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“Raw is different”

1225Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
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Ranked #333 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.
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Raw is different”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I ate some quite exiting sushi which were extremely good. It was the 'special' shushi plate of the day, cotst 22 dollars.
Friendly staff, good atmosphere, next time I will pay this place again a visit for a quick sushi bite at the bar.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jeroen G
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English first
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lower than expected!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Considering the good reviews we read before going, we had higher expectations for the restaurant but were dissapointed. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, that is the best thing about it. We were sat in one of the small booths, which are too small and uncomfortable for 2 people. We had to be carefull not to tip the plates over as everything was cramped. We had sushi entree and chicken teriaki entree, the sushi was good but the quantity you get for the price is not sufficient, we have had same quality sushi with larger quantity for that price, the chicken teriaki was not good, the chicken was tough and very chewy and had a weird taste like it wasn't cooked properly. Service was ok. Spending $80 on lunch for 2 (without any alcoholic drinks), we weren't expecting such poor quality.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Khadija T
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Hartford, Connecticut
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here on a Tuesday night and decided to sit outside. They have a great little courtyard area to eat in. We were from out of town and decided to try a variety of sushi while we were there - it was all very fresh. We also decided to try their sake sampler - which includes four different sakes (all served cold). Each one came with a description about the sake as well as what it pairs well with. The atmosphere was definitely fun. The food was really good and the prices were pretty reasonable.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank tigg189074
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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, not great for groups”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

As a large group, we ended up being seated in a hallway alcove on the way to the kitchen. So not ideal. Food and service were good though.

Visited April 2014
Thank DaisyMae48201
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good happy hour spot”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I ate here at the bar with a friend during happy hour. The prices were much cheaper than the other menu items, so we mostly stuck to these. Same comment for the drinks. The atmosphere was upbeat and lively, even on a Wednesday. I would definitely recommend this as a happy hour spot.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AmyJ1818
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