Posted by Foobooz on June 12th, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on April 22nd, 2013
Chef Sam Yoon, who was the master sushi chef at Midtown Village’s Raw has gone out on his own and opened Kidari at 1824 South Street. The location was previously Pinky’s, Sunny Point and most recently, Umai Cafe. Through the power of a paint roller and a new sushi bar, the space has been transformed into a smart looking BYOB.
The menu features soups, small cooked and raw small plates, salads, maki, terayaki and specialty rolls.
Kidari Sushi Menu (PDF)
1824 South Street
Posted by Victor Fiorillo on February 18th, 2013
If you still think Manayunk is a culinary wasteland, you’re wrong. Oh, there’s plenty of bad. But there’s also Clark Gilbert’s fine Italian destination Gemelli (which recently became Bisou), and Nongyao “Moon” Kraputhong’s always-reliable Chabaa Thai. And now Kraputhong has added Yanako, an elegant, tranquil Japanese BYO to the equation. The cooked food is fine, but the offerings from the sushi bar are truly excellent. The rolls tend to be complex, which is just the way we like them. And if the live uni and top-shelf o-toro tuna belly are available, you’d be a fool not to order them.
Posted by Foobooz on January 31st, 2013
The list of restaurants for the March 10th event has just been released and as usual, features many of Philadelphia’s best but one name really stood out to us, Royal Sushi & Izakaya. The perpetually delayed Japanese pub project from the team behind the Khyber Pass, Cantinas and Royal Tavern will be one of the featured restaurants.
This will be the first public appearance of Royal Sushi & Izakaya. They’ll be paired with Brooklyn Brewery. Todd Dae Kulper will be on-hand.
Posted by Foobooz on January 21st, 2013
Numa Sushi Bar had a sign posted that they were closing on Tuesday, January 15th. Oddly they were still operating on Wednesday but they did bail out on Restaurant Week. Michael Klein is speculating that the bi-level sushi bar that succeeded Moshi Moshi Sushi Bar might just be the location of Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery.
In an interview with Eater, Mendelsohn said he had settled on a location ”on Walnut. Around that area. But it’s bad luck to give out the specific address.” Mendelsohn also said it would take a four-month build-out to open the burger joint.
If Good Stuff Eatery does indeed open on 18th Street, it will be the latest opening that makes that stretch one of the best lunch rows in Philadelphia with everything from ramen to vegan.
Posted by Foobooz on December 19th, 2012
University City’s Pod gives itself an update, adding new cooked items and with the help of chef Makoto, chef and partner of Stephen Starr’s Makoto in Miami, a refresh on the sushi menu as well.
Each piece of sushi is now topped with a garnish to complement the texture and flavor of the fish. There are now also specialty nigiri rolls, including the “Vegan Stephen,” made with tempura zucchini, avocado, kanpyo squash, eggplant and roasted pepper.
Posted by Amanda Shulman on November 16th, 2012
Soft Shell Shrimp? Yep. You read right. For a limited time, Zama will be serving up a soft shell shrimp special. For $9, you’ll get five shrimp crisped and fried and served alongside a fried shishito pepper, all sprinkled with a dusting of yuzu salt. Yum. Well yum if you can get past the shell thing.
Zama [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on October 10th, 2012
Hiro Ramen is opening tomorrow at 1102 Chestnut Street. The ramen spot will begin serving at 5 p.m. and follow up with regular lunch and dinner hours on Friday.
Hiro will serve several staple menu items but their namesake Hiro ramen will be updated bi-weekly as they search for new flavors and “discover their own cuisine.”
Hiro Ramen Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday Dinner: 5 p.m. -11 p.m.