Tuna Bar

4.9
503 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 503 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHotRod
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NiaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was mediocre
Booth was not wiped down and dirty

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 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.

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AlidaM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were unparalleled! We sat outside so street traffic was a little loud. We will come back soon!

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David
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi bar in the city. Service is fantastic

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elray
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great. Some of the rolls were very creative (without rice) but one of the simplest (with chive and sesame) was my favorite. It was lovely sitting outside, protected from the threatening drizzle, yet enjoying the breeze and comparative quiet.

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LoupuN
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the food. I will retire in the future.

JR
JohnR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Aaron. It was his second night and he did great! The food was amazing and it was a very fun place to go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, fresh, sophisticated sushi.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious! Best rice I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor inside and out! The food came out very fast. We got to sit at a little booth near the back where we could see the chefs making the food and sushi. Even though we were near the kitchen the noise was still minimal. The service was very good and we were able to order some food off the menu.

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CuteNerdyFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was A+. The food service was slow but the servers did their best in explaining the delay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD

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vipHonestReview
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for all the tasty oysters!

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vipAllisonH
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Tuna Bar is consistently so delicious. We’ve never been disappointed here. Definitely don’t miss the tuna tartare, wasabi fried rice with blue crab, the sindy, spicy tuna roll, the “Father’s Day” surf and turf roll.

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AlexisG
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters choice to celebrate her hard work. Excellent sushi quality with large rolls! Delicious Chef’s Choice also! Service was attentive & enjoyable. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was amazing. Great spot to grab a meal with friends or to go on a date. Portion size was worth the price. Wait staff was attentive, kind, and fast. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful and delicious experience down in the city.. everything was great!

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KMarkert
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious sushi and drinks - excellent service.

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TerryA
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good Fathers Day Brunch. Have been here many times, always good.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a night out with friends! The service was great, very quick, and the food was delicious!

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GGGB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and excellent atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised. The decor is beautiful as well. Definitely planning to return.

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WorkinfortheWeekend3186
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. Great cocktails. Very much over-priced wine

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vipnovel1000
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night. Excellent sushi, really enjoyed the house roll with cooked lobster.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience here!!

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hreed187
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just a great place to eat

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JonathanL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 503 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.