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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” (101 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (11 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Must try! The Jetsons-esque decor is wonderful. Parties of 6 can sit in colored pods! But the space-aged seating is great throughout. Food was very fresh and delicious with large servings. Retro sci-fi movies play over the sushi bar. We saw octopus vs. gorilla! We...More

Thank MaineBarnacles
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Sometime you don’t realizes what is right under your nose until you look. I attended the University of Pennsylvania but I never had time to go to many of the restaurants. However one night for dinner my wife and I wanted to treat my niece...More

Thank Greenjjeanpa
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Came here for lunch. Inside decor is interesting. Food, on the other hand, was very disappointing. I had the short rib gyudon. The "short ribs" were small flakes of dry beef, maybe an ounce in total. Barely edible. Green tea was a tea bag in...More

Thank mugwump888
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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