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Reading Terminal Market Is Finally Getting a New Sushi Seller

The chef behind Bluefin is likely opening in the 126-year-old market

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A favorite with locals and tourists alike, the bustling Reading Terminal Market on 12th and Arch streets is jam-packed with every type of food you can think of: Amish pretzels and pot pies, Italian pastries, vegan deli fare, Middle Eastern falafel and hummus, roast pork sandwiches, Cajun po’boys, Thai curries, seafood, and much more. Over 80 vendors are set up at the market, which turns 126 this year. But missing among those dozens of food purveyors is someone selling sushi.

That might be about to change. reports that chef-restaurateur Yong Kim is in talks with Reading Terminal Market about opening a sushi stand. Kim is known for Bluefin in East Norriton and B2 in Bala Cynwyd. This would be his first Center City location.

According to, Kim would be setting up shop in what was 12th Street Cantina, which closed late last year. The last time the market housed a sushi spot was almost five years ago: Tokyo Sushi Bar in the market shuttered in the spring of 2014.