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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Casual (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (9)
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Happy Hour (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Spicy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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
 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service here is not good and I don't think it's due to being understaffed. The waiters aren't too attentive and the food comes slow, or not at all sometimes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was wonderful and the service excellent. If you like sashimi, this is a good choice. However, the noise level was a little high and we found the TV screens everywhere to be very distracting.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious and reasonably priced

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food is always good. Menu change not optimal, but still very good. Old menu was a little bit better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Healthy, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but I'm not sure if I'll go back in he near future. The shichimi steak BBQ was really bad - so bland other than chili pepper powder on it... service was bad - not sure if they were just too busy on that day - I wanted to order more food and my glass was empty for a long time but no waiter / waitress came by... and then they added 20% tips automatically - we had 3 adults and 2 kids - I think most other restaurants do this only when you have a party of 6 or more.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Udon soup and sushi are amazing! The Death Note and the Pink Ninja cocktails are perfection.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing but service was disappointing. We arrived for happy hour and shared California roll, spicy broiled salmon roll, and the dark horse roll - all great, especially the dark horse! Our server did not pay much attention to us though and would only come over when I waved my hand in the air for his attention. He ended up forgetting to bring us our drinks twice so we didn't even bother ordering more. I'd definitely go back for the food but hopefully service improves next time...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was fantastic. Our server was awesome. The location has a great indoor eating area and the outdoor eating area is fantastic. Of course, it helps when the weather is nice - and we had amazing weather. Great drink options and the Sake we chose was cold and delicious. Love that it is not part of a franchise and the intimate vibe.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

The restaurant as a whole was amazing. It was nice n dark for a nice quiet date. Also the outside dining area was really nice. The food was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great shared dishes and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was reasonably good, but the restaurant tries to use artistic plates which are way over-sized for a two top table and you could barely fit anything else on the table -it made eating very uncomfortable. They served a six piece spicy tuna roll on a monster size plate - just doesn't make sense for such a tiny table top.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I"ve been a bunch of times but this weekend the place was super hot and humid and was very uncomfortable.. people were seated next to us and ended up walking out after a minute.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

There was a mouse running btw the tables!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good sushi, good saki, and good music

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Large portions! We took quite a bit home. Food was tasty, and attractive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Sashimi was ok, but nothing special. The brown rice was very bland. Server was very nice and accommodating, but not very experienced with this restaurant.

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