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Tuna Bar - Tuna Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Tuna Bar

4.8
4.8
717 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.

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 of wine, sake, and spirits. There are no outside food and beverages allowed. There is a $40 dessert/cake fee for guests that wish to bring in a dessert/cake for their special occasion.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-8862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Sze

  • Catering

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    2nd and Race Street

  • Parking details

    As a convenience for our customers, we offer $10 parking. The parking garage is located at 231 N. 2nd Street. Bring the ticket from the garage into the restaurant and we will stamp with our Tuna Bar stamp!

  • Public transit

    The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station <br /><br />The Route 57 at 3rd &amp; Race Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

  • Philadelphia

    Best Food

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  1. AL

    ALBERT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waiters are not attentive, and I had to get up a few times to get their attention (no wasabi dishes, more water, etc.).
  2. t

    tylka5

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent night. Food was great. Service was great. We had a large party that left very happy!
  3. D

    Denmom

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks. Cool atmosphere. Party of 5 and everyone raved.
  4. P

    Pell39

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Very cool vibe. Only knock against the place, it is so loud.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful - good food and good service - sashimi is excellent.
  6. c

    cenogreen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service , and atmosphere were outstanding. We would absolutely re visit.
  7. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    creative, fresh, and delicious.....isn't that all that you need when it comes to sushi? This is one of our favorite sushi spots in the city, the service is always great and the food is wonderful. We definitely recommend Tunabar for date night or night out with friends.
  8. R

    Ruth1

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu was limited-no main entrees except for salmon
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and better service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server josh was fantastic
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance, spectacular drinks!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite sushi place in Philly!
  13. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good overall experience, would Coe back again. A bit pricey but good quality food.
  14. a

    avalone

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every experience I've had at Tuna Bar has been excellent, I keep going back! Thank you for your continued service and amazing food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid dining experience here. Food is always great, servers and overall staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch time is more low key and relaxing, while dinner time is lively and energetic. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing meal, lunch time is your best bet or outdoor dining for dinner. Indoor will always be lively and trendy during the dinner rush.
  16. D

    Djsgirl

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Tuna Bar and definitely will be back. Everything was amazing. Customer service is lacking so much These days but not here at Tuna Bar. From the hostess to the waitstaff everyone was extremely nice. The food came fast. It was shocking how fast we got our food. Did not skip on quality either. It was so good. While I was eating I texted two of my friends and recommended they try this spot as well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I took my friend there as a birthday gift. She loves sushi and so do I. We went after work it was basically empty. It’s beautiful on the inside. We tried different kinds of sushi rolls and they were absolutely delicious! We also had the brussel sprouts as an appetizer and I’m telling you it was PERFECT. They somehow managed to get rid of the bitterness that’s usually on Brussels. Just amazing!!
  18. S

    Sswish

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I visit I always have a great meal & service. The crab fried ride is to die for!
  19. E

    Erin

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish, everything was amazing. We were seated quickly. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. And let’s talk about the food!! The tuna flatbread could be a meal by itself. It’s so pretty to look at but the flavors are amazing!! We prefer the edamame with sea salt, but they were tasty too! I got the Fishtown. Just enough spice from the jalapeño to match the other amazing flavors. My boyfriend got the Rittenhouse. I’ll be getting that one next time. It’s so fresh and flavorful. We had a great dinner and will be back soon!
  20. LG

    LeahG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    I love this restaurant! I have taken my family and friends to this restaurant many times and it is always a hit. So excited to go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  22. FD

    FoodDugooder

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    alert(1); hey
  23. TM

    TMM11

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    hostess can be more friendly waitress was great
  24. KA

    KimberlyA

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my fiancé to this spot and everything was good from the beginning to the ending. Our server Josh was awesome he was on point with explaining the menu to us and giving us good recommendations on the sushi we should try. We’ll definitely go back again.
  25. KS

    KirkS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Service was excellent, food came out fast, and the cocktails were surprisingly great as well. Will definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing sushi and drinks in the city. I haven’t found anywhere better!
  27. HS

    HayleyS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food and ambiance as always however the service has repeatedly disappointed me here (I have been many times). I always feel super rushed, including last night when the waiter came over extremely quickly twice to take our order. Knowing that the food is usually brought out quickly, we ordered fried rice and appetizers first and then another round of food later. The rice came out BEFORE our other apps (seaweed salad and sushi apps). Then, after we ordered our next round of food (maki and specialty rolls), it took extremely long to come out. I love Tuna Bar but wish that the service made us feel more comfortable, less rushed, and not take an overly long time on some items.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food as usual was great—the salmon never disappoints however the veggie roll was meh. The ambiance was made interesting by a good crowd! Vanessa, our waiter made our experience the highlight of our evening—patient, caring, personable and professional…thanks Tuna Bar!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    From where we was sitting at outside up agains the glass the glass was dirty and there were like dead bugs on the ground from people stepping on the lantern flies and killing them I think they should clean up the outside a little more And the tables that’s on outside most of the were broke and lopsided unbalance Food was excellent Wasabi fried rice the winch roll and brussels sprouts were excellent
  30. JO

    JujuO

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our favorite sushi place in the city! The food is amazing and we can always count on a great night.
  31. n

    nrommen

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun and trendy addition to Philly! The service was great and the food was even better. I really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, fried rice, and very fresh sushi. The cocktail list was great as well! Only downside was the noise level, and the size of our table was a bit too small.
  32. CS

    CarolS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, knowledgeable server, prompt service, excellent food.
  33. MM

    MaggieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Amazing quality food, great atmosphere and the staff is always on point. Can't wait to come back.
  34. AB

    AmandaB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food, drinks and service were great. The noise level was extremely high but to be expected. Will definitely be back.
  35. LF

    LFR1

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh high quality food! Worth traveling for. Never a bad meal
  36. LA

    LouiseA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It’s just ok now Was a lot better about a year ago even better before COVID Now just ok with food and service(particularly the latter) I live close by and I’ll come back but not as often
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It’s nice and close from my house. My friend from out of town loves there, so we went there after having a drink at paddy’s:)
  39. g

    gocardinals

    St. Louis

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Visiting Philly and wanted sushi. Great location , happy hour, sashimi and Waygu egg rolls outstanding.! One disappointment. I always like to get the waitstaff name to give them a shout out for exceptional service. I asked the waiter his name apologizing that I did not capture it. He replied he typically doesn’t provide his name to diners. Anyway he provided great service, however when paying our bill I noticed the name on the receipt was different than the one he provided. So Steven/Samuel whatever your name is thanks for the service
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing as always !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 717 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tuna Bar

205 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and Race Street

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    As a convenience for our customers, we offer $10 parking. The parking garage is located at 231 N. 2nd Street. Bring the ticket from the garage into the restaurant and we will stamp with our Tuna Bar stamp!

  • Public transit

    The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station The Route 57 at 3rd & Race Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Sze

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-8862

  • Catering

    Please email info&#64;tunabar.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

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