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coZara is a true Japanese Izakaya, Japanese word for Gastro pub , small plates tapas style restaurant located in University City.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Japanese, Yakitori, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday Through Friday 11:30-4pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have many areas that hold different size parties. Please call to see menus and the space.
coZara Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is a little find! My son introduced the family to coZara as he enjoys sushi and Asian food. We had reservations, which I would recommend, and we were promptly seated. The waitress was friendly , told us what specials there were and what they no longer had. When we ordered the first round of food we did not have to wait long for it. Even when we ordered more, no problem. It was fresh, tasty and the presentation was delightful. We will definitely go there again.
food was ok, have enjoyed better sushi, but server was fantastic and there were some hits and misses. The ribs would skip totally, the pan fried mushroom won ton, was the best thing on the menu, as we tried 6 small plates. Sushi rolls were average. know of 5 places with better fresh sushi.
The restaurant was excellent - but we almost didn't go as Open table could not get a reservation before 9.15pm. When we got there at 9 there were many open tables and when we mentioned it to the waitress she could not explain. Call the restaurant directly, I've come to learn that is the best way.
Food was fabulous! The "tapas" part of it allowed us to get lots of small plate items and share. Everything was delicious. Definitely going back to try the sushi. We got specialty cocktails, which were great! Service was really slow but the servers were attentive and apologetic. There was some sort of kitchen issue. They took some items off the bill to compensate - before we even complained.
Food was good . Kitchen was slow and made mistakes with each portion of the meAl. Our entree came out before our appetizer . They didn't allow substitutions . Server was slow and did terrible anticipating our needs. Manager apologized for Kitchen mistakes .
Not that impressed. Food was OK compared to other Japanese restaurants in the area. They also stuck us in the back room upstairs, which felt like a big storage room that was converted for more table space. Service was also a bit haphazard and the table next us get a free meal for something that went wrong which wasn't encouraging. I don't believe the value was worth it. It is expensive for Japanese food. I think there are many other sushi places in the area that have better food at a lower price.
We have been to coZara numerous times. The food is absolutely delicious. This is the only sushi restaurant we frequent where I would recommend the specialty rolls (we tend towards sashimi). We had and would highly recommend the Hokkaido scallop, U Penn, Bronzizzle and Hamachi Tataki rolls. Their veggies are also outstanding. Finally, the true test of a restaurant is how they handle it when something goes wrong. There was a mix-up with our order and hence, we did not receive some of it in a timely manner. They handled the situation extremely well - kudos to the manager! We can't wait to go back.
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