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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wasabi yuzu dressing.
Dynamite White Tuna Roll
Spicy walu, crunch and shishitos.
Steamed Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings
Long chives, ginger, crispy chicken skin, steamed.
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!
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.
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.
Sushi was very fresh and delicious, which is noteworthy during these covid times!
Sushi and sashimi were super fresh and awesome... chef even prepared a special request chirashi bowl. And the Old Fashion was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Food and drinks were out of this world! Service was amazing! I’ll def be going back
Really a great experience. Food and sake was excellent. Our server was a cool guy and very attentive. And felt safe dining indoors.
Fabulous as always!
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.
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.
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.
Best sushi in town! Would recommend the sindy roll
This is one of the best sushi spots in Philly!!!!!
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!
Cold af with the wind
So good . Sushi might have been best we ever had
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.
Outside seating with fire pit and heater! Wonderful day!
It was good. Nothing special, but as expected. Normal Asian fusion place for decent sushi rolls and such.
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!
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!
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!
Food was fresh and delicious!
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!
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.
It was very nice. Service was a little off tonight.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish was outstanding.
Always an amazing experience
Great place for a date. Food really fresh, clean and flavorful.
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.
The Wasabi fried rice might be the best rice I've ever tasted
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!
Great Food, Service, and Ambiance. Would recommended to anyone. Best sushi restaurant in the city!
delicious, fresh food with a great view if sitting outside! will definitely be going back again in the near future!
Tuna bar is my favorite restaurant in the city!! I come weekly! Love it! Thank you for working so hard and staying so amazing!
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.
Almost a great experience from top to bottom. Sushi is fresh and tasteful. My favorite sushi bar in the city.
Great food! Great service
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.
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.
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.