Zama

4.7
1706 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1706 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The most pathetic sushi experience in my live.
Toro looked and tasted like eel.
Forget about the fish, you guys couldn’t even have figured out pickled ginger.
And serving bagged green tea?
This place does not deserve to be called a sushi restaurant.

JR
vipJeanneR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, fresh fish, fun menu, great service.

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vipHomer
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outdoor dining booth was cramped, all plastic, terrible/no ambiance. Very cheap.

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I have eaten at Zama quite a lot, the food is great and dealing with Covid, they do a great job.
This last visit, I brought 2 people who never ate there before, I wanted it to be a good experience. Unfortunately the service was very very slow and we had to keep asking why everything.... even desert took a very long time.
One of my quests was done eating before the others got their meal.
Not the service I am used to!

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Elio
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion, so we tried the chef's tasting menu. It was 7 courses of magnificence. Somehow each one topped the last. Seriously impressed with the quality of this restaurant.

ST
SeanT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently took a date to Zama for some dinner after a night out. My date is a vegetarian. I called a few days prior to see if a vegetarian tasting menu could be arranged. The manager and chef came through big time. We had an awesome 7 course vegetarian tasting menu complete with apps, rolls and desert. Everything was great. I'm not a strict vegetarian but I would go back for some of the veg rolls they created for us.

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Monica
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such great quality and fresh fish. Loved the rolls and sashimi.

SP
SandraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, amazing staff especially under covid regulations.

LT
LenaT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We love the set menu and our 7 courses including dessert.

RP
vipRPLUS1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food start to finish. We luv Japanese cuisine and we wanted to try Zema and their Food and Service x5⭐️
We usually like to try many of what’s on the menu on our first try so we ordered
- crispy salmon skin salad
- edamame w/ 3 salt sampler - we chose soy/yuzu/truffle
- kurobuta pan seared dumplings
- couple of pieces of chu-toro /blue fin / yellowtail Hon Hamachi sashimi
- a sushi special - tempura crunch on the outside with tuna / roe /avocado on the outside and some sort of jalapeño cream sauce on the inside
- kirin ichiban braised short ribs w/crispy ramen noodles
- black cod saikyoyaki
- NY strip steak with bliss potatoes
that tasted like gnocchis
- wasabi rice
MINI DESERTS X3 (we chose banana ice cream/ bl choco mousse with sea salt / tofu beignets

KA
vipKACO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi! Best in the city that I’ve had!

PD
vipPriscillaD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our server was very poor. He barely checked on our table, we had a food runner who was way more attentive and we would have rather tipped. We were very disappointed in the service.

BB
vipBonBon
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Ate outside. Service abs staff fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, clean facility, waiter knowledgeable and helpful, I will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and service was great! Our server was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I’d go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

After 1 hour waiting for our food (2 persons order) we canceled it and the server didn’t even apologized. Seems like waiting an hour for your food is normal thing for them.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The folks at Zama really helped us celebrate our son’s 13th birthday with style! The service was amazing, the recommended dishes were perfect (king crab rolls topped w scallop sashimi!) and the dessert was the right ending.

JT
JoeyT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night, Beautiful people, Beautiful food

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vipphylit
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were outside in the gut. Only gave ambience 3 stars for that reason. Everything alway delicious

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vipChef4life
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff is super knowledgeable. All dishes were wonderfully crafted and fresh. Will be returning soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi, very fresh fish. I will 10/10 be coming back often!

NK
vipNikoleK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still continues to be the BEST sushi in Philly. Love it

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dessert is a must have here, fluff dumpling 🤤🤤 i don’t usually do dessert at Asian restaurant, do not skip!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

JK
JohnK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sushi spot right next to Rittenhouse Square. Upscale and very clean.

BD
vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our go to place for Japanese food in Philly, great location, lovely atmosphere and nice service. We had eaten outside in September, it was nice to dine inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Wait staff was rude and unpleasant upon arrival. Food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

U can never go wrong with Zama

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food and even greater service.

DG
DanielG
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great. Wonderful Japanese spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Went out for valentines. It took almost 2 1/2 hours to get all our food. We got a multi-course menu, but some courses had 30 minutes or more between. It took so long. I ordered a beer, and 30 minutes later, still waiting for the next course, the waiter dumped one in my glass and said ‘not sure if you ordered this, but take it’ somewhat rudely. As a 200$ meal for two and a special occasion, disappointed. We left more than 3 hours after arriving...

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Leilani
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I understand that it was Valentine’s Day but our waitress was awful. She barely checked up on us and waited over 20 minutes to take our order. She never let us know that the rolls were going to take over an hour to come out and we found out when we overheard her talking to another waitress. Other employees were checking up on their tables and offering free appetizers to compensate for the wait but we were never offered the same treatment. She did not even give us our food and had other people run it for her. We ended up paying for the food we already ate and left before the rolls came out. We probably saw her twice throughout the 2 hours we were there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the atmosphere!! Definitely coming back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine’s Day experience. Service was great sushi was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner, I somehow accidentally cancelled my reservation but the manager went above and beyond to accommodate us. He made my birthday extra special. The food was great, drinks were awesome! Excellent experience! Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place to go with a date to try lots of dishes... like 10 of them!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was so excited to finally come here but this place is terrible.. The sushi isn’t fresh and

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent

HO
HollieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and space! We had pork dumplings, a sushi roll that was a special for the evening, and the new york strip. All fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first indoor dining since March 2020. Everything was perfect and ran smoothly. The dishes and sake were delicious and fresh and we kept ordering more! What I wonderful way to experience our first indoor eating adventure. Thank you! We will be back.

FAQs

Zama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 568-1027.

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1706 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.

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