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Reading Terminal Market’s Sole Sushi Stand Is Now Open

Umi is a collaboration between two seafood experts

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Umi Seafood and Sushi Bar, the only sushi seller in Philly’s iconic Reading Terminal Market, is now open. It’s set inside the sprawling maze-like market at Avenue B and 9th Avenue in what was previously 12th Street Cantina.

Umi is from Suzi Kim of John Yi Fish Market in Reading Terminal, Under the C Seafood in the Comcast Center, and Ardmore Seafood and chef-restaurateur Yong Kim (no relation), known for the Bluefin restaurants in Philly’s suburbs — Bluefin in East Norriton and Exton and B2 in Bala Cynwyd.

They’re selling more than 100 types of sushi, sashimi, and maki, along with around 50 prepared seafood dishes like salmon teriyaki and lobster mac and cheese. It’s open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The last time the market included a sushi purveyor was five years ago: Tokyo Sushi Bar shuttered in spring 2014. 12th Street Cantina, previously in Umi’s spot, closed in late 2018.