Zama

4.7
1742 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 1742 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food and nice outdoor atmosphere.

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vipAlex
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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EJ15
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKimB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of all time favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be coming back soon! amazing hidden gem

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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
143 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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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.

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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
9 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the special appetizer crab spring rolls which were delicious. All the small bites and sushi maki were great and you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. The Japanese Mule cocktail was very good if you like a bit of sweetness. We will definitely be coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama was a life changing experience from the cocktails to the freshness of the fish. The wait staff was informative and helpful. Delicious and decadent sushi. Would recommend 10/10!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. This instantly became our favorite Philly sushi spot. The food is amazing and the sushi is very fresh. I definitely suggest experimenting with items that you wouldn’t typically get and asking for suggestions. The staff is very knowledgeable of the menu and always has awesome, honest suggestions. Also, we have been a couple times during the Covid dining restrictions and felt extremely comfortable each time - everything is very spaced out.

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HetherS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back day Ning inside on the same delicious sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Zama and come here all the time. The sushi is the best and we always have a good time.

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Phillymobb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Quick to be seated and served. Server was really good. Food options were immense. Definitely will come again.

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MarisolG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The “cloudy” Sake is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasting menu was amazing.

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TylerR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall a great restaurant. The type of place that you want to try everything but the price does add up quickly. Would definitely recommend and go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The most pathetic sushi experience in my live.
Toro looked and tasted like eel.
Forget about the fish, you guys couldn’t even have figured out pickled ginger.
And serving bagged green tea?
This place does not deserve to be called a sushi restaurant.

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vipJeanneR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, fresh fish, fun menu, great service.

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vipHomer
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outdoor dining booth was cramped, all plastic, terrible/no ambiance. Very cheap.

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I have eaten at Zama quite a lot, the food is great and dealing with Covid, they do a great job.
This last visit, I brought 2 people who never ate there before, I wanted it to be a good experience. Unfortunately the service was very very slow and we had to keep asking why everything.... even desert took a very long time.
One of my quests was done eating before the others got their meal.
Not the service I am used to!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This is NOT a “high end” restaurant. More like your local sushi joint but with a high price tag. Dirty towels hanging on bus carts in view. very laid back service with little enthusiasm. Ok food, but not worth the cost. Just is not what it represents on line, Yelp, open table, etc. Better off spending the money at morimoto- I don’t even consider that money well spend but much better than this place.

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Elio
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion, so we tried the chef's tasting menu. It was 7 courses of magnificence. Somehow each one topped the last. Seriously impressed with the quality of this restaurant.

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SeanT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently took a date to Zama for some dinner after a night out. My date is a vegetarian. I called a few days prior to see if a vegetarian tasting menu could be arranged. The manager and chef came through big time. We had an awesome 7 course vegetarian tasting menu complete with apps, rolls and desert. Everything was great. I'm not a strict vegetarian but I would go back for some of the veg rolls they created for us.

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vipMonica
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Such great quality and fresh fish. Loved the rolls and sashimi.

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SandraP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, amazing staff especially under covid regulations.

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LenaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We love the set menu and our 7 courses including dessert.

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vipRPLUS1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food start to finish. We luv Japanese cuisine and we wanted to try Zema and their Food and Service x5⭐️
We usually like to try many of what’s on the menu on our first try so we ordered
- crispy salmon skin salad
- edamame w/ 3 salt sampler - we chose soy/yuzu/truffle
- kurobuta pan seared dumplings
- couple of pieces of chu-toro /blue fin / yellowtail Hon Hamachi sashimi
- a sushi special - tempura crunch on the outside with tuna / roe /avocado on the outside and some sort of jalapeño cream sauce on the inside
- kirin ichiban braised short ribs w/crispy ramen noodles
- black cod saikyoyaki
- NY strip steak with bliss potatoes
that tasted like gnocchis
- wasabi rice
MINI DESERTS X3 (we chose banana ice cream/ bl choco mousse with sea salt / tofu beignets

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vipKACO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi! Best in the city that I’ve had!

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vipPriscillaD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our server was very poor. He barely checked on our table, we had a food runner who was way more attentive and we would have rather tipped. We were very disappointed in the service.

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vipBonBon
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Ate outside. Service abs staff fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, clean facility, waiter knowledgeable and helpful, I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and service was great! Our server was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I’d go again

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1742 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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