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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
+1 215-387-1803
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pod served good vegetarian food (I am a vegetarian) and non-vegetarian options for other colleagues. The staff was courteous and responsive.Well located near the Drexel Universitiy.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank traveler-india-2691
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I was here for a business dinner with a couple of friends and it was a highlight of our short business trip. The interior is like a scene from the Jetsons, very modernistic with interesting lighting. About half the menu is sushi place, and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W893MIjohna
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Great sushi in a colorful , cheerful restaurant on Sansom Street in Philadelphia. The service is friendly and good, the food is delicious, and on Wednesdays ,you can take sushi class. Their cocktails are quite varied, creative and satisfying

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I had the Sushi & Sashimi Combo for 48 USD. It was freshly made with incredible fresh ingrediencies of highest quality. It was the best Sushi and Sashimi I ever had and I loved and enjoyed every single piece. Congratulations to the Pod team, you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrtkjkit
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Fun and modern setting very (super very) close to the Penn campus. The food was inventive and tasty. The wait staff was up to task and while you pay for the location , I feel it was worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jer914
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The sushi was just fine and met our needs. I have had much better and much worse sushi. This was right in the middle. I spent time writing a rating because I think the decor is worth a visit, at least once. (This is our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MichaelTheWanderer
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Pod is a contemporary restaurant centrally situated on the University of Penn campus. We stopped with a bus tour and had a family style lunch, it was great! A wide verity of delicious food was served. The decor was contemporary and the restaurant clean. Food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hanshi
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a fun, delicious restaurant that is basically on the UPenn Campus. The atmosphere is fun and contemporary. The food is delicious and creative. The menu format allows you to sample a few things and not over-order for the size of the group --...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank The4Gs2014
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Upscale and modern decor. Food includes Japanese and Chinese influences. Good selection of sakes. Avoid their "Cheesesteak Bao buns", a new item on their menu. Poorly conceived dish. I wouldn't recommend it. Otherwise, the sushi, rolls and fried rices are solid choices. Good choice for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ernesto L
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you come to Philadelphia and you’re near the University of Pennsylvania Law, stop in and experience contemporary dining at its finest. The aesthetic, meets culture, while immersed in the wonders of tastes, textures, and views. What an awesome experience!! And the service is bar...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 470shaneg
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August 17, 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.
August 17, 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.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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