222 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910239.948839 -75.166196
Mon. - Sat. 24 Hours;Sun. 9am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Rittenhouse Square, Center City
Superior Japanese cuisine in a peaceful, contemporary environment. – In Short
The main dining room--contemporary in style with hardwood flooring and tasteful artwork--accommodates tables of two and four, with an eight-seat sushi bar for solo patrons. Service, while friendly, operates on a less-is-more philosophy. Although other Japanese spots garner more fanfare, Shiroi is undoubtedly upper-echelon. The tuna used for both the sushi and special maki is simply sublime; the spider roll is a treat crustacean fans will salivate over.
Excellent – Best Sushi! House sushi specialties are fantastic! I went with a large group (approx 8 people) and we all had sushi/sashimi, no entrees. The food and atmosphere were great! Have two seperate dining rooms each with different ambiences. Both are very nice, one is more romantic than the other. I highly recommend this restaurant! If you're looking for great sushi at inexpensive prices, this is the restaurant!
Teeny Tiny Sushi – About 14 tables plus 8-person sushi bar.
The Miso was luke-warm and could have been hotter and the scallions overpowered the flavor. Very little tofu.
Sushi Deluxe ($21) was 10 pieces plus roll. The roll was Tuna not California, nice touch. The sushi pieces were extremely small and rice was less than adequate. The choices were OK, mackeral, tuna, unagi, shrimp, normal choices, nothing special. The fish itself was soft and I am not sure of its freshness. The wasabi was minimal and the ginger lacked any flavor. I would also give this a 4 on a scale of 1-10.
I can only say that the meal was so un-fulfilling that I went down the street to another restaurant to have an entree after my sushi "appetizer."
Excellent, and my kids liked it too! – Had a great meal with my 8 and 10 year old the other day, and the sushi chef I think appreciated that my kids enjoyed the tuna sashimi and the spanish mackerel sushi, but I am sure the fried shrimp "sushi" is good too kate!
Sushi and beyond – How fabulous. A truly Japanese restaurant that not only has great sushi but other dishes as well. Try the sampler bento box titled ume!
Best Japanese in Philly – I've been going to this gem of a restaurant since I was fortunate enough to find it 5 years ago. Consistently excellent food (sushi and full kitchen menu) - everything I've ever had has been excellent - and very reasonably priced. Gracious and professional staff, and I've never had to wait for a table! The absolute BEST spicy shrimp tempura sushi roll in the city. Lovely selection of sake and beer, too. I love introducing folks who've had mediocre and/or overpriced Japanese/sushi experiences in Philly to this place... everyone leaves here content and happy. Oh, and please, for the love of all that is holy, this is a restaurant for adults. Leave your children at home, please.
Real Sushi! – I have had sushi all over the West Coast, and was so depressed in Philadelphia until I found SH. Forget every other place in Philly except Kisso and Morimoto. POD and Genji are a joke when you consider the value of what they serve. Shiroi is the real deal at a price you can live with.
The Go-To-Guy of Sushi – This joint is the Old Faithful of Japanese restaurants. Every time I have been there, the service has been impecable, only to be overshadowed by the food. No glitter, no glamour, just good sushi. Haven't eaten @ Morimoto's, but I have eaten @ Pod and I'd rather take a shotgun blast to the face then go back there.
Dependable Sushi – In a city with few decent Japanese restaurants, Shiroi Hana is a welcome find. In addition to the sushi, the appetizers are also quite good, esp. the agedofu and Kumamoto oysters, when they are in season. Service is efficent and friendly. Morimoto may have netter sushi, but Shiroi Hana is much more reasonably priced.
mmmmm – i had a little trouble finding the place, maybe because i am from out of town or maybe because it's a busy street... so i called the restaurant and the person who answered was nice and led me in the right direction. i got there not long after and noticed how warm it was inside, like a sauna. that is my only complaint. the service and food made up for the heat. our waitress was friendly and efficient, coming by frequently to see if we needed anything. my boyfriend had sashimi and said it's one of the best he's had (and he's eaten an avid sushi lover). i had vegetable rolls and a beef appetizer wrapped around scallions. for dessert i tried the fried ice cream. it was different, in a good way. overall, excellent place to dine.
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