Tuna Bar

4.8
390 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 & 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 390 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE TUNA BAR! Amazing atmosphere and service! We got the Tuna Tartare and a couple rolls of sushi, it was delicious! The staff was very kind and practicing all COVID restrictions, even had temperature checks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious!

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vipOutAndAboutPHL
Atlantic City
184 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared the Kobe beef spring rolls and popcorn shrimp appetizers and both were amazing. After that we had several rolls and sashimi. Everything was super fresh & delicious! The service and drinks were also stellar. The owner & one of the managers also checked in to make sure we were happy. Great food, service, atmosphere and they all care a lot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Food and service is always on point and they have handled the new restrictions with grace which is hard to come by these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very nice. Service was a little off tonight.

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PhillyTransplant
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an amazing experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place for a date. Food really fresh, clean and flavorful.

DH
DulceH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi restaurant!!!
When you go you should try, pork dumping, lobster fried rice, real Cali roll & Wentz roll.
Service always is great & fast.

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AndrewD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wasabi fried rice might be the best rice I've ever tasted

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal sushi spot! Incredibly delicious food and lovely service. We had an amazing time here and would highly recommend it. The Brussels sprouts and rock shrimp were great appetizers, and all of their specialty rolls were wonderful. Our favorite was the King Ghidorah roll!

JP
vipJonathanP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service, and Ambiance. Would recommended to anyone. Best sushi restaurant in the city!

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Ashley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious, fresh food with a great view if sitting outside! will definitely be going back again in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar is my favorite restaurant in the city!! I come weekly! Love it! Thank you for working so hard and staying so amazing!

PB
PaulB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have known Ken for many years. He is a gracious host with inventive and exceptionally tasty takes on all his dining options. Staff are attentive without being obtrusive. It was wonderful to be back after so many months of not being able to dine at Tuna Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost a great experience from top to bottom. Sushi is fresh and tasteful. My favorite sushi bar in the city.

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vipLisaF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar was fantastic! Food and drinks are on point and the staff is warm and friendly. I’d give 10 stars if I could! We’ll absolutely be back.

JL
JosephL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Outdoor experience was sub par. Felt rushed and they didn’t have any of the bottles they had on the menu. Also, the sashimi selection was lacking considering its reputation and price. However what we DID have was very good, fish was high quality and the server was conciliatory with the limited menu and bottle list. Good, but I won’t return to outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun vibe, great service ... loved the Broad Street roll! Would go back for that and another slushie.

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mf45
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing, as always. Only complaint was how many lantern flies were landing on me, but that is not in the restaurant's control.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not what it used to be. Used to love this place. Seems like it has a new owner as it just isn't as good. I realize it has a reduced menu but they have sashimi but no sushi? Tuna tartare which I always have wasn't the same. Drinks were not the same. I don't think I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best sushi!

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vipLamarC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good experience. Neighborhood gem. Quality food at a decent price.

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CaitlinM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best sushi we've had in Philadelphia, highly recommend!

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tunabar is my wife and I’s favorite restaurant. We can’t recommend it enough. We have tried everything on the menu and haven’t been able to find 1 thing we do not like.

Best sushi in Philadelphia

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Tuna Bar was phenomenal! It was my first time in Philly and was the best dinner choice I made! The food was delectable and the service was fantastic! I can’t wait to go back!

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billh
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Been many times. Usually excellent. This time was less so. My ginger salad was pre made too long prior to be worth the price. A few of the roll sections fell apart. Interestingly, when I made the reservation it said there were only 2 spots open 4:30 and 8:00. When we arrived at 7:50, there were only 2 tables occupied. They both left at 8 and only 2 more
tables filled up. Just an off night altogether.

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint. Their staff is welcoming and the food is always amazing.

MC
MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna Bar was an amazing experience! From food, service to ambiance (even with outdoor dining) was superb. I'll definitely be back!

JC
JuliaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and the service and food we’re great! Everything was super fresh and came out at a good speed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

if I was aware that the menu was limited .. I would’ve passed.

KP
vipKenP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service even better food. Drinks were great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was some of the best we’ve ever had and service was top notch. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. Amazing service. You can’t ask for a better experience. Best sushi in philadelphia.

JB
JenniB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna bar is always fantastic. One of the best sushi restaurants in Philadelphia.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I have ever had. Been here at least 10 times last year.I I must have been to Tuna Bar at least 10 times last year. Friday was the most atrocious experience I have ever had. I understand that it was the first opening day and some hiccups are to be expected, but Friday is quite beyond. First we arrived at our reservation time of 7:30. Once we arrived we were told by the very disheveled matradee that they were running about 30 minutes late. No issue so we took a walk around the block. We arrived back at 8 and were told we were the 2nd table to be seated after 1 couple and they were cleaning 2 tables at that moment. We sat on the bench at which point I watched him seat 2 couples. Then another customer who showed up later than us went and said something and he sat them at a 4 top. At that point I went back up and he looked at his computer and couldn't find my name. He eventually found it and looked confused. He said I'll be the next couple and said here's a $25 gift card. It was only $15 when I opened at home. We waited another 15 minutes at which point a waiter started going to everyone including us to tell us they were out of food.

There were multiple chances to tell us they would be out. Instead we waited and waited, watched other people be seated when we were due to be next. I wrote directly to the restaurant and heard nothing.

Tuna Bar
Responded on June 18, 2020

First and foremost I want to deeply apologize for your experience last Friday. It is in no way how we aim to serve our customers. Due to scheduling issues with Open Table, we quickly became overbooked amidst an already hectic evening and were understaffed for the occasion due to the current pandemic. Neither of these are an excuse for your experience and I hope you do choose to return. We appreciate you writing us directly and assure you things will be running smoothly moving forward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly dine here, the service and food are always phenomenal. Best sushi in Philly!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
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
BelindaP
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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tuna Bar using the Order Online button. Tuna Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 390 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.