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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%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (103 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (11 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the University City for a short business trip, Pod was just a few blocks away. I wanted to try their Sushi and went back a few times after that.

Thank Xavier P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sushi was delicious, although a little small for the price. The atmosphere is what makes this place so special.

Thank himalayan8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy Stephen Starr restaurants but this one was not one of my favorites. We went on a Friday night after the flower show. It wasn’t crowed. They only have 3 “pods” you can sit in with larger parties and the rest of the...More

Thank Krissyalx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should have known... A friend recommended Pod; he went on and on about how cool the place was but said very little about the food. The place IS very cool in a Jetson kinda way although the infamous "pod" was kinda idiotic: you get...More

Thank Tuan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was right outside our hotel at the Inn at Penn and we thought, what the heck we'll try it..it was cold & neither of us were in the mood to walk blocks from the lovely room at the Inn. The food was amazing,...More

Thank Lynneschaef
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Every single thing we got was delicious. Food comes as it's ready, which makes it easy to share. Some portions are small, but the server will help you know how many dishes to order. I love the design of this place. It feels really futuristic....More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 24 January 2018

very unique dinning experience. Open for lunch and dinner. Cool surrounding area as well. Cobblestone streets leading up to the restaurant

Thank r2655
Reviewed 5 January 2018 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 28 December 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
17 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.
17 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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