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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (University City)
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Ranked #170 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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205 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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
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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Millersville, MD
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed nearby and went to POD for dinner. It is a funky little restaurant with seating shaped in pods. We waited at the bar for our table and some guests who came in after us were seated immediately. We had reservations and finally had to ask when we would be seated. After being seated, we had to wait for our... More

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Scarsdale, New York
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a really fun, sometimes crowded and noisy,place to eat. Young crowd of course, located on the Penn Campus. It is so much fun to look around at all the great lighting and the pod seating off the main floor where the regular tables are. On the night I was there with my cousin, she had been the night... More

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Boca Raton, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A meal at POD is always the highlight of any visit to the Penn Campus. It's a "happening" place---typical of what you'd expect on a vibrant urban campus. If you're looking for a quiet dinner consider other venues. But if you want to feel like you're in college again, POD is the place for you. The menu is trendy and... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had my daughter's graduation dinner at POD. Great decor. Food was excellent. Our server team was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended. Two cool things -,there are actually "pod" rooms for larger party with a "mood" light device. Couple can dine in window "pod".

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