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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
We came in about an hour and a half before closing time and there was only one other table there so the restaurant was rather quiet besides the sounds of cooking. Despite coming in so close to closing time, all of the table were still set and still looked nice, all menu options were available, and the food did not suffer in quality (quite the opposite actually).
My sister and I ordered a lot of small shareable dishes: fried pork gyoza, sukiyaki spring rolls, grilled okra, a few chicken thigh and new york strip skewers, fried calamari, and the spicy chicken ramen. It sounds like a lot of food but it was the optimal amount for us two young women. Everything tasted great and came out pipping hot except the the calamari. We had just gone to CoZara days earlier and they used a different coating (much better) for the calamari than they did for this visit. The coating on the calamari for this visit was too bready and ruined the dish. I definitely recommend sampling the menu by doing a lot of small dishes like we did.
The service was great. Both the manager and the one server ensured that our glasses stayed full and that our food wa brought to us as soon as it was ready. Being one of the only two tables there was great, like renting out the restaurant for a private dinner, so I would go late at night for service like that.
Service is absolutely horrendous.. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you want to go for happy hour drinks & sushi/ sushimi rolls or appetizers. The food comes out whenever even though you have specified that you prefer to have the small plates first. I will not go back
If you want to eat authentic Japanese food, I recommend not to go there. Sushi was unbelievably small and way over priced. I still can't believe that the restaurant is being run by Japanese owner. So disappointed. Service was good though.
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.
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