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Tuna Bar - Tuna Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Tuna Bar

4.8
4.8
650 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
As of 1/3/22, all guests (and staff alike) will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entering Tuna Bar. Masks must be worn when walking about the restaurant, but may be removed when seated. Guests dining outside are not required to wear a mask; however, masks are required if entering the restaurant for any reason. Outdoor reservations are weather permitting and must be specified upon booking the reservation. Specific table requests are considered but not guaranteed.

Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar and Grill concept created by Owner and 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 $40 and a cake-cutting fee of $40.

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Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-8862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Sze

  • Catering

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    2nd and Race Street

  • 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!

  • Public transit

    The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station <br /><br />The Route 57 at 3rd & Race Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Hot Appetizers

  • Pork Gyoza$8.00

    Kurobuta pork, scallions and pan fried.

    • Steamed Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings$8.00

      Long chives, ginger, crispy chicken skin, steamed.

      Salads and Soups

      • Sashimi Salad$16.00

        Wasabi yuzu dressing.

        • Seared Tuna Salad$15.00

          Ponzu and wasabi aioli.

          Noodle and Rice

          • Mai Fried Rice$14.00

            Shrimp, Asian sausage, onions, peas and fried egg.

            • Lobster Fried Rice$16.00

              Pea shoots, onions and egg.

              Ceviches, Crudos and Tartare

              • Tuna Tartare$14.00

                Ginger soy, avocado and fried shallots.

                • Wok Kampachi Ceviche$16.00

                  Thinly sliced kampachi, infused ginger oil, scallions, oyster sauce and sesame.

                  House Rolls

                  • Dynamite White Tuna Roll$9.00

                    Spicy walu, crunch and shishitos.

                    • East Roll$9.00

                      Salmon, avocado and cucumber.

                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                      What 650 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.8
                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.8Food
                      • 4.6Service
                      • 4.7Ambience
                      • 4.4Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

                        Japanese

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                      1. LC

                        LindaC

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Awesome. Food great. Server was terrific ! Completely accommodated our requests.

                      2. TM

                        TMM11

                        Philadelphia

                        23 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        23 reviews

                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The tuna crudio was amazing. NoRegrets cocktail delightful. Fresh yellowtail sashimi melts in your mouth. Need reservations for sure

                      3. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Never disappoints.

                      4. J

                        Jkest

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent sushi and starters. We will be back!

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely stellar. Best sushi in the city.

                      6. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great experience! We had an outdoor table booked but it was freezing so they found a way to accommodate us inside. Much appreciated!! Food was delicious & service was swell

                      7. ME

                        MrEnder

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent sushi, sashimi, and maki. Best yellowtail I've ever had!

                      8. TC

                        TerryC

                        Philadelphia

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                        Food amazing. Service was slow, felt bad for the server. She was bartending and managing tables. Not her fault.

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                        overall3food3service1ambience3

                        Food was good. Sever was HORRIBLE. Not attentive, didn’t check in on us . Didn’t introduce himself . Would never sit with him again if I were to come back .

                      10. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food and drinks were great!

                      11. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlantic City

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was all really great and not too crazily priced

                      12. SC

                        StefC

                        Hawaii

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food with outstanding service. Happy hour selection is fantastic.

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                        Food and drinks were good. Service a little slow

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Great nite

                      15. j

                        jeffliss

                        New York Area

                        17 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Sushi and our appetizers were some of the best I've had!

                      16. J

                        Jake

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food and drinks were great! Staff was attentive and welcoming!

                      17. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        The food was absolutely incredible! We loved the drinks too!

                      18. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                        overall5food5service2ambience5

                        The food was delicious and drinks were so well priced!

                      19. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Tuna Bar is by far the best restaurant in the city! The drinks, the food, the atmosphere ~ all great!

                      20. D

                        David

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Best sushi in Philadelphia. Love, love, LOVE the Sindy roll!

                      21. MF

                        MacF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Very friendly atmosphere, great food and good experience

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                        overall2food3service5ambience5

                        Great atmosphere and friendly service, but not worth it for the price. You are better off going to your local sushi restaurant than wasting money here. Special rolls were $16-$18, but the one roll BARELY had any fish, mostly avocado & cucumber, and the other was small…. and the regular rolls were the smallest I’ve ever seen. We wanted to try the toro tuna, which was $16 per two pieces but the pieces we got were so thin you could practically see through it. Definitely disappointed, would not come back.

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        146 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        146 reviews

                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        First time at Tuna Bar - a great place for sushi and their selection of sake is pretty good.

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Best sushi in the city! Food was great, service was excellent, the bathroom music was hype! Love this spot!

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and service!

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Incredibly fresh fish and cocktails were tasty!

                      27. CG

                        CaitG

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Great food and excellent atmosphere. Expensive cocktails

                      28. SV

                        SylvesterV

                        Philadelphia

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Not really a huge sushi person but this place changed my mind. Will definitely go and have sushi again esp the uni and toro.

                      29. JW

                        JoanneW

                        Yosemite

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Some of the best sushi I have ever eaten. Will say that I usually can get one roll (with multiple types of fish in the roll) and it’s sufficient but definitely needed two rolls as their portions are a little smaller. But for freshness and quality, outstanding.

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Our food was absolutely amazing. We started with a dozen of the oysters. The oysters were very fresh and tasty. We had half that were made the restaurants way and the other half were plain. They normally do not have cocktail sauce but they made us some fresh cocktail sauce that was great. I had the ginger salad. The ginger dressing was very good and the salad mix was very fresh. Our main course was spicy tuna rolls and the shrimp tempura and we both enjoyed it. We had the cheesecake for dessert and that was definitely my favorite thing. It was one of the best cheesecake that I had in a while. The only thing was our cocktails were horrible but they were replaced with wine with no problem. We definitely will be coming back. Also our server Aaron was amazing.

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                        overall3food4service2ambience2

                        Great food; poor service.

                      32. t

                        teresam

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        AMAZING. Tuna bar is my favorite sushi in Philly I wish I could go everyday!

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love Tuna Bar! Never disappointed with the food, service, drinks and overall quality is the best!

                      34. NP

                        NPhilly95

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was delicious, service was fast, and the mood was good. Drinks were on the pricey side. Enjoyed the experience.

                      35. SH

                        SHANNONO

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our second time there and even better than the first! Everything we ordered was delicious. Oysters, Shishito peppers and specialty rolls (Hurts, King Ghidora) are stand outs. Wasabi fried rice also amazing. Great time & we will definitely be going back.

                      36. DL

                        DianaL

                        Seattle

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious and fresh cuts of fish that melt in your mouth. Plus tasty cocktails! Can't go wrong.

                      37. B

                        Beth

                        Philadelphia

                        34 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        34 reviews

                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We loved our visit to Tuna Bar for lunch. The sushi, sashimi and rolls were excellent, as were the cocktails and sake. Our server, Mike (who was bartending as well) was awesome. We loved the atmosphere and the music. It was an extremely enjoyable experience and we can't wait to go back!

                      38. B

                        Bella

                        Philadelphia

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great place to hang out with friends or to go after a movie. We made a reservation for 9:45. Not so easy to find a restaurant with an open kitchen after 9:30 even on a Friday night. Food is delicious. It's becoming a regular spot for me and my husband.

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always excellent here. Fish and all the food are always fresh. The staff are always attentive as well!

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good food, smaller portions but special rolls tasted great.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                      • Protective equipment

                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                        • Staff is vaccinated
                        • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                      FAQs

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

                      Tuna Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                      Make a reservation

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                      Booked 50 times today
                      Google Map for Tuna Bar

                      205 Race St Philadelphia, PA 19106

                      Additional information

                      • Cross street

                        2nd and Race Street

                      • Neighborhood

                        Old City

                      • Hours of operation

                        Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Japanese, Sushi

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Business Casual

                      • 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!

                      • Public transit

                        The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station The Route 57 at 3rd & Race Street

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Executive chef

                        Kenneth Sze

                      • Additional

                        Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                      • Phone number

                        (215) 238-8862

                      • Catering

                        Please email info&#64;tunabar.com for more information.

                      • Private party facilities

                        Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

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