Sometimes, the urge to have Japanese food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Philadelphia's best Japanese restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Philadelphia. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Morimoto or tell you that Osaka gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

This restaurant may be small in size, but the tastes that emanate from the sushi bar and the kitchen are colossal. Steamed dumplings, oysters, and impeccable sushi are enjoyed by the young and old alike. If you see an empty seat, you better grab it.

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Neon colored booths lit from within, wavy bamboo walls and ceilings, and funky little tables in the lounge give this restaurant a super stylish, modern atmosphere. You may recognize chef Morimoto from his Iron Chef days, or even from Nobu in...  Read More

Chestnut Hill

Poll the folks who live in and around Chestnut Hill, and they'll no doubt inform you that their neighborhood is home to one of the Philly area's top sushi joints, a Pan-Asian gem called Osaka. Here, the open dining room is dressed in...  Read More

University City

To label the interior of this Sansom Street Pan-Asian "contemporary" is to make gross understatement. Indeed, this über-cool space by restaureur Stephen Starr borders on futuristic. White acrylic tables, intimate pod-like booths, sculpted...  Read More