Tuna Bar

4.7
243 reviews
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Japanese
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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j
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous flavors in each dish

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was incredible. This is one of the best sushi experiences I’ve had in Philly.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during happy hour. There were good deals off that menu. All of our rolls were really well made.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was FANTASTIC! Definitely for a younger crowd. Only complaint was that the music was too loud.....but I’m sure the younger demographic loved it!

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PB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fresh, inventive and delectable. We have followed Ken from his baby teeth days at Yokohama to the exciting maturity of his own place with its creative offerings. The wait staff is on its game with full knowledge of both regular and off-menu daily specials, as well as attentively friendly but not overbearing service. Happy to see the place so active and lively on a Saturday evening.

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L
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here for dinner with my sister after and event on a Friday night. Didn’t have a reservation so sat at the bar. Food was good and sexy trendy date night vibes!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and cocktails were exceptionally good - probably the freshest fish in PHL. Will definitely be back soon (tomorrow?).

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Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant place, but overpriced. We've eaten at Tuna Bar for both lunch and dinner, and have enjoyed it. But one has to order very carefully because the nigiri sushi (sold by the piece) is significantly more expensive than some of Tuna Bar's competitors and (at least on our most recent visit) the quality of the fish and the skill with which the vinegared rice has been prepared and formed does not justify the high price--several of beds of rice fell apart before we could even dip them in the soy sauce, making quite a mess. On the other hand, the pork gyoza is first rate. And the lunch specials are consistently good value.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing restaurant, great vibe with amazing people. Tommy, Bryon, Courtney, McKayla, Diamond, and Ken the proprietor couldn’t be more professional and welcoming. They have the perfect balance of a neighborhood spot and a destination sushi restaurant in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was fantastic, start to finish. We had both reviewed the menu ahead of time and knew we wanted sushi/sashimi but the menu has a lot of options that I would like to try next time. We started with the wonton soup and pork gyoza. Both we delicious, the wonton soup was probably the best I’ve ever had.

When it came to ordering dinner, our waiter had some great recommendations to steer us during our first visit. We had the sashimi platter plus some individual rolls on the side. Again everything was so fresh and delicious.

We will definitely be back.

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KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a gorgeous space! They have amazing happy hour specials too.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally recommend Tuna Bar! Went with a few friends and we ended up ordering several rolls for us all to share. Sushi and presentation was amazing. Great service, too! The hostess did ask us to move to the bar after we had paid so a pregnant woman could sit at our table but they got us a round of drinks for moving so that was fine with us!

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BJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful and accommodating restaurant. Superb cuisine - for food lovers and food particulars (vegans, gluten freers). I eat everything, so my favorite is the chef's Grandmother's won-ton soup. It's an innovative, haute cuisine version of a resto staple. My only complaint...better signage on the outside would make Tuna Bar a little easier to find.

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1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patron - this place is Fantastic! Service, ambiance and some of the best Traditional and fusion Japanese I ever had! Definitely one of the new best of Philly! Well Done!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour with a friend and had an amazing time. Highly recommend the sake and spicy tuna roll. Will definitely return soon.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved the design of the Tuna Bar! Great ambience and food was wonderful! The cocktail and wine selection were good as well. We will definitely be back!

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g
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was ok. Other better places with less attitude from bartenders

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing new sushi bar in a cool location. Sushi is fresh and the dishes unique in flavor and profile.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi and cocktails were fabulous--great find! I will definitely be back.

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LR
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but worth it. We loved everything we had. We each had miso soup and I had the ginger salad and my husband had the tuna salad and we shared the kampachi and tuna crudo and each had the geisha roll. Yum!

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, fresh, fresh! We had a wonderful waiter too.

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EC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food. My husband is still raving about it. Everything was outstanding. Do recommend if you are looking for great, authentic, Asian food.

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D
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ate here as a walk-in in April and was so disappointed
The service was ridiculous - we waited for forty minutes for our lunch of two salads! My salad of a few pieces of sashimi and pickles was $21!!! Absurd. People came and went while we waited while no one came to attend to us or apologize or anything... I won’t return

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WB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have yet to have anything on the menu that wasn’t amazing. It has become me and my wife’s favorite restaurant. We make it a point to come at least once a month.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Tuna Bar and we loved it. The staff was friendly and extremely attentive to our every needs. Food was superb. I will definitely be back.

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Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Tuna Bar dining experience was great! Ken made us a special cocktail which was fantastic. The meal was great as well...delicious salad and crab appetizer as well as a flavorful soba noodle stir fry and pork tenderloin entree special.

We can’t wait to return!!

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ZR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at great prices. Perfect spot for a date!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ken and crew deserve the credit for great food, friendly prompt service, and great atmosphere. Well done. Hope they thrive in this part of town; it’s needed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Server had no clue about the menu. Drinks were awful. Sub par appetizers came out before the cocktails. One redeeming thing was the sindy roll. Place is awful wouldn’t recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Two thumbs up!!

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I’ve had in Philadelphia. A little pricey but worth it!

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j
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always about the tastes, unique combinations and great flavors at Tuna Bar. They always deliver exceptional quality

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tuna Bar had a really good happy hour! I really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the cocktail I had was great. My rating and experience is only based on the happy hour menu though, so I will have to try the full menu another time!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a good time!

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience top to bottom. Location, ambience, service, food, drinks, decor, etc. Top notch.

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NR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting and probably some of the best/freshest sushi in Philly!

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Great food and a vibe that reminds me of NYC

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GS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere and sushi in Old City. $10 parking at nearby garage with validated ticket.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Tuna Bar. Food was delicious! Amazing selection of sushi rolls. Great happy hour deals.

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