Double Knot

4.8
1233 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday- Tuesday 5PM-10PM
Wednesday- Thursday 5PM-11PM
Friday-Saturday 5PM-12PM
Sunday 5PM-9PM
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Phone number
(215) 631-3868
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Yanaga
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom St.
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Parking details
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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room
What 1233 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was great as always.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Chef’s tasting menu was incredible. Highly recommend the pork gyoza, kobe beef skewers, the sea bass. Great vibe as well. Definitely plan to be back!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Mindblowingly good. The chef tasting is such a great deal and the service was so good.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Wonderful tapas menu of food that keeps coming.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding, fantastic service in a relaxed, atmosphere. This place definitely lives up to the hype.. can’t wait to go again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and a really funny scene. The basement area is such a cool hidden treat.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Such a lovely experience. David our server was charming and gave us the best recommendations. The food was delicious, and ranged from exciting and delicious to yummy and comforting, all beautifully presented. We were on a special date and got the chef tasting. We loved being able to talk quietly while being brought treat after treat. My new favorite spot in Philadelphia :).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Kitchen is impressive as always. Great menu, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Always something to make us love it again.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Tuesday night my friend Shelley and I went to the Double Knot restaurant for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Since it is one of Michael Schulson’s restaurants, I had high expectations and the food exceeded my hopes. It truly was an experience that dreams are made of. I love tasting things and one thing was better than the next. I loved the heart of palm salad, Dungeness crab Sui Mei, Robatayaki Ribeye Scallion, Robatayaki Eggplant - dreams are made of this, and Crispy Shrimp Tacos. Theses dishes were my personal favorites and I keep thinking about the eggplant - who knew. Double Knot beverage director Miles was so personable, clearly he has a bright future. Lastly while dining we met two of the most charming and affable gentlemen - the president of a hospital and his attorney who even treated us to dinner. Hopefully our paths will cross again.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Really nice bar and excellent cocktails. Food was also good although I prefer the smaller disher over the main dishes. I would only take small dishes next time.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Caydie was our server and was extremely versed in every aspect of the very diversified menu. My daughter and I opted into the Chef's Tasting and were not disappointed. I thought the foods were brought out a tad too fast between tastings and the wine was slow to arrive (we also opted for the wine pairings). Other than being entirely too dark, the food, service and wine selections were all 100% fabulous.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This place is quite unique. The food is great, but not very filling even at their suggested plates. I would suggest getting a few extra. Also, the lighting is horrible! I almost tripped coming downstairs because the whole area is dark. Once my eyes adjusted everything was fine but the first 20 mins I had a difficult time seeing the menu and the restaurant. The bathroom is super dark too. The walls are dark, the toilets are black, and the room is illuminated by candlelight. Good luck finding the seat in the flickering candlelight. Overall, a very cool place! I'll definitely come back with a flashlight.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Loved the food, service spot on, the only discouraging element was the lack of lighting downstairs. Two of our guests were uncomfortable navigating the stairs with an inappropriate lighting level. Bathroom with black tiles on top of low level lighting surely an ADA issue.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

It was phenomenal. Place hard to find and exterior very minimalist with tiny sign. Downstairs speakeasy in back corner which you would not find if did not know. Food was exceptional. Healthy small bites, mainly. Good value. Seating cozy and great ambience. Great for vegetarian too. Something for everyone. Unobtrusive and warm attentive service. Highly recommend. Good value.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our waitress was so knowledgeable and a great resource for the three of us. Every single one of her recommendations was on point. The Seabass was by far my favorite along with the Double Knot Roll. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Was amazing. Did the tasting menu. Was all delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

DELICIOUS food! Highly recommend edamame dumplings, cheese curds and black cod fried rice (although everything we have had here is delicious!).

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Amazing food, impeccable service, innovative cocktails. What else could you ask for.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Very nice place. Relaxed, but chic. We sat at the counter downstairs and got the tasting menu. Food was incredible. Server was really knowledgeable and helpful, but maybe a little too hyped up. Cocktails were also really awesome. Would recommend, would go back. The duck scrapple is nothing like any scrapple you've ever had before. The Lamb skewer is amazing. The price is a little expensive, but it's super worth it if you have money to burn.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent food, but a very challenging environment to actually connect with your friends/guests. Very noisy, very cramped.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We had reservations and chose the chef's tasting menu and it was outstanding along with the drinks. Would definitely dine again.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere. A great experience

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The management was unorganized and had poor judgment. We were treated POORLY. We waited 25 minutes for our reservation. Then another party of five came whisking in and was seated immediately. After I asked about our reservation, I was told: "We had to seat that party before you". Huh? The five of us were seated at at small table for 4. Management recognized our being very uncomfortable while we tried to eat our meal and sent over a complementary dish: "a salad of shaved lettuce". After dinner I complained to the manager who gave me lame excuses and didn't offer any thing to us as an apology. I gave Service a Poor for these reasons although our waiter was fine. Not his fault.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Simply amazing from start to finish. Highly recommend the chefs tasting menu!!

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1.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The portions are exceedingly small and the prices are very high relative to the size and quality of the product you receive

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our waiter was so nice and the food was amazing! We will definitely go back to order sushi next time. This time we just went from section to section sharing small plates. The Sea Bass was so buttery delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great tasting menu. Enjoyed the sushi and sashimi dishes on the tasting menu the most.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Amazing food

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great all-around experience. Exceptionally friendly and attentive staff and delicious food and drinks!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had such a great time while on a short trip to Philly. Our waitress was so helped us craft a great tasting menu and we had an impressive sampling of the spread double knot has to offer. The food is incredible and the ambiance is a ton of fun - would recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My fiancee and I dined here for my birthday dinner. The waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious and the options were many. I honestly cannot wait to dine again.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Was there last Friday with and our server, David, was amazing!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Please impose a no saving seat at the bar over happy hour. Not a fair practice these days and unfair for customers willing to pay for Happy Hour drinks plus. Standing near the bar for over half an hour waiting for a stool made me leave and knowing that all the while I was standing during that time nearby her girlfriend was waiting for her friend to appear. Loosing $$ on a saved seat? No

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The food was amazing, and the service we received at our table was remarkably good, but unfortunately the host we spoke with upstairs was rude. Passive aggressive and snide to our party of four, even though we ordered a lot of food and finished our meal in less than 1.5 hrs. I'll be back because the food and downstairs servers were so good, but I hope to avoid that host in future.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Dustin our waiter was incredible and very accommodating! He explained the menu really well and helped us make decisions on an expansive menu. The service was incredible and everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

What an amazing restaurant! The only thing that slightly hindered our experience was how tight the tables are together. Albeit the tight quarters, the incredible food & service blows the review out of the water. Will be returning and completely recommend to any and everyone dining in Philly.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

It was my first time at Double Knot, and it blew me away. I dont like fish but trying the food here changed my whole perspective. And my waitress Maryjane made the experience even better.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We were on business travel in Philly and had reviewed several spots before choosing Double Knot. First, I'm ecstatic we made a reservation because the place was packed and bustling with customers. Our server was perfect! He had a great attitude and quickly picked up on the friends vibe and joined right in! We selected the Chef Tasting with no preferences and 2 of the Sake Flights. This meant surprises all around, which we were absolutely stoked about. We were not disappointed in any way. When you look at the price of the tasting it might seem pricey, but after all is said and done, you're looking over your shoulder as if you stole something. It is a tremendous value and a phenomenally tasty and fun experience! Each time something came out, we said it was our favorite, but that only lasted until the next portion arrived. The scallops, brussel sprouts, heirloom tomatoes, pork, ribeye, holy smokes! Be wary of the short ribs because they are super delicious and never-ending. Follow the recommendation of trying with and without the lettuce and rice. It is unreal! Definitely try a sake flight (or two)! Cannot wait to get back to Double Knot!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We ordered the chef's special. It was phenominal. We will surely go back.

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