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Pod

3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (University City)
215-387-1803
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Ranked #162 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: University City
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
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came here for a group dinner and the entire experience was incredible. The decor is extremely fun and ultra modern. With some Stephen Starr restaurants, it seems the emphasis falls on appearance and overshadows the quality of the meal, but not here. The family-style dishes and sushi were all delicious. As were the cocktails! We also had a private... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Staff and food was wonderful. I attended a cocktail reception and only had drinks and appetizers. Can't wait to go back for dinner. I heard the crab fried rice is wonderful.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've only been to Pod three times but it always seems to fit the bill. The food is always unique and fresh and the atmosphere is busy and fun. The first time I went, I took my husband who doesn't eat fish and isn't big on fancy food, my son who generally eats from a limited kid menu and my... More

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