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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
+1 215-387-1803
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary setting with several small private rooms (pods) overlooking the dining room. Excellent selection of sashimi and sushi with good service as well.

Thank hfaigel
State College, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Sushi in this retro 70's theme restaurant. The service was excellent. Also they have some very interesting Saki choices, try the mango flavor.

Thank asd24
Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and SERVICE was great, but we felt like we were at the only sit down restaurant in Tomorrowland. Sushi rolls were fresh and imaginative. Loved the rock shrimp app and the rock n spicy tuna roll. Solid 4 for food, but the airplane style bathrooms and loud open dining was not what the occasion called for. NOT a... More 

Thank jscott_langley
San Jose, California
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192 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small birthday celebration here on a Friday night. The place was packed. We had reservations and were seated after a short wait. The food was good. A couple of remarkable items that we had that night were the lobster and duck fried rice and the Vegan Stephen sushi roll. We were encouraged to order many dishes to... More 

Thank alviemsw
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, kind of quirky interior. When it was originally opened 14 years ago it was a very cool, out of the ordinary contemporary interior design. It lacks luster at this point - needs a little repainting but still serves amazingly delicious food for a big price. Nice wait staff, great fresh sushi all in a neat setting - very close... More 

Thank WinHe
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food -- something for everyone -- vegans and vegetarians alike -- creative and not all sushi. The service was attentive and thoughtful. Fun interior. A little on the noisy side -- but not overwhelmingly so.

Thank ESCBoston
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have a reservation and I was surprised I got a table, maybe because I went there on a rainy Thursday. The decor is very different to any other restaurants. The music was cool. My sushi and sashimi were delicious. Not too impressed with desert which was recommend by staff (donuts with raspberry sauce). The staff was very friendly... More 

Thank Sweetheart14047
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is large and quite funky in its decor. There are several more isolated areas where a large group can sit. The food and wine were excellent both the sushi dishes we had and all the recommended dishes were just delicious.

Thank Dan B
Boston, MA
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152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A fun vibe and cleverly decorated restaurant with a fun and funky menu. The staff is lovely. The dim sum was yummy as was the dessert, the sushi was decent. Definitely a great choice.

Thank Opinioned_traveler
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The interior of this restaurant is really special and futuristic, almost Japanese, which adds to the overall experience. The sushi is very good and so are the desserts! If you like sushi, you will probably be quite happy with choosing the Pod.

Thank Bo W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
    (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
  • Public Transportation: Market-Frankford El, 34th Street Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-1803

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?