Zama

4.7
1790 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 1790 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Z
vipZack
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
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.

L
Lizh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

Amazing food, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere

R
vipRitt
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DW
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

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

Great service, thank you.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will keep returning to Zama for the chef's tasting menu - it is just excellent. An amazing collection of flavors in a quiet environment with great service.

d
drnanger
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zama! I eat there frequently and enjoy it every time!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, nice outdoor seating

AF
AnnF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Lots of Covid protection. Noise level is high, but overall it’s worth the trip if you like sushi.

j
vipjennifera
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was great!

PF
vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first indoor dinner at Zama since the pandemic. We had eaten outside and had take out during the lock down, but it was great being inside. The food was excellent - the salmon, Kennett Square mushrooms, evening's specials, desserts, etc. Our waitress was great and explained the menu, made suggestions, etc. Zama is one of our favorite restaurants, and we will be definitely returning soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Definitely worth the price. Our server, Giana, made fantastic recommendations.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our return to Zama was just as amazing as our first visit. I think the chef's tasting menu is one of the most distinctive elements of the menu. Very creatively prepared and delicious.

EL
EdwardL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting take on Sushi. Would recommend to friends.

MB
MatthewB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was awesome, and we got a surprise dessert

HR
vipHonestReview
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful! I definitely be coming back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The crispy noodles at the base of the braised short ribs tasted like it was fried in old oil which was disappointing. Overall good sushi.

A
vipAnom
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food, with the worst service I have experienced in years.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience3

It wasn’t all that great to warrant $$$. The best part was the dessert. Everything else was average. The bao bao bao buns were probably the next best. Drinks were good.
Our server Bryan was great though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server, Merci, was very helpful and attentive.

BD
vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant in Philly… always good! Great atmosphere and food!

SG
StephanieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs, branzilla and Giana!
All were amazing!

MW
MWms
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My spouse and I ate at Zama on Saturday, June 12th. We are from Washington DC and have dined at numerous Sushi restaurants in our area. We concluded that the sushi at Zama was amongst the very best, if not the best, that we have eaten. It was all very fresh and so creative. Our server, Gianna, guided us to most of our selections. She was attentive without being intrusive and so very pleasant. By choice we dined outside and the only downside was that the street isn’t the most attractive but the food and service more than made up for that. Highly recommend.

K
Kate
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Lindsey was super helpful and awesome. Definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great, waitress and host were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back for the Specialty rolls.

VC
VigilanteCapital
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and the waitress was very helpful in walking us through the menu and making good recommendations. They were out of the speciality drink we asked for but overall a great experience, but you do pay a premium for that experience

K
Karen
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great, friendly service. Servers knowledgeable and gave great advice on menu selections.

SQ
vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
588 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. We had a selection of small plates. I loved the veg dumplings. Also good drinks. Service was slow because the place is understaffed. Our server tried really hard to make it a good experience.
Ambiance outdoors is not great. Small tables near the bldg, no booths. Hi-tops for 4 in the street with only a rope barrier, exposed to traffic. Lots of people were dining indoors in AC, unmasked. Ironically, people on the outside were required to wear masks when they went inside to the host or the restroom.

KK
vipKoKo
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Calamari salad outstanding. Maki and sushi great. Not MY Dad's Manhattan great. Service fast, friendly and efficient.

J
vipJustlee
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, high quality sashimi. And the salad with avacado was better than expected.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service is always excellent!

KD
KerryDwayneG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant time we had, some of our party was late and while we waited we were well taken care of and not rushed at all. Had yummy appetizers and fresh tasty rolls from the lunch menu plus mixed drinks and the best pistachio cheesecake dessert I’ve ever had! Also, make sure to ask for Gianna to be your server - she’s gonna take great care of u!!

ME
MarkE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've yet to be disappointed with a meal here. Last night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner that included exceptional shrimp shumai and fresh edamame to start. We opted for several Maki rolls, and each one was at outstanding. We even decided to add another roll because we enjoyed the first ones so much.

As always, service was terrific. In addition to a friendly and attentive server, the manager was engaging and helpful from start to finish.

I would highly recommend Zama for their sushi, service, and ambience. It is, without question, the best sushi available in the Philadelphia area, and for an extremely reasonable price. I would strongly urge you explore the items other than sushi on this wonderful menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious!

CA
vipCAryns
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gianna was our server and she was wonderful!!

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1790 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.

Tweets by Zama