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Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA

Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya Fishtown

4.5
4.5
49 Reviews
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Welcome to Sushi By Bou Fishtown, Philly's Only hip-hop style Omakase Experience! Our curated Omakase, meaning "Chef's Choice," 'promises a tantalizing journey through fantastic flavors and bass heavy beats. Choose from our classic 12-course offering at $60 or indulge in the opulent 'Bougie' Omakase, $125 for 17 pieces, seated hourly. At our Fishtown Bou, groove to Classic 90s Hip Hop and taste the thrill of sushi exploration. Elevate your experience with exotic cocktails and premium sake, perfect for sushi pairing. Date Nights, Birthdays, or intimate private seatings, let us whisk you away on a journey of urban mystique. Visit all of our unique locations, each with its own culture-inspired vibe! Reserve now to secure a coveted seat at Sushi By Bou.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creative Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 709-8043
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    David Bouhadana
  • Catering
    For catered events, please email catering@sushibybou.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.
  • Area
    Fishtown
  • Cross Street
    E. Burks Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Burks Subway (MFL)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • 1 HOUR, 12-COURSE SIGNATURE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE $60

    USD 60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in our signature Omakase experience, where our master chefs will guide your culinary journey on a front-row feast of fabulous flavors. Whether it's a sushi exploration for the culinary curious, a sultry date night or a lavish birthday celebration, get ready for adventure of decadent sushi and impeccable service. Reserve now to secure your coveted seat at Sushi By Bou. Sushi for the people.
    1 HOUR, 12-COURSE SIGNATURE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE $60 photo
  • 1 HOUR, 17-COURSE BOU-GIE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE $125

    USD 125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in the opulent Bou-gie Omakase experience, where our master chefs will guide your culinary journey on a front-row feast of fabulous flavors. Begin your evening by donning a complimentary Hachimaki headband and join the traditional "Kanpai!" chef's toast, setting the tone for a memorable meal. Whether it's a sushi exploration for the culinary curious, a sultry date night or a lavish birthday celebration, get ready for an adventure of decadent sushi and impeccable service. Reserve now to secure your coveted seat at Sushi By Bou. Sushi for the people.
    1 HOUR, 17-COURSE BOU-GIE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE $125 photo

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

  • Philadelphia

    Innovative

49 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    it pains me to write this review because this was my favorite restaurant in the city before they rebranded. while the food hasn’t change and is still just as delicious, the ambiance has completely been destroyed. i previously enjoyed interacting with the chefs and learning about the course, while eating at a comfortable pace. however, that atmosphere has changed drastically with music blasting the entire time so you can barely speak with the chefs and even worse what was supposed to be an hour long tasting was an extremely rushed 40 minute tasting. it was impossible to savor the courses and distinguish the different dishes because of the pace we were required to eat at. it’s such a shame this place fell into the trap of trying to be “trendier” when they were easily the best omakase in the city and they are now just average.

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  2. Natassja

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Although they advertise a 60min experience, expect to be done around the 30minute mark. The sushi chefs here work quickly and serve the sushi as soon as it is made. There is little room for conversation. Be advised that their entry is actually inside another restaurant, this isn’t noted on Open Table or google maps. Food overall was delicious and the yuzu lemonade was refreshing for the hot weather. If fast food omakase existed, this place offers exactly that experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best experience ever! Highly recommend. Perfect date night.

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  4. Millie

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so fresh and delicious! The staff working was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I came on a date and we did the bougie omakase- yum! But we left still feeling a bit hungry after our experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I can honestly say this was the most subpar omakase experience I’ve had in Philly. $60 is pretty cheap for omakase, and you definitely get what you paid for. But I still don’t think it was deserving of $60. I would have rather spent that money on some menu items in the main restaurant, Izakaya by Yanaga. The chefs at Sushi by Bou weren’t very attentive, the atmosphere was overall extremely unorganized, and the service was subpar. I will say, I have nothing bad to say about the courses that were served. Sushi by Bou used to be Sushi Suite, which was my favorite omakase experience in Philly. Sadly, it does not measure up to the previous omakase experience that existed in the space. I don’t think I would recommend this place to other people.

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  6. DrewC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect of the night was great. We loved the music along with the food and space. The staff were fantastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great I just wish it was longer. I came before when it was sushi suite. I do miss the 90 minute ones because it made the experience a real treat!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Delicious, fun, and great atmosphere. They even accommodated my shellfish allergy. Highly recommend!

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  9. jessicaf

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately this was such a poor experience. Very rushed, no attention to detail, and poor service. I really expected more of this dinner! We were in and out in less than an hour for a 17-course sushi dinner. Once we were seated, we immediately got served our first course. They didn't take our drink order until course 4, and I didn't receive my drink until course 7. It was clear that they were trying to get us in and out as fast as possible, there was no level of service offered whatsoever. At the end they came around with the card machine to take payment for the drinks, no offer for another drink, if there was anything else we wanted etc. The chefs ran out of sushi rice half way through and had to get some from the main restaurant. The chefs also never explained anything about Omakase, details of the dishes they were serving, etiquette etc. If this was my first omakase I would've been so let down. We received no information from the chefs except for questions other guests asked. We ended up asking the chef how many seatings they do in a night, and they shared that they used to do 2 per night, and now it is 5, so that explains it. It really feels like a huge money grab as there is no attention put in to making it an enjoyable experience for guests. My husband and I both work in restaurants so we are generally very forgiving, but this was really something else. For $150 per person sushi dinner with only 8 guests I expected a full experience, and not to feel rushed in and out. By the time they shuffled us out I hadn't even finished my cocktail. Will absolutely never be back here, and would not recommend it to anyone. We didn't try other sushi restaurants in the area but I'm positive there are plenty of other fantastic places to spend your money.
    Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya FishtownResponded on 15 May 2024
    Hi Jessica, thank you so much for taking the time to reach out and provide us with this feedback. The experience you describe is far from what we strive to provide to our customers. We take all of our customers' feedback sincerely and seriously. We hope to earn your trust again as a loyal customer and would love to discuss inviting you back to a different venue of your choice. You will receive a private message to address this shortly.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, there are plenty of much better omakase choices in Philly. This one was very gimmicky and forced. The service was the absolute worst. They tell you to get there early only to make you wait. They rush you in and start right away, they say its 90 minutes but barely made it to an hour. Our server gave me an empty, dirty sake shot (to do as a group), I asked for another drink and he told me that we only had 5 minutes left, and THEN reached across me to take my partner's drink away when it was half full... truly, don't waste your time here. Thankfully the food was good, but for the price, just go somewhere else where they know what they're doing as a whole.
    Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya FishtownResponded on 15 May 2024
    Hi, thank you for leaving us your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your negative experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us and we will use it to improve upon our service and overall experience. We'd like to learn a bit more about your experience so we can take this and improve upon it further. We do hope that this is not your only experience with us as we'd love to make this up to you. Thank you again and have a great day.

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Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya Fishtown is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sushi by Bou - Philly PA @ Izakaya Fishtown

1832 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    E. Burks Street
  • Area
    Fishtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creative Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Burks Subway (MFL)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Bouhadana
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 709-8043
  • Catering
    For catered events, please email catering@sushibybou.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.
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