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About Double Knot
Double Knot, a Japanese Speakeasy, is the newest addition to MJS Restaurants brought to you by critically acclaimed Chef & Restaurateur Michael Schulson . This Sushi and Robatayaki bar tucked away on 13th Street beneath a first floor coffee shop features small plates, fresh ingredients and cool cocktails. This secluded gem is sure to be the city’s best hideaway.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Tuesday 5PM-10PM
Wednesday- Thursday 5PM-11PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Limited street parking is available, in addition to public parking lots on Sansom Street in between 12th & 13th Streets and 13th & Broad Streets. There is also a parking garage on the corner of 13th Street, in between Chestnut Street & Market Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room
Special Events & Promotions:
Double Knot is an ideal location for entertaining. Two semi-private dining areas that can accommodate up to 30 and 40 guests respectively are perfect for gatherings of any occasion. The entire restaurant can seat up to 70 for a sit down dinner or in excess of 100 for a social gathering. The sushi counter offers a one of a kind, personalized experience for 12 guests. Our event coordinator will work with you exclusively as you plan your event.
Double Knot Ratings and Reviews
Very busy and lively scene for a Tuesday evening. We celebrated my husband's birthday and with reservations still waited some time before we were seated. The service was warm, friendly and professional. We chose the tasting menu which was excellent with a wide variety of options, the oxtail dumplings, and smoked whole fish were among my favorites. Everything was cooked perfectly and we left the restaurant satisfied and full to the brim.
On a date and her recco we go to Double Knot. Definitely get a res (Monday night was packed). Immediately seated and the servicer explained the menu which as helpful. Food came out in waves and was delicious. Don't over order. In fact the serve suggested 4 maybe 5 dishes per person. I agree.
Visiting town and was alone for my birthday, I had an excellent time. The hosts were very attentive and informative. Couple mishaps with food and drink, but was still fully satisfied. Enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu, highly recommend. Pleasant surprise to get such large entrees with the tasting menu. Definitely try this place out!!
This is a wonderful place with a lovely ambiance and great food. It is a great place to come with a group of friends or on a date with your partner. We've done dinner then a show twice now and look forward to eating here again. The show was at the Kimmel Center so a short walk away.
Awesome food, great service, cool space. We decided not to go with the Chef's Tasting Menu (10 dishes/60$ per person) and ended up ordering plenty of dishes we wanted and it cost about the same. The sushi is perfect - our favorite was the double knot. I loved the dumplings and fish tacos but my dining partner thought they were too spicy. Unfortunately, the restaurant was a little too dark for us. Based solely on that, we probably won't go back. But we are still glad we had dinner there because the food was innovative and delicious.
Two friends told me about Double Knot, so I had to try it. My friend and I lost our 6pm reservation because we were stuck in traffic, but I called them from the car at 6pm to tell them we were on our way. But, they give away reservations after 15 minutes even if you call. Fortunately, they were still able to seat us without a long wait. The ambience is great. The first floor is dark, crowded and teeming with people, but the check-in table is in the back of the restaurant and it was difficult to know where to check in. We were seated downstairs in what can only be described as a dungeon-like bar atmosphere. It was cool. A little dark, but great. We had a fabulous waitress who was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Our waitress suggested the tasting menu ($60/person for 10 shared courses + 1 dessert) and at first we didn't think we'd do it because we were a little pressed for time since we were going to see BalletX, but the waitress said food would probably come out faster if we ordered the tasting menu, so we did. Overall, the food was beautifully presented but just too salty. Almost every dish smacked of salt. The gyoza were delicious and crispy skinned, but the sauce was salty. The maitake mushrooms were also incredibly salty though a nice texture. We tried the rib eye scallion robatayaki (a small serving of beef on a skewer) and it was tasty but not exceptional. We also had the NY strip (as part of the tasting menu) and it was very good but not special. The drinks were by far the best part of the meal. I had a dark roast coffee cocktail that the waitress recommended and it was unique and yummy. I also had a cosmo (ketel one, light on the cranberry) and it was perfect. My friend also loved the first specialty cocktail she ordered but not the second one. Would I return to Double Knot? Yes. But I wouldn't go to expect great food, just a fun vibe and good drinks.
Great looking place! But do you know when the servers make you feel they are too good to be servicing you? Well that is the feeling we had. How about when runner brings your dish and have to force an accent to explain the dish your ordered? That happened as well.
Food over all is ok but surely a bit pricey for what you are getting.
This might be a once and done type of restaurant.
Our waitress was amazing. Food is fantastic. Table location wasn't the best - situated between two other tables so half the group was getting hit by servers all night and I had someone behind me who refused to share the minimal space so I sat pressed into the table most of the evening.
The food was delicious but the service was rushed. Do not make reservations pst 8:30pm. As we dined we felt as if the restaurant wanted us or the door ASAP. We ordered to share and the kitchen kept on sending the food so quickly we had to start piling plates just to fit them on the table (we were 3 in a table of 4). For an upscale restaurant this is unacceptable.
The food here is excellent and thanks to our incredible server , Katie, I will return to this restaurant in the future. Katie more than made up for the absolutely horrendous reception we received from the hostess when we arrived for our reservation . Upon arrival we were told that we would not be seated until our third party member arrived. We advised the hostess that we would prefer to sit at our table and order cocktails while waiting the 10 minutes more for the third person who was stuck in traffic and she rather rudely refused. This is unacceptable . There was nowhere to stand and wait, the bar area was full, and we were made to feel uncomfortable.
Not a great start to a special occasion evening.
One of the best meals I've had ever. Period. The place is gorgeous inside without being stuffy; the service was top-notch without the silly formality of "fine dining"; the drinks were just the right strength and super tasty. Also, I'm just gonna say it: The staff is hot.
Highly recommend the tasting menu. The stars of our meal: Beef under the Cold Section, Oxtail Dumplings, Japanese fried chicken, and the Lobster claw.
Thanks for an amazing experience.
My fiancé and I agreed: our dinner at Double Knot was the best experience we have ever had at a restaurant.
The food was amazing. The service was excellent. The cocktails were fantastic. The ambiance was unique. I literally have nothing negative to say. It was perfect.
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