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Pod

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University City
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 38
    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
Great spot for a different type of food

Great spot. You couldn't ask more for food and service. Amanda was our server she was spot on. All her helpers were better then great. The only reason why I couldn't give it a 5 is I got seated 25 minutes after my reservation and it wasn't that busy. I noticed the girls at the front forgot about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
thegreektyphoon
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is fusion, including the decor. Although I am not sure what they have fused together, confused is a more apt description! Not friendly, not comfortable, not warm; to me anyway. The food is standard Thai, Japanese, and a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I checked the sushi counter and decided against it. Not impressed.

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New Jersey
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great spot. You couldn't ask more for food and service. Amanda was our server she was spot on. All her helpers were better then great. The only reason why I couldn't give it a 5 is I got seated 25 minutes after my reservation and it wasn't that busy. I noticed the girls at the front forgot about us. The... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you're lucky, you do get to sit in a pod or a Japanese style sushi bar. Otherwise you're in a big noisy room. It is noisy with happy eaters and not loud music, so that's to the good. The food was excellent and a bit pricey. The 4 of us were all over the menu dim sum, sushi, tempura... More 

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Boston, MA
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Admittedly I have high standards when it comes to sushi having lived in Asia. That said, there is no reason that my tuna sushi should have come out hot. It pretty much ruined the sushi. The vibe is fun and there is high energy. Service was excellent - very kind and attentive. I just wish the food was better (and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For the last 15 years I have enjoyed the cusine here. They chef never has an "off day" Food and drinks are never disappointing. My favorite lobster spring rolls, seafood fried rice ( the best rice ever). Servers are always friendly and informative.

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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great ambiance and club atmosphere. Good asian fusion food and cocktails. Great for groups and parties.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pan-asian cuisine with excellent wait staff and service. Sushi is great. Expect to pay above average for this establishment. Highly recommend this for special occasions/events unless you can afford to pay extra.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?