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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
+1 215-387-1803
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (102 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I’m staying at The Inn at Penn and it’s crazy cold and streets are snowy so I scooted in for dinner at Pod and I’m glad I did! I had the lobster and Peking duck fried rice (bigger than I expected so I didn’t...More

Thank LisaNYU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend who took us to this restaurant had been there twice, but his wife had not been. The four of us went last night for dinner and split five different dishes. We had spicy tuna sushi, spider sushi, pork belly din sum, crab fried...More

Thank MartyBrian
Reviewed 12 December 2017

One of the neatest experiences eating high end sushi. Private rooms with high tech lighting where you can change colors by pushing a button. The sushi is very fresh and the service is excellent. A little pricey but a memorable experience. The bathrooms are unisex...More

Thank tms012016
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Fun design, sophisticated yet comfortable. Staff was attentive, food was excellent, loved the tapas style of the menu. Our group of 8 tried several of their craft cocktails, each totally different from the last and all artfully made.

Thank EastCoastGnomer
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Really a great Asian restaurant next to the Inn at Penn. Loved the sushi conveyor belt! My meal was excellent and I wish I could go back. Was there on business - so ate alone and was treated very well. Highly recommend it.

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a restaurant that must be visited many times because there are too many delicious choices! We especially loved the crab fried rice, the eggplant with walnuts, and the tempura zucchini special. The cocktails are delicious! And it's a great room. Will return!

Thank JWSPhiladelphia
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

No reservations yet seated with no issue, table of five. Modern and hip decor. Asian fusion menu, with interesting options. Service was attentive and thorough. Food was fabulous!!! Will be returning soon!

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 24 October 2017

High-End to Hole in the Wall, is the type of diner I would classify myself and the group I was with that evening. All foodies..all appreciate truly good food, service, and atmosphere. I was completely underwhelmed by my experience at Pod. We ordered appetizers, entrees,...More

1  Thank LilyJoe13
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We've been going to Pod for years and we keep coming back because of the consistency of the food. We have a few favorites, i.e. rock shrimp & crab spring rolls, and they always taste just as good as our previous visit. The sushi is...More

Thank ElleMlr
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Two years ago four of us had a truly underwhelming meal at Morimoto. In the review I said the sushi is better at Pod. Both restaurants are under Stephen Starr’s very large umbrella and the contrast was interesting. Morimoto is meant to be taken very...More

Thank WaterlooMarmiton
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18 August 2015|
Response from the_mace | Reviewed this property |
No, there's a wide range in dress as you'd expect from a city and near the college and hospital. I've been there in business casual as well as shorts and a T-shirt. No issues.
18 August 2015|
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Response from travelmystique | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply - casual and remember to ask for Pod when you reserve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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