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“Finally - A Great Sushi Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uzu Sushi

Uzu Sushi
Ranked #1,459 of 4,314 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: City Center East
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
154 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Finally - A Great Sushi Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

I really enjoy sushi and have been searching for my go-to restaurant in Philadelphia. I found it! Uzu was delicious and food was well presented. Service was very friendly and expeditious. Atmosphere was cozy (good for a date), with only six 2-person tables inside (plus 3 spots at the sushi bar). Outdoor seating available when weather permits. BYOB, but they have a couple of beers/sake available.

I'll be back (again and again)!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spoiled ca sushi lover disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I like sushi and from CA there ate many places in SF area. This was my first sushi experience in Phila and I was disappointed. Portions were small and not very fresh. Service ok. After this experience I stuck to cheesesteak and hoagies.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ginoh
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mediocre, over-priced, not Japanese cook”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

I was excited to see this glowing review but quickly became dubious when no one at the restaurant spoke Japanese. Well, at least the menu looked authentic, I thought (e.g., no chop suey on menu). It is very obvious from the sushi-rice that this is not authentic Japanese. The cuts of fish were lukewarm and of mediocre quality. The portions were dinky, even by Japanese standards. I heard a microwave going off a few times (very suspicious at a Japanese restaurant). The service was not very good (waiter seemed nice, but had to ask for drinks). The money I had to pay for mediocre service, cramped tables, and mediocre unauthentic sushi was disappointing.

I hate to write negative reviews, but Tripadvisor foodies beware -- EAT ELSEWHERE!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tlipadvisor
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CA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic - the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

This restaurant is small and 6 of us in the restaurant just about filled it up and made it cozy. But this place rocks. Don't miss it in your Philly travels. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty and the waiter was great. I will return.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaPA_visitor
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great sushi, good time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

The restaurant is very small, just one waiter who was excellent, and the service and food were very good.

Visited November 2011
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Thank binderfrank54
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