Zama

4.8
1811 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 1811 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hadn’t been hear in years. Server was exceptional and food was good

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vipVincent
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my kids. The waiter was great with suggestions. The edamame tasting was great. The cheese steak roll was awesome. Fish fresh. Decent value. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often. Took my 5 yr old for lunch on her first day of kindergarten. She loves it, so do we. Best sushi and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went here for date night and got the Chefs Tasting menu. Each course was impeccable and creative. It was incredible value for what it offered. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, particularly the sake selection, which we greatly appreciated.
We would definitely recommend for any special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Zama is always a solid restaurant to go to. Last night was busier than usual so the manager told us to be patient because they are a little understaffed. She started us with water and distributed menus. The server stopped by shortly after to secure our drink order. The sakitini wasn’t cold but my girlfriends yuzu gimlet was delicious. We ordered the pork dumplings and the California salad to start which was fantastic. For our entrees we ordered the spider roll and it was kind of disappointing but the eel and avocado fiesta was delicious. Overall would definitely return

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vipMonica
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great finding!! Delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually get one of the chef's tasting menus and this time tried the sushi and sashimi specials - they were very good as ere the daily special dumplings of various kinds. As always great service and this time we tried the house sake which was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. The staff are kind and gracious. Highly recommend

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and the staff was very professional and took good care of us. Only issue was that the food took a long time to come out - this can be an issue when you only have an hour for lunch. But it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional! The quality of the fish and the service are back to pre-covid standards.

GR
vipGaetanR
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat out at least twice a week and this restaurant is definitely one of the best in Philladelphia. The whole meal was phenomenal and the service was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting sushi, nice cocktails, excellent service. Would probably eat there regularly if it wasn’t a 50 minute drive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Pretty loud party near us. Expensive but not too much more than the value for the food.

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vipKACO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! So fresh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my daughter’s birthday, and she wanted sushi! (My daughter is 9.) We ate outside, so we didn’t experience the restaurant’s real ambiance, but the food was stellar. Highly suggest the Red Dragon roll! The service was attentive and fantastic.

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vipLadyB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Agedashi tofu sauce was bland and separate from the tofu so tofu didn’t absorb any flavor. Pork dumplings, unagi don and chicken Katsu were okay. Did not try any sashimi sushi. Rice crispy maki dessert was different and good.

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gbbbb
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, and service! 10/10 recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real sushi, not the cheap imitation fish they serve in many place. Authentic food and great service

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AndrewB
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lunch for 4 was fine. The restaurant opened at noon, but the website menu mentioned items available from 11:30 a.m. It was 98 F outside, so I was hoping to go inside. Miso soup, salads, dumplings, and sushi were all good. The disappointment was the unadon - it was thickly sliced eel dumped on the rice. I would have expected fillets of grilled eel/kabayaki style and also some additional sansho spice.

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vipKaitlinM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and service. Dessert trio was very good as well.

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ValeriaW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Overpriced and not tasty. Menu sounds more prominent that food.

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vipPaulE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server Brian was great.

JC
JosephC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Philadelphia. Authentic food, amazing chefs, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner at summer, and made the mistake of leaving a bag at the table as we were leaving. Waiter chase this down 50 feet away. Very nice of him to do that — especially as he was not even our server. The waitress we had was great, kept checking in without being intrusive. Wonderful evening, as it always is.

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VictoriaS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the chefs tasting menu. We loved it and our server was great. Will definitely return!!

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HungryDrexelStudent
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seems a bit pricey for better than average sushi. Only a tad less expensive than Morimoto, which is better all around for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was quality no doubt, but the prices for average sushi/sashimi seemed a bit overconfident. It seems to me that the premium prices pertain to the restaurants very favorable location. The service was excellent, our waitress Mercy, was incredibly professional, punctual and had a delightful personality. She also knew her way around the menu and assisted in our meal selection. Overall, this was a nice time for us—the only caveat being there wasn’t anything spectacular about the taste (although acceptable) that warranted premium pricing. The tuna sashimi, however, was a treat. Thanks to the staff for a nice evening.

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vipvlaskowski
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

great food but horrible service, the server that we had was extremely rude to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best deal for sushi in the city for the tasting menu 55$.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don’t think many Sushi places in Philadelphia compare to other big cities, but Zama does! It’s the real deal if you want great Sushi in Philqdelphia. I wish they would open in the suburbs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, presentation and service. Food came out quickly, everything was delicious and fresh!

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vipZack
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

So I really enjoyed the food; the sushi, steak and cod was absolutely phenomenal. I was not pleased with the service. When I ordered a bottle of wine and water, the server just dropped the water and wine on the table. During my appetizers, the server said that the kitchen was closing and I needed to order my dessert right now when I was still on my appetizer. I obliged but requested my dessert to be fresh, when my desert came out the fluffernutter was cold and she just dropped dessert in the middle of my entre course. For a Rittenhouse upscale restaurant, I am very disappointed with the service. I tipped 20% on a $300 check because I use to work in the service industry but I am not pleased at all with the way I was serviced. Please contact me if you see this review because I believe the food was amazing but the service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was great! I have been here a few times, and the sushi is always great.

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Lizh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food at reasonable price, good service, nice ambience with quiet setting

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Court
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere

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vipDeborahW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama is the best in Philly! Fish was fresh and amazing. Servers are attentive. The best

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Ritt
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed the experience staff and generous caring for a birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, thank you.

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.8 stars by 1811 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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