Philadelphia sushi has been immortalized forever in the creation of the Philadelphia roll. Let’s just ignore the fact that this particular variety of maki is more likely named for the ubiquitous brand of cream cheese (a necessary ingredient in the roll)—it bears the name proudly anyway. But that riff on the lox-and-cream-cheese bagel is just one type of sushi you’ll find in Philadelphia restaurants. Defying its characterization as an old-timey American city, Philadelphia’s sushi scene ranges from yellowtail tartare at the ultra-modern Morimoto to the lobster tempura roll at the hip yet relaxed Izumi.

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