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132 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009 (Front & 2nd Street)
+1 215-925-9998
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service wasn't the best. I order calamari and it was tiny. The sushi was just okay. When I asked the waiter for taryaky sauce he didn't know what it is.

Thank Jenny S
Magnolia, New Jersey
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I purchased a certificate from Restaurant.com ($50 for $100 worth of food/drinks). We started with an app. and has the rolls; they were delicious and perfect size for the 2 of us. For meals, I got the Mexican Roll and another roll. Hubby got the noodle soup and a roll. Everything was delicious! Would def go back.

Thank Evelyn C
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This,is the second time we have come her for vday .. Our waitress melissa remembered is from last year and knew what I ordered . I bought this on travelzoo for 49 worth over 150 bucks for two four course meal.. Everything on the menu is amazing Chilean sea bass omg The drink included perfect Dessert included perfect Great place... More 

Thank eschella
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I am from out of town and I was driven there by the reviews which were by inexperienced morons. If ever you had good fresh sushi, and you go here, you'll know immediately that it is nothing like what the reviews say. The fish was not fresh, the sushi portions were razor thin, and it tasted like it was old.... More 

1 Thank kblack100
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I purchased a deal on travelzoo worth every penny We had great cocktails lychee Mojito Delicious bourbon Blossom tasty we had the calamari a little too much breading We had 3 traditional rolls Philadelphia Californian and tuna 2 specially rolls volcano and Mexican Delicious nice quiet date night spot

Thank Jessica E
Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had read good reviews about Zento but our experience wasn't that great. We split the Shrimp and Vegetable Tempira as appetizer and it was ok. Average I would say. My wife ordered the Chicken Sukiyaki as main course. The portion was very generous but the soup was too sweet. Not sure why they added so much sugar. I ordered... More 

Thank fedup2014
Nowhere, NJ
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I wrote a previous review and didn't realize that I've been frequenting Zento since 2012! It's still a fantastic place! Intimate and quiet. You'd go right past it if you didn't know it was there. Philly "celebs" (i.e, sports ppl) frequent there so they can dine in peace. There are plenty of regulars who live in the city & can... More 

Thank LeeLeeNowhere_NJ
McAllen, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I came on a Wednesday when they opened for dinner. We ordered miso soup with mussels which was inedible. We sent it back. The sushi was just ok, although the rice appeared to be plain rice, not prepared with the usual rice vinegar. Service was sub-par. I would recommend elsewhere.

Thank Alltherowboats
New York
Level Contributor
77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a nice restaurant, but the prices seem a bit mis-matched for the quality of the food. The food is good. We had a sashimi and chirashi and udon. All of them were acceptable. The chirashi rice was probably a more dressed than we would have liked with sauces and such, none of which is necessary. The variety of... More 

Thank KCNY2000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Good fresh food in a great part of town (Olde City). Nice dimly lit atmosphere is a good place for a party of 2. It gets a little crowded on the weekends

Thank JetSetters911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
    (Front & 2nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Market-Frankford Line- 2nd Street Station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-9998
*Free Validated parking located at Sky Park (Indoor Garage) 37 S 2nd St on the NE corner of 2nd and Chestnut St Sexy and trendy two-story spacious establishment with a full liquor and premium sake bar. The main dining room welcomes you with a 10 ft long sushi bar, attended by our talented and skilled chefs. Then few steps away is the full liquor bar fills with good selections of top shelf liquors and premium sakes for all preferences. The warm table setting welcomes our guests to enjoy a fine meal. The 2nd floor dining room is also occupied by a full liquor and premium sake bar, overlooking the dining room on the first floor. This stylish room can be used for large private parties or special events.

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