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Pod

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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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Very good but $$$

The food here is great. I would have given the place 5 stars except that it is too pricey. We had lunch at Pod and for 4 of us the bill was almost $90. We had sushi, which honestly was amazing. We also had the Udon noodles with tofu which were also excellent. The chicken robata was om but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ferocity
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food here is great. I would have given the place 5 stars except that it is too pricey. We had lunch at Pod and for 4 of us the bill was almost $90. We had sushi, which honestly was amazing. We also had the Udon noodles with tofu which were also excellent. The chicken robata was om but it... More 

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Alpharetta
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

While the decor of this restaurant has been well thought out and would appeal to many people the food was average and the price very high. The service was good and the staff very friendly. Overall I would give this a 6 out of 10 for price and selection of menu.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The drinks were great, and the server could answer all my questions about which dishes could be made vegan. Also the food was delicious!

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United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As my family and I have travelled over the years, and I myself solo many times, to both Europe and throughout the U.S., I find their sushi to be absolutely great!!!! I love the caterpillar sushi and pot stickers!!! Can not say enough about them. Also, enjoy the California Roll. They are pricey, but can be worth it!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 85 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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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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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, Large groups, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?