Recently we encountered a few technical difficulties and unfortunately, some of our blog posts were lost. As we roll out some of the previous posts, here are a few reviews from around Philly. Click the links to read the full articles.
From Adam Erace in Philadelphia Weekly: “Hot or cold, raw or cooked, Japanese food in Philadelphia hasn’t had a moment like this since Morimoto opened in 2001.”
“Sixteen pieces of sashimi have never looked as good as they did on Zama’s frost-white unfurled scroll of a plate each precise slice of fish shimmering like iridescent gemstones.”
From Phyllis Stein-Novack in South Philly Review: “I sat at the sushi bar, where I watched chef/owner Hiroyuki ‘Zama’ Tanaka and his staff select fresh ingredients and transform them into colorful, tasty, edible art.”
“Rittenhouse Square needs a quiet, peaceful place like this.”
From Benjamin Wallace in Philadelphia Magazine: “More exotic offerings during my visits included a giant clam, which had a just-out-of-the-ocean gleam and freshness of flavor.”
From Craig LaBan in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Not only is his fish work there the best of his career – with a sharper focus on ingredients and elegant composition – but the restaurant as a whole is the most impressive all-around Japanese destination to open in this town since Morimoto.”
“What a nice surprise to find a Japanese restaurant that pays attention to the dessert course. But by that time, it was already clear that Zama – both the chef and the restaurant – is turning out to be something special.”