Tuna Bar

4.8
574 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 574 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and came back for a second time. Tried several of the rolls and appetizers - all of them delicious. Our favorite was the Liberty roll and spicy tuna and got them both times we stopped in. Also loved the Broad street roll.

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vipmattn
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Old Town. Great atmosphere and really fresh sushi. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and meal. The best sushi I have ever had.

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YanfeiQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place offers really fresh and tasty ingredients for sushi and sashimi. The cocktail is also a surprise! Would definitely recommend you to give this restaurant a shot.

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vipLaurenZ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere paired with rally amazing food and attentive service — can say nothing but wonderful things about this Old City spot!!

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GeeGeeS
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Staff knowledgeable and able to assist with deciding

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vipMolly
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi rolls and drinks! Would definitely recommend trying this place out.

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Laura
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Definitely get the Brussels sprouts, and all of the house rolls are excellent!

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vipNickO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good I went twice during by trip to Philly.

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darreazacolazo
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food for price, tasty and well presented
Kind service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always.

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DorothyP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! The wagyu steak egg rolls were awesome.

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vipHotRod
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tuna Bar is one of my favorites in the city. The food is always great, served with class and professionalism. A "go to" for anyone looking for a great dinning experience in a casual atmosphere.

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vipKodiak
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a party of 4 on Saturday 10/30. Everything was top notch till the power went out in the building.

Totally out of their control but after an hour of waiting for it to come back the hostess or manager asked if we minded paying the bill and leaving.

Again, totally understand given the situation but don’t charge us full price for a meal and drinks AND ask us to leave. To hand me a full price bill and ask me if i “mind paying it” while your simultaneously asking us to leave left a really bad taste in our mouth. At least comp a couple rounds of drinks… something … anything to show you felt bad.

I don’t blame Tuna Bar for the power going out or having to close but i do blame the hostess and management for how they handled it and treated us. Really disappointing

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vipLindaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 birthday!!
Was delicious and great cocktails. Fish very fresh!!

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vipRitaf
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was very good, but overpriced. There were plenty of tables by the front window (only 1 other party when we arrived), but they sat us by the bar/wall. Server was a tad brusque. Probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, drinks and service we will definitely be back. Got the tuna tartar, salmon tataki and big tuna highly recommend!

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calDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere, perfect cocktails! Sushi melted in your mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Tuna Bar is
Ridiculously good!

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

Absolutely fantastic sushi! And great service and ambiance. Going back and waiting tooooo long to try! Thanks To Kenny and his staff!

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drella
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service - The host was especially great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in the city. Tuna tartare is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing. Inside is very loud. Love that they have outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our date, but it was surprisingly loud. The waiter had difficulty hearing us and we had difficulty hearing him. The larger table next to us added to the noise level. The waiter was fine, attended to us promptly and checked on us at appropriate times. Food was good, good flavors. It was an overall good experience. Noise was my only complaint but that isn’t something that can be controlled.

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Meredith
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar was a wonderful experience. The food service was incredible - quick and delicious. The staff was very attentive and the cocktail selection was fantastic!

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vipLaurenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious. Friendly and prompt service. Enjoyed the outdoor seating on Race Street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tuna crudo with white truffle oil and ponzu sauce was exquisite! Delicious and unique rolls, very knowledgeable waiter.

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LynnN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable for a great time and satisfying eats. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the ambiance was awesome. Will definitely be going back!

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vipTigresSKS
Philadelphia
138 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the vibe of Tuna Bar, which had a bit of zing that carried outside to those of us dining al fresco on a windy, October evening. Overall, the fish was fresh and tasty, though I would have liked a little more flavor on some of the specialty rolls.

We started with: (1) Grandma's Wonton Soup (traditional fuzhou style pork wontons, scallions, celery), which was delightful--a very gentle broth and ghost-like wontons floating therein; (2) Pork Gyoza (kurobuta pork, scallions, ginger, pan-fried), which were nicely crisp, flavorful, and served piping hot; and (3) Wagyu Beef Spring Rolls (onion, ginger, cabbage, scallions, mustard sauce), which included some delicious beef, however, the beef overwhelmed the rest of the spring roll.

We rolled on with: (a) Yellowtail (b) King Ghidorah specialty maki (spicy tuna, shishitos, hot sesame oil, topped with yellow-tail, jalapeño, tobiko), my second favorite roll; (c) Dynamite White Tuna house roll (spicy walu, crunch, shishitos), my third favorite roll; (d) Fishtown specialty maki (shrimp tempura, avocado, jalapeño, topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, spicy aioli), although this roll looked like it would have the most flavor, it didn't deliver on its looks, tasty, sure, but not my favorite; and (e) Eel Avocado classic maki.

The service was stellar and I appreciated the wider-width sidewalk permitting outside dining to be away from the flow of pedestrian traffic. Will return to check out the indoor dining vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around service was excellent!

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality and attention to detail. A must for sushi lovers in Philadelphia.

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VivK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi waa delicious, great drinks! Helpful, courteous staff.

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NicolaL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After we realized outdoors wasn't suitable for a sharable meal, seated us at a good indoor table. Service is excellent. Every dish has its own distinct taste dimensions, well rounded and delicious; brussel sprouts and shishitos open and prepare the palette; many carb free options; oysters expertly prepared with an incredible savory topping; only dish difficult to eat was the tuna carpaccio in much too soupy of a sauce. Great cocktails and sake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quality food, yet the server could have been more friendly.

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vipNicholasW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service in a loud, fun setting.

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JenniferR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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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vipMark
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, enjoyed a nice lunch with some creative cocktails (and a mocktail) and found everything to be high quality and most enjoyable.

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vipchelsead
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing!! Can’t wait to come back

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 574 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.