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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University City
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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
+1 215-387-1803
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner here while visiting UPenn with my daughter since it was very close to the university. Walked in and thought that I was entering a futuristic version of a restaurant. The decor wasn't your typical sushi place. It had pods consisting of tables-for-two built into the wall on the side of the restaurant closest to the street. The... More 

Thank Higheststandardsgal
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at POD 3 years ago for Valentine's Day and we loved it so much that it has now become a tradition to go every year. While the food can seem overpriced, everything we've tried tastes incredible and is totally worth it. The ambience is unique and fun, yet still somewhat fancy. We get... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the sort of place where you either like the look of it or you don't. It's like being in a science fiction movie, all white and cavelike, with the TV silently playing anime or Godzilla (on the two successive nights we visited). Great sushi (tuna and shrimp unforgettable), clever fried rice (duck and lobster), rich ramen, etc., etc.... More 

Thank jutmoll
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

POD is an eclectic restaurant. You enter an colors change on a back drop of white. The Sushi Bar in the middle is fun to watch as the chefs whip up their sushi rolls... The Spicy Tuna with crispy Shrimp was amazing! I would go back just for that delicate delight! The chocolate caramel dessert cake was not only beautiful... More 

Thank Danielle F
Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great food, excellent setting. The décor is very what-we-though-the-future-would-be-in-the-60's... which is a future-retro styling I love. The staff was both friendly and helpful.

Thank Mike H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Food was very good. We were seated in a pod which was great for our family with multiple children. The staff was amazing in avoiding cross contamination for our guests with shellfish and peanut allergies. We would definitely visit again.

Thank Ken C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We came to POD to celebrate my son's birthday. He loves sushi, and we wanted to eat sushi from a conveyor belt. Instead we scored one of the three pods in the restaurant, a white banquet with white walls and lights that bathe you in different colors. It was very cool! The sushi was good- I especially recommend trying their... More 

Thank Diane D
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256 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pretty good food; they encourage you to share. Order several dishes for the entire table and taste lots of things. I always like the Shrimp Pad Thai and the serving size is good for sharing. The veggie sides are small. This place can be noisy when busy, so be prepared. The decor is "hip 60/70's". A fun place.

Thank jacquelinerose5
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

When a cool space is combined with tasty food that's a win/win in my book. Pod is a very large space that felt like an intimate restaurant. The dining space had a 1960's/1970's(ish) minimum "orange" look that was very cool. There were also individual dining "pods" for groups which were cool but dining out for me is about being in... More 

Thank DniceNYC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here the other night while I was passing through Philly. The food, service, and atmosphere were great!

Thank anderson1425

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 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?