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El Rey in Philadelphia: 2014 Update

I published my initial thoughts on El Rey, Stephen Starr‘s Rittenhouse Square-area Mexican restaurant, back in November of 2010. Since then I have continued to visit El Rey regularly for lunch while in the city, and it remains pretty much one of my favorite spots in the area for a tasty and reasonably priced midday meal.

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Good first impression at Machi Sushi!

Spider Roll at Machi Sushi

Last summer I reported on my dismal experience at Yamaki Sushi in Philadelphia, on 20th Street off Rittenhouse Square. So I wasn’t suprised earlier this year when I saw they were “closed for a re-opening in February.” What I wasn’t sure of was whether the sushi bar was just getting a facelift, or whether new operators/owners were involved in making for a better sushi experience.

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Yamaki Sushi’s No-Good Maki

I promise to get back to my Italy trip report and reviews soon, but I had to take a break to do a quick write-up on Yamaki Sushi Bar, recently-opened on 20th Street just off Rittenhouse Square. I still mourn the closing of Sushi on the Square, a great little sushi bar that used to be where Yogorino now resides in that same area. Could Yamaki be a good substitute when I need a quick lunchtime sushi fix? Based on my one experience there, the answer is sadly no.

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Top 5 Sushi Bars and Restaurants Near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lunch sashimi at Numa in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Mmmm…sushi. One of my favorite foods in the world.

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Giwa Korean Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A Review

Giwa Delivers on Its Promise of Simple Good Korean Food

This popular Philly lunch spot is a great choice for a hearty and healthy meal, to eat in or to go.

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