Double Knot

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Double Knot, a Japanese Speakeasy, brought to you by critically acclaimed Chef & Restaurateur Michael Schulson. Double Knot boasts an all-day concept with two floors of beautiful design - coffee and cocktails upstairs, sushi bar and robatayaki below. During the day DK welcomes early risers and lunch goers. Inspired by folklore and scrimshaw Double Knot’s underground izakaya transports you from the buzzing commotion of brewed coffee and cocktails.
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vipSydneyL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

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Songstressa
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wow! My guest(s) and I couldn’t get enough of the Chef’s tasting menu until we were full. Definitely a special occasion/date night experience to be remembered.

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vipGlobalFoodieNYC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite sushi, robatayaki and other Japanese dishes, well plated with friendly but not obtrusive service. Would be very happy to return once it is safe to eat out again!

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kmw45
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double Knot is situation in an intimate location downstairs from Sampan and the bar area. Ambience is hip and a bit darker, so perfect for a date. Noise wasn't too loud, so I could easily hear my date across from me.

We did the tasting menu, which is excellent value at $60 given the amount of food we got (we had a lot of leftovers for more meals afterwards!). The quality of the food was great as well and I'd definitely recommend this to others!

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vipAdrienneD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Double Knot with some colleagues and we not only found the food superb, but the service and ambiance were delightful as well. Great for girls night out, larger groups or sexy time with that special someone. Great vibe overall.

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Pierre
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, I found the food bland. And while the ambiance and drinks were good, it wasn't worth the money. I will not go back.

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vipJamieG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting and we love the atmosphere and the food. Everything was great. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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vipArleneW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It wasn’t clear that the bar reservation wasn’t eligible for happy hour specials

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is top 5 in Philly easy.

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vipCityLady52
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit. really love everything about it. all the small plates so interesting.

Evening menu has nine sections! Incredible variety and assortment can be a bit overwhelming!

First visit we did the tasting menu but this time we felt confident enough to order a la carte. Unfair to call it a sushi restaurant since it is much more than that. You may wish to peruse the menu online before you go. In the cold section we loved hamachi and avocado salad. I was not a fan of the king oyster mushroom but partner liked it. It's too rubbery for my taste.

On the "crispy" menu, the wings were wonderful. next time I'd like to try the Japanese fried chicken. We had the beef dumpling in broth that was delicious. My menu said beef soup dumplings which they are not. Partner's menu just said the correct "beef dumpling." Crab udon delish but not much crab.

My favorite offerings at the restaurant are the Robotayaki especially the ribeye and Kobe beef. You may want to order double and triple of those. The lobster claw was also great.
No room for dessert.

Schulson does a great job with decor and fun experiences which enhance the whole experience and also manages to hire staff that are really friendly, professional and knowledgeable. They seem to be having fun even tho they are working.

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ShelbyF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinning at Double Knot was definitely an experience. We had a reservation and ate at the counter downstairs. We had the chef’s tasting menu and they accommodated my shellfish allergy and it being lent. My one complaint is that we felt rushed and like we needed to eat as fast as possible. At one point we had four plates arrive at the same time.

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vipgila
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The upstairs bar area where you wait smelled horrible. A mixture of bleach and feet. Nearly left while waiting. It’s not a good way to start and end the evening

Food and service downstairs was excellent. Sad that the experience was tainted

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LyricS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time coming to double knot and we enjoyed it just as the last one. I had the lovers knot cocktail which was amazing. Me and boyfriend ordered the Japanese fried chicken as something new to try. Flavour explosion in our mouths. It was the best thing ever. Our waitress was Caydie and she was a sweetheart. Very informative on the items on the table and attentive to us.

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vipDelco9
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was excellent except Brussels sprouts had too much balsamic vinegar.

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vipMerylK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While the food was good, as always, this time we had a new server/bartender who didn't understand that soy is in all soy sauce. In fact, she argued with me about it until one of her colleagues that explained to her, very patiently, that soy, by the very nature of the thing, is made of fermented soybeans, and is not related to its gluten content. With my soy allergy, this is rather an important point. Still, she meant well, and other than this, we had a good time there.

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JannaW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Omakase chef's tasting was delicious. Server and female manager were rushing our table, clearing plates before we were done; the manager even took away my empty water glass after dessert without bringing it back (or refilling it). It was so obvious that they wanted to flip the table. Unprofessional and not appreciated; our party of 3 spent $400 on dinner.

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Dave
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

best sushi place in town considering location ambiance and food!

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JanaA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Happy hour was good cooked food apps are good sushi was very meh.

Waitress was great.
Would go back and only get cooked food.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I forget our waiters name but he made the night with his wine and food recommendations.

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sharona
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! It’s on our rotation for business and pleasure!

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vipDJK1
Philadelphia
476 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase is a great way to go here - trust the chef. Service was very helpful is selecting different beverages to pair with all the different courses

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SteveO
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the pricey side but some of the best sushi I’ve had in quite some time.

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vipYumyumdumplings
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come here. It’s a great date spot. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive and they make great recommendations. We always order a bunch of dishes, and have the server recommend at least one of them so we try new dishes on each visit. Yum!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us went to Double Knot at the recommendation of a friend while we were in town for the Flower Show. It was a fabulous and fun dining experience! Our waiter, Manny, walked us through the menu since it was our first visit.
Everything we ordered was delicious from the Edamame Dumplings to the skewered Octopus. The tapas menu allowed us to try many different menu items and everything was great!

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vipMarissaR
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! We did the Chef’s Tasting menu and each course was better than the last. Cocktails were great, food was amazing, service was top notch.

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KristyA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriend’s birthday. We did the chefs blind tasting menu along with a few extra courses of sushi and a couple round of cocktails. Everything from the drinks to the multiple courses were amazing. Our server was very informative and every clean plate was almost instantly cleared from our table.
I must recommend: octopus sushi, duck scrapple, any robitiaki item, and their mochi ice cream.
Overall, it was a great experience for a special occasion

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PhillieFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great at providing recommendations based on our preferences!

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Amanda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my new favorite date night spot! We decided to order A La Carte instead of the chefs tasting menu and everything was amazing. Everything was prepared fresh and deliciously. Will definitely be returning!

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AudreyB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy our time at Double Knot! Service is top-notch, the downstairs area is great for a date night, and the food is spectacular.

We did the tasting menu and chose our selections. Everything was delicious and it let us try things we wouldn’t normally order. Food came promptly as it was ready, and, as fast eaters, we appreciated the pace. I believe the portions were smaller with the tasting menu but we did not leave hungry.

We sat at the bar and the bartender was super helpful and patient as we made our decisions. One male bartender was a bit loud and I heard him complaining a bit, but other than that, we very much enjoyed the whole experience. Definitely a place for a special occasion or to take visitors!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but was way too dark inside

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Alexandrite
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! We had the special menu and were extremely pleased! The cool vibe and original design, the impeccable service, and the whole experience make this our regular go-to in Philadelphia. The hard part is getting the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good! Pricy but good!

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EmilyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The attention to detail was great as well. Was worried about our seats at the counter downstairs but it was cool seeing the cooks do their thing behind the counter. The sushi quality was some of the best I’ve had in a long time. Definitely looking forward to coming back again.

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vipDisappointedCustomer
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Carissa was amazing at the sushi counter. Was disappointed to have made a reservation to get there and wait for 10 minutes to not have a table ready. The food is superb so that was the least of our worries.

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vipJPCBoston
New England
105 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service

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EllenC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour upstairs was fantastic! Delicious choices from the HH menu, but also had to have an order of the tuna rice crackers from the regular menu. Brussels sprouts are so good, we ended up ordering two! YUMMY! (Only thing we were not crazy about was the “roasted” broccoli, which seemed steamed. ) Great dinner before a show at the Academy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great overall experience

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MarcieD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch along with the stunning atmosphere. They really make you feel like you’re in an old speak easy. We did the chefs tasting which was fabulous. Definitely can’t wait to go back.

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CherieB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just cannot say enough about Double Knot - reserve a table and do the Chef's blind tasting - you will NOT be disappointed. Service was superb! Ambiance great!

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