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Bleu Sushi

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Worth Your Money
1. Worth Your Money
"I consider a top, and overlooked Japanese restaurant"
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2. Order Online from our Website
2. Order Online from our Website
"Lots of interesting sushi rolls, and also the classic rolls"
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3. Big Groups
3. Big Groups
"service is outstanding. Hendra, the owner, is extremely accommodating"
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About
Fresh sushi and upscale Japanese fare. Located in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. Bleu Sushi brings the rich culinary arts of Japan right to Center City, Philadelphia. Recognized as a premier BYOB restaurant with the best sushi in Philly. Bleu Sushi gives a fresh take on Japanese cuisine. No wonder customers everywhere have deemed Bleu Sushi the best sushi in town.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Fusion, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, BYOB, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sushi was okay. We order 4 of their must have and signature rolls. One was really good. The other three were okay. My husband liked his gyoza. More importantly: NOT COVID SAFE. When I walked in I appreciated the plastic dividers hanging from the...ceiling separating tables of 2 or 4. There are 3 plastic dividers creating 4 sections on one side of the restaurant. Our section had 2 tables of 2. We were literally the only couple on this side. Halfway through our dinner they sat a couple next to us in our section. I would not have minded if it was busy but there was no one seated in any of the other sections next to us. We were the only couple on this side of the restaurant. They could have easily sat this couple on the other side of our plastic divider. If our tables were 6 feet apart I wouldn’t have minded so much. But the tables were not even 2feet apart. I complained to the manager but he didn’t seem to care. So I just wonder what other guidelines he doesn’t follow. I do not recommend eating here. There are covid safer restaurants and better sushi elsewhere.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Fantastic lunch. Signature rolls were terrific (JFK and Broad Street), as was the steamed Gyoza. Pleasant outside seating is dog friendly, and is protected on the top and three sides from weather. The inside is very stylish!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

Lots of interesting sushi rolls, and also the classic rolls, everything was delicious, especially the kimchi fries for something different. Service was quick and friendly, and very COVID complaint. My kids, husband and I loved it, and highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Large menu with many different rolls, sushi and dinners. Try one of the hot entrees as it comes out of the kitchen sizzling and you have to give it time to cool before eating. Just sit there and inhale the aromas. BYO so enjoy a...glass of your own wine. Dinners come with soup or salad with ginger dressing. They also offer a small, complimentary dish of ice cream.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

A warm, October Sunday evening dinner at what I consider a top, and overlooked Japanese restaurant that is a neighborhood gem. The greeter recognized us from previous dines and seated us promptly; water and menus came and we spent some time looking at the menu....Very extensive with numerous sushi rolls plus sushi and sashimi. We tend to order entrees and opted for the filet mignon teriyaki and a red snapper teriyaki. Both are accompanied by either soup or salad and white rice. They came out sizzling and after letting them cool proceeded to eat them. Fantastic taste. A few others were dining when we came in and a few more came in before we left. It is recommended that you make a reservation as the restaurant is small. They do a large take out business as well as deliver. We received a complimentary dish of ice cream. BYO. Parking is on the street at meters.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

We order sushi from Bleu Sushi once a month to our TripAdvisor office in NJ. It is, without a doubt, our favorite sushi restaurant. The rolls are perfectly made, the spring rolls are delicious, and the service is outstanding. Hendra, the owner, is extremely accommodating...and personable. He makes the experience that much better! The Villanova and Locust rolls are among the office favorites here. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting the Philly area!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

The selection of sushi and rolls was good and we sampled a few. All were very good. The place allows you to bring your own bottle with no corking fee so feel free to bring your favorite sake. My only negative is that the place...has no air conditioning and gets very hot and humid with a few small fans running which don’t provide much airflow.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

At Bleu Sushi great food and nice staff, BUT since the last visit on August 2019,they started to charge the 20% fee on any payment made with a groupon. We find this UNFAIR.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

Sunday night and you need a reservation. There is an extensive sushi menu, we tend to favor dinners. They come with a ginger salad and misu soup as well as your choice of protein. BYO . The owner was present and we had a nice...conversation as he had just returned from shopping for some garden equipment to water the outside flowers. He is from Indonesia and ads some Indonesian dishes to the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We went to see a play at the Walnut Street Theatre and stopped in for dinner before the show. It was about 5:30pm. By the time we left (around 7pm) the place was hopping. Very tasty sushi...both cold and hot. Presentation was a bit different...with pieces of veggie sticking out of each roll piece. They were very accommodating to my gluten allergy. Met both the manager and the owner and had a really nice conversation. This restaurant gets a lot of theatre-goers. They also have a sushi roll named after the Walnut Street Theatre. We left feeling we had a very pleasurable experience and would definitely go back. BYOB...next time will bring.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bleu Sushi

Yes, Bleu Sushi offers takeaway services.

Yes, Bleu Sushi offers delivery services.

Yes, Bleu Sushi is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bleu Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4