Zama

4.7
1767 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 1767 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SG
StephanieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MWms
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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Kate
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

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Karen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SQ
vipSilverQueen
Philadelphia
583 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.

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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!!

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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!!

HJ
HJKIM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was my first time to visit this restaurant. I tried Wasabi Tuna, Surfer, Spicy Crunchy Grilled Avocado, Hummus-San Temaki, Washabi Truffle Escargot, and Sushi Sashimi Combination. I expected good tastes from each one but each one was really disappointed except Wasabi Truffle Escargot but No wasabi flavor even thought it says Wasabi. Nome of rolls was good and the worst one was grilled avocado.. Sashimi was okay but each nigiri uses small fishes.. Learn bad experience with spent $250..

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vipibee
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Zama and his staff create the most delicious and eclectic sushi and sashimi dishes of any sushi restaurant we have visited. They also have delicious cooked foods. Their chirashi is phenomenal. My husband and I go at least once a week. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. We highly recommend this fine restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best brussel sprouts I've ever had. I had the sashimi combination platter and was very pleased with my whole meal.

MH
MichaelH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Recommend highly to anyone how delights in good sushi.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi as well as everything else we ordered. Server very helpful with recommendations.

NH
NHee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was quick. Some waiters were nicer than others but our waitress was lovely. Would definitely go back.

MS
vipMichaelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was amazing

JM
vipJoeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have appreciated a heads up the kitchen was closing as we were going to order more food. None given

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was such a nice location and the outdoor seating was pleasant except for the few occasions where a truck would come up the street, but that’s the city! If you are eating outside you will have a nice peak of Rittenhouse square park down the street. They had really unique and delicious sushi specials. Everything I tried I would order again. I would return and bring friends!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food and nice outdoor atmosphere.

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vipAlex
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was pretty decent but service left a lot more to be desired. Wait staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there and had a bit of an attitude. Don’t think I will be going back.

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vipAc0625
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis was awesome! Food was even better than we remembered, will definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Server was very nice and accommodating but the noise level was extraordinary- other guests rowdy and made any conversation difficult. Several guests moved including us to get away from the rowdy table, but not much improvement. Food was ok but not great. Overall took too long, food average and noise terrible. I would not plan to eat here again nor would I recommend

EJ
EJ15
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great cocktails. We enjoyed everything from appetizers to desert. It might be a little pricey but we thought it was worth it.

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vipBobbyW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giana was a great server! Knowledgable on menu and had suggestions. Loved the scallop hand roll!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi and very knowledgeable staff to help guide your choices! They also have amazing signature cocktails.

KB
vipKimB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of all time favorite places

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be coming back soon! amazing hidden gem

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The salt block was such an interesting experience, imagine ceviche but like you get to do it yourself 😱 very cool to watch

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vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food is always good at Zama and we will return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was fantastic and the service was good. Unfortunately the ambiance for outdoor dining was not great.

GF
vipGaryF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all the way around. Chef Zama was there himself preparing the food and it was outstanding. My favorite was the red dragon roll but literally everything I eat was amazing. Also had a special sake that was off the charts but I can’t remember the name of it.

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GeorgeL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience, great food and service, appreciated the social distancing indoors. All staff masked and very careful, felt comfortable whole time.

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vipCAM1616
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama does a terrific job and the service is outstanding! Our waitress was so busy yet she was incredibly kind, friendly, happy, and did a terrific job with our order! I can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is fresh and the best we have had in the area. A little more expensive than other sushi places, but well worth it!

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1767 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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