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Toyotomi sushi moves out of 11th and Moore and into 1627 Ritner St.

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To fans of Toyotomi at 11th and Moore, fear not. The affordable (mostly) takeout sushi place did close up shop at 11th and Moore streets, but it is resurfacing at 1627 Ritner St., which used to be Chiarella’s Gourmet Pizza.

The new spot on Ritner

The new spot on Ritner

We hear that a rent increase prompted the move, though we haven’t been able to get a hold of the owner to confirm that.

The old spot after it opened in 2012

The old spot after it opened in 2012

The sushi joint, which falls within the borders of the relatively new Melrose Civic Association, closed on June 30 after consistently getting relatively good reviews on Yelp. Let’s hope they can get open and slinging sushi in the new spot soon.

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10 Responses to Toyotomi sushi moves out of 11th and Moore and into 1627 Ritner St.

  1. Gunter July 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Do they deliver?

    • Albert Stumm July 18, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      They’re not open yet in the new place, but I think they used to.

      • Noah July 18, 2014 at 10:06 am #

        I walked by last night and they were open.

        • Albert Stumm July 18, 2014 at 10:12 am #

          Oh, wow. That was quick. Thanks

  2. April July 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I stopped in and talked to someone going work in there and he said it was going to reopen as an Indonesian restaurant

    • AnthonyG July 18, 2014 at 8:37 am #

      Indonesian? Hmm, that’s what it was before Toyotomi moved in. Though, only for about 1 month.

    • Michael July 18, 2014 at 9:28 am #

      Really hoping it’s sushi… there’s already Sky Cafe on Ritner. It would be great if Ritner St. west of Broad benefits from rent increases around East Passyunk. There are some great small businesses there but room for more, it seems.

  3. Megan July 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Bummer. This place has good sushi and great prices. we need one like it in Passyunk. Izumi is good but too expensive for those of us who like to eat sushi regularly.

  4. mike s July 21, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    I thought their sushi was awful TBH…too much (poorly made rice) and very little fish. Just my opinion, i’m hoping something really great goes in there.

  5. AnthonyG July 22, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I had sashimi there dozens of times, always found it quite good for the price.

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