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.

120 South 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Tuesday 5PM-10PM
Wednesday- Thursday 5PM-11PM
Friday-Saturday 5PM-12PM
Sunday 5PM-9PM

Cross Street:
Sansom St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 631-3868

Website:
http://www.doubleknotphilly.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Yanaga

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (75)
Good for a Date (64)
Tasting Menu (63)
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Special Occasion (61)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Romantic (48)
Hot Spot (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Fun (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Groups (32)
Tapas (31)
Cozy (30)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Happy Hour (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Authentic (16)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Lunch (5)
Spicy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome place... tucked beneath another awesome place. A must go to...!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was fabulous,we had the tasting menu.Cant wait to go back !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Chef’s tasting menu was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Went For my anniversary. Did not like the fact that I sat at the hibatchi bar right night next the food service. I liked the food, but the service was just ok.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service is not coordinated. Food comes at diff times.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great services, great food, and we’ll definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place is a gem. Great ambiance, food, staff!
Special Thanks to Dana & Julie for always accommodating your guests! Thanks also for running such a busy restaurant successfully. Your staff is superb!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had an amazing time at Double Knot - the service was impeccable, food was delicious, and overall great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was amazing. This was my first time at Double Knot but I have been to Sampan which
i love. Our server was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

One of the best meals in Philly. Amazing small plates and fresh raw seafood. The Rib Eye Robatayaki melts in your mouth and the duck scrapple bao is incredible. Go hungry!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia! The food is incredible (try the duck scrapple bao buns) and I love the dark, candelit ambiance. Great for a date or night out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We loved our dinner at Double Knot - every dish was thoughtful and delicious. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing! Did the tasting menu and suggest you do that on a first time at the restaurant. It was a fun experience and loved the feeling of the dark ambiance. Will return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great place and great food!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Swordfish is amazing.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fantastic, as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was incredible. Very relaxing and unique experience.
Amazing!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was unbelievable. I didn't have one dish that I wouldn't rave about. It's worth another trip.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Not impressed with the food. Everything was way too salty. Service was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Tasty creative food. Great place to try many different small plates.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing meal at Double Knot. Absolutely blown away by this meal. We had a group of 6 and we ordered ala carte. So many delicious plates to try. Can't wait to eat here again!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great atmosphere!!! Sushi rolls are phenomenal. Service could have been better but I left happy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food. Portions are small so it will get very pricey quickly. Octopus and Brussel sprouts were amazing as well as the bun options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Best food we’ve ever had! Small portions on the pricey side but well worth I️t. We will definitely be dining here again soon :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, excellent service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place to go with a few friends and share all of your plates!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tremendous. An absolute pleasure.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our meat order was mixed up. Gave us venison instead of Kobe beef.

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