2 Pennsylvania Sushi Restaurants Named Best In America
A recent report by IBIS World detailed that there are 19,742 sushi restaurant business in the United States. In fact, there are roughly 7,000 more sushi establishments in 2023 than there were 10 years ago. That makes it even more impressive that two of them from Pennsylvania have been named among the best sushi restaurants in the country by Time Out.
Sushi has become so popular that many platforms publish reports on the overall sushi industry in America. USA Today recently detailed that 5 million Americans eat this cuisine at least once a month. Furthermore, “Google Trends data shows it’s twice as popular as it was five years ago and more than three times as popular as it was a decade ago,” they state.
Sushi also has the flexibility to be satisfying as an appetizer or as a full meal. When searching for the best sushi, “fresh” is always a priority. In addition, seeing the chef hand-roll your pieces only enhances the overall experience.
So where do you find these sushi restaurants in Pennsylvania that was named one of the best?
Located at 723 Chestnut St, this is Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant. Morimoto leverages Japanese cooking tradition and blends it with modern sushi favorites. Their menu breaks sushi out separately from everything else. Here you will find a wide range of rolls, sashimi, bowls, and chef combination platters. Time Out specifically recommends the fugu (blowfish), “prepared three ways in season.”
#16 Double Knot
The city of brotherly love that is certainly legendary for its cheesesteaks is doing something right with its sushi as well. Double Knot is located at 120 S 13th St. It offers two floors of decorative layouts to enhance your experience there. The below floor is a quieter candle-lit atmosphere, with the top floor having more buzz. Their sushi menu is broken out more in terms of styles. Crispy, cold, and specialty sashimi are some examples. Time Out highlights the “a Philly-inspired duck scrapple bao bun,” at the second of the Pennsylvania restaurants that were named best in America.