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Zama, Philadelphia, PA

Zama

4.7
4.7
1960 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

10:00 PM


Booked 47 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 1,960 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

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  1. MK

    MarkK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing, fish was super fresh probably the best sushi I’ve had in Philly. The only thing that comes close is morimoti . Only thing I didn’t like was the crowded tables. Definitely will be returning soon!
  2. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are vegan and Brian created a wonderful, delicious menu of plates for us to enjoy. Service was outstanding. Thank you we will be back when in town.
  3. KE

    KEVINW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    For and service was great. Hostess was rude and condescending. Not a great first impression. Glad we stayed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best server ever
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service was not as friendly as it usually is, but the food was great.
  6. CG

    CateG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was fantastic, but it took a very long time to get our food. My water glass was not refilled once even though I asked. And it took forever to get the attention from our server. The food was delicious enough to come back for sure. But I do hope it’s better service the next time
  8. L

    Local

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service but very noisy
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. That’s why we keep coming back :)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very happy with the sushi. Interesting rolls. Enjoyed the truffle eel roll and very crunchy spicy tuna
  11. AC

    AliceC

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $65 tasting menu was incredible. Everything had so much depth of flavor and portions were sizable. An absolute steal and amazing quality!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around.
  13. CI

    ChandraI

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This meal was amazing. I was at a conference and this restaurant was recommended by another attendee that had eaten there and loved it. It did NOT disappoint! We did the 7 course chef menu and loved every bit of it! Will definitely come back next time in Philadelphia.
  14. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal! We did the tasting menu and it was awesome! Great variety of well curated dishes. Will definitely go back!
  15. a

    apriltwocats

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef's tasting menu was a special treat for an anniversary celebration. Beautiful presentation, marvelous knife work and unique flavors made it am outstanding experience
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was the best
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. However, the host really didn’t say anything to us just handed menus to someone to seat us. I had noted when making reservation it was for a birthday, no acknowledgement. The server was good, however, it was taking long for food to be brought to table.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at Zama - and last night was no exception. Service, food, and sake ...
  19. TS

    TigresSKS

    Philadelphia

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the Chirashi Lunch Set at a business lunch this afternoon, which included edamame, house salad, udon noodle soup with shrimp tempura. The chirashi was absolutely delicious--the vegetables were incredibly flavorful as was the seasoned rice. The tuna and yellowtail were solid. I would've appreciated the soup a bit hotter, but overall it was a good meal and service was great.
  20. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend in from NYC and we went there with another friend of dinner. The food was delicious (with a number of unique dishes) and the service was great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and at a Japanese suishi restaurant and bar. I’ve been afraid to try raw fish in general but my thoughts hav snow changed! We got a bunch of rolls - eel, crab, and bronzino. And a half portion of sea bass. Everything was delicious! The bartender Travis was very nice and helpful. We will be back!
  22. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is absolutely delicious—beautifully executed dishes come to the table as they are prepared and are a visual treat and a culinary delight. We were very eclectic in our choices: Seared Kurobota Pork Dumplings, truffle eel daikon, NY strips, calamari salad, octopus salad and more. It is a bit pricey but worth it, and it’s generally noisy, but tolerable,
  23. MP

    MerritP

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were seated promptly upon arriving in the section requested. Sever was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Peter was a stellar, loved the sake and every piece of maki we had. One of the yummiest natto I had, the oysters were amazing, I want to come back and do omakase very soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and birthday event
  26. IB

    IleenB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was great. Staff was wonderful and they were able accommodate last minute additional guest at our table
  27. NM

    NegyM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First time around when they had opened it was great- 2nd time around Ok fish. You’re paying for Rittenhouse location for the most part. On Saturday night they rushed us out at10 PM!
  28. MB

    MargaretB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is simply excellent sushi. Probably the best in Philly or at the least one of the top two or three. Extremely fresh. Not inexpensive but totally worth it. Some really fine choices of fish not found on every sushi menu. Highly recommend and will go again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything our server suggested we loved! We got the Bao Bao Bao buns which were amazing and the pork pan seared dumplings - yum!
  30. c

    cpkk

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Vibes was great, setting was beautiful and the service was top notch, really friendly staff. The food however was underwhelming. The sushi itself did not live up to the price tag, and of the rolls we ordered the flavors were mild at best. The spicy crunchy wrap was actually flat out not good, it was dry and imbalanced. The best dish was the dessert, we got matcha ice cream and some strawberry mochi.
  31. AL

    ALKH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Lighting in face too direct, too noisy and food was not as good as it has been. Salad, dumplings, Brussels sprouts and beer was great! Deserts mediocre. Miso soup seemed very high in sodium. Chicken bites not good. Pairing with plain shredded cabbage a bit odd. Normally, I love this place. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen?
  32. M

    Mareetz

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service every time!! Thank you Zama!!
  33. B

    Blackhearts

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and i love Zama. It's 1 of our favorite date night locations. She is from out of state. We found this place together after some google searching and very glad we did. So far this was our 3rd or 4th dinner there. Always great food and service.
  34. TI

    ThomasI

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Reception to ordering, the staff was happy to help and seemed happy to be there. Very knowledgeable and answered every question we had about the menu. Food was excellent and plated nicely. We will dine there again.
  35. A

    Anonymous

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks. Relaxing ambiance.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Host was not welcoming
  37. K

    Katy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Our waiter Jonas was fantastic. Thank you!
  38. T

    Townie

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Zuma and it was exceptional. Waiter was very helpful in making menu choices . Use to eating in sushi bars that aren’t as haute as Zuma and it was a real treat
  39. j

    jowinkla

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved it! Extensive menu & choices for both sushi & cooked appy's and entrees. Our server was great, knowledgeable about the menu & made good suggestions about what & how to order based on our questions.
  40. E

    Erika

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We just went to 3months ago. The food was good but this time Food was so disappointed and never go back.

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 1960 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 47 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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