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Wasabi House

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1240 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5944
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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(215) 732-4790
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Wasabi House - Philadelphia, PA

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Best

Wonderful little spot. Best sushi the price. I've been a customer for over 5 years and have always had a good experience dining there. The owner & staff are friendly & attentive. ...

Worst

The first things I try when I go to a new japanese restaurant is to try the Tempura Udon and sushi, so that I can compare the same stuff. The udon is the worst I've ever had in my...

Longtime Wasabi House Fan 12/18/2011

Wonderful little spot. Best sushi the price. I've been a customer for over 5 years and have always had a good experience dining there. The owner & staff are friendly & attentive. The food is always fresh and amazing. From time to time the owner makes free samples for us to try out. I really can't speak enough good about Wasabi House. more

sushi shack 3/18/2009

like someone said, it's a nice sushi shack. I normally get the spicy tuna, shrimp tempura roll and salmon when i go to a new place. If the spicy tuna and wasabi isn't that spicy, it's ussually catered to the American taste bud. I use the salmon to determine how fresh it is.\r \r I wouldn't use udon as an example. I never been to a place that hand made the udon nooldes at a sushi place. Maybe an fancy upscale sushi place but I never been to one. I didn't know you can get fresh vegetable in instant udon 0-o. ONE time the shrimp tempura roll didn't taste fresh... \r \r This place is a nice small sushi dive. You get good food with reasonable prices. This place has ginger tea, which is normally serve at Korean places. I love their hot ginger tea. Out of all the sushi place I've been to, this is the only place I know that serve hot ginger tea. I recently found a new sushi place, more fancier, higher price, that include cold ginger tea with pine nut, they called it some asian cinnamon tea, although it contain both ginger and cinnamon.\r \r They created wasabi house II on South Street. It's more fancier and more like a restuarant. I'm use to the original wasabhi house, I notice there was some changes to wasabi house after wasabi house II open up. All I know, they took out a menu item that I like to order... i forgot what.. it's like a sushi and california roll special. it was cheap and worth it.\r \r Their wasabi are strong. it's probably not the strongest I've tasted but it sure wasn't weak.\r \r I thought this place was closed down. I'll post up an update after I go there tonight. i'm glad they moved and didn't close down because wasabi house II, even though the food are good, it doesn't have the same vibe as wasabi house.\r \r UPDATED: I dropped it down a star. The place has change. I would still go back because I like their spicy tuna. It's a nice stop on my way to the apartment. Pick up a roll or two and then head home.\r \r \r Pros: good food good price Cons: took some stuff off the menu more

Instant Tempura Udon 3/9/2009

The first things I try when I go to a new japanese restaurant is to try the Tempura Udon and sushi, so that I can compare the same stuff. The udon is the worst I've ever had in my life. The first reaction I got from the first bite was that it reminded me of Instant Noodles. To make it worse, I discovered a strand of hair in my udon ( not mine ). The sushi was average at best. Pros: Place is clean Cons: Terrible food more

moved and improved 9/1/2008

it looks like they've moved locations, just a block down Pine St. where the old taco place used to be. as far as i can tell, it looks like the owner himself is actually back and running the restaurant himself, and the food has gotten a lot better. the decor is also a huge improvement over the past location. \r it's not a high-end place (never has been) but the food is good, priced reasonably, and when i crave a non-greasy meal, i know where to go. Pros: decor, friendly service, great food, reasonable price Cons: hard to tell where they moved at first more

Cheap and fast 7/13/2008

I just moved into the neighborhood and thought I'd give Wasabi House a try. My first experience was good, so I decided to go back for more. Since their portions are small (typically 8 pieces), I ordered an avocado salad too. What a disappointment that was! The lettuce was iceberg and looked like it came from a cheap mix bought at the supermarket. Definitely not what I'm used to, after eating at Mizu for about 2 years. Overall, Wasabi has decent sushi for the price, but there are definitely better sushi establishments in the city. Pros: fast service, cheap sushi Cons: awful salads more

Sunny sushi 5/9/2008

I usually get Sushi at Wasabi House. Their sushi is always excellent, their service is prompt and kind, and there are lots of windows. I have their tea from time-to-time, which is also yummy, and their prices are very good. They take care with their presentation of the food and the restaurant. Thumbs up. Pros: Excellent sushi, kind service, sunny atmosphere Cons: Bathroom's downstairs and whole place isn't really wheelchair accessible more

Great service, great sushi! 1/18/2008

This is a friendly and casual place with a large menu and affordable prices. Everyone I've taken here has really liked the sushi, particularly the spicy salmon rolls. And the homemade ginger tea is fabulous!! So is the homemade green tea ice cream. I love the unpretentiousness of the decor and staff; it is a welcoming environment and they are more customer service-oriented than most restaurants in Philly, including other sushi joints. Check it out! It is my favorite lunch spot in town. Pros: Delicious sushi, nice and attentive staff, location, price, not busy more

Although they have a small selection, what they have is g... 8/22/2007

Although they have a small selection, what they have is great whether you are veggie or not. The atmosphere... more

Although they have a small selection, what they have is g... 8/22/2007

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Although they have a small selection, what they have is great whether you are veggie or not. The atmosphere is nice and quiet, very eclectic decora... more

Fresh sushi 9/20/2006

This is a really nice, fast place to get sushi. I only eat certain rolls, like the California roll, therefore I am not the best judge. However, the food is very fresh and while the rolls are small, they taste a lot better than some of the sushi I have had at much more expensive places. The people there are also very friendly and welcoming, which is always a plus. Pros: Fresh, fast Cons: food on the smaller side more

Don't bother. 7/19/2006

My quest to conquer Philadelphia's sushi spots led me to this place. Upon entering, I began to wonder if I had made a good sushi decision. The decor can only be described as weird. The sushi was mediocre, with only one vegetarian maki option on the menu which was disappointing in itself. This vegetable roll (carrot, cucumber, avocado) was decent but small. My friend was dissatisfied with her dragon roll. The wait staff was friendly, which was pretty much this place's only redeeming factor. Do yourself a favor and get your sushi fix somewhere else. Pros: friendly staff Cons: limited parking, medicore sushi, limited menu more

the cutest sushi 12/3/2005

the wasabi house dragon roll is the cutest sushi ever in philly,you better to try it.wasabi house is my favorite place,the chef is very nice .thank you i love u wasabi house Cons: cutest sushi more

My new favorite place to get sushi!! 8/13/2005

I just got back from Wasabi House and it is my new favorite place to go for sushi! My husband and I ordered 6 different types of sushi and each one was great. We we went in with the intention of getting take-out, but found that they had very nice tables set up inside. Wasabi house is a comfortable, low key restaurant with great service and great food. I highly recommend going there! Pros: great sushi, cheap, great service Cons: no cons more

User review by mtcc 4/19/2005

Food was good, but very basic, simple menu. Very simple furniture, decor, etc. Servce, hmm, the chef was our waiter, busser, cashier, and of course our chef, good thing there weren't a bunch of people there. BYO. Pros: Price Cons: Limited Menu more

cheap, but 1/28/2005

If you take someone here for a first date, you won't see her (or him) again. I wouldn't eat here again if you pay me. The worst sushi and udon on the planet. more

Wasabi House leaves me sated 11/10/2003

I love the wasabi house. It is a small corner sushi establishment with a yearning to be classier than it can be. The fish is great and the portions are definately in the normal to greater-than-normal sizes. It is definately a treat to eat there, especially due to the low cost of food. I definately will go back time and time again for more. Try the spicy black eel roll! YUM! Pros: Spicy Black Eel Roll, Low Prices, Quick Sushi Cons: Lack of Ambiance more
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  • In Short
    Those looking to stay and eat their nori and maki should hope for a break in Wasabi House's brisk action--there's but one table inside, which means most customers dine alfresco,...

  • 7/12/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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