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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 35
    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 ambience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
im17
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Lahore, Pakistan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lahore, Pakistan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Pod came highly recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. Fabulous quirky interior, friendly staff that advised on the menu and fantastic fresh and tasty food. The sushi had an interesting twist and we loved the robato grilled Japanese Eggplant. The dessert menu was equally tempting and we couldn't resist the Fluffernutter Spring Rolls which were delicious. We will... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Cuts of sushi skimpy, but tasty. Not good value for money. Interior is airy and spacious. Ultramodern and mostly white. Decent oasis on Penn campus.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

a very cool vibe and décor. the staff was very friendly, and provided good insight into the selections. The menu offered out-of-the-ordinary sushi, rolls, and traditional menu items, all presented nicely and good portions. The colored lighting in the pods becomes a little overwhelming if you are seated there, but creates a very unusual dining experience. The main dining area... More 

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Cincinati
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

i find the sashimi to be the smallest that i have had vs other places i have eaten and the price is a bit expensive.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Continuing on our dining explorations of Philly, we tried out Pod. Located in University City, the lunch menu boasts sushi, dim sum, and entrees. We started off with two rolls caterpillar and spicy tuna. Huge roles 12 pieces each and incredibly tasty! For entree my husband had the short rib bento box (delish - wish I would've got it too)... More 

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Kalispell, MT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great location right next to the Inn at Penn. The interior is an LED experience that is unique. Fortunately, the food also matches; the sushi is fresh and did not disappoint. The drink selection is also interesting, although the craft beer selection left much to be desired. I look forward to my next visit!

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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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?