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Zama

4.7
1264 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 568-1027
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka
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Private party facilities
We have a private area located in the back of our restaurant for up to 22 people. Please call and we can work out a menu, menu build for all budgets.
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Private party contact
Bryon Phillips: (215) 568-1027
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Moravian
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Parking details
There are several parking lots in and around our restaurant
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Special events & promotions
We can host large parties in our private dining room up to 20ppl. Buy outs are welcome.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1264 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was not as friendly as he should be for what I consider high end restaurant. It felt like we were bothering him with every question and every time he answered he made us feel like he was doing us a favor. For 2 people and a 4 year old the bill was $178 and I left a $20 tip (more than he deserved for the service) so as we were leaving and right inform of everyone and being sarcastic he yelled “thank you very much I really appreciate that”. Food looked much better than it tasted. Food was average at best. If I’m paying almost $80/person I would expect better service and actually better experience than what I had. Won’t be going back again.

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viplsbtravel (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always great Bento Box lunch

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judester (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

I took my wife to Zama for her birthday. The meal started out innocently enough. Our server was engaging and we ordered some sake. Dinner went quickly downhill from there. First, the short rib special appetizer, which I believe was $15 or so, came out cold. it was served on a bed of what amounted to some not very crisp rice noodles that could have come out of a can. They returned the rib and managed to serve another that came out at least warm. We ordered some sashimi and a sushi roll and a few oysters. The oysters were good, but of course Zama didn't "cook" those. The portions of fish were embarrassingly small and though one is forewarned in the menu that the fish is priced per piece, I have never seen, in all my years of eating Japanese food, such small pieces or such a lackluster presentation. We waited too long, they never brought the second 2 oysters we ordered and the bill was $160, even after they took something off to try and compensate for what had to be the worst restaurant meal I have eaten in years. Don't go!

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SteveK 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent, authentic food. A bit pricy though for the small portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delicious and fresh sushi, creative drink menu and lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was my second time at Zama and it was just as good as I remembered! I can’t wait to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Zama is always wonderful. Great sushi, great service. Definitely try the scallops and the shrimp tempura.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great quality sushi! Very creative dishes and presentation!

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OliverT (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently good sushi in a cozy atmosphere. Noise level fine for conversation. Good bar and solid service.

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vipMike (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Zama is always reliably great. I chose to take a new friend that was visiting the city for the first time and they were absolutely impressed with the entire experience. The food, as always, is wonderful, and our server, Peter, was outstanding. I never get tired of the beauty of the atmosphere and the dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Zama's food was great. I enjoyed the sushi and appetizers including our tofu lettuce wrap. There were enough choices for vegetarians. The only small criticism is the tight space, which made even getting into the chair rather difficult.

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viplsbtravel (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Always enjoyable. Probably best Japanese restaurant in Philadelphia

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Honestly wasn't as good as everyone said it would be. The food is creative in theory, but doesn't taste like anything special in reality.

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viplsbtravel (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I have lunch here every week and enjoy their Bento Box. Servers are very friendly and professional and food usually arrives in a expedited manner. Decor is beautiful and reservations are honored promptly

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vipGoodButCouldBeAmazing (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The meal was very good for the most part. Our only complaint was that one of the male servers/food runners was absolutely rude and dismissive. It almost ruined the entire experience.

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SomeobodyTouchedMySpaghet (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Good sush, very nice atmosphere, fast service. Loved it

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SG1Philly (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We went for Restaurant week and had a good meal (Bento Box) for lunch last week. Service was good and good value for the amount of food served.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food in a nice atmosphere. The staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for a birthday !! Have gone before we love it there !! Everything we have ordered it delicious and my husband always does the tasting !!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Unique, creative food and drink choices. Terrific service and good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I came here with my best friend last night for a 9pm reservation. We were seated promptly and the service was impeccable. I personally suggest the edamame, sashimi combination appetizer, entrée salmon and a cute little banana roll for dessert. Will definitely be being my boyfriend here for date night.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant week

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ANsa (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Tried Zama for dinner during Center City Restaurant Week and enjoyed it very much. As a matter of fact, I tried to get reservations again the next day but nothing was available until after 9:30pm. I recommended Zama to my son and his friends and they enjoyed it as well. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

The fish is fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Chefs Tasting Menu was OUT OF THIS WORLD. all staff were very professional, informative and accommodating ❤️

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phillypete (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for restaurant week on Sunday and the entire experience was positive. The staff was attentive, food was excellent, and value was great! Def a good place for another visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Sushi good. Not life changing. Service ok

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vipDebbc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

This was my second visit
It’s been several years
The food was innovative and tasty
Much variety
We had a service dog and were treat hospitably
Looking forward to return

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