Tuna Bar

4.8
533 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. As of 8/12/21, all guests (and staff alike) will be required to wear masks upon entering Tuna Bar (vaccinated guests as well). Masks may be removed as long your party is seated, but must be worn when walking about the restaurant. Guests dining outside are not required to wear a mask; however, masks are required if entering the restaurant for any reason.

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.

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 533 people are saying
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JenniferR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance. We travel an hour from NJ just to eat there. Wish they’d open a location near us!

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vipsteph
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional serviced. Inventive take on sushi. Will definitely be back.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was and the service amazing. It's definitely on the list of best in Philadelphia!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience taking my elderly parents out for dinner. We sat outside and Josh waited on us, he was wonderful and patient. Next time I’m in town, we will definitely be back!

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Percivalavicrep
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs selection sashimi was delicious!

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StefanieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our Sunday date night spot! Service is always perfect, food is amazing and we feel like we are walking into “Cheers” where everyone knows our name, drink and favorite dish!

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JasminJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wonton soup did not taste fresh. I had high expectations. I was very disappointed. The wontons were not formed properly. It looked as if i had a bowl of egg drop soup.

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KarolinaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best sushi I've ever had! Bartender was really kind about our food taking a while (it didn't even take long in my opinion, maybe 30 mins) and offered us drinks. we also got a complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary (: great place for a nice date! Thank you for making our evening special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely!!!! Deff will be bsck

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

Food was delish. Server was great. Front host ladies were awesome..to the young host lady who took our pic outside...she made sure she got all the angles...*Chefs kiss! We will be back!

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Tuna Crudo melts in your mouth and the Rittenhouse Roll is tuna & truffle heaven. A must try!

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FoodLover
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The folks at Tuna Bar were extremely accommodating when we had to move our reservation up several hours. The food was served quickly and everything we had was amazing. While the sushi was great, the appetizers were the true stand-outs. Our server was attentive and checked on us periodically throughout the evening and never made us feel rushed. I would happily return in the future!

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vipChloeT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server was very difficult to understand and hear because of noise level in restaurant. Also hard to have table conversation because of noise levels.

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YaraR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner last night. The sushi was fresh and deliciously prepared. The service was prompt and excellent! Our only regret was not visiting sooner.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally obsessed with this spot. My only go-to for sushi for the future. THE best place to go to overall food service experience everything!!!! My favorite thing we ordered was the tuna flatbread! A must try!!! Brussel sprouts are fire too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna crudo was insane. Good cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was very aesthetic and pretty good!

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vipRWSinWC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi service, comfortable restaurant in a great corner of Old City Philly.

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ElleV
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Philly! Delicious food! Tuna Crudo it’s my absolute favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place and great food overall but the Rittenhouse roll was so so.

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luvAA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always top notch. Absolutely loved the Brussels sprouts and Broad Street salmon special roll.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Such great sushi and presentation. You could tell how fresh the food was and the service was good as well

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vipQball
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good setting. Extremely expensive as compared to other Philadelphia sushi restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was decent. Our waiter was annoyed with us for some reason. Happy our was nice (:

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jonathanm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

get the tuna crudo and dont share it. you will not be disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

service not that great. i dined alone and felt judged by the staff even though I spent a lot of $ & left a great tip. Food was absolutely amazing. hoping for a better experience next time

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vipJessicaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time at Tuna Bar and I can now say it is my favorite sushi in the city. Excellent quality and unique special rolls. My favorite was the Sindy roll- definitely recommend and will get again! Their cocktails are also delightful.

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VirginiaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so fresh and amazing. The ambiance was perfect for a Saturday afternoon lunch date.

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vipHotRod
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuna Bar is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The Hurts and Rittenhouse roles are absolutely delicious. Actually, everything on the menu is very good. A Gem is the best way to describe it.

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vipLeslieG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! We will definitely be back soon!

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NiaB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was mediocre
Booth was not wiped down and dirty

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal in presentation, quality, and taste. We got the tuna tartare and a few specialty rolls and I can honestly say it was the best sushi Ive ever had yet. The restaurant also has a nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the tuna crudo!!

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vipjrerwr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rolls, the tuna tartare and Brussel sprouts were the perfect way to start. And we had an awesome waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Server was rude, did not pour out my boyfriend’s beer when he was serving us. Ambiance was just okay, but food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing and the ambience is great! Definitely make a reservation because it’s very popular!

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NicoleC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the modern tasteful design to the professional staff (Jenna was so sweet and helpful!) and spectacular food. The food presentation was thoughtful and traditional with a contemporary spin. Ken has done an awesome job creating a successful concept that my husband and I can’t wait to return to on our rare days off together. So happy to have found great sushi on the east coast that knocked every course out of the park! -Nicole

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EileenD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was delicious but the noise level was incredibly loud. Our table was in front of a booth, and people were really really loud. I get it, but the table for two perhaps should not be placed next to a booth that can hold six or more patrons. Or maybe there should be a noise buffer to absorb some of the table’s noise. Unfortunately it affected our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great spot for those looking for photo-worthy food/bg’s. Food was good, slightly overpriced. Table was extremely small, chairs were uncomfortable. The waiter was a little condescending and made us feel slightly uneducated even though we explained that we needed his assistance with picking a drink.

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 533 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.