About 1225Raw Sushi And Sake Lounge

1225 Raw, located in Philadelphia's renowned Stetson building on 1225 Sansom Street has been steadily growing after five years of hard work, customer loyalty, and good fortune.

Between our exotic sushi bar, traditional hot entrees, or overstuffed specialty rolls, you're guaranteed to find something you love. The fifteen feet glass bar houses an impressive shelf of exotic sakes that caters to new tasters as well as sake connoisseurs.

While you dine, take in the view of Japanese lamps floating down from the bamboo ceiling, or step outside into our private outdoor courtyard and lounge under the stars.

1225 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon-Sat 11:45am-2:45pm

Dinner
Mon-Wed 4:30pm-10:00pm (last call)
Thur 4:30pm-11:00pm (last call 10:45)
Fri 4:30pm-12:00am (last call 11:45)
Sat 4:30pm-12:00am (last call 11:45)
Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm (last call)

Cross Street:
13th and Sansom Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 238-1903

Website:
http://www.1225raw.com/

Catering:
Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge will work with you to create a special menu for any event. We offer on-site chefs and service staff to service your event.

Parking Details:
Discount Parking rates available at Parkway Parking on 12th and Sansom. Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
Market Street Subway Stop at 13th street.
SEPTA Bus lines on Chestnut & 13th and Walnut and 13th.

Executive Chef:
Sam Yoon

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private event dining in our outdoor courtyard. We also have indoor private event dining in our Sumo Lounge.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (215) 238-1903

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

1225Raw Sushi And Sake Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (11)
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Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Poor sushi quality. Sushi rice was horrible. Restaurant week menu was not the best. Everything was sweet with eel sauce

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing! The ambiance was great. It was quiet and not noisy. The service was great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful, pleasant and informative staff. Beautiful decor very clean.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Raw is the place where my sushi loving husband can be completely satisfied while my seafood allergy is fully addressed and I still have plenty of options on the menu.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the hostesses whose name escapes me from lack of importance was rude and irritatingly imbecilic.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Awesome food and service!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Sushi was phenomenal. Cocktails were great, as well as the service! Good find.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nye dinner was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was really slow for a not so busy night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sushi was awesome! Sake flight, fun! Great service, it was all around a great place and would definitely go back...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was average, some original ideas, large portions but noise level was uncomfortably high, tight quarters and food was not that good. Uninteresting and repetitive.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I made a reservation on OpenTable but the restaurant was closed. Somebody needs to adjust the hours and not accept reservations for a time when the restaurant is closed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great happy hour deals on a Saturday night. Also, loved the heated lamps and sitting outside in November.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was served a meal I did not order with shellfish which I am allergic to-they did comp me and when I did get my food it was great-

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great sushi. Really interesting and tasty roll choices. Attentive, friendly service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was very disappointing night. The door was open to the patio and it was 58 degrees we had to eat dinner with our coats on. The service was the worst....15 minutes to get the drink after it was ordered. Food was good but there is a lot more that goes into a good dining experience that just food. Go somewhere else.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fun good food. The service is great, even late night!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fresh Fish and it was delicious! Definitely would like to go back

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service again! Happy hour meals and drinks served quickly and look very good and taste great! Never been disappointed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Enjoyed a great birthday dinner for my husband on a Monday evening. The sushi was fantastic and the starters were great! We really enjoyed the squid. Yum!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful but the service was slow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was good and drinks were awesome (the "Link" was delicious!). Service was quick and servers were helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great selection of sake and sushi. I had the korean rice bowl and it was delicious. The server made the meal by guiding us the whole way and even offering up great advice for places to hit up afterwards. We were in town visiting so when we go back up we'll make sure to visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food good service

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sushi and sashimi was very good. The cocktails were unique and refreshing. Would definitely go to again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great lunch spot for a colleague or client lunch! Great outdoor area, and awesome lunch menu.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This restaurant was perfectly adequate in every way other than the 22% automatic gratuity that they added to our bill without our consent. I highly suggest.. well anywhere else.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great deal for lunch bento boxes. Outdoor seating was perfect for a breezy fall day.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great sushi and ambiance!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Raw has a fun vibe and the wait staff is happy to explain the menu without getting snooty with people who might not be familiar with Japanese cuisine. Service was a little slow, and the menu is fairly standard, but it's nicely prepared and tasty. I will come back.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food at Raw is consistently very good and gets to the table in a reasonable time. The service from the waitress could have been better though. Took way too long to get our drinks and the check. Not sure why bc half the seats were empty. Food is sublime though.

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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Bar was running very slow but other than that the service and food was good.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful meal together outside on the patio. The anbiance was delightful and the vibe, positive and cheerful. Our dinner, of sushi and other small plates, was delish. The service was very attentive. Look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great! Al around

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been here a few times for lunch and dinner. They have a large variety of food to choose from. Outside seating is wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Terrible hostess, didn't honor our reservation. Slow service and food was terribly backed up. Was there for 70 minutes and all we had was salad and water and decided to leave. At least they comped our salads but not worth a visit.

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 (Key West)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Came for restaurant week and the meal was delish. Good service and we will return. Noise level was high. One person thought it was fine to continually laugh aloud. Why won't dinner partners tell fellow partners to keep it low?

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not your typical sushi restaurant- more focused on noodle and fusion dishes with sushi as an afterthought; pricey in comparison to surrounding sushi restaurants; courtyard was nice but music was very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My first time coming to this restaurant was amazing. Came here for restaurant week with a couple of friends and were immediately captivated by the friendly wait staff. The food was delicious and I will be definitely coming in to dine again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We went for restaurant week and the value was great. If we ordered from the regular menu, we'd have spent more and eaten more. The food was very good and the service was great!

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