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128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
+1 215-568-1027
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (66 reviews)
“spicy crunchy” (4 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked this place, lots of energy, amiable service, handled our group of six well. The Philadelphia roll (basically a cheesesteak) wasn’t liked by any of us. Nice tea selection.

Thank Karenn43323
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Truly. Highly recommended for all the slightly more conventional sushi items, but the chefs here definitely know how to play with their food. The roll I speak of had hot, freshly cooked beef (you even get the famous choice of "wit or witout"--we went wit)...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I spent a week in Philadelphia and decided to thank my host by taking him for a meal to Zama where he had been previously. I went for the $55 taster menu. The food was beautiful and well presented but I unfortunately came away feeling...More

Thank 709,913
Reviewed March 7, 2018

While service was amicable and dishes were flavorful, value for money was atrocious and space design left a lot to be desired. Sushi rolls were deplorably small (albeit regularly fresh), and my boyfriend and I left hungry, with a $200+ bill burning a hole in...More

Thank lhy04001
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We booked dinner at Zama based on a recommendation from one of our most discriminating foodie friends. We have never thought sushi as a food category could be as artisanal and creative as these people saying menus proved: we ordered one at $55 and one...More

Thank BotticelliDiva
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I.love Restaurant Week! I get to hang out with friends and try new places at a reduced rate. My friend and I met for lunch at Zama. I arrived first. The hostess checked my Open Table reservation and seated me immediately. Our server was very...More

Thank Lu F
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

I joined a couple colleagues from work for dinner and even though I am not a huge fan of sushi this place did quite a bit to change my mind. The servers were knowledgeable in the sushi and directed us to some of the best...More

Thank TCPDump
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Entering Zara, one is drawn into the total experience. Architectural details, natural elements, ambient lighting, and a huge paper fish sculpture suspended from the ceiling as if floating above. The serving staff are helpful in recommendations. We chose several starters to share. The steamed dumplings...More

Thank Maxx882
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I love Japanese and Zama was within walking distance of the hotel I was staying in. The sushi was creative and delicious. Zama has differing levels of ordering and Kristin (sp?) was very helpful at choosing dishes and a good wine to go with it....More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I was lucky to visit this restaurant with 4 other people so we sampled a huge portion of the menu. I didn't realize how much I needed an amazing, delicious, fresh assortment of sushi dishes until I was here. The service was fantastic. Our server...More

Thank HappyNewlywed08
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-1027
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