Double Knot

4.8
1706 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Had no complaints. Food was phenomenal, especially the black cod rice, scallops, lamb chop.

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DD
Philadelphia
201 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Double Knot. Every aspect of our evening was fabulous service by Meg, great cocktails and try the tasting menu and if you are adventurous let your server pick your courses it will be fun and very tasty. Thanks for a great meal and a terrific night out. Can’t wait to come again

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

We loved the food here! We did the 10 course Chef’s choice and it was spectacular. $60 a piece for that dinner but worth it! Service was exceptional as well.

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While the ambiance and attentive server (Nathan M) are outstanding, the food doesn't live to expectations. We ordered the blind chef tasting menu. From the start, items were coming out very fast. It's tapas style and I totally get that. We ate a full tasting menu in an hour, which felt like they were trying to flip the table. Many of the dishes lacked basic seasoning and our steak was cooked well done (I'm a medium rare person and I wish my server asked my preference). Also, to add flavor to the dish, I needed to add sauces from the table. I felt compelled to add mustard to my steak to give it flavor. Overall, the meal wasn't worth $200 to sit in a pretty space.

Nathan M was wonderful and attentive.

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VE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outsatanding! Even our hard to please 5 year old enjoyed the meal. We had the short ribs and Kobe beef robatayaki which was tender and juicy and the eel hand roll was perfect. He kept saying it was the best dinner ever😁!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and experience at double knot was simply amazing! I’ll be back next month to dine here again!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once your in the restaurant the experience is great. However, the upstairs waiting area/bar was very crowded, drinks took an extraordinary amount of time to make (they ran out of glasses at one point), and overall could have been a better experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal dinner. Great service. Everyone should experience a meal here.

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great and really liked the ambience but the tables are too close to each other and the noise level was on bearable for a nice evening out.

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ME
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. Food “to die for”. Ordered multiple dishes. Recommend the Kobe beef, endamame dumplings, chicken thigh and the seafood plate. Speedy service. Extremely pleasant waitress.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service! So much fun to be able to have a taste of such a variety of different dishes. Yummy cocktails, too.

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LB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance and staff were wonderful. Now one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. I recommend it. Neat décor with sushi bar down in the basement. Neat, romantic environment downstairs. Really great experience.

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MD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Must go to spot! Everything about the ambiance and the food was exceptional. Great service too.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and selection. Was visiting Philly for business and so glad I stopped in here. It is well worth it! Highly recommended!

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G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Fourth visit. Very disappointing. Food quality has declined Food ranged from fair to bad. Some sashimi looked old and dusty. Tasted no better. Shumai and fried cheese balls greasy and low quality. Octopus downright bad. Despite repeated requests to slow down food was thrown at us. Two courses before our wine and water were served. I’ll never go back.

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M
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Not sure how this place gets such great reviews. I had several items that were reported to be what the restaurant is known for but was generally disappointed. I found the robata to be generally flavorless. The sushi likewise was flavorless; further the sushi was all pre-cut fish that just needed to be stacked onto rice - far from high end. Cocktails were great. Service was basically neglectful. The couple seated next to me went through 2 rounds of food asking at both times that they get the bottle of wine that they ordered before any more food arrived - the wine came halfway through the second round of food. Would recommend that there are far better restaurants in Philly than this place. The space is very cool. Checks all the cool boxes but totally misses on service and substance.

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EJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful experience. I visited for a conference and based on reviews, chose to go to Double Knot. I had the chef's menu, and it was fantastic. It was a great price, lots of selection, the server and chef made great choices for me based on my allergies. Everything was very tasty. My only comment is that I got ten plates in 35 minutes, and it felt rushed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend out to Double Knot for the first time. It was a great experience. Ambient lighting, delicious food. Our waiter was very informative and patient. Will definitely be there again for sure.

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FT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We ordered the testing menu and let the chef decide the dishes. All the dishes were exceptional.

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SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Only thing keeping this from being 5 stars was the way over cooked hanger steak that finished the tasting menu. Too bad!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the experience! Food was so delicious - the menu is extensive and overwhelming, so we chose pescatarian chefs choice and it didn’t not disappoint. Halfway through we thought we might still be hungry at the end, but the last 2-3 portions were much larger and we were completely stuffed! Make sure you save room for the cod - it melts in your mouth! Great ambiance and service, would definitely go back next time we’re in philly.

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service competes with the imaginative food. This is Japanese for people who don’t think they like sushi, but the sushi is pretty amazing too.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too dark in the restaurant and food comes too quickly.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the tuna special and it was incredible!!! Also had the soft shell crab roll and really enjoyed that. 10/10 recommend🤩

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jordan took great care of us! He knew details about all the dishes and was very kind and helpful. The food was exceptional. I especially loved the sea bass and the steak skewers. The gyoza was very surprising in it's presentation and incredibly delicious. I also very much liked the tacos. I think the brussel sprouts were far too powerful. Overly garlicky and too much vinegar. The flank steak was unremarkable.
I very much enjoyed the ambience at the restaurant. Cozy, modern, and romantically lit. We we're at the bar, but we're still very comfortable and well taken care of.

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NN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here for a special occasion, they didn't miss a detail. Great food and overall experience

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RN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance with a unique "speak easy" environment. Presentation of food was great and the service from our waitress to the food runners was great! We were a party of 6 and opted for the tasting menu. Food kept coming out in waves as the chef prepared it and each tasting was better than the next. ...spoiler alert, the dessert tasting was a sweet chilled ice cream extravaganza that was too small and left me craving more :)

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service ended the second we paid the bill = no one checking if we needed water etc. other than that it was fantastic! The food was out of this world!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend out for a date, and want to thank Double Knot for a fantastic night. Our server patiently explained everything about the dishes, accomodated our dietary restrictions, and constantly checked in to see how we were doing. Overall, great food and great service!

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Had tasting menu on a Tuesday evening. Good bargain. Had wine and enjoyed everything. Served dessert, paid bill & left. Next day we realized we never received last course. Sea bass. I called to speak with manager. I just wanted an apology or an explanation. Well, no one ever called me back. I did not want something for nothing. Just a return call.

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s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I’ve been too, this is tops. Seating is by the bar area and downstairs, at first I was like what the heck I don’t usually like basement seating, BUT this in my opinion was like a speakeasy setting and I absolutely loved loved it. Very cool!!!!

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DW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and very cool setting.

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F
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Knot absolutely lived up to the hype! We booked day of, which meant being seated at the counter service downstairs. But we didn't feel like that detracted from the experience at all, we'd be happy to sit there again. The service was outstanding as was each of the dishes we ordered to split for the 2 of us: salmon and mackarel sashimi, japanese fried chicken, wild mushroom gyoza, salmon scallion robatayaki, pork belly robatayaki, spicy tuna roll, special roll (spider roll), black cod fried rice and for dessert we got the chocolate genmai cha.

Like Sampan, most of the dishes are tapas style, so you can order a la carte or do the chef's tasting menu for $60/pp. We each ordered drinks, which were amazing. We will absolutely be coming back (and next time ordering more sushi -- the spicy tuna roll was the best we have ever had!).

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with a friend to experience this restaurant for the first time and, I must say, we couldn't pick the worst dish. We picked one item from each section of the menu (forget what this meal selection was called but it doesn't matter, it was worth it!) and each selection was delicious. The pairing of meat with vegetables and sauce was on point! Even the dessert (chef's pick I believe) was delicious. It was perfect. My only critique is, I wish we could've sat at a table instead of the counter (just my preference and not at all a negative). I guess you have to book your reservation a few months in advance but, with the food and service we received, I can understand. Worth every penny and I definitely recommend this place for a date, hanging out with friends, experience...

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever!!!

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere, great drinks, but food portions are so small and pricey.Would go again for cocktails and mochi ice cream.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Friday night was very busy, waitress not attentive. 30 mins for a drink. Sushi was amazing quality. Atmosphere was nice.

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V
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friends birthday celebration. Wonderful food and drink. Service at times slow. One of my favorite places to eat in Philadelphia. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and helpful in food selection.

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JK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat at a moderate price range. There is a very nice ambiance, the wait-staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is amazingly good. Every dish we have tried there was outstanding.

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JL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. The manager actually asked us about our dining experience afterwards. Very cool speakeasy ambience. Awesome food and potent and tasty cocktails.

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