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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
Market-Frankford El, 34th Street Stop.
215-387-1803
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky interior

Food is great. It's asian fusion and sharing plates is a good idea. The interior is very much eighties science fiction or something out of a Austin Powers movie. It is well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Anders C
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Food is great. It's asian fusion and sharing plates is a good idea. The interior is very much eighties science fiction or something out of a Austin Powers movie. It is well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

For her after-Baccalaureate mass dinner, my granddaughter chose Pod, which she chose based on photos and reviews. Being one of the top NY reviewers for Trip Advisor, I decided to check the reviews on it. I will recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat. From the moment we walked in, we were met by Vicky and Chloe who warmly welcomed us.... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

All the dishes that we ordered had a very unique and different taste. The service was very good and the restaurant had a very lively atmosphere. Overall a good dining experience.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we chose this restaurant because it is right in the middle of campus at Penn. We had lunch and there were a few other tables. The modern decor was not appealing to us, but food was very good.

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MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate at Pod last night for dinner and we had a great meal. The Miso soup was one of the best we've ever had. The tempura rock shrimp were very good. The portions for both were large. One bowl of soup was large enough for 2 people, the rock shrimp could have been easily shared with 4 (there were... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Pod is a really nicely designed eatery with great ambient lighting installations. The menu is extensive and the sushi deliciously fresh. Friendly staff, strong drinks and a fun place to go with friends. Will visit again

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Pod came highly recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. Fabulous quirky interior, friendly staff that advised on the menu and fantastic fresh and tasty food. The sushi had an interesting twist and we loved the robato grilled Japanese Eggplant. The dessert menu was equally tempting and we couldn't resist the Fluffernutter Spring Rolls which were delicious. We will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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: French, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-387-1803

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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

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