HEADHOUSE CAFE

Philly’s original Japanese owned gastropub offering a great selection of craft beer & mixed Western and Japanese menu. Owned by the Queen of Sushi Madame Saito (inventor of the Philly Roll), Headhouse boasts world class sushi and Japanese Izakaya cuisine at affordable prices.

The Headhouse is owned & operated by renown local sushi chef icon Madame Saito. For over a decade she ran the restaurant as Le Champignon & Tokio Sushi Bar mixing the best elements of French & Japanese cuisine.

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122-124 Lombard Street, Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19147

215-922-1223

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Events

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  • May 5th First Fridays With Lisa Chosed. Open mic/Art Show
  • Thursday – Sunday 7-10pm  Music, Comedy, Poetry Open Mic

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APPETIZERS

APPETIZERS

Gyoza Dumplings

Homemade Dumplings (Vegetable or Vegetable with Beef)

$5.00

Crispy Calamari

Fried crispy calamari served with cilantro, pico pepper, and chipotle aioli.

$10.00

Shrimp Tempura

Lightly breaded tempura 4 shrimp and 2 vegetable.

$10.00

Chicken Kara-age

Fried chicken breaded in a Japanese style w/ Steamed Rice.

$10.00

California Roll

SPECIAL ROLLS (8 PIECES) All made in reverse roll with sesame seeds. Add Masago fish eggs for $3.00 Californian: Kanikama, Cucumber and Avocado.

$5.00

Tempura Udon Noodle Soup

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura with Udon Noodles

$10.00

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Queen Of Sushi: Madame Saito

Madame Saito has been an ambassador of Japanese culture and fusion cuisine in the Philadelphia community for the past 25 years.  As owner and chef of Le Champignon de Tokio located in historic Society Hill, she has pioneered the delicate integration of French and Thai cuisine with traditional Japanese themes.

This integration comes naturally from her love for food and travel around the world.  Her ability to speak 4 languages allows her better access to flavors than most during her travels.

As the proclaimed “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 and had the opportunity to apprentice with Tadashi Yamagata of Miyako Sushi in Tokyo and Chairman of the All Nippon Sushi Association; Mr. Tsutomu Shimamiya of Sushizen in Tokyo; Mr. Tashiaki Sekine of Sansui Sushi in Tokyo and Haruyoshi Matsuda of Ozushi in Mie, all of the premiers sushi chefs of Japan today.  In addition to her Japanese roots, Madame Saito also has formal education at the Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris.

As the proclaimed “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 and had the opportunity to apprentice with Tadashi Yamagata of Miyako Sushi in Tokyo and Chairman of the All Nippon Sushi Association; Mr. Tsutomu Shimamiya of Sushizen in Tokyo; Mr. Tashiaki Sekine of Sansui Sushi in Tokyo and Haruyoshi Matsuda of Ozushi in Mie, all of the premiers sushi chefs of Japan today.  In addition to her Japanese roots, Madame Saito also has formal education at the Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier in Paris.

Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).

Private Group Sushi Class (2 hours) 

Want to learn how to roll your own sushi? Join us at the HeadHouse restaurant for The Art of Making Sushi with Madame Saito? In this six-part, one-night course, you’ll create two hoso (regular) maki rolls, one ura (reverse) maki rolls, one temaki (hand) rolls, a shrimp and fish tempura roll, and 10 pieces of nigiri sushi (fish on rice). Courses are held on select Wednesdays and Sundays and are great for those with sushi-making skills of all levels. Our Group Classes are $110 per person or $195 for two people. Or, bring a friend for a Private Class (available by arrangement with Madame Saito, two person minimum) at $250 for two people. Dinner is included in all of our classes—you get to eat what you roll!

We offer special events from anniversaries to bachelor, bachelorette parties to Sweet 16 and more! Hands on experience in creating the classic sushi rolls, eat what you make, and take home your sushi for your friends and family.

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