930 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.947274 -75.157232
Neighborhoods: Washington Square West, Center City
BEST Sushi – This is the best sushi restaurant we have been to in the city. The roll selection is amazing and the prices can't be beat. We also love the waitresses. The only con is that we wish it was bigger.
Best sushi even better then RAW – My friend Mikey was talking about this BYOB for a long time so we finally made reservation for 5. Our server Jessica was amazing she was very friendly and out going. Everything came out in a timely matter. The sushi by far was better then RAW and affordable. It was such a pleasant evening, When it was time for them to close the restaurant they never made us leave or even tried to kick us out because it was getting late. I def will be going back there and soon, one of my fav BYOB's. And ask for Jessica when you go beautiful girl and a great server
Love this place!! – I have been going to shinju for about a year now and it has never disappointed. The waitresses are very friendly, the restaurant is very cozy and who can complain about the BYO. The rolls are all so good and interesting. The sushi is very fresh and their udon soup is delicious. I no longer live in Philly but whenever I am visiting I make a trip to shinju. I can't think of a better sushi place and I have had sushi in many restaurants in many cities.
too much misleading hype – the best part was the appetizer. almost every roll is made with those cheap crab sticks. there were 3 sushi chefs and it took them longer to serve a smaller room than it did 2 sushi chefs to serve a room double the size at one of our favorite sushi places in Montgomeryville. The fish was fresh but the rolls were small and expensive for what they were worth. it seemed like a great place for a novice sushi eater who has to have Sapporo (distributed by Coors) with his meal
My wife and I will not eat there again. Out of the entire crowd, she was the ONLY Asian in the restaurant aside from the chefs and one of the waitresses.
Amazing – Being a very picky sushi eater, i stumbled upon this little restaurant by reading someone's review online. What an amazing find. The sushi is so fresh it melts in your mouth, the waitress is always friendly and willing to answer questions. It's great that you can bring your own (you spend less) and the atmosphere is so cute. Out of the tons of sushi restaurants i have tried, this really is the best. My fiance and I drive an hour just to eat here. My favorite place in Philly! I wish they opened one in NJ.
Awesome sushi! – This restaurant really does have some of the tastiest sushi rolls. I'm actually a fan of the veggie/cooked fish rolls so Shinju becomes the perfect place for me. I can get a multitude of speciality veggie rolls and combos. I concur wholeheartedly that they know how to do take out. It is great to come home after a hard day's work and treat yourself to a real feast of tasty, fresh rolls.
Phreshest Fish in Philly! – As experienced sushi eaters, we are happy to say that Shinju has earned our vote as the "Best Sushi in Philadelphia." Our first experience of dining at Shinju left a lasting impression of fresh quality fish and impeccable service that has only grown over the past year.
We recently took a trip to NYC and dined at a fine Japanese restaurant...to only be left to say, "We can't wait to return to Philly to go to Shinju!"
A bonus about this restaurant is its Take-Out quality. This is the first Sushi restaurant that does Take-Out perfectly! The rice is never soggy and edamame always hot! (amazing!)
We found a second home when we discovered this little treasure.
Thank you Leena and Shawn for Always Making us Feel Special, Alison and Rovinsky
A gem - and they deliver, too! – We weren't expecting much - we'd gotten Shinju's menu through our front door and I remembered mostly that they delivered. Boy, did they deliver. We're not big fans of rolls so we ordered just nigiri and chirashi and one spicy roll with something like avocado and sea urchin. Wow. The fish was so fresh in flavor, so pristine in texture, so beautiful to see, so beautifully cut. The roll was unusual and delicious, and the flavors and textures were perfectly balanced. The heat was searing and lingering. As good as Zento, possibly as good as Morimoto but it's been a while. Even the soy sauce was delicate, rich and flavorful. The rice alone left something to be desired - it seemed a tiny bit hard.
I look forward to turning my friends on to this restaurant.
Best Sushi in Philly – My partner and I LOVE this place. Inexpensive, cozy and the service is great with a smile. The sushi is Phenomenal by the way. We highly recommend it to everyone.
Editorial Review – Contemporary Japanese B.Y.O.B. restaurant serves sushi rolls, sashimi, dumplings, udon, salad and new sushi rolls every other month.
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