Zama

4.7
1844 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 1844 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was an excellent server. Food was tremendous as usual. Will return on my next trip to Philly.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
189 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Expensive!! Very attractive.

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vipSadd
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what it used to be. Will hold out hope and try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama never disappoints - the food and service are first-rate.

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vipCnunc
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server definitely knew his stuff.

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vipjohnr
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Zama - very high quality sushi, interesting menu items, great service

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vipKimB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Staff, food awesome

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Brandon
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was very good and fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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GeneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal- so good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Zama is awesome. One of my favorite spots in the city.

Unfortunately, the waiter was extremely rude. Not sure why someone like that is at such a great restaurant.

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RachelC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food. Price was reasonable

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TCB1
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always very nice selection and well prepared. Black belt sushi and sashimi were excellent. My only beef is the waitress soured on us after we had to ask for z glass of wine three times. She copped a good after that which detracted from the experience.

Fab desserts too and love the sampler sizes if the desserts.

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PrestonC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options and knowledgeable serving staff. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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PamH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zama is the perfect place for a business lunch. Good food, attentive service, and quiet enough to talk. Plus its location off Rittenhouse Square is convenient for many.

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vipAnnie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service. The rolls were especially good and I loved the black cod.

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buggaboo35
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Manager was rude and server was too

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TMM11
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server could have been more friendly but the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very accommodating and our waiter made excellent recommendations, helping us navigate the menu while taking my Celiac into account.

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grace215
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I got the chef's tasting menu. The food was great, a few of the courses were lick your plate level tasty. Service was attentive but not annoying and very knowledgeable about details of the dishes or cocktails. We would recommend this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. One of the best sushi places I’ve ever been to. Would def go back again. Our server was awesome and made very good suggestions. She was wonderful. My friend and I both agreed we have to come with with our other friends to experience the deliciousness again! ❤️ 🍣

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The chef tasting menu is great for an authentic Japanese meal

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vipYoconshy
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Awesome sushi, and very good service! I will be back for more business lunches.

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JannieD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food but took very long (iver an hour from when we sat until our food came)

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mtdc2016
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

A little disappointed since it was on the a several top lists. Food was good, the sushi cuts were delicious and plating was good. The service was decent but not great. It was a little inattentive as dishes went unpicked up. I had to hail her down to remove them even after she brought more food. The decor and ambiance of the restaurant was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate dinner there with my dad, and it was delicious! Service was amazing, just like the food. I highly recommend the chefs tasting menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable and so attentive. The tasting was definitely the way to go. Penicillin cocktail was dangerously good.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Great experience and amazing food! Must try!

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JackiG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service. It’s pricey, but worth it every time. Huge recommendation for Udon Noodle Soup and Rainbow Veggie Roll!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Zama and continue to be pleased with the food and the service. It is a great place and well worth trying if you like Japanese food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Gianna) was amazing! The food is always delicious!

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vipDrJon
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional food as always!

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vipMichespieces
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and sushi! Low key, comfy atmosphere. Would def go again.

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vipHighStandards
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal and experience. The service was excellent and food was delicious. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 5 year old daughter and I dine here for lunch, after school, at least once a week. The staff are amazingly patient and kind with my child and make her feel welcomed. Although she’s a polite and well behaved girl, often when you take a kid to a restaurant, servers and or other diners are afraid their atmosphere will be disturbed, as kids can be loud at times. We’ve never been made to feel unwelcome; Zama staff are amazing.
We live in the neighborhood and whenever we come here to eat and or walk by, they make us feel like we belong there. Last but not least, their quality of sushi is splendid. High quality fish and chefs are brilliant. It’s a Philadelphia treasure.

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Mustang7
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good sushi in a cozy setting... service is good as well

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vipOzer
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience for me. First time in Zama, enjoyed it. Nice out door sitting and delicious food with kind people.

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LucaF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best sushi spots in Philly. Go for Wasabi Lobster, sesame salmon, and king & queen roll. Everything is great...black belt is next level.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chef's tasting menu was delicious. Waiter was great. Perfect for a special occasion! We had the bad luck to be outdoors next to people loudly talking on the phone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was fine although they got part of our order wrong

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1844 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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