Satisfy Your Sushi Cravings at These Main Line Area Restaurants

Find contemporary and traditional sashimi and sushi at these Main Line region eateries, which serve up fine Japanese cuisine.

Nestled amid the verdant suburbs of Philadelphia’s Main Line lies a renowned upscale dining scene brimming with cultural diversity. While the area boasts a plethora of culinary delights, sushi aficionados are in for a treat with its selection of top-notch Japanese hotspots. From traditional fare to innovative fusion creations, here’s your guide to the Main Line region’s must-visit sushi destinations.

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Azie Media

217 W State St., Media

 

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Azie redefines the sushi experience with its innovative approach to Japanese cuisine. Situated in the charming town of Media, this sleek and contemporary restaurant seamlessly blends traditional techniques with bold flavors from across Asia. While sushi purists will appreciate classics like the California roll, adventurous diners can embark on a culinary journey with Azie’s specialty rolls, such as the spicy tuna-based Azie roll or Wanderlust, which tantalizes the taste buds with salmon, avocado, a soy glaze and kimchi Thousand Island dressing.

Spotlight: In addition to sushi, Azie offers a tempting selection of Japanese whiskey and sake. Order sake by the glass or, if you want to sip and sample, try the sake flight for a half pour of each variety on offer.

Teikoku Restaurant

5492 West Chester Pke., Newtown Square

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Teikoku specializes in a fusion of Japanese and Thai cuisines, creating a unique dining experience in Newtown Square. The restaurant’s elegant decor and tranquil ambiance set the stage for an exceptional meal. Teikoku’s sushi menu features a mix of traditional favorites and innovative creations. The Chay roll, with its blend of spicy tuna, scallions and avocado, is a standout, while the classic nigiri and sashimi options showcase the chefs’ expertise and dedication to freshness.

Spotlight: Teikoku’s fusion menu is a delight for gluten-free diners, since many of the dishes available are either naturally gluten-free or can be made without gluten.

Kooma

123 N Church St., West Chester

 

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Kooma in West Chester is known for its modern take on sushi and vibrant atmosphere. The restaurant offers an eclectic mix of sushi rolls and sashimi, along with a variety of Asian-inspired dishes. The West Chester roll, featuring shrimp tempura topped with tuna and a signature crunchy finish, is a local favorite. Kooma’s sushi bar is an engaging spot to watch skilled chefs create intricate sushi rolls and sashimi platters.

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Spotlight: Kooma’s bento boxes allow diners to try a variety of salads, sides and rolls for an affordable price.

Mikado Thai Pepper

64 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

At Mikado Thai Pepper in Ardmore, diners can indulge their palates with a blend of Thai and Japanese flavors. This small restaurant has a varied menu that combines the light notes of Japanese sushi with the strong spices of Thai food. Every item at Mikado Thai Pepper, from the house specialty Ardmore roll to the fiery tuna sashimi, is a tasteful fusion of East Asian cooking traditions. The restaurant is the ideal location for a relaxed lunch or special meal within the confines of its cozy and welcoming ambiance.

Spotlight: For celebrations, there’s nothing quite as showstopping as one of Mikado Thai Pepper’s sushi and sashimi boats delivered to the table.

Bluefin Eagleview

555 Wellington Sq., Exton

Nestled in the bustling Eagleview Town Center of Exton, Bluefin Eagleview takes sushi to new heights with its modern decor and creative menu. This elegant restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the senses with a menu that deftly combines classic Japanese flavors with contemporary touches. Every meal at Bluefin Eagleview offers a slice of refined beauty, from the tasteful Bluefin roll—which is topped with fresh sashimi and drizzled in rich sauces—to the flavorful, traditional sashimi. Plus, with its wide assortment of sake and handcrafted drinks, the restaurant invites guests to sip on the ideal accompaniment to their sushi experience.

Spotlight: In addition to sushi, Bluefin also dishes up hot entrees and small plates, which means there’s a little something for everyone.

Veekoo

761 W Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 564 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn; 333 N 10th Ave, Royersford

 

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With three locations spanning the Main Line region, Veekoo makes it easy for locals to lean into their sushi cravings. The restaurant serves up dozens of classic and specialty rolls, both raw and cooked, in sashimi, sushi and nigiri forms, so there’s something for every preference. The Volcano and Green Dragon rolls, which feature crabmeat with tobiko and eel, respectively, are a treat, while the Million Dollars roll with spicy salmon and tempura flakes is a delicious indulgence.

Spotlight: Peaceful and clean, elevated decor adds to the tasteful ambiance of Veekoo, which is only accentuated by excellent service.

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