Where Sushi, Music and Craft Beer Collide
Madame Saito is back and the HeadHouse will be a place that redefines what it means to be a Philadelphian today. Madame Saito, Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi and awarded Chef of the Year 2010, would like to show her appreciation for everything the greater Philadelphia area has offered her and her family for the past thirty years that she spent in this great city. Madame Saito reintroduces the HeadHouse, a craft beer café that will serve as the craft beer haven to all beer drinkers with the finest and most affordable craft beer in town! Sake Bomb! Banana Bomb! Jager Bomb!
While Madame Saito believes that everything in dining revolves around the guest dining experience, quality of food, hospitality, and making the restaurant a fun and friendly environment where you feel more like a family member than a ticket number. We continue to offer our renowned sushi and sashimi while testing your palates with cuisines from around the world. Working with a number of local musicians and artists alike and bringing their creativity to the HeadHouse, we have created a place to showcase and invite local talent. The front and back galleries are filled with art from local Philadelphia artists from all around the city. The idea is to create a stimulating environment where forms of art in many mediums come together and can be seen and appreciated by all those who venture through our doors. So, welcome to the HeadHouse, where we offer only the finest and most affordable craft beer with an international flare of the tastiest dish Philadelphia has to offer! Sit back and relax, listen to some great music, view some incredible art and just make HeadHouse your home away from home.
As the “Queen of Sushi” in the Philadelphia area, Madame Saito is a perpetual learner of the culinary arts. She was recently recognized as an exemplary international sushi instructor by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. In addition to her Japanese roots, Madame Saito also has formal education at the Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris.
As an educator, Madame Saito has been an instructor at Temple University Center City Campus for the past 21 years and invented the “Philly Roll” in 1984. In addition to Temple University, she has provided sushi demonstrations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Pennsylvania. As recognition for her dedication to teaching about sushi and Japanese culture for the past 28 years, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Temple University Center City in April 2009, as well as the 2010 Chef of the Year award from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
Madame Saito welcomes you to join her 14th Annual Sushi Contest for Amateur on Thursday, April 12th 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Tokio HeadHouse Restaurant, HeadHouse Square. And also on April 15th 2018, the Subaru Sushi Samurai of The Year Contest in Fairmount Park, sponsored by Subaru and hosted by Madame Saito, celebrated her 32 years anniversary as of “Queen of Sushi in Philadelphia”, at the same location on 122-124 Lombard Street, Society Hill, and Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Private two hours sushi classes are available at the HeadHouse by your reservation.
Also, stay a while in our Japanese-Victorian bed and breakfast, Tokio B & B - daily, weekly, or monthly.