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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Pod

4.5
2633 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Philadelphia restaurant impresario Stephen Starr's retro-modern offering, located in the town's "University City" neighborhood, lets its guests sip sake, beer, and colored cocktails while munching on fresh sushi, dim sum, and Pan-Asian entrees. The hip, contemporary, "starship-like" space was conceptualized by famed Manhattan designer David Rockwell and influenced by the films "Sleeper" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 387-1803
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Simkins (GM), Todd Lean (Executive Chef)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 36th & 37th Streets on Sansom
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Parking details
Pod offers valet parking seven days a week for $20 per vehicle. There are private, non-affiliated lots in the area and limited street parking available to our guests as well.
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Public transit
Market-Frankford El, 34th Street Stop.
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Special events & promotions
All of our PODs may be guaranteed through our special event coordinator, Abby Niznik. She can be reached at 267.238.3649.
For PODs 1 and 2 (seating for between 6 and 8 guests) there is a $420 food and beverage minimum.
For POD 3 (seating for between 8 and 12 guests) there is a $625 food and beverage minimum.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2633 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

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.

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OrlyD 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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JTBOS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vipgfinito (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipsandyB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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....

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food drinks and ambiance!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was amazing, worth the price and the staff was always around and extremely pleasant!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipchristy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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