Tuna Bar

4.6
140 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar & Grill concept created by Owner and Executive Chef Kenneth Sze. Located in Old City Philadelphia, Tuna Bar boasts a relaxing, upscale atmosphere serving fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The diverse menu offers traditional and specialty sushi rolls, raw oysters, scallops, hand-selected fish, and shareable entrees. Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails will also be offered tableside and at the full-service bar.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dining Room
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 238-8862
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kenneth Sze
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and Race Street
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Parking details
As a convenience for our customers, we offer $10 parking. The parking garage is located at 231 N. 2nd Street. Bring the ticket from the garage into the restaurant and we will stamp with our Tuna Bar stamp!
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Public transit
The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station

The Route 57 at 3rd & Race Street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 140 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ken is the inspiration behind the Wentz roll! A must try! Pete our server was absolutely pleasant and we enjoyed our brunch very much! If you're looking for high quality sushi, look no further! The brussel sprouts and shishito peppers are CRACK! a MUST try when you're here! What a gem in the NoLibs/ Race Street Pier neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great music and ambiance. The food was all delicious. We had the tuna tartare, dumplings and lobster fried rice to start and four sushi rolls. I’d recommend it all! The service was fast and everyone was very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great sushi bar and restaurant. Loved the food!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was AMAZING. We sat outside which had a gorgeous view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and of course great for people watching. Service unfortunately was subpar, we saw our waitress maybe twice and had to ask the manager for our check, we ended up leaving and went for cocktails somewhere else. Overall would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great choice of sushi, sashimi, and Japanese plates.
Beautiful space and food. Tasty, but a little on the pricey side, although the portions are very generous.
We liked everything enough that we will be back.
Good, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great food and great service. The cocktails were delicious too! Highly recommend the wentz roll and the rittenhouse roll.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Tuna bar is one of my favorite places to eat. My husband and I usually dine there once every two weeks! The Old City roll is our fave!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

SO DELICIOUS!!!!! CANNOT wait to go back again!!! We got tuna tartare and a bunch of rolls that were phenomenal. Staff wasn't the nicest.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Came here with my mom, it was my first time at this restaurant and the food and ambiance were great! The rock shrimp, udon noodles, and special rolls were delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Consistently good restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The absolute best sushi in the city. Beautiful presentation and delicious fresh fish. Love all of the specialty rolls namely Rittenhouse, J&J and Fishtown. So good!!!! Our 13 year old son dreams about the sushi and sashimi.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Service is sometimes spotty, but we had a great waiter.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We loved everything! The tuna crude was especially good and we loved the variety of rolls with different wraps of soy or cucumber

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Very positive as usual

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Lovely decor, great food, excellent service. Will return!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was not great; food delicious; lots of road traffic noise. Outside seating uncomfortable.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Been here twice. Once on a date night with the hubby and once for lunch with the fam. Both times excellent food and service. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Innovative rolls and excellent quality sushi/sashimi. Love the Broad Street roll, no rice option, scrumptious. Great space and good vibe spot. Great addition to Old City.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

food was exquisite. Easily the best sushi I’ve ever had.
Cocktails were incredible. Innovative and well crafted.
Took a while to be greeted, had to ask for water refills. Other than that, service was fine. It was way too noisy for a higher end restaurant.
Will absolutely be back because the food is next level.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Sushi was great! Nice ambiance. Boozy cocktails. Recommended!

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was great as always however we had a first time server who barely spoke English. Very frustrating and hard to communicate

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very good food and service

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Nice spot, good food. Service was a bit rocky - 3 of 5 drafts on the menu not available, food brought out then snatched back because they forgot a few toppings, tiny loose nail from the sushi container sticking out into our food.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Hands down the best sushi in Philadelphia

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We went on Tuna Tuesday and the tuna specials were discounted and fantastic. Sushi was also fantastic. The wonton soup was very different from the soup we would get from our restaurants and we loved it. The issue was the price point of the drinks-extremely expensive $14.00 per mixed drink.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We simply love this place ! Now our favorite sushi 🍣 place in center city. Always so fresh and service outstanding. This is the best sushi in Philly . A MUST . Ken you are the best !

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Fabulous! Food, service, best in the city!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome place - food, service and atmosphere were phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Best Sushi in all of Philadelphia!!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Delicious cocktails and great wine selection. Sushi is always delicious. Tuna crudo appetizer was the bomb. We’ve always had decent service but this time it was very slow.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

There are outstanding restaurants in Philadelphia. Tuna Bar was good but not particularly distinguished. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the food, services or ambiance. It was quiet for conversation on a weeknight, even though we sat next to a party of 7. We were there for nearly 2.5 hours. So, we had a perfectly pleasant meal, an intense conversation, a nice evening but with so many great restaurants to choose from, I don't know that I would return or recommend Tuna Bar in particular unless I needed to be near that location.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Flavors of every dish were exceptional as well as the freshness of all ingredients

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible food and ambiance, the peanut avocado roll was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great service.
Gtreate food and drinks. I will recommend to all my friends and family

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Tuna Bar service was great. The Sushi was fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fantastic sushi rolls and creative sushi specials/crudo. Great selection of sake

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

They need to work on the pace of service and attention to detail on timing of each course, but the overall food was excellent. I went in expecting generic sushi place and it was much better than that. Maguro sashimi was a highlight.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great birthday dinner with my hubby. Easy to get a reservation (surprisingly). Had the tuna tartare, lobster fried rice, real crab roll and the rittenhouse roll. I wouldn’t have changed anything. Everything we had was delicious. Can’t wait to go back when we are in the city again.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Felt like I was in another city. People go out of town to get this vibe. Playlist was great. Loved the food and it was filling. Reasonably priced. Definitely a hot spot and neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great food, the owner Ken is fantastic and had dinner at bar. Strong restaurant and has a phenomenal future

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