Tuna Bar

4.9
411 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
Outdoor reservations are weather permitting and must be specified upon placing the reservation. Specific table requests are considered but not guaranteed. Indoor dining is limited to 4 guests per table with a 6ft required distance between each table. Outdoor dining is limited to 6 guests per table with a 6ft required distance between each table. Please be patient and considerate, as we are working to follow all COVID guidelines and regulations.

Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar and 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. Tuna Bar offers a fully stocked bar, with a corking fee of $30 and a cake-cutting fee of $30.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 411 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. This was the best Japanese food I’ve had in Philly by far. So many fun and unique flavors. We tried 5 different dishes and not one even came close to disappointing. The cocktails were delicious too. I’ve already recommended it to friends and will be frequenting regularly!

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JuliaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Philly didn’t disappoint for Valentine’s Day! The food, service and even sitting outside was so great! They made sure we were warm enough and we had a heat lamp just for our table.

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really great experience at Tuna Bar. The food was incredible and service was excellent. I will absolutely be returning soon. My only feedback would be regarding COVID friendly recommendations — It definitely didn’t feel like 6ft between tables. Otherwise, great dinner out.

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vipCCFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was very fresh and delicious, which is noteworthy during these covid times!

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vipAllisonF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and sashimi were super fresh and awesome... chef even prepared a special request chirashi bowl. And the Old Fashion was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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LanaS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were out of this world! Service was amazing! I’ll def be going back

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vipGreg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great experience. Food and sake was excellent. Our server was a cool guy and very attentive. And felt safe dining indoors.

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vipLynke
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi there was very good! Toro and yellowtail was very juicy with a lot of flavor. The rolls (fishtown and old city) is very flavorful as well! And it's great that they don't have cream cheese in those rolls because let's be real. Cream cheese in sushi rolls is probably the worst combination ever.

The interior and the mood of the restaurant is really nice as well. I would go there again to eat sushi and try other rolls there as well.

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WorkinfortheWeekend3186
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was awesome. Best sushi I’ve ever had. The mark-up for our bottle of wine was pretty crazy, but I guess that’s a given. Service was also great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar is my favorite place to get sushi. The ambiance is very LA which I love. The sushi is melt in your mouth delicious.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town! Would recommend the sindy roll

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KellyKing14
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best sushi spots in Philly!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was great. The ambiance and set-up was perfect for a date night or night out with friends. The food is a little bit pricey but all of my friends and I agreed that these were some of the best sushi rolls we have ever had! I would definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cold af with the wind

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good . Sushi might have been best we ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Tuna Bar and it again didn’t disappoint. The food is to die for, I’m still thinking about the shrimp tempura rolls. Also the drinks are delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating with fire pit and heater! Wonderful day!

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MaxW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good. Nothing special, but as expected. Normal Asian fusion place for decent sushi rolls and such.

GK
GabrielleK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The sushi was amazing. A little cold because it’s outdoor dining but they did their best to make it warm! Lots of heaters around us to help with the cold. The fatty tuna sushi was amazing and the yellowtail scallion roll just melts in your mouth. Definitely will be back!

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vipLaura
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Philly. The tuna crudo is DIVINE. It can be pricey so we save it for special occasions, but it is definitely worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE TUNA BAR! Amazing atmosphere and service! We got the Tuna Tartare and a couple rolls of sushi, it was delicious! The staff was very kind and practicing all COVID restrictions, even had temperature checks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious!

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vipOutAndAboutPHL
Atlantic City
184 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared the Kobe beef spring rolls and popcorn shrimp appetizers and both were amazing. After that we had several rolls and sashimi. Everything was super fresh & delicious! The service and drinks were also stellar. The owner & one of the managers also checked in to make sure we were happy. Great food, service, atmosphere and they all care a lot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Food and service is always on point and they have handled the new restrictions with grace which is hard to come by these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very nice. Service was a little off tonight.

PT
PhillyTransplant
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an amazing experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place for a date. Food really fresh, clean and flavorful.

DH
DulceH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi restaurant!!!
When you go you should try, pork dumping, lobster fried rice, real Cali roll & Wentz roll.
Service always is great & fast.

AD
AndrewD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wasabi fried rice might be the best rice I've ever tasted

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal sushi spot! Incredibly delicious food and lovely service. We had an amazing time here and would highly recommend it. The Brussels sprouts and rock shrimp were great appetizers, and all of their specialty rolls were wonderful. Our favorite was the King Ghidorah roll!

JP
vipJonathanP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service, and Ambiance. Would recommended to anyone. Best sushi restaurant in the city!

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Ashley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious, fresh food with a great view if sitting outside! will definitely be going back again in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar is my favorite restaurant in the city!! I come weekly! Love it! Thank you for working so hard and staying so amazing!

PB
vipPaulB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have known Ken for many years. He is a gracious host with inventive and exceptionally tasty takes on all his dining options. Staff are attentive without being obtrusive. It was wonderful to be back after so many months of not being able to dine at Tuna Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost a great experience from top to bottom. Sushi is fresh and tasteful. My favorite sushi bar in the city.

LF
vipLisaF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar was fantastic! Food and drinks are on point and the staff is warm and friendly. I’d give 10 stars if I could! We’ll absolutely be back.

JL
JosephL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Outdoor experience was sub par. Felt rushed and they didn’t have any of the bottles they had on the menu. Also, the sashimi selection was lacking considering its reputation and price. However what we DID have was very good, fish was high quality and the server was conciliatory with the limited menu and bottle list. Good, but I won’t return to outdoor dining.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tuna Bar using the Order Online button. Tuna Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Tuna Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-8862.

Tuna Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 411 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.