Double Knot

4.8
1429 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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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 1429 People Are Saying
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JK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably my favorite restaurant in the city. Just brought a bunch of friends from out of town to have a night out and we had such an amazing time. Dustin took great care of us at the table and Miles and Julie popped by often to check on us. Amazing dining experience as always.

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything about the evening. Group of 4, we all had the chefs tasting menu. Each course was better than the last. The service was the best ever. Can’t wait to return!!!!

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HB
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Repeat customers - every time is as good as the last and the tasting menu never fails to satisfy.
Staff is friendly and eager to help. Could not ask for more.

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h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening with family celebrating a birthday

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highlight recommend the chef's tasting menu if you've never been before! We picked a few of our selections and let the chef do the rest. Everything was fantastic. We went on a Tuesday night and it was very full. Seating can be a little tight, but still comfortable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Knot continues to be my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. My girlfriend and I have eaten there three times and every time has been outstanding in every way.

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

Food and ambiance was amazing; highly recommended!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I think my favorite dish was the beef robotayaki.

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved the food and ambiance. They did not rush us even though we were there for hours.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! We got the tasting menu and everything was delicious! Can’t wait to go back! Would recommend this to everyone!

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a
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar while we waited for our table and liked the experience so much we ditched the table to eat at the bar. The bartender was awesome, attentive and efficient. The happy hour specials were an amazing value. The black cod fried rice, the pork dumplings, and the crab sui mei were all excellent. I'm a nerd who can't handle complicated food with chopsticks and the bartender did not offer a side of judgement with my fork, which I appreciated. Great atmosphere and delicious food - can't remember when (if ever) I've given a restaurant five stars in every category.

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

Had a great experience. From the setting to the service and of course the food...everything was beyond our expectations. If I had one bit of constructive criticism it would be that it was somewhat dark which made reading the menu difficult for some people. We chose the Chefs Selection so the menu was not a problem for us.

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DD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The food was amazing, we did the tasting menu and didn’t regret it. Wide selection of food options, and fresh with a Japanese flair. Also great, that there is a speakeasy dining experience below. I would definitely go back.

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C
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! I can’t wait to go back!

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TT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great.
Ryan H was our server. Fantastic.
Cant go wrong with Double Knot

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n
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been wanting to experience Double Knot's downstairs for ages now-and I'm so grateful for the chance! Had the tasting menu and absolutely an experience-overwhelming in pace, but absolutely some gems of dishes amongst them! The Double Knot's take an on an Old Fashioned was also a fun experience. Worth your time!

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K
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved every part of this meal. My boyfriend and I opted into the tasting menu - it is absolutely worth every penny! The cocktails are outstanding. I highly recommend this place.

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RC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: OUTSTANDING!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Great date night spot! We will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in Japan for 16 years, and I am familiar with its traditional cuisine. Double knot does a great job building on the original and taking it to the next level.
Our server, Matti (Maddy?), was very knowledgeable, and had great hints to offer on every course. We shall return.

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TS
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed our Double Knot dinner! A little dark, a little funky/broken-up in design, the table where we sat (downstairs) was terrific for conversation--we could hear one another, even though sushi was being rolled and hot food being cooked just behind us and we were surrounded by other diners having conversations.

Though one of our diners is celiac and also vegetarian, we were all 4 able to do the Chef's Tasting Menu (10 selections + a mochi for dessert)--there were enough gluten-free/vegetarian (GF/V) options to completely satisfy!

Would definitely order again:
Cold: Hearts of Palm Salad (yuzu, scallion, radish), which was one of the GF/V dishes and fabulous, fresh, and bright.
Small: Pork Gyoza (relish, scallion, ginger) and Pastrami Pork Belly Bao (Russian dressing, smoked mustard, cucumber). The bao bun was the winner (for me) of the evening, though the pork gyoza came in second, as it was somehow baked into a scallion pancake--best of two worlds!
Robatayaki: Tokyo Scallion and Short Rib. I first had robatayaki scallion in Japan, and this lived up to it--such terrific flavor! The short rib was also great--very tender.
Sides: Crispy Brussel Sprouts (shishito, fish sauce, crispy rice)--definitely an example of brussel sprouts done right!
Sushi/Sashimi: Spicy Tuna Roll.

PS. The Monekys Fist (sake, coconut, pineapple syrup, lime, chili) cocktail was well received by the diner who ordered it, and fellow diners who'd initially scoffed thinking it'd be too sweet tasted and thought it delicious.

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M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and ambience! I loved this place and the wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Fantastic service! All-around wonderful experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great just great

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CD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite experience getting the Chef's tasting.. You just never know what you are going to get from start to finish.. Always delicious. Should probably do away with the mochi at the end..tastes like Styrofoam. Lighting and service is always amazing.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Pricey, but it is so worth it!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Load up on robatiyakis

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best food is so good, very unique. The venue is eclectic

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Tough rude loud terrorizing customer near us; felt bad for server/management. People suck, this place does not.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was very rewarding. The service was great and the food was excellent. The chef's tasting menu is the way to go.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool space and vibe.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere, I would recommend the Double Knot Cocktail to any bourbon lover. I recommend the tasting menu!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience here, and the tasting menu is one of the best in the city (certainly in terms of value for the price).

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Evening: Out of 6 items that we ordered the best thing was my cocktail. I found food creative but not memorably delicious. Tables are weirdly positioned close to each other, although the restaurant is quite roomy and there is a lot of empty space. The interior design is the most impressive thing about this restaurant, and the bar sitting is comfortable. I'd go back to have a drink and a bite but probably not a dinner.
Morning: as a coffee shop I really liked this place: good coffee and a tasty pastry.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Great food, great service from our waiter. But an hour and a half after we sat down, the host/manager came over to tell us that we had to leave soon because another party was coming. They claimed they told us when we arrived, but they didn’t. If that’s an issue, then don’t allow people to book online. This isn’t uncommon for double knot though, they always have an arrogance about them.

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PB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Meg, was amazing! Thank you!

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RN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and servers did an incredible job of making me feel special on my birthday, despite the fact that there was a longer wait for my table than expected. This place never fails to amaze me with the quality of the food and the quality of the people who work there. I am extremely satisfied and full ☺️

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible - some of the best scallops and fish I have ever had

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Every dish thoughtfully and meticulously prepared. Staff is great.

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ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to double knot I continue to be blown away by the experience. The ribeye scallion robatayaki is one of my favorite dishes. if you like whiskey and smoky flavors I highly recommend the double knot cocktail.

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