Great for a special occasion!Pod was great! I hadn't been there in a few years and it didn't disappoint! The food servings are on the small side and its pretty pricey but for a nice "date" and cool ambiance (or if someone else is paying!) then its a great place to go :-) Also, the service was really good and the hosts/hostesses and waiters/waitresses are very friendly.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEye catching, mouth watering,superbFrom the moment we walked in I felt that everything I had read about Pod was believable. The servers were always available, the food was served family style and all questions were immediately answered...my Granddaughter is vegetarian and I am gluten free but the menu suited our tastes. Definitely order the eggplant and bronsino. The tofu and noodles were enjoyed and taken home. My Malibu Bay Breeze was the best ever and my guests ordered 2 different soda's and loved them.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, but some issuesWe have been at Pod in the past, always wonderful. When we were there last Friday evening, we did not find it to be as wonderful as before. Our party of four ordered small plates. The initial round was superb, but the second round was not as good. In fact, we were very disappointed with the soft shell crab, one of the specials of the evening. It was smothered in black bean sauce, which was very overwhelming. Pad Thai was mediocre. Noise level in front dining room was deafening, but rear dining room was better. Our waitress was accommdating, polite and outstanding across the board.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA great lunch meetupPod is a great place for all kinds of lunch meetups. Whether it's business or just getting out of the office, Pod has a nice menu and flexible ambience. Every item on the menu has been carefully chose and carefully made. They even offer some really excellent vegetarian sushi that goes beyond merely stuffing vegetables in a roll. I never regret eating at Pod.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Asian-Fusion RestaurantI would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was outstanding and service as well.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI made reservations here toI made reservations here to have dinner with a special someone. The lighting was spectacular and the ambience quite romantic. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything from the food to the service. In addition, I found the space to be very lgbtq friendly.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Impressive First VisitThe restaurant has really good food. They also had options for vegetarians/vegans. The kitchen was willing to meet my dietary restrictions.The ambiance was very nice. And, the staff was quite friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for sushi lovers!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a large groupPod was fun and lively! It was a great place for our large group and the staff was very friendly and accommodating!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPod has revamped its menuPod has revamped its menu and still delivers excellent food in generous quantities at reasonable prices. One of the best places to go for Japanese food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and attentive,Great ambiance and attentive, outgoing staff who provided wonderful recommendations. Food came out right away and kept up at a perfect tempo. The food was fantastic -- creative, tasty, unique, with a large assortment of interesting choices. All in our party loved it. We went for a pre graduation dinner for our college daughter -- great place to celebrate with a fun and energetic vibe -- not stuffy, just great food in a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis lunch experience at PodThis lunch experience at Pod was better than the one a few weeks before. The music was at the regular volume again and didn't overwhelm the conversation. I hope that continues. Food was wonderful as always.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit busy with Penn's graduationA bit busy with Penn's graduation - which I think affected the timeliness of the service - but otherwise a great experience.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch!One of our friends could only eat gluten free and they had a special menu just for that, it was great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific RestaurantEveryone in our party of 4 was so impressed with the food & ambience that we agreed to return soon. Our second visit was just as enjoyable as the first. Both times we all loved the rock shrimp tempura in a spicy aioli sauce, vegetable fried rice, sushi & salad. On our third excursion we plan to try other items from the menu. I for one may not be able to resist getting the rock shrimp again!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great as always;The food was great as always; very tasty and nicely presented. Our waitress, Yoko, was outstanding.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTop food but not for loversAs we were looking for a nice place for a romantic dinning, Pod was not really the place we were looking for. It was kind of funny we were like overdressed...We were seated on the side were everybody had to pass.
Our waitress was a super girl that saw the humor of it.
My wife had the wagyu beef cooked on a stone at the table. A very nice guy came over to our table and grilled the meat just like my wife wanted it. I had the mixed maki and sashimi platter and I really liked it.
So after all it was a great evening with a possitive atmosphere and we did'd feel sorry for having our dinner I
at Pod's.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStarr restaurants never dissapoint!I was celebrating my birthday with friends at Pod! I love the trendy atmosphere, outstanding service and amazing food! I would highly recommend the Red lychee martini, Rock shrimp with candied walnuts, Shrimp Pad Thai and Kung Pao chicken and shrimo stir fry! If you love peanut butter try the fluffernutter spring rolls which is my absolute favorite dessert at Pod!! If you have a large party try to reserve a pod for more intimacy!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodnessCrab spring rolls are out of this world good. Everything tasted like a quality dish made from quality ingredients. If you're craving Asian food, Pod will hit the mark well, from sushi to pad thai to crab fried rice. Service was friendly and attentive (though it was not very busy when we arrived).5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodI've been to Pod on a number of occasions, it never disappoints. Always good.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing food, wonderful serviceThis was my first time dining at pod. Went for my birthday. The strawberry mojito and spare ribs are to die for. Service was great food was excellent. They even put a sparkler in the dessert for my birthday. Definitely going back !4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPod is where its at!Wonderful food, fantastic service, great atmosphere. I loved everything about my experience at Pod from the drinks to the dessert it was great.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMhave eaten here at least 30have eaten here at least 30 times, have never had a bad meal and the service is always excellent. only gripe is they don't sell heineken and the short rib with udon noodle should always be on the menu!!!!!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time with daughter &Great time with daughter & Neice we all shared sushi & seafood fried rice crab rolls every thing was tasty would go back again this was my second time around .4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service aExcellent food, service a little slow. Noisy and crowded. Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good drinks.The "Seafood fried rice" is so fresh with the micro greens, bits of Shrimp, bay scallops, lobster, with no soy sauce. The Rockin Spicy Tuna and Tempura Rock Shrimp are great for sharing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome spot!I've been meaning to go to this place for awhile and finally had a chance to. Definitely worth the hour drive! Our server Dane was fantastic and knowledgeable. He was able to answer any question we asked and give us recommendations. I ordered the wasabi crusted filet which was cooked to perfection and my friend ordered the miso glazed seabass, also done precisely. Will surely be back again but with more people so we can sit in the color changing pod.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTables for two are a bit cramped.Tables for two are a bit cramped. Wait staff very helpful when ordering. Meal was sized just right.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPod was awesome! Food selectionPod was awesome! Food selection was just great- I wanted to order one of each!
We went Dim Sum style with 3 of us eating all of the dishes. We had grape leaves with beef and pork buns which were to die for. You HAVE to get the kobe beef cooked table side! We had one entree- the duck- and it was a great portion with great seasoned veggies.
The waitress was fantastic in suggesting drinks from their interesting drink menu.
I would definately suggest getting in here soon!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJwattzIt was a wonderful experience the food, atmosphere, as well as the service was definitely on point really enjoyed myself4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDuck was excellent; "tempura"Duck was excellent; "tempura" rock shrimp were greasy.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Pod numerousI have been to Pod numerous times, and never had a bad meal. The servers are gracious, attentive but not overbearing, even when they are busy.
The restaurant tends to be noisy because of the decor, and the tables in the middle are close together.
The food really is fabulous.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a great experience. FriendlyWas a great experience. Friendly staff and the food was perfect. little pricey but would definitely go again.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as UsualWhile I don't entirely remember this specific experience at Pod due to how long I waited to make the review, I do know that Pod is always good. One new thing that we did decide to try was the robato(?) grill. We got the cauliflower which is probably the best item from that portion of the menu, and it was the best cauliflower you'll ever taste at 1000 degrees (or in general). Will always be ready to return!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Pod severalI have been to Pod several times and I am always impressed by the quality and the preparation of the food. We ordered about 9 appetizers, small plates and vergitable sides between 4 of us. It was more than enough food. Everything was excellent. The bok choy and mushrooms were wonderful. The sushi; delicious. The crab eggrolls are tasty although very overpriced for what they are. I think to really like 8 out of 9 dishes is a pretty good record. It is a noisey place, but that goes along with decor and overall atmosphere. It is kind of what the 1960's thought the future might look like.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought the food was amazing.I thought the food was amazing. I would recomend it to anyone who likes sushi. Also the staff was very friendly and happy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good but in my opinionFood was good but in my opinion a but pricey for what you get. Overall a great experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI wish Stephen Starr wouldI wish Stephen Starr would turn down the noise/music. It's hard to chat with friends with thst chichichichi in the background.
His restaurants are great but the noise levels could sgtnd some review.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMU Penn parents and kids.U Penn parents and kids. Lots of happy noise. The food, though is really quite special and the service has always been professional and friendly.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place in West PhillyWent last minute, had no trouble getting a reservation same day. Bit noisy, tables are close together but the vibe is cool there, great service and great people watching. Food comes out as it is prepared so not a course by course type dinner, but great for sharing. WE had a few spectacular dishes, but then some that were mediocre also. I would recommend the Negi Toro, the miso sea bass and the spicy tuna roll. The Saki was awesome, the martini choice was limited and it tasted fine but nothing fancy. The mochi ice cream was odd and I would not recommend it for the price. Overall a great place and thumbs up for sushi and sashimi fans.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place never disappoints.This place never disappoints. Great food, Great time!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRockin shrimp were awesome.Rockin shrimp were awesome. Had a great lunch with my father.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always... a niceGreat as always... a nice treat with work colleagues! We always look forward to the great food and service.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant with amazingA great restaurant with amazing food. You can't go wrong here.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic time. TheWe had a fantastic time. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. Every single dish from the sushi (and we tried 6 kinds) to the main courses (the kobi beef just melted in your mouth) was delicious. Not a single complaint. This is why we come back again and again!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPodelicious!Food was FABULOUS!!! Everything we tried was amazaing. If I could have sampled everything, I would have. Recommend the Crab Fried Rice. Great evening of fun and food for the family.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time. TheWe had a great time. The food was perfect. We mentioned to one of the managers that it was our ist anniversary and the brought our desert out with a sparkler and didn't charge us for one of the desserts.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi was very good.The sushi was very good. The waitress was a little "cold" at first but then she warmed up. Overall, it was a good experience. Prices were reasonable.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic eveningWe had a fantastic evening at Pod. We were a group of seven and the hostess was super and sat us in the "pod" with it's unique
color board where you can press a button and change the lighting -- fun feature. Sushi was delicious. Great presentation. The new
dessert on the menu is to die for -- a tropical fruit crumble creation with marshmallows and sorbet. Andy, the manager, stopped by
and chatted and made us feel very welcome. Look forward to coming back to Philly and coming to Pod again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPodFantastic food with an Asian spin. Veg and Vegan friendly. Drinks were great as well! Service was very good. It's always a treat to dine at Pod!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent,Everything was excellent, as usual. Highly Recommend the duck entree as well as the wasabi crusted Filet!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM