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1225Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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1225 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4806 (13th Street)
+1 215-238-1903
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pa
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The restaurant looks stark from the outside and the same is true for the minimalist and dark appearance when you walk in-but in the summer there is a small courtyard and you feel hidden away in your own private space. The sushi is very good but the lunch boxes are a great deal- a little of everything and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank joanz359
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Frequented with 7 coworkers, ordered rolls with and without rice due to allergies. Fish was fresh and delicious. Spoils ability for anything to compete...will definitely be back...

Thank unhappypatr0n
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant has a great variety to choose from. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. This is a great place to just relax and enjoy a meal. It is not stuffy at all. The location is great and the cost was decent.

Thank ccarlariello
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A buddy and I had a craving for sushi while in Philly and we had walked by this place a couple of times and said what the heck, GREAT decision. Try not to be seated near the front, you get a huge blast of cold air every time the door opens. That said, the food and service were great. We... More 

Thank Corey B
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went here while waiting for a table at El Vez Mexican to get a small appetizer. Got seated at bar on a busy Friday and service was great. Had roll, sashimi and kani salad. All were exceptional. Going back soon...very nice find.

Thank Don_Coleman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Was visiting Philly the other day and got into town a little late. There were three of us and all the local places were packed with long waits so the biggest appeal of Raw to us was no line. Atmosphere was fun, lots of energy, but not too loud. We had some fantastically well prepared cocktails to start then ordered... More 

Thank DLM212
Munich, Germany
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant offers fresh sashimi and modern sushi creations plus quality sake. Service is friendly and attentive. The ambiente is simple and clean.

Thank donroberto888
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were walking in Philly and came upon 1225 Raw. We stopped for lunch at this lovely small restaurant and enjoyed every bite we had. I had what I believe is the best seaweed salad I have ever had and considering how simple the dish is, you wouldn't think there would be much of a difference but... More 

Thank StewartH1953
Casablanca, Morocco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food is good but you can save more if you go there in at lunch or happy hour time. The transportation is convenient.

Thank asiawindlin
Raleigh, North Carolina
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I was staying at the City Center Marriott, so this was a short walk. My colleagues were able to take advantage of happy hour which they said was a good deal. All of us enjoyed dinner and it is a very aesthetically magnetic place. The bathroom is especially well-appointed, but the whole place is like stepping in off the busy... More 

Thank kldj13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4806
    (13th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Market Street Subway Stop at 13th street. SEPTA Bus lines on Chestnut & 13th and Walnut and 13th.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-1903
RAW Sushi & Sake Lounge, located in Philadelphia's renowned Stetson building on 1225 Sansom Street has been steadily growing after five years of hard work, customer loyalty, and good fortune.
Between our exotic sushi bar, traditional hot entrees, or overstuffed specialty rolls, you're guaranteed to find something you love. The fifteen feet glass bar houses an impressive shelf of exotic sakes that caters to new tasters as well as sake connoisseurs.
While you dine, take in the view of Japanese lamps floating down from the bamboo ceiling, or step outside into our private outdoor courtyard and lounge under the stars.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?