1225Raw Sushi And Sake Lounge

4.3
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739 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm

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 2:00pm-12:00am (last call 11:45)
Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm (last call)
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Phone number
(215) 238-1903
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sam Yoon
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Private party facilities
We offer private event dining in our outdoor courtyard. We also have indoor private event dining in our Sumo Lounge.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (215) 238-1903
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th and Sansom Streets
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Parking details
Discount Parking rates available at Parkway Parking on 12th and Sansom. Street parking also available.
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Public transit
Market Street Subway Stop at 13th street.
SEPTA Bus lines on Chestnut & 13th and Walnut and 13th.
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
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M
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sushi and bento boxes! Went for happy hour. Ended up ordering off the menu and glad I did. Delicious Japanese food. Excellent sushi. Peaceful atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good sushi at this price point. The new expanded menu is interesting. I came in to try the new and delicious Salmon Maze. The beef negimaki is always special. The wait staff was polite and friendly. I’ll be back for lunch.

K
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service is usually slow, and sometimes the staff isn't too friendly. Food is always excellent, and cocktails are fantastic!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Good quality sushi at a reasonable price point, with tons of other interesting menu options. Cool ambiance/décor, friendly and helpful service (they even let me charge my phone). Took a few minutes to be seated, but we were late so not their fault.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food were ok average, i only like the fried squid. Drinks arent that good for its 10-13$ price. Food looked nice but not that special. Desert were out at last minute:( wait was long. I was there from 8:45-11:10. I did have reservation. Thanks anw

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and yummy special rolls!

R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Cool decor but restaurant week menu was rather lackluster. Might try it for drinks sometime .

F
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The Bento Box was very filling and had a little bit of everything in it. I had the salmon teriyaki and it was grilled to perfection.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service- great bartender- great food ... one of the better sushi restaurants in Philly

IP
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Here during restaurant week but had regular menu items. The food good as usual. Service great despite large crowd and business of restaurant week.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We decided to head here for Center City restaurant week to celebrate our 4-year anniversary! The food was great.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for 12 pm and no one was there. Turns out they open at 2 pm. Such a waste of time. They need to get their reservation system in better order.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is AMAZING!! We decided to visit Raw for restaurant week and I'm so glad we did. Great ambiance and exceptional service. We will definitely come back!

VH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was restaurant week and they had an opening at the time we wanted. What a great find! The food was delicious and the drinks were tasty. The Zushi was so good and the Ramen with pork broth was excellent. Our dessert, vanilla ice cream tempura, was a great ending. I highly recommend this place.

F
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

V
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ED
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful!!

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

AS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nye dinner was great!

KB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our go to sushi place. The owner (or manager?) was very accommodating on a bitter cold night and moved us away from the door at the front of the restaurant to the back. Service is pretty good. I love spicy tuna but the spice they use is a little too spicy. I still get it, but I make sure to plenty of water.

N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was really slow for a not so busy night.

AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

LM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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-

TP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

IP
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but the service was slow

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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