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University City
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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
+1 215-387-1803
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving for a chocolate Martini, soo husband and I decided to visit POD!! Glad we did!! Not my 1st time here, but every time I visit, it's always a memorable time. I enjoyed my chocolate Martini, while husband had a sweeter drink..... We shared a very tasteful chicken fried rice! (Hint: surprisingly served with cilantro on top, which... More 

Thank Tye G
springfield, mo.
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique restaurant. Food was great with lots of choices and moderately priced. Our waiter wasn't very good but food and atmosphere made up for his lackluster performance!

Thank chefeMark
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the past, this has been our "go to" restaurant when in the University City area. Not anymore. We went for dinner before a show at the World Cafe and the food was subpar. My husband has always loved the filet with mashed potatoes and they've replaced that item on the menu with NY strip steak. It's a lot cheaper,... More 

Thank dwamo
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Asian Fusion!! Owned by the same people who own the Continental Midtown, the decor is also retro 60's decor! I had Chicken Robata and Crab Spring Rolls, both very good. I was in a bit of a hurry, and was able to get in and out quickly!! I truly recommend it!

Thank MinniTraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for a birthday celebration and was one of the best choices we made. The food was awesome specially the tnt roll and the wasabi fried rice. The drinks were great, not watered down. We got to sit in one of the pods and the feeling is special. You can set the mood woth the lighting inside the pod.... More 

Thank Mitul29
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had dinner at POD in University City in late Oct, it was our first visit. They have a very unique layout, some tables are actually inside a pod where the customer can change the color of the lighting. It was pretty cool and the food was excellent!

Thank Donna F
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Came by for a business dinner with colleagues and was very surprised at the unique look and feel of the place - very modern and hip. The sushi and fried rice were excellent and presentation was outstanding. Such a fun place to go! I'd recommend they create a different or electronic menu however as the lighting is dim and colored,... More 

Thank LodgeCreek
Missouri City, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very cool restaurant with a great feel. Not overly formal. There were 4 of us dining, we shared several roles, veggies, lettuce wraps, soup, and salad. All left full and only spent about $130 so very reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow, actually forgot to bring out some of our food. We reminded them and they got it out... More 

Thank susie b
Hazlet, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Pretty cool spot. Dined here with a group of 6 on a Saturday night. The company, drinks, atmosphere was great. We were surprised it wasn't booked and crowded! Very grateful the service was quick and attentive. We all left full and happy

Thank johnbennett83
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with my parents when they visited me. Very eh. The rice/cooked food was very unique, but the sushi was not my favorite.

Thank blas b

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?