Zama

4.7
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1581 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese

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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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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1581 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.

SL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Overpriced for the quality you get.

R
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest/Best sushi I ever ate.. we there for restaurant week lunch. Bento box was great also. Definitely going back,
.

d
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first day of Restaurant Week, and the four-course meal was excellent and a great value. Everything was delicious, and the sushi was very fresh and well-crafted. This is definitely one of the better Restaurant Week menus I've seen. Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food quality is consistently high, and the ambiance is nice.

The service has been poor, with wait staff forgetting simple requests, and often long delays between table visits/check-ins. This was never the case, but has been true during our last 4 visits.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced. Not great

W
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food. Extremely loud.

S
Czech Republic
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

PERFECTION!!! Tierney was a fabulous wait person. She gave great reccos and was delightful. The oyster shooters? Couldn't get enough so after 12 the two of us moved no to...amazingly fresh uni, FABULOUS tuna carpaccio with truffle oil, and bits of deliciousness in the large variety of sushi we consumed. The sake is also very, very good. We will with a nigori (Cloudy something) and it was just perfect paired with everything we ate. Thank you--it was a special night and an amazing experience.

BX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi. Impeccable service. Also: house made sake!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family get together

KM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent as always. It was very warm in the restaurant, almost uncomfortable. The food and service was so great that I didn’t care.

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service from Travis was really good. He was able to answer questions and explain what was presented.

The food was very good, but I will say it is quite pricey for the portions served.

GK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration dinner. Had looked at this restaurant for another night, but found ourselves close on this occasion. Everything was great. Service as accommodating but not overbearing. Kitchen prepared things quickly and timely. Loved the simplicity of the interior. Great sake list!!!

TB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good but not special

j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great, but Japanese food is expensive, so we don't eat it everyday, not street food.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as always and the 7 courses chef menu a really good deal. Only minor issue the tables for two are quite small.

b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the December anniversary multi-course special. It was outstanding. Every dish was excellent as was the $25 sake or wine matched with the food (and a bargain too!). I would recommend Zama as one of the best sushi restaurants in Philadelphia.

E
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always steady and good

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome night!

MC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary food and exceptional service. That equals a win every time. We used to go to Cozara, but were pleasantly surprised with Zama. Absolutely amazing sushi.

ET
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Had the tasting menu and was the best meal web had in a while! Every dish was incredible!

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an exceptional experience with close attention to creative combinations of fresh and delicious fish and spices

SG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. A bit pricey, especially the sushi. The Black Cod and Short Rib were very good.

PD
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch. We were able to have their $55 tasting menu for during lunch.

KZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is really cool. We had a great meal, the desserts are awesome also.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Zama twice now and found each meal delicious. I especially like that in addition to the fast service, they offer dishes I've never seen elsewhere. Everything from the brussels sprouts appetizer to the sushi, sashimi and specialty dishes like fried chicken were wonderful. I look forward to going back soon.

G
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We return often. Great value, diversity and quality in small dishes. We will generally split a large plate.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was and is always good! If you like sushi, it’s a great place to go!

BK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi, best service, tiny atmosphere for intimate meals ..... power lunch, date night, Sunday funday.... all outstanding!!!!! Can't wait until the next time I am there... .service and sushi chefs were brillant, I am gluten free and theny made all the modifications to make me happy.

o
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent. Some very innovative dishes - especially Philly Style maki, Oysters 3 ways and Wasabi truffle escargot.

R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi chef's are the best in the city, all fresh fishes.

KR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff & management!!! Our waiter Peter made our experience that much better!! We drive an hour and a half from Baltimore to get dinner here.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The special White Dragon roll was one of the best rolls I have ever had! The miso soup was delicious! We could have done without the desert, it wasn’t as enjoyable as the meal!

I
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love Zama when visiting Philly. The noise from neighboring tables is sometimes a bit overwhelming, but the food and service are always outstanding.

AA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sashimi was delicious!!

X
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our first time dining here, we came in for a late snack. We both had rainbow rolls, I had miso soup, and my husband had the seaweed salad. The sushi was very good, but a bit pricey. Very busy on a Tuesday night, but they tried really hard to keep up with the service.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

My husband & I chose Zama based on reviews and location to our hotel. Staff was not friendly nor welcoming. It took 20 mins after being seated for our drink order to be taken. Another 15 mins to receive our wine and 45 mins to receive 1 dish that did not come out with other orders. The seats were not comfy and lighting terrible. The only positive note was that the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Cost was fair.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food was good but very overpriced for the serving sizes and cuisine. The service was mediocre and the note about my son's birthday was completely ignored.

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