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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (University City)
215-387-1803
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Ranked #159 of 3,746 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
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
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW 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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Philadephia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Pod has fantastic food, great management and they really pay attention to their guests. My food has always been superb, but once, when dining with a guest from overseas, I proudly announced that I had never had a bad meal. Then the sea bass arrived burnt on the underside. i called the waiter and mentioned that it was too dark... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lovely restaurant, very contemporary. Sushi was fresh and delish! Restaurant was very accommodating as my colleague has a shellfish allergy and it was impressive how many sauces contain essence of shellfish. She had the Pad Thai with Chicken and it was also some of the best I have tried. I had a Spicy Beef Ramen soup and did have to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, good cocktails. Staff too familiar... Fun atmosphere , very popular with students and their families.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was invited to give a talk on the Penn campus and my hosts brought me to Pod, my first time. I had heard good things about it and it certainly did not disappoint. The Pod sushi was really good and balanced, and fun take on the traditional. Wine pairing (I like reds with my sushi) was also easily sought... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went with my husband for their sushi school last summer. It was such a great time and unique experience! We learned how to roll sushi like a pro, ate, drank wine, and had a goody bag to take home. I definitely would recommend, especially for couples. It was such a fun date night and the restaurant had such a... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I’ve been to POD a few times and every time the food and service has been wonderful. Specifically the last time we visited was for a special occassion. Our experience has been that the wait staff are foodies and passionate about what they are serving. Feel free to ask any of them for suggestions they’ve always been right on point.... 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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