Tuna Bar

4.7
218 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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EC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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WB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OT
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Two thumbs up!!

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
12 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a good time!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 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 2, 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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and very good service!

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome shishito peppers

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special rolls we had were stupendous. Excellent quality, great taste. We'll definitely be back.

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Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and sons love sushi. They had some very interesting things on menu. ordered chicken/shrimp dumplings, wagu beef rolls(only 2 in order. Would have liked three. A bit expensive) ,creamy rock shrimp. All delicious. Ginger salad was great. Vegetable fried rice excellent and nice portion to share. Wentz roll and Fishtown excellent.
The dynamite white tuna roll lacked flavor. Other than that, it was an excellent meal and we will be back.

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s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice find in old city. Food was excellent and we were able to sit and talk without being harassed by very nice waitress. Chef also came by to check that food was good, which it was. Fun place.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but seemed a little understaffed! Loved the wentz roll!

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K
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The shrimp and chicken dumplings, seared tuna salad, Mai tai rice bowl were A+. We read about the green tea cake with dark chocolate ice cream with sesame and it was delicious as the reviewer promised. Will be going back. Fantastic food preparation.

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OA
Atlantic City
161 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business group of 8 or 9 people and literally ordered 75% of the hot appetizers and at least six different rolls. Everything was spectacular! The service and cocktails were also spot-on.

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RH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite sushi place in Philly without a doubt. Food and service beyond impeccable. Shout to Victoria and Tony you guys are the best . A must stop at least once a week .

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

Everything was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive and helpful and provided great recommendations. The food was delicious and they had very unique sushi rolls and sashimi. And the cocktails were very well done.

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GA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection, always.

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GS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails are phenomenal! Service is outstanding!

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AL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Tuna Bar! Great food, cocktails, everyone was so nice!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner was lovely. Everything was delicious.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time at Tuna Bar and we were very impressed. The food was amazing and came out super quick. The drinks were creative and delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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MF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience celebrating the holidays with friends and the food was very good. The Gin drink with wasabi is a classic. I'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but the prices were really high especially for the a la carte sushi. 7 pieces cost over $50. You can get the same amount and the same quality at places like Sugarfish in NY and LA for much cheaper.

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BJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. Yes. Yes. A delicious meal, kind and attentive workers. A new bright light in Olde City.

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OA
Atlantic City
161 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was sensational, from the chicken/shrip dumplings to the yellow tail crudo, all the sashimi, the rolls and the sushi were all prepared to perfection! The service and cocktails were also great! Ken Sze, Chef/Owner came over to to check-in with us as well.

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WB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the wife for a nice Sunday brunch and had a great meal. Told the owner we were newlyweds and have a complimentary Wentz roll, delicious!

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RH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite sushi place in Philly. Food and service always incredible. You must try this place if you haven’t yet. I highly recommend.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nadia is the best server!! She resat us by the front and was the most delightful waitress. Great sushi with great company, a fun night!

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v
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

just ok, didn't live up to reviews. nothing spectacularly distinctive about the sushi- competent but not wow. A bit loud if you want a strain-free conversation. Service was solid.

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R
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, large portions. Would definitely come back again.

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