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Tuna Bar - Tuna Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Tuna Bar

4.9
4.9
735 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
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 of wine, sake, and spirits. There are no outside food and beverages allowed. There is a $40 dessert/cake fee for guests that wish to bring in a dessert/cake for their special occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

    Smart 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 &amp; Race Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 735 people are saying

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TS

    TeaSimone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was ridiculously good. The sushi was so fresh and good. The ambiance is nice, the music selection was great. The service was really good and they bring things out very quickly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, but everything comes out so quick.
  3. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience at Tuna Bar! Food as always is amazing and drinks were too.
  4. MM

    MeganM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We’ll definitely be back -
  5. BW

    BobbyW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Serve seemed to forget about us and just dropped the check off. Never asked if we wanted more drinks or needed anything else.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was appetizing, the seating location was chilly and awkward against the storefront, snd the service was timely but equally as chilly as the storefront.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Some amazing unique sushi rolls! Wagyu spring rolls a must!
  8. MB

    MandyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing… ambiance was great… our server was not very friendly or attentive. Love the dance music in the bathroom!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the absolute best - excellent food and even better service!
  10. A

    Anonymous457

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Fantastic sushi! I was really impressed by this place! We had a delicious lycheetini and rock shrimp app to start. We then enjoyed some of the house rolls and a specialty roll and I honestly couldn’t rate which one I liked the best! Service was just OK, the server was not very energetic, and it took him a while to come say hi to us. Maybe it was just an off night for him. But besides that, I would highly recommend this place! Probably would skip the wonton soup next time, it didn’t really wow me at all. But we will definitely come back for the sushi.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Perfect for a date night. Food was fantastic and very accommodating for soy and gluten allergy.
  12. F

    Fancy

    Philadelphia

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a most enjoyable meal at a fair price with great service. The host was very nice when we called to say we were running very late. We were offered a different outside table when a server heard me say I was feeling hot hot sitting close to the heart lamp. On the whole, the service, was most efficient and very friendly And we loved everything we ordered! Edamame, Brussels sprouts, sea weed salad, Wagyu beef spring rolls, tuna tartare, and “Fishtown” (spicy tempura shrimp) rolls. It all tasted super fresh and delicious. We highly recommend this lively, casual spot!
  13. i

    imichelleeee

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here!
  14. JT

    JuliaT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The female hostess was particularly accommodating and my party was extremely grateful! The food and service was also impeccable!
  15. KB

    KurtB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Always sit at the bar. Service level is not what it is expected. It’s a hit or miss. When we were there though the guys was more interested in the girl next to us and doing a shot with her so he can get her number. No other comments on that. Sushi is the best in the area!
  16. N

    N123456

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food! Fun awesome vibe! Definitely a new favorite spot! A little loud, hard to hear on a date
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best sushi I’ve had in Philly!
  18. TF

    ToniF

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We love sushi and wanted to try a new place, great food
  19. AL

    ALBERT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waiters are not attentive, and I had to get up a few times to get their attention (no wasabi dishes, more water, etc.).
  20. t

    tylka5

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent night. Food was great. Service was great. We had a large party that left very happy!
  21. D

    Denmom

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks. Cool atmosphere. Party of 5 and everyone raved.
  22. P

    Pell39

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Very cool vibe. Only knock against the place, it is so loud.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    204 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful - good food and good service - sashimi is excellent.
  24. c

    cenogreen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service , and atmosphere were outstanding. We would absolutely re visit.
  25. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    creative, fresh, and delicious.....isn't that all that you need when it comes to sushi? This is one of our favorite sushi spots in the city, the service is always great and the food is wonderful. We definitely recommend Tunabar for date night or night out with friends.
  26. R

    Ruth1

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu was limited-no main entrees except for salmon
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and better service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server josh was fantastic
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance, spectacular drinks!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite sushi place in Philly!
  31. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good overall experience, would Coe back again. A bit pricey but good quality food.
  32. a

    avalone

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every experience I've had at Tuna Bar has been excellent, I keep going back! Thank you for your continued service and amazing food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid dining experience here. Food is always great, servers and overall staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch time is more low key and relaxing, while dinner time is lively and energetic. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing meal, lunch time is your best bet or outdoor dining for dinner. Indoor will always be lively and trendy during the dinner rush.
  34. D

    Djsgirl

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Tuna Bar and definitely will be back. Everything was amazing. Customer service is lacking so much These days but not here at Tuna Bar. From the hostess to the waitstaff everyone was extremely nice. The food came fast. It was shocking how fast we got our food. Did not skip on quality either. It was so good. While I was eating I texted two of my friends and recommended they try this spot as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I took my friend there as a birthday gift. She loves sushi and so do I. We went after work it was basically empty. It’s beautiful on the inside. We tried different kinds of sushi rolls and they were absolutely delicious! We also had the brussel sprouts as an appetizer and I’m telling you it was PERFECT. They somehow managed to get rid of the bitterness that’s usually on Brussels. Just amazing!!
  36. S

    Sswish

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I visit I always have a great meal & service. The crab fried ride is to die for!
  37. E

    Erin

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish, everything was amazing. We were seated quickly. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. And let’s talk about the food!! The tuna flatbread could be a meal by itself. It’s so pretty to look at but the flavors are amazing!! We prefer the edamame with sea salt, but they were tasty too! I got the Fishtown. Just enough spice from the jalapeño to match the other amazing flavors. My boyfriend got the Rittenhouse. I’ll be getting that one next time. It’s so fresh and flavorful. We had a great dinner and will be back soon!
  38. LG

    LeahG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    I love this restaurant! I have taken my family and friends to this restaurant many times and it is always a hit. So excited to go again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  40. FD

    FoodDugooder

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    alert(1); hey

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 735 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Smart 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, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, 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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