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
Always a great food
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!!!
Made us wait 10 minutes even though we had reservations. Waitress could not accommodate shell fish allergy very well. Vegetarian options were good but definitely not worth the price point. Good ambiance
It was amazing, worth the price and the staff was always around and extremely pleasant!!
Hostess was not very pleasant when sitting us to our table. I remembered really enjoying the calamari salad last time I ate here but it was not as good as I remembered this Time around. The shrimp tempura roll was dry. The crab fried rice was yummy, although we were too full by the time this arrived last to the table. Not sure we’d return here as I’ve had better sushi experiences at non-fancy restaurants.
Amazing venue with a spectacular ambiance
Food was great. We had a hard time getting our check at the end.
Great service and the food was amazing! The environment is always cool at the POD too!!
It is such a cool place. Great vibe, great service, and really good food. It was very enjoyable.
Great sushi spot and other Asian fusion foods. Love it
VERY slow service with drinks.
Food came out at random times. Cooked food first and sushi came 20 mins later?!??
Did not get a pod as requested. Dining room was cramped and congested. Food was good, but not as good as in the past.
Enjoyable dinner on the Penn Campus, with fresh fish, and a fun atmosphere.
Love it at POD! We will actually be back February 17th for our Valentine's dinner date❤
Great place to grab a quick lunch. Lots of options for the person starved or just wanting a little bit. Yummy food and great service.
Delicious sushi, staff very friendly and polite. Lovely time.
Pod is a nice aroma and delicious food!! Only complaint is it’s not BYOB and they charge fees if you bring your own alcohol. Other than that, Pod is a great place for a date!
The food was good...Its always a good time at the pod
always great, never disappoints, fresh tasty accommodating.
Great place for a birthday celebration. Terrific, inventive food and wonderful service. Had lots of fun vegetarian choices.
The food was good but not spectacular. It did not have a wow factor. Service was good. It seemed like the atmosphere was more striking than the food.