Tuna Bar

4.9
467 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 467 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience here!!

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hreed187
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar was a great experience! From the host to wait staff was professional and efficient. I would recommend TB to all my friends and family. I am looking forward to going back!

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vipAlexandraC
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was even better than pre-pandemic. Happy to bring it back into our regular mix.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just a great place to eat

JL
JonathanL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for lunch with my girlfriend. Great friendly staff and food was delicious. Excited to try their happy hour.

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Derek
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints. Great service and staff is attentive

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vipkarensha
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cocktails and food were good - not outstanding but I am from San Francisco where this would be the norm. We sat indoors because we were afraid of the rain and the chairs were wooden and not comfortable. Our waiter was patient and easy and we appreciated him. He easily exchanged a dish that was not gluten free even though we had not specified that we needed it before it came. The chef's special roll with scallops was the best! We had a sashimi combo in addition. All the fish was fresh and well presented.

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vipjerrycd
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SUSHI!!!! always fresh as hell... (isnt that key?!?!)
GREAT DRINKS.... michael at the bar rocks!

Love sitting outside....

MJ
vipMJay
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Seated immediately, greeted by our server quickly as well. The bartender Michael even came out to our table to see if he could accomadate us with drink options. Sushi was good! Go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Come here every time we’re in Philly. They are extremely accommodating for gluten free patrons 😊

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KateN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was amazing! My boyfriend and I ordered the fishtown, rittenhouse & yellow tail and chives! Best sushi we’ve ever had. Drinks were to die for, our waiter was really sweet and on top of everything. Will be coming back!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food, my friends and I loved it. The staff was also super friendly.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really flavorful and high quality sushi and appetizers. You don’t feel too full after eating 2 rolls; enough to make you feel fulfilled but not overly stuffed. The music was a bit loud which was hard to talk over, even to the people at my table. Staff wore masks and any patrons up and about also were good about wearing masks. The aesthetics of the restaurant were very nice. Try and get a table at a booth or a bench if possible, the seats were a tad bit slouchy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience and really great food! The ambiance was amazing, the staff were cordial and courteous, and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to Tuna Bar. Great spot. Fish was fresh and prepared perfectly. Our server, Courtney, was great. Personable and responsive. The Saki was delicious and complimented the sushi perfectly. Must try the tuna flatbread! We’ll be back!

MJ
vipMartinJ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent choices of sake and food items. some at our table thought the sushi too salty but I found it quite tasty. Service was prompt and professional.

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GermaineR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service!! Love them!

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vipBeachgirl
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever. Not inexpensive, but worth every dollar. SOOOO GOOD!!!
Drinks are also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic. The cocktails were also great.

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NicoleV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi I've had in Philly! Everything is fresh and tastes amazing. Great service too!

JG
JaneanG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fresh sushi

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite place. We come at least 2x monthly for our sushi fix.

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Derek
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food. Drinks were great and the sindy roll is to die for

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new go-to sushi Resturant! The food was so fresh, the cocktails were delicious and the atmosphere was everything! I was so pleased with my experience here! They have indoor and outdoor dining!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service! Recommend for a date night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and vibe was excellent

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and enjoyed really amazing sushi ! Will definitely come again !

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to sushi spot in Philadelphia. Exceptional food and service every time.

TB
TanyaB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Attentive and accommodating staff. Nice area to walk around too during our Philly trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johela is amazing! I literally come here because of her.

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vipKmp19106
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so wonderful and chef Ken is always uniquely rotating his menu. The Geisha Roll is my favorite.

CG
vipChrisG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the food

KC
KateC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar is always excellent. The drinks are great and the food is consistently delicious.

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vipAMAZING
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Definitely recommend!

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diva
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the jewels of Olde City and a fierce competitor for Buddakan snd Mei Mei. Love this place.

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vipOCNJ
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night to celebrate our oldest daughter’s birthday and the impeccable service by Mike.

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 4.9 stars by 467 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.