Original Publisher: ZAGAT
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
2. Hai Street Kitchen & Co.
Why it made the list: Who knew that customizable, burrito-size sushi rolls were the lunch option that Philly didn’t know it needed? Ordering happens Chipotle-style with your choice of a nori wrap, rice bowl or salad and then adding custom protein and veg options like spicy tuna tartare, chicken katsu or panko portobellos and then finishing it up with a sauce (think gochugang or spicy mayo), a salad bar worth of raw, pickled and dressed veggies and something crunchy like fried shallots or roasted peanuts. Of course, if that’s a little overwhelming, you can always go with one of their preplanned options.
Must order: Screaming Tuna ($9.93) with yellowfin tartare and chile paste; The Crunch ($9.24) with shrimp tempura and pickled jicama. Multiple locations