Hey Philly natives, some good news! Fairmount finally has its very own sushi spot. I was very lucky to have been invited to try some of their best for a review last night. Thanks to Chef Cherryl for the invite! I’ll post her Instagram below for you to check out some of her awesome posts and eats! Also a HUGE thanks to Albert, Angeline, and Annie for hosting us.
If you are a friend of mine reading this, you know that my last meal on this earth would be a spicy tuna roll and a kani salad. Sushi should be my middle name. Quite honestly, my parents and boyfriend need to tell me “anything but sushi” when they ask me where I want to go. If it was up to me, it’d be sushi all day every day. So when the invite came, I knew even if I had to move my schedule around, I would do it. And I’m glad that I did just that even if I’ll be working hard to finish some Of my masters papers and grading this week! What can I say? I’m addicted to sushi. There are way worse things obviously to be addicted to.
First things first, it’s new so it’s very clean. All restaurants obviously should be clean but I won’t lie, I’ve had some of my best meals in places that may look sketchy at first. Not here. It’s bright and clean and decorated nicely. It’s modern looking with sleek white counters at the sushi bar with little glass windows to peek at the fish. Super cute! There are color changing lights in the ceiling. The shiny backsplash is awesome. I’m biased though because I have the same in my kitchen! Lol.
THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD! I got to taste sooooo much. Good thing I was told to eat very little throughout my day. Either way, I would have eaten it all and worried about the tummy ache later. No seriously, that’s what I do.
We tried soooo much so I’ll highlight my favorites, appetizers first. I’ll start with the sushi pizza. A tortilla with spicy tuna, avocado, and masago drizzled with spicy mayo and eel sauce. I could have eaten three of these alone. The tortilla never got soggy waiting for us to start and the flavors were awesome.
Saweed salad, you either love it or hate it. I’m an in betweener since I really need to be in the mood. I had a few bites and it was good. It was served over julienned cucumbers which made it a step above the rest for me. Next time I make this for lunch, it’s going over cucumbers.
The sushi dumplings were a favorite of mine. There are only two to a plate but they’re STUFFED! We butchered them up into pieces so the six of us could try and each bite still had a lot of filling. The dumplings were filled with spicy crab, avocado, and crunch all wrapped in tuna. I’ve had these at my favorite sushi restaurant in Jersey, Kabuki, and a little birdie may have told me that Kabuki and Engimono are closely related 😉.
Now for the dinner. We had a variety of specialty rolls and sashimi. The sashimi was very fresh. I loved the white tuna. My favorite specialty roll was the Osaka roll. We aren’t doing our due diligence because we couldn’t find it on the menu so we thought maybe it was the Yazuka roll but we aren’t sure. Either way, it was awesome and I’ll point out which one it is below:
It’s the roll pictured on the left. The roll on the right was the Godzilla Roll (also yummy). Not pictured in this photo was the Romantic Roll and A 76ers Roll (Philly loves our sports).
Last but not least is the chirashi bowl we had. The fish was all fresh and the presentation was gorgeous. Some other foodies there pictured it better than I got but so good nonetheless. Engimono really puts pride in their presentation and it shows!
I can’t recommend Engimono Sushi enough. They can be found at:
1811 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia PA 19130
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