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Zento Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar

4.2
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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Zagat Rated Sexy and trendy two-story spacious establishment with a full liquor and premium sake bar. The main dining room welcomes you with a 10 ft long sushi bar, attended by our talented and skilled chefs. The warm table setting welcomes our guests to enjoy a fine meal.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 925-9998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Zento Sushi Restaurant+ Sake Bar is the ideal location for your next private event. Bring your guests to enjoy the trendy establishment and vibrant scene as our skilled chefs and professional waitstaff take care of the details.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (866) 364-9010
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Catering
Years of experience with local establishments and organizations to provide on-site and off-site sushi catering service for special events. Sushi Party trays are also available upon request or Let us cater at your location or home. Chefs on premisses upon availablitiy. Contact dp@zentocatering for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
*Street parking is free after 5:00pm every Wednesday of the month.
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Public transit
Market-Frankford Line- 2nd Street Station
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Entertainment
"Reverse Happy Hour" at Zento every day from 8:30pm-10:30pm. Enjoy half price Cocktails and selected food items at the bar area only.
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Special events & promotions
The 2nd floor dining room can occupy 30 - 40 people with a full liquor and premium sake bar, overlooking the dining room on the first floor through the glass windows. This stylish room can be used for large private parties or special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

After an hour no food so we left.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great and convenient location, nice space other than noise but well below average sushi, sashimi, rolls. One of three special rolls ordered was good (fusion), other two not good (old city and hot tuna).

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was very tasty however we waited an hour for food and only half was brought was and the rest took another 45 minutes. This is our 2nd time going there in a sat and both time the wait was ridiculous. They need to hire more cooks and servers.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Sushi portions small and just not great. Expected more.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was pretty good, but they had one server for the entire place. It wasn’t very full and our food took pretty long.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Read ambience perfect sushi a great service

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was super slow, not sure if it was just that night. Sushi rolls were good, but unusually tiny

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

No matter the occasion, Zento never disappoints!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good time overall
Portions were very small for the price

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Not happy the menu of web site and open table is nothing like what they actually office. All the hot foods are gone form the menu. Of the six of us, two do not eat sushi. The staff had no answer on why web site was never updated.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious but service is a bit slow

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The sushi was great, wine selection not so much. But above all, we were disappointed in the service. The waitress just walked up to us, not even making eye contact and just said "Are you ready". No hello or anything, which I thought was odd. Then we proceeded to wait an hour for any of the food. She came by and apologized but never offered a drink on the house or any sort of compensation for waiting way too long for food. I get sometimes you get backed up or find yourself understaffed and I'm usually very patient when that happens, but at least offer your customers that are feeling the most pain of it some sort of food/drink/monetary "sorry for your troubles".

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Staff stayed well-beyond closing time without any pressure for us to leave. Thanks for great sushi!

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Zento was a most enjoyable sushi experience. Service was pleasant though a little slow. The sushi & saki were excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Family New Year's Eve dinner
Delicious, creative, friendly staff, knowledgeable waiter, chirisushi bowl awesome! Signature cocktails, Fair prices,
Great ambience

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The place looks very nice, the service is average, the food is just OK and all of it is way overpriced.. Will never come back and would not recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Favorite sushi spot in Philly. Truly perfect for any occasion and every night! The menu and sushi is perfect!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I wanted Sushi for our 1 month wedding anniversary. Love this new hidden treasure we found in our neighborhood. The sushi was amazing and the shrimp dumplings.

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Liquor license lapsed which we didn’t know so it became a byob

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Cool cozy, scenery with great food choices. Taste great! Double check before you go to see if they received their liquor license. Sign says “& Sake Bar” but we needed to BYOB.

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Out of date website
Everything we picked out from the online menu wasn’t actually on the menu any longer

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

The ginger dressing salad and the seaweed salad were perfect. The sushi was delicious and was made very quickly. And the mochi was nicely made and sliced because we were splitting it.

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1.0Dined on October 28, 2017

I made a reservation but the restaurant didn’t honor the reservation system. They were open but were not sitting customers due to a catering event. It would have been more appropriate to update the reservation system or call the customers who had reservation and inform them about the circumstances. Driving to the restaurant and learning that the restaurant wasn’t sitting customer isn’t a good practice.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent sushi! Great variety. Very efficient service as well!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Appetizers (edamame and a rainbow trout ceviche) were very good. Two of our rolls were generally good (though not as spicy as expected), and the branzalino (sp?) roll was excellent. The flight of sake was also very good. The service was very good. The atmosphere while we were there was relatively quiet, although it is the type of place that I could see getting loud if it had been more crowded. Having TVs in the back dining area (rather than just facing the middle bar area) was a little odd, and hurt the atmosphere a bit, I think (though I’ll admit to checking scores out as the night progressed). The cost was about what you’d expect for a nice restaurant in this area. Overall, very good; we will come here again.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

As always the food was amazing. Christian our waiter was great! Made sure we were happy! I highly recommend Zento!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service! Great food! Our server Kelly was very helpful and took the time on a busy night to answer our questions and help us to enjoy a great night

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Every piece on every plate was fresh and vibrant. The presentation was beautiful. Christian, our server, was knowledgeable and friendly, and offered the perfect suggestions while guiding us through the menu. We had a delicious and memorable experience. Thank you Zento!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. We are eat here everytime we are in Philly.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a really nice dining experience. The seating is a little tight, but still quite comfortable. I love the atmosphere and our server was just the right amount of attentive and friendly. The sushi was very good quality.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal and enjoys the calm, easy-going energy on Friday night. We definitely will be back as the sushi was very good and you're able to BYO (although we didn't this time). Will be spreading the word, for sure.

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

We always look forward to returning to the location of our first date ( down the street at the original). Food was good but clearly the original chef is no where to be seen. It was good sushi but to us lost it's vibe. Not sure we will return

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

My favorite sushi in Philadelphia. Freshest, most delicious fish. Never want any other sushi! Mexican Roll and Maguro sushi are my top favs. Very flavorful miso and awesome shrimp dumplings too.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was efficient and very friendly. The sushi and specialty rolls were excellent with lots of flavor. Also, loved the steamed dumplings and spring roll.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

The sushi was excellent! Everything was so fresh. Service was friendly and efficient.
The 4 of us willBe back! A very good experience!

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Zento was a bit of a disappointment after reading all the great reviews. My husband and I ordered sushi but we found the rice a bit 'wet.' The Tamago sushi was squishy and wet, it must have been frozen before. The portions and value is great, definitely not the best sushi. My salad was over dressed as well. If you're looking for authentic, look elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Always good food and drinks. Great for a night out with friends.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Three friends for a Saturday ladies night out. We requested a relatively quiet table and we were able to hear each other just fine (sitting right up front - we didn't mind. Not much change from outdoor temperature during a hot July night). The service wasn't perfect but we were far away from our servers other tables, and also we didn't need much attention. Our waitress was kind, helpful, understanding, and warm. Food was delicious. 2 miso soups, 4 specialty rolls, 1 app, 2 desserts = less than $30/pp. Highly recommend and will be going back for more occasions!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

I had never been to Zento until last night 7/15/17 and didn't know what to expect. My date and I shared 2 apps. One was tuna tartare and the the other was a very small yellowtail sashimi. Both were enjoyable with the tuna being very good and the other was good despite the very small portion size. The rolls were very good and desert of fried ice cream was OK. I definitely would go back as I like the vibe of the area.

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2017

My pinky is bigger than the size of their eel that they have in the sushi roll.

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