Double Knot

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1506 reviews
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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.
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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tuna on hot rice crackers, edamame dumplings, Kobe beef robataki are some of the best dishes. Everything was delicious.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food was delicious and decorated greatly. Service was amazing.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! We had a group of 8 and got the chef's tasting menu....SO worth it. Every bite was absolutely delicious. First time diners as well as return customers were in our group and we were all so pleased with the meal and service.

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BR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Double Knot provided us with exceptional food and quality service. It is very dark and crowded in the basement along with the main floor, but the food made up for that. The prices are fair for the quality and experience of the food and it comes out pretty fast!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is expertly prepared, plated and delicious. The only down side to this restaurant is that the tables are crowded much to closely together.

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VH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can understand why Double Knot is one of the top restaurants in Philly...the cocktails were amazing, the food was superb and the service was perfect. We didn’t know what to expect coming in as we made the reservation (weeks in advance) off of recommendation alone, but everything went above and beyond expectations. Our server, Tyler, was very knowledgeable on the menu and we thoroughly enjoyed all of his recommendations. I can highly recommend ordering a mix of the Robatayaki and sushi to share. Next time, we’ll definitely select the Chef’s Tasting!

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M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with a great wait staff. Very loud but fun if you're in the mood for an energetic environment.

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London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing quality and great vibes

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Knot impresses me every time I go. It’s perfect for a date night or special occasion. The food is incredible, fresh and unique.

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j
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always!

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RV
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sushi awesome, side dishes excellent, unagi donburi served differently than suggested by online photos and description - too much sauce and seasonings, also diced up when I expected filets... not sure how much fish was in the dish.

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1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in Philly right now. Everything is terrific. Hamachi ceviche, tuna on rice crackers, edamame dumplings, shrimp tacos and robotayaki were all gone in a minute.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff very knowledgable, food was great. Recommend sitting downstairs. The chicken liver mousse was our favorite. Japanese pancake with lobster, shrimp and tuna dust was delicious as well. Everything we ordered was yummy. We will definitely be back.

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TF
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was creative and really really yummy! If you want a place that will challenge your taste buds, this is the place for you! Loved it and can’t wait to go back!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the absolute best experience possible at Double Knot!!! The staff was extremely nice, professional, and efficient. The food was perfect in every way. Both original and yet exactly what we were looking for. We came to Double Knot with very high expectations, and it surpassed everything we were hoping for! The restaurant is chic and cozy at the same time. Best place in Philadelphia by so far!! Thank you for an incredible dinner. See you very very soon!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service love it here!! Do the chefs tasting it’s worth the money and you get a great mix of amazing food!

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SA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered plenty of items of the menu and nothing disappointed us. Food was excellent, had to be the best modern Asian food restaurant in Philly.

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m
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday, neither of us had ever been here before. We had a 6pm reservation and were sat fairly quick. My wife ordered a Dark Lashing and I got a Double Knot both excellent. We decided on the Chef’s Tasting Menu. Ceviche, Japanese Scallop, Tempura Cheese Curds, Duck Scrapple Bao Bun, Octopus, Kobe Beef, Duck Bibimbap, Broiled Seabass, Japanese Oyster, and Crispy Brussel Sprouts. The food was outstanding! The ceviche and oyster were our favorites but everything else was delicious also. We had Cotton Cheescake for dessert and that was delicious as well. Service was great. We will absolutely be coming back.

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dustin was incredible. He helped choose our chef selections, and we were not disappointed. Quick service, amazing food, one of the best restaurant experiences my wife and I have had to date.

Top notch!

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RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and even better service!

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool vibe. Food is Asian, well prepared and creative. First timers should start with the price fixed Chef Selections.

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B
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing and service was great. Any of the dishes with the miso sauce are delicious. We made the reservation last minute so all that was available was counter seating, which took away a bit from the ambiance. Regardless, I would highly recommend and hope to get a reservation far enough in advance to get to experience the full dining room sometime soon.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was amazing. Incredible service especially from Nestor!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food! Our waiter helped us choose our meal and suggested a wine to pair for us.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food

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Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded every expectation! From the moment we walked down the steps into the cozy & dark dining room until we steeped back out onto 13th street, everything was perfect. Our server was amazing. She offered suggestions and recommendations and each one was better than the last. We had the chef's tasting menu along with several cocktails and a sake flight. Everything was perfect. flavorful and creative. We can not wait to return to try the rest of the menu.

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious chef tasting.

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GT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience once again! My partner and I had eaten here earlier in the year, sat at the bar and were unsure what to order, as the offerings were so unique and they all were tempting. We asked the bartender if he'd be so kind as to order for us. He did and we were simply amazed at the incredible variety of appealing tastes. The bartender made it so enjoyable and even crafted us some unique cocktails featuring our favorite Blue Coat gin.
We returned this next time with friends from Delaware who truly admire excellent cuisine and asked us to take them "someplace special". Double Knot, once again, came through. We had 7:15 reservations and had to wait over 20 additional minutes, however, one of the managers approached us and offered her sincere apologies for the wait. The table for which we were waiting had lingering guests and there was not much one could do. She handled it so well and thanked us for our patience and understanding and said she'd make sure our experience was an excellent one. It truly was. She sat us in the large booth and one of the other managers brought us two appetizers as a "thank you" for our patience. It began with the King Salmon from New Zealand and we were beyond delighted.
This time we had the Chef's tasting which, in our experience here, was the way to go. They outdid themselves. Tyler was our server and he made the evening most comfortable and attended to all we required. Each course that came out offered something new and different from appetizer to dessert. Thank you for an incredible evening!

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. I found Double Knot in Yelp while attending a wedding at the local Loews.
Made a reservation on open table and showed up 20 minutes early. They took us right away and led us down steps to the restaurant.
This is a very cool place. Dark ambiance with servers that are on point with everything they do. Our party of 4 sat down and was treated by Kevin who explained the menu and took our drink order.
So the ordering style is a little different; think Asian tapas and you’ll get it. BTW tapas is my favorite way to eat. Of the 18 items we ordered, everything was excellent. Spices were just right. Presentation was great and food comes out as soon as it’s prepared. No waiting for everything to be complete while other stuff sits under a heat lamp.

If you are a fan of sushi, Asian, spicy and enjoy a little adventure on your palette , you’d be hard pressed to do better than Double Knot.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for my boyfriends birthday dinner. other then the tables being a little to close together was a great experience and fantastic food will definitely be going again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about! It was by far one of our very favorite restaurant experiences! We will look for many more reasons to visit Double Knot and hoping to introduce lots of friends and family as well!

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KA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Loved the ambiance. The food (all small plates to share) was perfect. The most delicious cocktail (Savoy Knot) I've had in a long time. I would highly recommend and would definitely return.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 5 year anniversary. The staff overheard we had just gotten engaged and surprised us with more champagne and a dessert. It made our week. Love this place!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent, although perhaps a little intrusive because of the amount of attention we received. Will definitely recommend to friends and look forward to going again1

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! Food is excellent, with crowd pleasers and some interesting twists on dishes. Staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food but jeez, we had to wait over 20 minutes for our 9:15 reservation to be ready - that’s a pretty basic no-no, especially that late. Zero apology too.

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1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my family as a Christmas celebration. The downstairs is super cozy and unique. We did the chef’s selection and it was amazing-definitely the way to go! Very cool spot for a special occasion!

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l
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, courteous service, delicious food and variety of drinks. Highly recommend.

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SH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Knot never disappoints! The tables are a bit cozy so I'd recommend smaller parties of 2-4. The atmosphere here is outstanding with dark walls and moody lighting but it never feels claustrophobic. The tasting menu is the way to go if you're unfamiliar with the choices but ordering ala carte is also fun.
The food is absolutely delicious. Ensure that you ask your server about portions; some plates are large while others are quite small.
The edamame dumplings are an absolute must-have plate! When my friends and I go, we each get our own bowl because we cannot share them, they are that amazing!

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian was our waiter, he was awesome.
wonderful tasting menu...highly recommend

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