Tomo Sushi & Ramen

4.9
256 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are a BYOB sushi and ramen restaurant located in Old City, Philadelphia, serving traditional style sushi and ramen with a newfangled twist. Tomo was funded out of passion by two lifelong tomodachi (friends in Japanese): Sushi Chef Andy and Ramen Chef Steven.
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the ambience to the service - all an A++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was informative and nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual, got the ramen this time but have had their sushi before and it’s great. They really have adjusted to minimize risks from COVID as best they can. Will be back again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very cute place. Great for a casual date.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. The service was fast, food was great, and the staff did an excellent job maintaining covid safety precautions

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vipProfGourmand
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sat outside (by request). Service was a bit spotty but when they finally came to our table servers were very friendly. Great Ramen and sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Open the inside dining already.

RB
vipRachelB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always had a great experience here - especially with Anthony as our waiter - and they are doing just as well without outdoor seating. The fish is so fresh (the Tomo roll is SO good), and they are very accommodating for gluten free needs. And I love that it is Old City but very apart from the crowded hustle and bustle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

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sgh956
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The sushi here is stellar. I've always gotten good service when I came with friends. However, last time, I ate as a single diner and for the first time, received poor service, as the server prioritized duos and couples. Not the first time, happens sometimes (though not that often) in other restaurants, too. This is not right. I am not cheap in my ordering and I tip well. I also notice that when trying to reserve as a single diner, reservation slots aren't available -- but are for 2 or more. (And actually, I commend this restaurant for not doing that in its reservation system.) This is wrong. Restaurants should reconsider this approach, plus teach their servers to treat all customers equally -- unless they do something to merit otherwise, of course. And guess what? Single diners have friends and family they can bring back -- or not. P.S. I suspect I actually tip better than some couples and groups.

Sorry/not sorry for the rant, but I'm tired of it.

UPDATE: the owner called me to apologize and say he was discussing with his staff. Not too many restaurant owners would do this. Big kudos.

Also, other single diners go through this. Let's start speaking up, make other restaurants address this issue! It's wrong to discriminate against single diners, *esp* in this day and age, *esp* in a big city with many single people! But anywhere, really.

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VanessaA
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for lunch yesterday right before our flight to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Everything was great, the service, the sushi and the ramen. They even sent us a little mochi as a birthday dessert which was definitely a thoughtful touch from their part. Outdoor seating was comfortable and felt safe. Thank you to the team for everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my fav sushi place in Philly - there is Taco Tuesday - me an my wife have Friday Tomo Sushi!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan options! We got the chao sushi, which was the star, as well as the vegan poké and vegan miso ramen. Everything was very delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipSusanM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous authentic Japanese cuisine!!
The Ramen noodle bowls are delicious...

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
171 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now we dine outdoors. Same wonderful food. Same wonderful staff. As attractive as outdoor dinner no can be. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove from NYC and it was SO worth the drive! Fresh and DELIGHTFUL and very nice staff. Will be back very soon!

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sgh956
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi here is stellar. Cooked items are also good, as is the service (outdoor dining only in these COVID times -- easy to make a reservation on Open Table). Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID restrictions all seating was outside on the sidewalk. Tomo did a great job providing a very comfortable atmosphere, great service, and delicious food.

The staff was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back the next time we're in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BYOB. We ordered veggie gyoza, octopus, and pork bao buns as apps, which were delicious. Specialty rolls and classic rolls were delightful. My boyfriend ordered every Mochi ball available.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my fav sushi spot in town - fresh food, fair price

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selena
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, came out fast & hot and the service was awesome

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AA215
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service is friendly, staff makes great recommendations.

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KitchenMonster
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomo was great, we really enjoyed our meal. The food portions were perfect, our favorite sushi rolls were the Tomo roll and margarita roll. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

Tomo Sushi & Ramen makes some of the most delicious Vegan food I have ever tasted.
My husband and I had an early dinner here and we were so happy with the overall experience. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

I highly recommend this place!

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JoeL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place is wonderful for all its qualities, but eating outside on the sidewalk was less than ideal. Not Tomo's fault. It's the new reality.

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We would definitely go back. I had the spicy salmon maki and sushi combo.

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vipLaurenP
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well spaced and thoughtfully and carefully cleaned outdoor dining. Service was excellent, and the food incredible as always. Our favorite sushi spot in the city.

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AllenC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Make sure to ask for the serve named Alex, as he was very pleasant. Thank you Alex.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Great flavor!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loveeeee it! Came here for outdoor dining and was not disappointed. Sushi & apps were great. Sashimi was high quality and we appreciated the variety. The combinations in the rolls worked well together, the wasabi tobiko was a creative mix. Pork buns were delicious - especially the sauce. If only they were bigger. Overall a great meal, definitely a little pricey in comparison to other spots but the quality is there. Would love to try the ramen next time!

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Elizabeth
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delicious. I wished they had more options for desserts. I will definitely visit again.

JK
vipJaredK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors and presentation. Thrilled with the vegan options. Will be returning...often. Keep it up, Tomo!

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vipDanD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Best sushi in Philly.

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flol
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully prepared sushi, boa bun and Ramen
A small place however but ambience was nice

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MarthaL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious-fresh and creative- and the nicest, most professional staff around! Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipReid
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A[ways excellent food and service

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vipSusie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sushi was delicious! Tomo has a classic selection of sushi rolls, but also has a delicious selection of sushi with a unique take and use of ingredients. We ordered 5 different rolls and couldn't decide which was our favorite. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Tomo Sushi & Ramen does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Tomo Sushi & Ramen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 519-0209.

Tomo Sushi & Ramen is rated 4.9 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.