Double Knot

4.8
1350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance. Waitress (blond woman serving us at the counter) was just not a nice person. She’s probably an outlier as everyone else we encountered was lovely, but she definitely was a black spot on our otherwise terrific evening. The tasting menu was a lot of fun.

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food - been here many times before. So why the poor service review. Well, for the second time we got shafted on our table. In the end it was an hour wait for a reserved table for 4. To be fair the manager did place us in a lounge area where they initially suggested we could dine (it wasn't a great area for food but would have been great for drinks) and they did comp some appetizers and a drink when we waited plus dessert at the end. That was all appreciated and server was great. The annoying part was being parked waiting for our table and seeing other groups of 4 that arrived well after us get seated - and really not being updated. It was a busy evening and certainly the staff was busy but it took the shine off the evening.

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AR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at Double Knot for a mom’s night out. We were 20 min late due to traffic but the hostess was very nice about it and still seated our group of 6 right away. Service was great, food was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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SB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

As a huge fan of Double Knot and having had only good experiences there, I was terribly disappointed with the dismal service this time around. Only 4 of the 10 pre-fix courses came out and it took two hours. Paid for 10 courses because the waiter was nowhere to be found almost the entire night. Had to plead for each course and finally called it quits due to exhaustion and hunger.

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a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my favorite dinner spot in philly. I’ve had nothing short of an incredible experience every time! If you’re not picky, spring for the tasting menu, as you get 10 different small plates from their insanely unique menu. You can choose yourself or let your server choose. I always let my server choose and absolutely love it every time. Our server, David, was amazing. He was very helpful and knowledgeable when we had questions and he chose such amazing dishes for us. This is a great date night destination, and you won’t be disappointed. If you think a dish or cocktail seems a bit strange, try it! They know what they’re doing here :)

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edamame buns are fabulous!

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H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time back at Double Knot, and every time it's absolutely wonderful! My brother in law forever claims he doesn't like fish or sushi, and he ate and enjoyed every course of dinner - especially loving the sea bass! Ryan was our server and he was wonderful. Incredibly helpful with recommendations when we were between a few options, and just overall an excellent server. Double Knot never disappoints and I am certain we will be returning soon!

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Best meal we have had in a long time. Chefs tasting menu was a perfect way to try the whole menu. Service was great and cocktails were wonderful!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Double knot came highly recommended and it surpassed all our expectations.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waitress who took amazing care of us and checked in on every part of our blind chef’s tasting. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening out.

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CS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was fantastic. Made the experience wonderful.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're on a date, I definitely recommend the tasting menu. Thoroughly enjoyed every plate, the ceviche was my favorite.

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful wedding anniversary dinner here. After 5 years together, this is the best meal we've had. Thanks to Double Knot for making it such a beautiful experience.

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing with the exception of their dumplings...crab,mushroom. They should be eliminated from the menu in our opinion

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n
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal!

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down an outstanding restaurant. Make a reservation for date night, enjoy one of their fantastic cocktails (The Double Knot, which they smoke the glass table side is a delight), and leave it up to their chef with a reasonably priced tasting menu for such a hidden gem. The shrimp tacos are a mouthful of sense erupting flavor.

I will be back many times over.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere. Service was also fantastic. Overall def a memorable meal

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and great service!! The duck scrapple, fried chicken, and yellow fin shashimi were my favorite.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around

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FZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

I was excited to check out Double Knot because I have heard great things. I decided to take my best friend to dinner for her birthday but was underwhelmed. The food was good but the service was subpar. Additionally, I put in the reservation it was my friends birthday and let the waitress know when we arrived but my friend received nothing (so i took her for ice cream afterwards). Place is cute, service could have been better.

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S
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We ordered the ten course tasting menu. We told them to just bring us 10 items on the adventurous side. Seven of the ten items were quite good. As an adventurous eater, I wouldn’t consider the selections particularly adventurous. Items were brought in random spirits, which didn’t make for a good experience. We got three or four items all at once then there was a gap. Then two more items together. The cocktail menu was really strong.

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a
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a number of times and always interesting. It's nice to find something different.

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SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time dining here. Phenomenal food, outstanding service, great atmosphere.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!

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p
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Double Knot Sunday night and had the tasting menu. The waiter was very helpful in making our selections as one person didn't want meat and another didn't want Sushi. My daughter highly recommended it and everything was delicious. One of my favorites was the raw scallops. Definitely would go again!

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have been in the place before and liked a lot,however,this time the food didn't taste the same and I was disappointed.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful and knowledgable about all aspects of the menu. He was patient and accommodating when we had questions, and catered to my dietary needs.

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and it still is amazing. Great food great vibe great service.

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

I never leave here disappointed everything is fantastic and super fresh tasting!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for a first date and did the chefs tasting menu. Food and service were excellent. The basement layout for dinning is amazing. Tables are a little too close to each other and high amount of ambient noise makes it hard to have a quite conversation with your date.

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CT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this through the Restaurant week App but it wasn’t part of the restaurant list. Worth the money, but shouldn’t have been on the list!!!

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NI
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Ordered the tasting menu. In/out in 1.5 hours. PLEASE slow the food down!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 50th with my husband and son. EVERYTHING was delicious and service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, literally so cool... the a la cartel menu is confusing and not very filling so make sure you order ALOT.

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l
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We were seated at the sushi bar which would have been great but our server completely ignored us most of the night. We had the chefs tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had 10 courses and each one was amazing. It will be hard now to eat here without ordering the tasting menu....

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J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double knot is definitely the best Sushi restaurant in Philly! Maybe one of the best restaurants overall period. Albacore, Lobster and Kobe Robatayaki, black Cod rice and Toro handroll are must orders.

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H
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Knot is a gem--we have been going here for a couple of years and the food is always top notch and never disappoints. A couple of our favorites are the Duck Scrapple Bao Buns, the Double Knot Big Eye Tuna roll, and the Miso Eggplant robatayaki. If you're the kind of person who always wants to order the whole menu (like me!), you can because the menu is mostly small plates and shareable items (the chef tasting menu is also a great option!). The sake menu is also extensive and has something to offer for even the most inexperienced sake drinkers.

The service is also amazing--the servers are knowledgeable about the menu and make sure you know the best way to enjoy the dishes served. You can't go wrong!

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M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This was my third time dining at double knot. The food was amazing as always but the service was not. Our first few small plates came out almost at the same time and the we asked to slow down the delivery a bit so we could savor the food. After that, it took 40 minutes for us to get the last two plates.

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GE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was awesome. Great food. Killer vibe! Eat here

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T
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Difficult to gauge the amount of food that comes with any one dish but the food was excellent and the staff was very good. Came here after a show to celebrate my partner's birthday and was very much satisfied.

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