Written by Lisa C. on
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Edited Review: 4/5
My second order from Toyotomi was not as great of an experience. The yam had been switched out for cauliflower in the tempura vegetables, and I ordered avocado sushi but was brought cucumber, and all without utensils or napkins! It came very late, so perhaps overall it was just an off night.
Fresh food and generous portion sizes! The vegetable tempura appetizer was enormous and had all the best vegetables. Sushi was fresh and delicious, the best I've tried so far, especially for the price. If you ask, they can put the rice on the outside and add sesame seeds. They even have an orange for "dessert." The only problem was that I ate too much!
Written by Elizabeth H. on
8 other reviews |
The sushi and service were ok so it's not a complaint, but I thought it was worth noting the lobster isn't real- it's some sort of imitation lobster, similar to imitation crab used in California rolls. I wouldn't have ordered it if I knew.
The tuna dumplings are basically filled with this stringy, spicy mayo "lobster" mess and tempura flakes. It just wasn't what I was expecting.
While in Philly for the best conference of my entire life, I was struck by the overwhelming need to eat sushi on my train ride back to NY. I found Machi using Seamless and decided that its proximity to both my hotel and the 30th Street Station made it the ideal choice to order from. I was pleasantly surprised by my meal, because being from NY, I assume that food from elsewhere must be inferior, but I was wrong.
Machi is a cute restaurant with a sushi bar and small tables. I chose to pick up my food because I was on the way to the train station anyway. The sushi chefs were finishing up my order and I could see that their work area was clean and organized.
I ordered the 3 roll special, tamago, and shrimp shumai. My avocado roll was tasty. The salmon skin rolls (without sauce) were pretty good but I noticed that they left more salmon on the skin than I am used to. I haven't decided how I feel about that yet. The tamago was some of the best I have ever had. An order comes with two pieces of well-sized egg custard.
I would definitely order from Machi again when I am back in Philadelphia.