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$$ - $$$
University City
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3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3212 (Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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
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Missouri City, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool restaurant with a great feel. Not overly formal. There were 4 of us dining, we shared several roles, veggies, lettuce wraps, soup, and salad. All left full and only spent about $130 so very reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow, actually forgot to bring out some of our food. We reminded them and they got it out... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty cool spot. Dined here with a group of 6 on a Saturday night. The company, drinks, atmosphere was great. We were surprised it wasn't booked and crowded! Very grateful the service was quick and attentive. We all left full and happy

Thank johnbennett83
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my parents when they visited me. Very eh. The rice/cooked food was very unique, but the sushi was not my favorite.

Thank blas b
Great Falls
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a good dinner. The service was fairly quick the seating was a bit tight and noisy. Everyone was happy with their meals. Wagu short ribs, Lamb Tsukune especially tasty. Try to ask for one of the more private "pods" for larger parties as they may be more quiet.

Thank Gfallstraveller
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a sense when entering Pod that its a little worn. Hate to say it but it could use a fresh coat of paint, some new furniture, and a good scrubbing. Noise factor is high and it can be dark depending on your table location. Beyond that, the food remains creative and very good, yet pricey too. Preparation is... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with the food and service. The menus for food and beverages list dishes you would expect and quite a few surprises. Many of the dishes are Asian flare tapas. It's a little noisy but you can get deeply engrossed into a conversation.

Thank MwahMwah
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first time visitiors to Philly and this restaurant was recommended by a few different people. Service was great and food was just as good. My daughter has not stopped raving about spicy beef ramen...everything was flavorful and delicious. Recommend this fun spot. Great environment.

Thank fredhilll
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My husband and I have been coming to Pod for several years and really enjoy their menu. Such delicious options and really have never been disappointed with anything that we have ordered. The cocktail menu is fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend!

Thank Kelsey S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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368 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The decor tries to be chic and modern, but you can tell that the furniture is very old and well used. The server was odd but friendly. The food came quick. The food was tasty. The "bento box" is different than any I've had before, but no complaints. Not a bad place to grab a bite in University City, but... More 

Thank Dana S
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is may be the best restaurant in Philadelphia university city area . Food are well prepared and tasty . Staff are nice and professional .

Thank gsb706

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $80
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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