You might see sashimi, nigiri, chirashi, maki, uramaki and temaki on the menu — it’s all about sushi, and there’s something for everyone among those styles. Did you see our Round 1 roundup of Delco’s authentic and out-of-the-box sushi spots? Don’t miss it!
Whatever sushi you crave — raw or cooked, fish or veggies, vegan or gluten-free — you’ll find it in Delco. Start here to find your next favorite restaurant.
This is one of the more budget-friendly restaurants that gets rave reviews. Its regular rolls (nothing regular about them!) come as either rolls — cut into bite-sized pieces — or hand rolls — cylindrical or cone-shaped with wrap — plus sauce and side choices. Special rolls bring the “wow factor,” like the sweetie roll: spicy salmon crunch inside, topped with tuna and avocado, and served with sweet miso sauce and wasabi mayo. Full Chinese and Japanese menu, too! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m.; closed Monday.
333 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore, 610-328-6888.
Photo by Colin Purrington, courtesy of Bamboo Bistro
There’s quite a sushi selection here, from apps to a la carte rolls, but what caught our eye (and, our appetite!) is the sushi bar entrees, especially sushi, or sushi and sashimi (fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces) for two. How about 12 pieces of sushi, 15 pieces of sashimi, California roll and a jalapeno rainbow roll? Yes, please! Lots of other menu options, too (spoiler alert: ramen!). Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 pm, then from 4:30 to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday.
821 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield, (484) 471-3300.
Renowned for its Chinese and Japanese cuisine — and its namesake James Beard Foundation Featured Chef — this gem’s sushi options exceed expectations. You name it, and it’s there, from eel to egg and beyond. Indulge in a sushi special for the full experience: the jumbo spider roll is soft shell crab tempura, red leaf lettuce, scallion and spicy sauce with caviar outside. The full menu is available at all locations, and a full bar is available in Wayne and Media.
175 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7200. Also Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen at the Granite Run Promenade, 1109 W Baltimore Pike, Suite A, Media, and takeout only at the Lancaster Farmers Market at 389 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne. Hours vary by location.
Photo courtesy of Margaret Kuo’s (also featured)
Vegetable, cooked, raw, special and appetizer rolls dot this affordable menu. Pro tip: Pop into the a la carte sushi and sashimi menu and choose a few — tuna, octopus, squid, egg custard, bean curd skin and much more. Sushi is two pieces and sashimi three; plus, you can add a quail egg for another $1. Why not? The full menu is also a treat. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
1260 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill, (610) 789-3222.
It’s rolls galore here, but what turned our heads are the sushi and sashimi platters, served with miso or (our favorite!) hot sour and soup. The add-ons are amazing, from a simple salad, edamame or tofu to shumai (steamed shrimp dumpling) and beyond. Go big with the omakase for two since you can never go wrong with the chef’s daily fresh fish choice. The full menu is also available. Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
Keystone Plaza, 1810 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 358-5538
Photo courtesy of Masamoto Sushi & Asian Grill
Located in the busy Terminal Square not far from the 69th Street Transportation Center, this local find isn’t just for commuters. It’s a grab-and-go extravaganza of sushi and sashimi! Consider the large 5-piece bad girl roll with seaweed, sushi rice with vinegar, sesame seeds, shrimp tempura, imitation crab, cucumber and crunch topped with spicy tuna, avocado, masago, yummy yummy sauce, eel sauce and sweet spicy sauce. Add on miso soup, too. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
7050 Terminal Square, Unit 216, Upper Darby, (610) 352-0200.
Traditional Japanese, yes, but also look for Japanese fusion on this eye-catching menu. You’ll find the roll variety you expect, including appetizers and a la carte, but bring some friends and save room for the sushi plates that come with miso soup or salad. The love boat specials (for two, three or four) are more than generous, ranging from 15 pieces of sashimi, 12 pieces of sushi, shrimp tempura roll, spicy tuna roll and chef’s special roll to 25 pieces of sashimi, 21 pieces of sushi and four chef’s special rolls. Full menu also available. Open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., then 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.; closed Monday.
212 S. Newtown-Street Rd, Newtown Square, (610) 359-8418.
Photo courtesy of Yuki Sushi Japanese
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— Nina Malone