Fat Salmon

Restaurants, Japanese Center City East
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Fat Salmon
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This sleek, dimly lit Center City gem has been a Philly favorite since it opened its doors as a freewheeling, BYOB spot in 2007. There’s now a full bar, but the sushi counter’s creative spirit remains evident in funky house rolls such as the Sea Breeze (tempura mussels with salmon, avocado and spicy mayo) and the Mr. French Kiss (shrimp, bacon and onion tempura with spicy crab stick). The pork katsu, a plate-sized cutlet pounded thin, breaded and deep-fried, is like the best Japanese wiener schnitzel you’ll ever stick a fork into.


Venue name: Fat Salmon
Address: 719 Walnut St
Cross street: between S 7th and 8th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm; Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, 5pm–11pm; Sat 5–11pm; Sun 5–9:30pm
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