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Zama

4.7
1267 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 1267 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 8 hours ago

Very good meal. Enjoyed the appetizers and desserts more than the sushi and sashimi but all in all it was a pleasant meal. The ginger sake was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 9 hours ago

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 9 hours ago

It was very good! Brought our second bottle of saki after dinner, service staff wasn’t in tune with each other

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined 3 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 4 days ago

Always great Bento Box lunch

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judester (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 6 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 on February 18, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious and fresh sushi, creative drink menu and lovely atmosphere

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

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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