Perfect from the first secondZama is an experience that I will not soon forget. As a sushi lover from CA I've struggled to find incredible quality in Philadelphia, but Zama ranks at the top of my list. Out of everything we ordered, I highly recommend the tempura appetizer and the Bibou roll. Both complimented the meal and provided flavors that were unique and enjoyable. The ambiance and service were also too notch.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcllent,ninteresting rollsExcllent,ninteresting rolls and sashimi. Highly recommend the bronzizzle5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReasonably-Priced SakeZama and Morimoto are our two favorite sushi spots in the city. Neither will disappoint. Zama always has interesting specials and a great sashimi platter. My only complaint is they keep marking up the bottle prices of their sake. They need a reasonably priced bottle on their sake list.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as usual. I enjoyedDelicious as usual. I enjoyed the crudo, multiple rolls including the bronzizzle and the crispy black cod(yum!). I also love the lychee fizz cocktail while my fiancee had his usual sake. We'll be back of course:)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for a 'girls dateWent here for a 'girls date night' with a friend & it was a good pick! Indulged in fun drinks - cucumber and pear-ginger saketinis are delish! - and in some of the night's specials. Food was great - especially loved the Hamachi Ponzu (yellowtail sashimi with soy pickled jalapeno and ponzu sauce) and tuna oro sushi. Everything was yummy and tasted really fresh. Would definitely recommend.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThough we have dined at ZamaThough we have dined at Zama many times, we continue to delight in, and respect, the same strengths: the imaginative menu, with its regular offerings, specials, and experiments; the exceptional quality of the ingredients and preparation; the presentation; and hardly least of all, the attentive and intelligent service. There is an offering for every palate and mood. The interior, with its bold Japanizing fish motif and natural materials, gives as much aesthetic pleasure as it relaxes. Any overall hubbub is usually just convivial sound if you're in a booth, useful for the hearing impaired. Kudos for constancy, imagination, and hospitality.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a lovely meal atWe enjoyed a lovely meal at Zama this past weekend. The menu provided nice selections in various price points for both sushi as well as hot items from the kitchen. We tried the pork dumplings (pan seared) which were delicious, as well as the short ribs. Our sushi selections were delicious as well.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. NotFood was outstanding. Not just another sushi restaurant. Will definitely make a regular appearance.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelectable but tiny portionsAll delicious but after sharing salmon skin salad, hamachi and tuna specials and a roll with tuna tartar on top I left very hungry!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Japanese in PhillyMorimoto's doesn't hold a candle to Zama. The hardest thing was trying to pick our favorite dish after we were done. Everything we had was great. The short ribs appetizer was my favorite. Each roll we had was better then the next. If you are looking for Japanese food of the highest quality come here. The food was worth every penny. And Craig our waiter was full of information and suggestions. Ask for Craig if you want a great experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Sushi in PhillySince Haru closed, I have been looking for a great Sushi restaurant in Philly other than Morimoto and Zama certainly fits the bill. Its awesome! from the food right through to the service. I little on the pricey side although not as expensive as Morimoto and just as good.
I highly recommend one of the charity rolls inspired by great Philadelphia chefs. Please try the Vetri roll!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good service and food.Very good service and food. I was surprised that in the reservation I wrote that it was my fiance's birthday and they brought out the dessert with candle without me having to remind them. Very nice touch. Thank you3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free FriendlyOur server was amazing I wish I remembered his name, one of our group has a gluten alergy & he was so knowledgable and whatever he was unsure about he went back & asked the chef, he was very helpful in recommending dishes since it was the first time we were there. The food was excellent we would definitly go back there again.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwell tonight at zama was purewell tonight at zama was pure rock and roll. the entire restaurant was packed solid from the time that i got there 6:30 till at least 10:00- what a huge complement. the dinning experiance was off the hook awesome. tonight i had a chance to do a huge tasting and of course chef zama himself was there- love to see chef zama always in the restaurant. the courses were yuzu miso salmon,hamachi ponzu,tunatataki,takowasa,bronzizzle,wasabi lobster,a presidential sashimi platter,spicy chirashi, and seared tuna with soft shell shrimp.alot of insane great iron chef food yes. every dish that came out was off the chart amazing. chef zama thank you for tonight for serving the finest sushi/japanese cuisine in all phila. your banging brother!!!!!!!2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMlast night zama rocked. thelast night zama rocked. the 8-course tasting was off the hook amazing and overseen by chef zama himself.every dish was at the height of excellance. then 3-of the finest rolls that i have ever tried at a japanese restaurant. they were the vertri roll, bibou roll, and the zahav roll. each roll in there own right was dynomite. when tell you that the fish is so super fresh. plus the otoro tuna was spectacular-the super fresh fish combined with chef zama- pure perfection. once again chef zama rules in the japanese culiary world in the city of phila. this is without a doubt the finest japanese restaurant weahter you are looking for sushi or the high end japanses cooking this the chef to rock your world!!!!2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwithout a doubt this is thewithout a doubt this is the #1japanese restaurant in all phila and south jersey.tonight i had the great pleasure of having chef zama cook me a 8 course chefs tasting. well each dish was like a fine diamond!! the service was great all the servers were highly educated on the menu a major plus. insane great highend japanese food with everything to go along. this was the first time in the restaurant it was recommended to me by chef chris scarduzio steve olitsky owners of the world famous table 31 in phila. well it proves one thing the finest chefs hang together big time awesome resturant!!!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM