was fantastic! They had a special “Drunken Dragon” roll that was amazing!!! The “Channel” cocktail was really good too.

The males were quite impressed with the men's room and loved the fountain/urinal wall. They actually took pictures to show us and posted on Facebook.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank melissa_freedom
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Suburban Philadelphia
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food and atmosphere, aggressive service”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had dinner at Raw last night. The atmosphere is very good. Pleasant front of house staff. The restaurant is appointed nicely with quirky Japanese-themed artwork, interesting interior and low lighting. The sushi is well above average and the drinks are very good. Expect Center City prices. The waitress was attentive but she and the rest of the wait staff project a hurry-up attitude by rushing to remove plates and glasses. She removed our drink glasses before we were done and without asking. Also, we wanted a booth; the hostess then asked me if we had a reservation @ 60 seconds after I gave her my name for my reservation (Open Table). Strange.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Bob1030
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good sushi, very good service ”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I ate here the other night on a business trip. The sushi was pretty good, not great, but worth the going. The service was very good.

Thank Dtar1
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Burlington, NJ
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Philly Sushi”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Eat at Raw earlier this week with some work friends. It was a great atmosphere. The sushi was pretty good too. I prefer a lot of the simpler tuna rolls, tuna sashimi, and tuna base nigiri sushi dishes. My coworkers had some pretty fancy rolls. Everyone loved it. The service was excellent. Its a good sushi place. I will go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank BradWorld
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