205 N Fourth St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.954381 -75.146378
Mon. - Sun. 5pm - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City
Best sushi place in Philly! – Hands down, Kisso is the best sushi you'll find in Philadelphia! The staff is friendly. Their specialty rolls are to die for--SST maki and the spicy tuna are incredible! It's also BYOB. I don't know why you'd go anywhere else :)
Best sushi and great server – It's been a while since i go to kisso . They have the best spicy tuna ever! U should try shrimp tempura and spicy tuna on the top ( the best!! ) . They have the best staff ever!!! last year year when i went there they have this one waiter , He know all the good food . He know what fish is good that day and what is the special. So i go with his recommend. And the result.... the best sushi ever. But last time i was there i didn't see him . But still sushi is the best!!! . So if u go there ask for this person . He will make ur day ( he is indonesian have big body and tall) Good serving.. nice sushi....
This review is for u budy!!! make sure u work when i go there next time!!!
Kid Friendly, Deliciously creative sushi – Warm intimate atmosphere with jazz music, friendly staff, incredibly delicious and creative sushi (try the Dynamite softshell crab roll). Alex the sush chef is happy to please anyone's palate (he made a mini sushi plate for our 4 yr old). Family friendly if you want to take kids, but not deafening for those without kids. Plus it's BYOB
great little gem – We were visiting philly for the weekend from new york and went to kisso on a friday night. though parking in the area wasn't easy and the restaurant wasn't in the most easily accessible of places, we were surprised to find such a well-kept sushi restaurant in this area of old city. upon entering, we were warmly greeted and were seated promptly. decor was simple yet elegant, and we could tell that the restaurant owner took pride in the quality and caliber of food and service that kisso had to offer. ordered the edamame as a starter, and had the special - dynamite rolls (soft-shelled crab and spicy tuna), as well as an order of rainbow rolls (spicy tuna, spicy salmon, yellowtail?). sushi was very fresh and well-prepared, and service continued to be prompt through the night. would definitely recommend this place, for a date or otherwise.
An Old City sushi bar with class, style and substance to burn. – In Short
Warm rust-colored wood, delicate flower arrangements and tatami mats on the floor and walls set the tone for this beautiful restaurant where calm and orderliness reign. Old wood chairs surround each table and modern, metal stools line the sushi bar. You'll find traditional Japanese tavern food, from edamame (boiled soy beans) to sashimi to seaweed salad to broiled eel and classic sushi such as tekka maki (tuna roll). Wacky local inventions like the six-piece "hot dog" roll with broiled yellowtail, asparagus and scallions are a must. Non-sushi standouts include broiled salmon with ponzu, a soy-citrus-wasabi sauce.
Great Little BYOB – As far as sushi goes, Kisso is at the top of the list for quality and cost. Not only is it a quaint romantic atmosphere, but it is also a BYOB. The specials there are usually very good and the Rock N' Roll if offered is excellent. If you are new to sushi, just go with one of the samplers on the back of the menu and enjoy.
Was great, but still good – Been going to Kisso for years and have seen it go through a number of changes. When it first opened it was, hands down, the best sushi/sashimi in the entire Philadelphia area. It was consistantly great for a long time, but more recently has gone through some ownership or managerial changes and it shows a little bit in the quality of the fare.
Overall I find the staff and service to be outstanding. Everyone is very friendly and attentive. The interior and decor are very nice and the BYOB policy is, of course, a great option. I find the portions to be on the small side now--considering the prices have gone up a bit--and on a couple of occasions the fish just wasn't as stunningly fresh as it used to be. A little sad at the changes that have occured, but would still recommend. The menu has grown a little bit with some great new items, and, to echo another reviewer, they do have some very interesting and yummy maki to offer
One more small point that may seem kind of petty, but makes a difference for me: they used to play really nice jazz (cool and bebop) in the place, and the last few times I've been they've had light rock ballads and Kenny G playing in the background. ARRGH!!! I needed extra wasabi just to tolerate the finger nails on the blackboard effect of that accursed soprano sax...
Someone definitely needs to hip them out to some better dining music
So Glad I Found This Place!! – What a great find- drove by it a few times, decided to go in for curiosity's sake and now it's a favorite for my wife, son and myself. The staff is excellent - they treat you like an old friend and they completely remember your preferences which makes you feel even more welcome. The Sushi Chefs are wonderful and take such pride in their creations, you have to love it. Went one weeknight a few weeks ago and they allowed us to sample so many items for free, a great introduction to many new items that was appreciated. Will be going here for years to come, just a pleasant overall atmosphere coupled with fantastic sushi!
horrible!!!! – i don't trust there chef's!
i eat mixed sashimi but i could'nt eat.
i dont want to eat hot sashimi.
i want to eat fresh sashimi!
bed sushi. – a lot of changed. i was feel bed.
i don't wanna go there anymore.
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