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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are several parking lots in and around our restaurant
Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka
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.
Private Party Contact:
Bryon Phillips: (215) 568-1027
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
Special Events & Promotions:
We can host large parties in our private dining room up to 20ppl. Buy outs are welcome.
Zama Ratings and Reviews
The best of the best Japanese cuisine experience. Fabulous tasting menu. Each of the 6 dishes was delicious, beautifully presented,and definitely dishes we would not ordinarily order (but are so glad we tasted). Importantly, although we left feeling full and satisfied--we did not feel glutted. In other words, wonderful dining experience.
We'll be back...again ordering the tasting menu.
Waited almost an hour and a half for our food! Waiter had an attitude from the moment we were seated. I️ have eaten at Zama several times before tonight. We put our appetizers in first as the waiter told us the food comes out when ready. I️ have ordered this way every other time I️ have eaten there. Before our appetizers were served we ordered our sushi. We sat and waited for our food for an hour and a half . I️ finally approached the manager and let him know how long we had been waiting for our food. He was shocked and turned and went to the sushi bar. Shortly after our food finally arrived only to be missing some of our sushi. When we were walking out of the restaurant I️ approached the manager and explained my dissatisfaction w the service. I️ let him know I️ has eaten at Zama other times and as a matter of fact just last week. He went in to tell me condescendingly that the waiter told me that the food must be ordered at the same time as the appetizers. In actuality when the server took our order he explained that the food comes out as it’s ready. That was the reason for the hold on the Main sushi order. His response to me was you will know the proper way to order next time. I️ was so taken aback by his attitude I️ let him know there would be no next time. As he walked passed me he said oh well!! I️ was not looking for a free desert or credit off of my bill. A simple explanation like the kitchen is backed up or whatever excuse he could muster up along w an I’m sorry the service wasn’t good tonight. Will never go back!!
My husband and I were in Philly for a weekend getaway and we wanted to have a Saturday night dinner at a nice place. This place totally hit the spot for some amazing Japanese food, both hot and cold/raw options, which was nice for my hubby since he doesn't like sushi. I'd highly recommend!
Of the many Japanese restaurants I have enjoyed both east and west coast, Zama is by far my favorite. Each dish is excellent-flavorful, beautifully presented, original interpretation of classics and new dishes I haven't experiences anywhere else. Highly recommend for special occasions as well as for lunch. If I lived in Philadelphia I would be here weekly. Five Stars for cuisine and service.
We had miso soup, edamame with wasabi salt, soft shell shrimp, sushi bar sashimi sampler, spicy jumbo lump crab, wasabi lobster and for desert the banana spring roll and a vanilla mochi and a chocolate mochi. EVERYTHING was delicious and I would order it all again and again and again with the exception of the banana spring roll. I wish I had ordered another mochi instead. There was enough food for both of us and the bill came to just over $100. I can't wait to go back!!!
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