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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (University City)
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Ranked #180 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, French, Japanese, Seafood
Neighborhood: University City
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom
Transit: Market-Frankford El, 34th Street Stop.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cuts of sushi skimpy, but tasty. Not good value for money. Interior is airy and spacious. Ultramodern and mostly white. Decent oasis on Penn campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

a very cool vibe and décor. the staff was very friendly, and provided good insight into the selections. The menu offered out-of-the-ordinary sushi, rolls, and traditional menu items, all presented nicely and good portions. The colored lighting in the pods becomes a little overwhelming if you are seated there, but creates a very unusual dining experience. The main dining area... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

i find the sashimi to be the smallest that i have had vs other places i have eaten and the price is a bit expensive.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Continuing on our dining explorations of Philly, we tried out Pod. Located in University City, the lunch menu boasts sushi, dim sum, and entrees. We started off with two rolls caterpillar and spicy tuna. Huge roles 12 pieces each and incredibly tasty! For entree my husband had the short rib bento box (delish - wish I would've got it too)... More 

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Kalispell, MT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great location right next to the Inn at Penn. The interior is an LED experience that is unique. Fortunately, the food also matches; the sushi is fresh and did not disappoint. The drink selection is also interesting, although the craft beer selection left much to be desired. I look forward to my next visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Pod is a very interesting restaurant. I was there for dinner last Saturday with 3 friends, and it was very enjoyable. Also an interesting mixed cultural crowd was there for dinner and/or cocktails, but that's what one would expect since the restaurant is on the U of PA campus. All of us had a fish entree which was excellent. I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a late weeknight dinner with a couple of friends. Awesome sushi selection- Tons of specialty rolls and great apps. Highly recommend it!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Pod is a consistently great place to dine- they use such fresh ingredients and each dish I've had was wonderful, flavorful and just the right portions! Pod is also a fun place to share plates. It's one of my favorite places around Penn's campus. Never disappointed. Noise level can get a little high on a Friday or Saturday night.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We've eaten at Pod before, but not for a couple of years. Pod serves Pan-Asian cuisine. In the past the service was terrific, but the food was uneven. After we were seated and were handed our menus, we immediately saw the menu was drastically different than it had been in the past, and was less expensive. The first thing we... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Pod has outstanding service and great food. We tried one of the specials on the advice of our server and she took it off the bill when we shared with her we did not like it. The tuna on crunchy rice was a bit hit. Generous portions. Delicious cocktails. Because it is across the street from UPenn, very popular with... More 

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Additional Information about Pod

Address: 3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212
Phone Number: 215-387-1803
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: Sushi, French, Japanese, Seafood

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