Immerse yourself in a fun and futuristic dining experience at Pod on Penn’s Campus. Whether you want to throw a graduation bash or host a special birthday party, Pod offers several options for groups of varying sizes. Rent the whole restaurant, gather in the private room or settle into a cozy pod.View Private Dining Details
We like Starr restaurants, not only for the "family style" food delivery and sharing, but particularly because the meals are predictably delicious and served well.
Although it's no longer new, Pod's decor is still fun, and the food is very good. We enjoyed the sushi, as well as the Korean Beef dough rolls (can't recall their specific name, but regardless my memory for proper nouns, I do remember they were flavorful and delicious).
When we reserved the table I notified Pod it was our oldest boy's birthday, and they were nice enough to bring him ice cream with a sparkler at the end of the meal. - brought a smile to a 17 year old's face.
It's not an inexpensive meal, to be sure, but if you know you're going to spend the money on an up-cost meal, it's always reassuring to know the experience is going to be good. We have confidence in Starr's restaurants.
I would suggest having it brightened. There was someone next to us using their phone light to see the menu and it was very annoying to have it shined in my eyes. Also please bring back old menu and drinks.
Food is usually good. I am a Penn Professor so I go there a lot. Usually spend about $2,000 per semester. Yesterday one dish was terrible. The Robata grill "pork belly" was hard and super dry. I have had this dish in the past and it was succulent and delicious. Yesterday POD really dropped the ball. They don't usually but it was incredibly bad. Other than that the Calamari salad was very good, as was the swordfish (Robata as well) and the rock shrimp Tempura. Usually POD is super consistent, but yesterday was not as good because of the pork belly. If I was the chef, I would not have sent it out, but they did alas.
Loved our meal. It was a little pricier than other Asian options available in the city but the experience, setting and service definitely made it worth it. We ordered dim sum and small plates and enjoyed everything we ate. I particularly enjoyed the beef cooked table-side!
I really loved my experience at Pod this past weekend. It’s a great restaurant for friends (especially if you’re able to sit in the pod). Our waiter was so personable and so attentive which made the experience even better! The menu offers a lot of opportunities to share as the portions are large. I would reccomend getting a cocktail - the seasonal chai cocktail was AMAZING!
Great food- personally the vibe is dated
A great reintroduction to dating again now that my husband and I, are newly parents as of June 2017! Clean, sleek, sexy, fresh, good food. My husband and I will definitely return to pod...soon!
Food was great. Was seated right away but it really wasn’t busy. Crab spring rolls were amazing.
great service delicious food great server Stefon great atmosphere
Really nicely done sushi and 7 small plates for two. Couldn’t have left happier.
Our server was great as well.