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
Pod is my go-to when I want to have a great meal with a friend or colleague, with whom I want to have a nice conversation. The food is excellent, and it's quiet, and you aren't sitting in the lap of the diners at the next table.
Arrived late in Philly and chose Pod because it was beside my hotel. Very good food (especially the lamb chop), and friendly staff. However, my server became less available as time passed. Never did receive my cocktail, and never given a chance to ask. Oh, well - healthier without it.
Food was just ok and really not worth the price for the quantity and taste was just common. Nothing we ordered was filling. The place looks cool. But that’s about it. Bathrooms were dirty and sink was broken. Wait staff seemed mute and sweaty.
Have been to the restaurant many times and have always enjoyed and food and appreciated the excellent service. It was particularly loud on this visit due to a large table of people who were having a very good time and it was difficult to talk to my client. Not much can be done about that but overall enjoyed the visit.
Loved the food! Rock shrimp was amazing and we tried the crab fried rice and ramen everything was great
Nice place to have a great evening out with loved ones, friends and family.
too expensive to justify the poor quality of the food.
Excellent service and very creative menu. The food was also incredibly fresh.
The food here is always great, but the hostess left a bad mark on this experience. We were in the neighborhood so I checked open table, made us a res for 15 min later and we walked over- we were about 10 min early, but when we walked in she picked up menus and she looked like she was about to seat us. When I said we had a reservation and were a bit early, she set the menus back down and told us our table wasn’t ready. There were at least 5 tables for two in plain site, ready to go, but we figured they were not being used that night or were reserved. We waiting at the bar for 20 minutes, past our reservation time, only to be taken to a table that had been sitting there empty- they only sat one of those other tables in 20 min and still made us sit there when they were clearly available. It just seemed like she was trying to prove a point or save a table for a walk in when we reserved. Service was slow overall, and all of It left a bad taste in my mouth, and despite the great food I am not interested in the poor service.
Everything was excellent but what brought me there was previous order by a friend who ordered the crab fried rice was very which very good. So I told my family wanted to go there on my bday and have Easter dinner. That was my very first crab fried rice and was very very good!
The fried rice I had last Sunday was a little less tasty to me. Not that I didn’t enjoy it but thought it was a little different. Possibly my girlfriend ordered it diffetently.
But very nice experience though!
I love that Pod has great food, great service, and your neighbors aren’t practically in your lap.
Not my first time at the POD. Shushi is always good. Could use a little more variety.
The dish ordered was not as good as usual, must have been an off night...
Overall awesome!!! Everthing
A nice change of atmosphere from the other restaurants in the area.
Birthday celebration was great
I’ve been eating at Pod since it opened.
It’s always great, service is attentive but not annoying food is always exceptional.
The manager was very accommodating ,as the group we had, expanded beyond what I had made reservations for. Thanks.
Love this place. I go to philly just to eat here. Food is awesome and staff is great
Always a great food
What a fun place! Our large party loved changing colors in our colorful pod! We also enjoyed every dish we tried! Due to the cooking speeds for different dishes, it felt like the food kept on coming! The cocktails were a little odd and not my taste, but their take on bourbon (mixed with syrup) was awesome! So smooth, I highly recommend!
This place was a lot of fun . The atmosphere was fun and unique. I loved the teriyaki mayo that accompanied the sushi rolls ordered.
The pork belly kimchi bowl was outstanding.
Great for groups/dates/special occasions.
Great Good, Beautiful Atmosphere and Excellent Staff !
Some dishes were delicious and others fell flat. Too much mayo in tempura dish. Decor was cool and modern. But for a restaurant of this caliber the waiter was entirely too casual and at times made inappropriate comments. Overall impression is that this is a casual night out. Nothing to write home about.
Friendly and attentive staff and very modern ambiance
A little loud when restaurant was fully crowded but as the night went on and it emptied out the restaurant became more enjoyable. Great ambiance
Pod’s been one of my favorite restaurants, but the food was below par for Pod this time. The chicken in an entree was dried out when presented, & dried out again after remaking the first dish. The tofu lettuce wraps were doused with salt as the sole overwhelming flavor.
The service was good and attentive - I’m hoping this was just an off-night in the kitchen.
This place is a hidden gem. The food is delicious. The one suggestion would be to add the (amazing) burger to the dinner menu, for kids or other guests who may be less enthusiastic about Asian food than their tablemates.
I don’t think the food is as good as it used to be at pod. Our service was very off, at first everything came out really fast and then nothing came out. I also find it very frustrating that they say you can’t reserve a pod for a table and yet when we arrived there was a pod available But obviously being held for someone. I just thought it was really expensive for what it was and the food was mediocre. I’m sorry to be negative but it was my experience. Also found the hostess staff to be very irreverent.
Crab spring rolls and the Crab Fried Rice were Phenomenal......
I will surely return.....
It was a very nice ambiance ...creatively decorated...food was good...my strip steak was a bit bland tho and too pricey for size ($34 by itself with no included sides)...but overall it's a nice place...i probably wouldn't go back tho...but jus my preference ...omce was enough
Excellent service from Matt, great food, they made the girlfriend’s birthday dinner with family enjoyable. In fact, she said Pod is her new favorite restaurant.
Best location and restaurant for dinner in the UPenn area.
We always love going out to Pod. We can always count on an amazing meal and great cocktails. Always look forward to coming here!
Service was great! We sat in a pod, which my kids loved, but frankly wasn't that fun for me. I would have loved to switch to a regular table -- the light and ambience seemed much nicer -- but my kids got a real kick out of the lights in the pod.
The food was good. All in all a positive experience. I could see this as a fun place for large groups.
Nice bar vibe.
Great staff. Ask to be seated in the pod if you are a group. Good food. Maybe not the most authentic sushi but definitely tasty and good value.
Great martinis, dumplings perfect al dente light and tasty, lamb chop awesome - get a few, interesting wine selections moderately priced, service always well trained and consistent - fun place for celebration...just don't walk more than a couple of blocks from restaurant, upenn is not a safe neighborhood.
always good sushi and other food... service is just ok. many servers and managers around but not super attentive. server was getting trained- which i don't mind but overall the service was just so-so. didn't feel all that welcome (by hostesses) and or taken care of service wise....
Amazing food drinks and ambiance!!!