Shinju

★★★★★

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Great food/byob

Cons: Too Small

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: BYOB, fresh sushi, friendly service

Cons: small space, sometimes there is a wait

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: trendy design, great apetizers

Cons: slow service, expensive, cheap crab sticks in most rolls

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: quick, clean, fresh,tasty, excellent selections

Cons: a touch small (be forewarned if a group of 20 wants to drop in)

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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

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★★★★★

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

Pros: Service and Fresh Quality

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Great ambiance, excellent service, wonderful presentation, and absolutely, melt-in-your-mouth, dream about all day, sushi!

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★★★★★

Great ambiance, excellent service, wonderful presentation, and absolutely, melt-in-your-mouth, dream about all day, sushi!

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With their interesting sense of humor, as evidenced by their graphic-splashed wall decor, and their intimate dining space, Shinju makes for a wonderful little night out. The menu items are both traditional and creative and their price point is right in line with other, less impressive, Japanese places in town. For two of us to enjoy sushi, sashimi, rolls, miso, tofu and seaweed salad, the tab came to about $50.00. VERY reasonable. The owners/sushi chefs are humble and sweet, the table service is exemplary and the place is CLEAN! Yayy for Shinju!!! One of my top five regular haunts in Philly :)

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★★★★★

With their interesting sense of humor, as evidenced by their graphic-splashed wall decor, and their intimate dining space, Shinju makes for a wonderful little night out. The menu items are both traditional and creative and their price point is right in line with other, less impressive, Japanese places in town. For two of us to enjoy sushi, sashimi, rolls, miso, tofu and seaweed salad, the tab came to about $50.00. VERY reasonable. The owners/sushi chefs are humble and sweet, the table service is exemplary and the place is CLEAN! Yayy for Shinju!!! One of my top five regular haunts in Philly :)

Pros: Small space, quick service, good price

Cons: Ummm... parking, I guess (if you have a car in the city)

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We just ate here last night. It's small and reminds me of NYC. The sushi was great. They have a traditional menu as well as about half a dozen specialty rolls that I've never seen before and we eat a lot of sushi. Presentation was also great. It's a BYOB.

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★★★★★

We just ate here last night. It's small and reminds me of NYC. The sushi was great. They have a traditional menu as well as about half a dozen specialty rolls that I've never seen before and we eat a lot of sushi. Presentation was also great. It's a BYOB.

Pros: Great sushi. BYOB.

Cons: Limited parking and seating.

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Shinju has fantastic sushi (the best we've had in Philly after Morimoto). The sushi is always fresh and the rolls are artfully presented. (We've never seen so many creative types of rolls.) Appetizers such as edamame and shrimp shumai keep our 3-year old happy and full. Service is excellent, and the staff is very friendly to children. We can't recommend this hidden gem highly enough!

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★★★★★

Shinju has fantastic sushi (the best we've had in Philly after Morimoto). The sushi is always fresh and the rolls are artfully presented. (We've never seen so many creative types of rolls.) Appetizers such as edamame and shrimp shumai keep our 3-year old happy and full. Service is excellent, and the staff is very friendly to children. We can't recommend this hidden gem highly enough!

Pros: Quality, Presentation, Service

Cons: None

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In my opinion, this is some of the best sushi I have ever had. The presentation is beautiful, the waitstaff is friendly, and the sushi is always fresh. My boyfriend and I have made it "our spot." Before we knew it was BYOB, we asked for a sake list and, even though they obviously did not have one, our waitress brought sake for us compliments of the chef! Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

In my opinion, this is some of the best sushi I have ever had. The presentation is beautiful, the waitstaff is friendly, and the sushi is always fresh. My boyfriend and I have made it "our spot." Before we knew it was BYOB, we asked for a sake list and, even though they obviously did not have one, our waitress brought sake for us compliments of the chef! Highly recommended!

Pros: Value, Presentation, Quality

Cons: Absolutely none!

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I was searching cozy japanese restaurant for valentine's day. After reading the reviews, shinju seemed like what we were looking for. Valentine's day decorations and restaurant color were impressive. When main dish was served, we were suprised. It was beautiful and nicely done. They made shape of heart out of rolls,which we thought was thoughtful. We had great romantic time.

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★★★★★

I was searching cozy japanese restaurant for valentine's day. After reading the reviews, shinju seemed like what we were looking for. Valentine's day decorations and restaurant color were impressive. When main dish was served, we were suprised. It was beautiful and nicely done. They made shape of heart out of rolls,which we thought was thoughtful. We had great romantic time.

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I was walking with my boy friend one night and we saw the sign of a sushi bar.
As we walked in, I liked the ambience very much. It was totally different from regular Sushi bar with having unusual color on wall. It was small but very cozy.
AND the foods were so good ! We tried some of their special menu. Rock and roll, Volcano, Hakko sushi, Super dragon and sweet shrimp. Everything was just wonderful !
My boy friend and I were very pleased by the fact we 'd found a fine sushi bar nearby our apartment.

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★★★★★

I was walking with my boy friend one night and we saw the sign of a sushi bar.
As we walked in, I liked the ambience very much. It was totally different from regular Sushi bar with having unusual color on wall. It was small but very cozy.
AND the foods were so good ! We tried some of their special menu. Rock and roll, Volcano, Hakko sushi, Super dragon and sweet shrimp. Everything was just wonderful !
My boy friend and I were very pleased by the fact we 'd found a fine sushi bar nearby our apartment.

Pros: Nice interior, Special menu, Inexpensive

Cons: BYOB

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The food was excellent! Platters were very decorative and beautiful also! the restaurant was very cozy with trendy interiors... i highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

The food was excellent! Platters were very decorative and beautiful also! the restaurant was very cozy with trendy interiors... i highly recommend it!

Pros: food, inexpensive, great service

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I went this place a couple of times with friends, because I can enjoy everything there not only food. Specially posters on the wall and funny sushi characters. I really like their holiday decorations, too. It's really nice to enjoy holiday with frends at cosy place.

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★★★★★

I went this place a couple of times with friends, because I can enjoy everything there not only food. Specially posters on the wall and funny sushi characters. I really like their holiday decorations, too. It's really nice to enjoy holiday with frends at cosy place.

Pros: inexpensive, great food

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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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