Tuna Bar

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this place only because they were the only ones with availability. We were in for such a treat! The food was amazing and the ambiance was nice and clean. Minimalist interior but super cozy. Our waiter was so nice and attentive. We never had to wait. The whole staff was very nice. I highly recommend this place to anyone and can’t wait to go back!

BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, great food. The Chef/owner was awesome. I would definitely recommend checking it out.

H
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Omakase was underwhelming in presentation, artistry, and quantity. Disinterested wait staff barely took time to describe the menu or what we were presented with, and clumsily shoved thing around on the table to put the (not hot) dish down. Two stars since what little fish they served was fine. Very disappointing experience.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar was amazing! It’s small and intimate but has a nice friendly atmosphere. The food was INCREDIBLE especially the rock shrimp, wagyu spring rolls, and tuna tartare. Christopher was our server and he was incredible-so friendly and great service! Made us feel right at home. Definitely will be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Tuna Bar although I have been following them on social media for more than a year. Loved everything about our visit from the ambiance, service, and to the food. Can’t wait for our next visit.

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Tuna Bar! Food was absolutely amazing, the best sushi I have had in Philadelphia and the salad/soup we ordered were also great. We were pleasantly surprised by how reasonably priced everything was for the quality! We also loved that each seat is set up in a way that you feel like you have your own space. It wasn't too noisy and it was nice to feel like you could have a private conversation in the middle of a busy restaurant. We will definitely be back soon!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good mimosa bar & sushi, cold indoors .

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and the food was excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

While the food was great, they didn’t have a table at our reserved time and we had to sit at the bar

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat by the door and the cold was coming in upon people entering but we had a wonderful time regardless. Very nice Resteraunt.

a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here 4 times now and the food seems to be better every time. My friends and I love it here. <3

MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Philly!

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s birthday , total of 7 of us. The staff went above and beyond to make our experience so special. The flavors of each dish were incredible and so unique from each other. We strongly enjoyed every single plate... so whatever you order will undoubtedly be a great choice! Highly recommend, cute for any occasion!

e
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent each and everytime!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great Service. Better prices

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food. Amazing waitstaff. Just an overall wonderful experience.

VH
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early and were pleasantly surprised that they had happy hour. The food was delicious, the drinks were great (and reasonably priced). At 5:45pm the place was nearly empty; by 6:15pm it was full and lively.
We will definitely return!

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time at Tuna bar, went on the recommendation of a friend. Went on a weeknight so there weren't many other patrons which was awesome. My friend and I both had a specialty roll and they were both fantastic. The service was great and prompt though take that with a grain of salt due to it not being very crowded. Will definitely be back soon.

NL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is excellent. Incredibly fresh. Fun mix of flavors very well balanced. Interesting wines that
Work very well with the food. I do think the wine prices are marked up is a bit too high. The vibe is upbeat and fun. We have had many very good dining experiences at Tuna Bar.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great! Small portions though. Plus it was so loud in there my husband and I couldn’t enjoy our conversation.

O
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Tuna Bar! I didn’t use to like raw fish too much but they have the tastiest and freshest fish around. On top of loving the food (and cocktails), the restaurant has a super cool vibe, and it’s in a location where we can always find street parking close by.

OA
Atlantic City
180 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the wagu spring rolls, sashimi, sushi, and a couple custom rolls. Everything was outstanding. The best sushi we’ve ever had in Philly or NYC. Henry our server was very attentive and sincere. The manager and even the owner stopped by our table.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a home run here!

N
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious and the service was outstanding! i will definitely be back!

RH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and the nicest people. We have been to Tuna Bar many times and this is by far our favorite restaurant in Philly. And they have a great happy hour too. If you like sushi you must try this place. Big shout out to Ken, Jack and Tamin and the entire staff

E
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently go to Tuna Bar and it never disappoints! Special occasion or just because, make your reservation here!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was NYE. We felt rushed. 3 courses came out at once.
Food was being taken off our table when we weren’t even finished with it. Food was good but 7 courses within 40 mins is kind of insane/

AP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was New Year’s Eve so I am willing to cut them some slack. It was our first time here. The food was excellent. The service was pretty bad. I like to be greeted when I enter a restaurant. Not left standing awkwardly in a cold doorway waiting for someone to notice me. We were a party of two with a reservation and seated at a very tiny table next to the sushi bar. There was a lot of wait staff traffic passing by our table which may explain why the second the last piece of food was removed from a dish, the dish was gone. It wade the service feel very rushed (again, New Year’s Eve, I get it to a certain extent but the overall vibe was “hurry up and leave”). We did the $65 per person tasting menu and the food was very delicious. Problem was, after paying the $150 bill, we walked 2 blocks home and made ourselves something else to eat because we were still hungry. I weigh 130 lbs and am usually stuffed after just eating a sandwich, so not a linebacker writing this. I will give this place another shot since it is in the neighbors and the food was good. If that service is the norm on a normal night, it will be my last visit.

PG
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

First, let me start off by saying that the service was impeccable. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive without being overbearing. However, we were very very disappointed with the menu. We made our reservation for New Year's Eve back on October 31st and at no time between then and the moment we entered the restaurant did anyone tell us that they were only offering a prix fixe menu. We loved Tuna Bar for their sushi, sashimi and rolls and unfortunately we were only offered 3 rolls to choose from (we could only select 2) and 4 pieces of sushi and 4 pieces of sashimi. Very disappointing especially considering that it was $95 a person. I really feel like diners should have been notified in advance.

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Didn’t know what to expect, and was very pleased with the experience m. The drinks were delicious and the rolls were delightful. Will definitely be back for dinner next time!

K
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An impressive first visit. Great atmosphere, excellent food (and a very good menu). Will definitely come back.

Tuna Bar
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we hope to see you again soon. - Tuna Bar Management

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous
Ken the owner and visionary is very creative and serves impeccably fresh fish
We hope to get back soon

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!

Y
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner, very very fresh fish. Service was great, attentive. Saki was delicious. Sushi rolls, sashimi, seaweed salad, ginger salad, miso soup, wagyu rolls were some of the best. Would definitely recommend.

AG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar is an all around incredible experience. Sushi is top notch, service is friendly and timely, and the space is beautiful. I can't wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. Exceeded our high expectations. The service was fantastic and the owner engaged and indulged us several times during the night. I can’t wait to go back.

RH
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar is our favorite sushi restaurant. Incredible fresh sushi and an amazing staff . See you guys soon for the 2 years anniversary 👍🏻🍾🍣

B
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Nothing was not good. Will return soon.