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Zama, Philadelphia, PA
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Zama

4.7
4.7
2009 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 568-1027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka

  • Catering

    We can offer catering platters designed to feel about 10 guest each. They come in many sushi styles and can be tailored to dietary concerns. From sushi to salads and some hot food, email us at info@zamaphilly.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private area located in the back of our restaurant for up to 20 people. Please call and we can work out a menu, menu build for all budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Bryon Phillips: (215) 568-1027

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    Moravian

  • Parking details

    There are several parking lots in and around our restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,009 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

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  1. SK

    SK007

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great good. Great service. Will come back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great drinks, great food and great service. Would go back to explore the rest of the menu.
  3. MD

    MD332

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The veggie platter was amazing!!!
  4. KB

    KimB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as well as the staff are amazing. One of my favorite places Love it
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an amazing time at Zama. The food was absolutely incredible. Our server Gianna walked us through the entire menu. Started off with sashimi moved into some rolls. The soft shell crab was to die for. The fluffer nutter fried dumpling was incredible. 10 out of 10. If Gianna is working, her knowledge of the menu and impeccable service hands down made this one of our most memorable meals to date!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Oversalted. Small portions. Flavor combinations were not to our liking. Service and presentation were great.
  7. E

    Ettorestyle

    Philadelphia

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food is delicious and I will be back
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was great !
  9. t

    tjvc

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best sushi specialty rolls always fresh and delicious try the surfer and wasabi Tina roll
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice lunch and priced very well. Service was very good. Will definitely return here for future lunch or dinner service.
  11. RR

    RolitaR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and the waiter are very attentived and answer all our questions.We loved our bento box and the trio of desserts.
  12. TT

    TriciaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food2service2ambience2
    Meh.. nothing to write home about… but it was NYE and they had availability I don’t need to go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family was in town and it impressed us all! Loved the chef tasting menu, and our server was really friendly and attentive as he walked us through everything. I can’t wait to go back next time I have something special to celebrate!!!
  14. d

    drnanger

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my all-time favs. Zama never disappoints!!
  15. J

    John

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! Service is great. Wonderful experience!
  16. AM

    AliM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place to enjoy with friends and family.
  17. B

    Bernadette

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were sat along a line of other tables so it was a little awkward having intimate conversations with my husband BUT the food was amazing and so was the service. It was still a nice dinner despite the seating arrangements we had.
  18. LC

    LeticiaC

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Zama was a great spot for everyday dining. I ordered a few small dishes and was very satisfied. The salmon ordered as the main dish was a bit too salty given the flavors of the Bok choy and sauces. Didn’t get to try the sushi.
  19. JR

    JoRu

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food but portions are small. Service was excellent.
  20. JB

    JohnB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zama is the best sushi restaurant in Philadelphia. Try the lobster and lump crab rolls.
  21. MP

    MerritP

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were seated promptly upon arrival in the section of the restaurant we had requested. Wait staff was professional and provided good service.
  22. s

    summer7122

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi spot! Fresh and lots of options.
  23. B

    Bluepoint

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant. Sushi and sashimi was delicious and fresh. Uni was a bit watery. Not sure why. Overall a very nice experience.
  24. E

    Euvites

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The sashimi was superb - delicious and beautifully presented. Also loved the Kaiso seaweed salad. The spicy crunchy maki had no flavor and the shrimp and eel fiesta special maki roll tasted only of avocado and lime. Probably will not return, given other sushi options in the city
  25. MP

    MicheleP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and service! Great suggestions! We were a little crowded as 6 in a booth, and it was hard to hear each other…. But an overall great meal to celebrate a birthday! We will definitely be back!
  26. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful sushi. And spectacular deserts.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good - enjoyed the tasting menu and some great sake
  28. LS

    LeslieS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and the waitress was very nice!
  29. RH

    RobertH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! One critique was pairing lump crab that tasted like it had a mayo base on top of tuna. I just scooped the most expensive crab off & enjoyed the tuna
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal was phenomenal
  31. BM

    BerthaM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Zama has many interesting (and attractive) offerings to put together for a delightful meal. Unusual surroundings, and professional staff. Going there feels like an event.
  32. f

    fooddesigner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First time at Zama. The sushi was average as compared to other sushi restaurants in this price range. Everything was fresh, but at over $100 for lunch for two, I would hope for a truly outstanding experience. The service was on the slow side, and we didn't like their policy of bringing items to the table as they are ready. It made for a somewhat disjointed meal.
  33. AW

    AnnalieseW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Incredible food and presentation
  34. ME

    MarkE

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We all tried the tasting menu and it was delicious. The cocktails were good and the food was fairly priced. Our waiter seemed a tad disinterested, but our food was delivered on time and he answered all of our questions. We look forward to going back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Very knowledgeable and have great recommendations. 3 guys got the more expensive chef’s special 7 course menu. Definitely a lot of food but well worth it. Very cool and unique menu with lots of artistry, taste, and variety. First time there and will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience - the tasting menu and the service were superb.
  37. RP

    RobertaP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as ever
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious
  39. CK

    ChelseaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience at Zama. The restaurant is beautiful, the lights and ambience was perfect, and the servers and hosts are relaxed, welcoming, and approachable. The food was absolutely incredible- definitely the best sushi I've ever had. Every part of our meal was fresh and flavorful. We also loved that the cocktails were tasty and strong, and the dessert we had was the perfect serving size and so delicious. Also, the prices were very fair and reasonable. Would definitely come back here!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best sushi I have ever had! Very fresh, creative and beautifully presented. Will definitely make this a staple whenever we visit Philadelphia!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 2009 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 53 times today
Google Map for Zama

128 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Moravian

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are several parking lots in and around our restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 568-1027

  • Catering

    We can offer catering platters designed to feel about 10 guest each. They come in many sushi styles and can be tailored to dietary concerns. From sushi to salads and some hot food, email us at info@zamaphilly.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private area located in the back of our restaurant for up to 20 people. Please call and we can work out a menu, menu build for all budgets.

  • Private party contact

    Bryon Phillips: (215) 568-1027

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