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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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Today
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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Excellent food

Visited Pod on new years eve and the ambiance and atmosphere was great. There was no new years special so we were not stuck there the whole night. The food and drinks were delicious and to our liking. I would recommend going there at any time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mitul29
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sushi may be my favorite food and I've had LOTS. Pod is something else. The sushi is incredible, the rainbow colored martinis all have their own special thing going on and I miss, I SO miss the crispy rice with tuna tartar on top. If you go here, and you get nothing else, get that and the tempura shrimp with... More 

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Thank JessicaDiamonds7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my out of town staff to Pod for dinner after a full day of business meetings. I picked it because the menu seemed safe and the pictures made it look like the atmosphere was trendy and cool. I thoroughly underestimated this wonderful restaurant in both areas! First, the location is excellent. It is in a very trendy part... More 

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Thank KenLes G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Pod on new years eve and the ambiance and atmosphere was great. There was no new years special so we were not stuck there the whole night. The food and drinks were delicious and to our liking. I would recommend going there at any time.

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Thank Mitul29
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. Very unique futuristic atmosphere with music but at a volume that allows conversation. We had the spicy yellow tail roll which was great, the bok choy which was prepared like I've never seen it. Spicy with peppers, pea pods and radishes. The Okinawa stir fry and the chicken lettuce wraps were sooo good. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Vickie B
Yardley, PA
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I don't understand why the quality here is so inconsistent. A month or so ago, I had an expensive but dry and unhappy sushi plate (it reminded me of what you typically get at a Chinese restaurant that also offers sushi), so I wasn't exactly relishing a return trip this past week. But this time the sushi was truly superior... More 

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Thank DrGoldin
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I have eaten at Pod many times with my family and this is simply the best you will find in Asian/ Sushi restaurant you will find in University City or anywhere.

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Thank S G
pittsburgh, pa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I wanted something good for lunch, so I decided to go to Pod. I got the Macadamia Chicken Bento Box to go. When I got home, I thought it was going to outstanding because everything came in to go containers to re-use for later. After opening the container, I noticed the high quality ingredients used to prepare the dish. The... More 

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Thank cyberphyl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Worth a visit! Their sashimi is excellent and fresh, but their specialty rolls are also tasty with well-balanced flavours.

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Thank K T
Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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467 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot for a lively and enjoyable dining experience. The space is modern and hip. It can also get a bit noisy - not the spot for quiet conversation. The furniture is also more style than comfort. The bar does a great job concocting a creative and tasty variety of cocktails...try something out of the ordinary like... More 

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Thank Dollyamas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I always enjoy going to Pod. The atmosphere is nice, the location is convenient, and the food is usually 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
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, French, Seafood, Sushi

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?
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