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553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
+1 215-988-0707
17:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I joined some of our friends last night at Umai Umai in center city Philadelphia. This small corner restaurant was buzzing with happy diners upon our arrival and we soon joined in. On the advice of our friends, who had been to the restaurant before, we ordered two salads, four specialty rolls, and two regular rolls. This... More 

Thank 77Zeke
United States
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This fantastic BYOB Japanese restaurant just around the corner from the Art Museum is home to a lovely dining experience that will have you planning your return visit right after your meal is over. Tucked into a lovely residential neighborhood, the large windows lend an open feeling to the lively dining room. Perfect for a romantic dinner or an evening... More 

Thank SorenRubin
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

First visit & we had several different "designer" rolls and all were made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Everyone had a different favorite but all were great! Fast service. Nice & clean. Compared to other sushi places this is a good value for money. Difficult finding parking but we will definitely return.

Thank otrs
Fairfield County, CT
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

And am I ever glad I did. Got dragged here by my sons cuz they are sushi lovers. We had an excellently prepared dinner. I had Seafood Paella which was outstanding. My boys had sushi and LOTS of it. I have NO idea what it was but if it tasted half as good as it looked (which I was told... More 

Thank greatbigsoxfan
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very good quality. Wonderful Sushi. Every plate we tried was well prepared, with high quality and fresh ingredients. Great appetizers. Fast service. I like the idea of bring your own alcohol. Makes this place also good value for money. Will definitely come again.

Thank Erano69
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I've been many times, and the food is always top notch. This is even a place for people who think they don't like sushi - they will change their minds. For the quality and experience it is an excellent value

Thank pabljs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

lovely and helpful staff, great variety of food, beautifully presented, BYO, delicious, and original offerings. been here many times always a treat. not one bad experience.

Thank vtski48
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

I've heard alot recently about this BYO sushi place and was excited to give it a try. I don't consider myself a "sushi snob", but i do appreciate great sushi, recognize the chefs efforts to both stand out and do something creative while respecting the traditional methods and methods. At the very least, I expect it to taste better than... More 

Thank Ron H
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Date night with hubby to celebrate my birthday. Overall a good meal. We sat outside & the weather was perfect! Started with the Tapas for Two appetizer-- it was meh. Edamame were edamame, Shumai were flavorless & served in a buttery sauce. The gyoza (fried) dumplings were a little greasy & covered in a salty citrusy sauce. I wouldn't order... More 

Thank Ivangela
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

BYO amazing Try the specialty rolls Takes phone reservations. Soooo worth it I don't live in Philly anymore, but when I go back to visit, I will make a reservation here!!!

Thank Liz E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-0707
Inventive sushi, specialty rolls & hot entrees are offered in contemporary, intimate surroundings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?