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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%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (110 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The pod is an Asian inspired restaurant near Penn with excellent sushi, and smaller seared and dim sum plates. You can plan to go and share with friends, be sure to talk to your waiter about how much to order. If you go with a...More

Thank williamlA3166CL
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner with young professional and grad student children as well my 80 something mother and aunt. Atmosphere a little too modish for older generation but appreciated by the hipsters and ex want a be hippies: whit on white with multi changing colors.What everyone agreed...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Pod about 5 times during my daughter's time attending Penn. Pretty easy to get a table. They have lots of GF options and have yet to make a mistake. Last time we sat up at the dim sum bar\sushi. It was a...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I had dinner at Pod a total of five (5) times with colleagues and friends while traveling through Philadelphia five times for business in March and April. Pod is a wonderful Asian fusion/dim sum restaurant to me...with adequate sushi for those who don’t know better....More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 10 April 2018

They offer a few different bento boxes for lunch, which are all pretty affordable. You get about 6 pieces of sushi per roll, as well as a salad and miso soup. The restaurant is very futuristic looking! They have sushi going around on a conveyor...More

Thank Summer J
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Another Stephen Starr creation that scores high in every restaurant category. Imaginative menu, tasty meals, attentive service, unusual ambience ...... all provided for a memorable evening and a promise to return again soon.

Thank Nina C
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I could write a BOOK about this place! We loved it! We started at the bar 'tables' which are these funky red blocks which look totally uncomfortable, but are actually very easy to lounge in for quite some time. We ordered a melon baller special...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Our foursome overall enjoyed our dining experience at this creatively decorated spot. Lots to chose from on this creative asian menu, giving us many interesting options which quickly filled, the overfilled our table. We were a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners with plenty of...More

Thank napalovers
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice ambiance. Appetizers were great, we had pork belly buns and chicken potstickers. Sushi was just ok, being from South Florida I guess we're kinda of snobs when it comes to fresh fish and sushi. No frills when it came to rolls but fish...More

Thank Erika R
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I was in the University City for a short business trip, Pod was just a few blocks away. I wanted to try their Sushi and went back a few times after that.

Thank Xavier P
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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, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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