Pod

Pod

Asian Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
University City, Philadelphia
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  • The Japanese food at Pod is a can't miss
  • Reinhold Residential
    "The sushi is always top-notch and the crab fried rice is a favorite!"(7 Tips)
    thefarahdiaries
    "Get the fried rice of any kind and rock shrimp."(10 Tips)
    Christalyn C.
    "Try the crab spring rolls, oh soo good!!!"(4 Tips)
    Jivey
    "The Yellow martini is fabulous!"(4 Tips)
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  • Michael L.
    Sushi was good but a bit overpriced. Sake selection is fantastic but be careful they don't try to rope you into paying for a way expensive bottle instead of caraffe
  • A7MAD ..
    A7MAD .April 3
    The place atmosphere is fantastic but the food not tasty as much as fat salmon restaurant, also, it is overpriced.
  • Amber
    AmberNovember 3, 2016
    The rock shrimp is where it's at
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LancasterOctober 27, 2016
    Upscale sushi venue that lives up to its reputation. Go with a group and get to sit in one of the "pods". Large and accommodating menu.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CSeptember 7, 2016
    Pod was probably my first "upscale" restaurant when I was a teen. It's fun and has great sushi rolls but can get loud. If you want something more casual than Morimoto or RAW, pod is a fun joint
  • David H.
    David HowlandJuly 28, 2016
    Delicious chicken macadamia stir fry but expensive.
  • Randy O.
    Randy OjukwuJuly 16, 2016
    Sushi was absolutely amazing. Fresh and good
  • Nakia W.
    Nakia WhiteheadJune 7, 2016
    You can't go wrong with the tempura rock shrimp, one of my favorites.
  • Gabriel E.
    Gabriel EvansMay 19, 2016
    The far east cocktail is a must have.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchafferJanuary 5, 2016
    Cool date spot for sushi
  • Henry F.
    Henry FungSeptember 7, 2015
    Crab fried rice ! Short ribs ! Rainbow roll so so ! Tempura rock shrimp ok !
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Good sushi. Go-to nice lunch spot near Penn
  • Bre B.
    Bre BonnerAugust 1, 2015
    They recently started a happy hour from 5 to 7pm Monday thru Friday. Certain appetizers are 1/2 off and so are the cocktails, wine and beer selections.
  • RC
    RCJune 12, 2015
    When it opened, it was the best Japanese in town. Now it is over-priced for the same things you can get elsewhere for cheaper. You won't have a bad meal overall.
  • Ekaterina P.
    Fashionable, tasty, unusual! Great! Absolutely love this place!
  • CS R.
    CS RojasApril 9, 2015
    Come here for the atmosphere, typical of Starr restaurants. Food is quality, but not outstanding by any means and will cost you. Primarily good for special occasions.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeApril 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The waiter Nick is the man, made the whole dinner a good time.
  • Sherri W.
    Sherri WayneMarch 17, 2015
    Seafood fried rice is delicious. I also enjoyed the rising sun cocktail. Its a sweet drink served in a martini glass.
  • Ekwaun
    EkwaunMarch 8, 2015
    Crab California Roll is delish!!
  • Stéphanie N.
    Stéphanie NamMarch 2, 2015
    Good food, but not worth the price. Very trendy.
  • Xixia W.
    Xixia WangFebruary 14, 2015
    The large nigiri maki combo is perfect to share! That plus the seafood fried rice make a great meal.
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaJanuary 6, 2015
    Didn't enjoy the udon noodle and tofu stir fry. It was really oily and the tofu was flavorless.
  • Ramiro D.
    Ramiro DelgadoDecember 2, 2014
    Calamari salad and spicy tuna roll in an amaizing atmosphere
  • Leanne A.
    Leanne AlyssaOctober 17, 2014
    Vegan Steven roll is one of the best things I've ever eaten. Fried rice is really good here too!!
  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva
    Fun happy hour cocktails and you have to see the bathrooms!
  • D G.
    D GheebsSeptember 9, 2014
    Great atmosphere
  • Rosetta
    RosettaSeptember 4, 2014
    Love the pepper Bloody Mary !! Sharing my birthday with the girls!!
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    Creative fusion fare works hard with good service to make this cold, techno-gizmo-laden restaurant more than a flash-in-the-Pod. Read more
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CurryJuly 9, 2014
    The Mango mochi is yummy! Strange but yummy!
  • Carol Ann S.
    Carol Ann SchwartzFebruary 1, 2014
    We had a round table in the back room - great for conversation. I asked for a spicey tuna roll - not exactly on the menu - didn't want the crab on top - excellent!
  • Do Hee J.
    Do Hee JeongJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here for the first time to have a quick take out. I understand it was a busy night. But having to wait more than 45 minutes for three rolls of sushi is absurd esp with apathetic service
  • thefarahdiaries
    thefarahdiariesJanuary 10, 2014
    Try any of the mock tails made in house!
  • thefarahdiaries
    thefarahdiariesJanuary 10, 2014
    Get the fried rice of any kind and rock shrimp. Sushi is average.
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HerringSeptember 11, 2013
    Amazing place. Everything on the menu was incredible. Chilean Sea Bass was a big hit.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChouAugust 27, 2013
    Frosty kobe fried rice literally has semi frozen bits of kobe tartare mixed in. Ridiculously salty yet good.
  • A. M. L.
    A. M. LEWISAugust 4, 2013
    MUST treat yourself to the RED drink. It is a delight!
  • Keith
    KeithJuly 28, 2013
    Sushi is bangin'... For dessert get the Fluffer Nutter Spring Rolls and the Mochi Ice Cream
  • Beth
    BethJuly 21, 2013
    The rockin' spicy tuna roll was amazing. Our group of 9 had the large pod private room & we enjoyed choosing the different color ambiance lighting to spice up the fun. Danielle was a lovely waitress!
  • Ross F.
    Ross FiglinJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pod lobster sushi is ridiculous. Greatest sushi I have ever ever had usually I order two or three orders of it at one sitting! Dooooooo it!
  • Neesha B.
    Neesha BaptisteJune 25, 2013
    Absolutely delicious!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MintonJune 9, 2013
    Young and college crowd, but the food is good.
  • Karina S.
    Karina SenguptaMay 28, 2013
    Don't miss the duck!
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TravisApril 27, 2013
    Sit at the bar
  • Tyeshia K.
    Tyeshia KellyApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rock shrimp is amazing,it's try!!!!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SnowMarch 23, 2013
    The "crab fried rice" is amazing!
  • dizberiq
    dizberiqMarch 19, 2013
    Try the Green Tea
  • dizberiq
    dizberiqMarch 19, 2013
    Try the Seafood Fried Rice With Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Lobster And Egg - Fancy
  • dizberiq
    dizberiqMarch 19, 2013
    Try the Tempura Rock Shrimp with Grilled Pineapple and Candied Walnuts
  • Anya
    AnyaMarch 15, 2013
    Ah-mazing everything. Crab spring rolls, Kobe beef & foie gras rice, lettuce wraps, super fresh sushi and great waiters.
  • D R.
    D ReneeFebruary 24, 2013
    Crab fried rice is the bomb!!
  • Christalyn C.
    Christalyn CookFebruary 11, 2013
    Try the crab spring rolls, oh soo good!!!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GlazerJanuary 27, 2013
    Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice maki is a MUST. Also, Vegan Stephen is best veggie maki I've ever had.
  • Terner
    TernerNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    No more white tuna :(
  • Michela D.
    Michela DellaMonicaNovember 9, 2012
    Great lunch spot for biz meetings!
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 27, 2012
    Futuristic space-age ambiance meets modern Asian cuisine in this unique Stephen Starr restaurant. The sushi is always top-notch and the crab fried rice is a favorite!
  • Lola
    LolaJune 25, 2012
    Pod lobster is delicious! Samurai Jack is strong and delicious.
  • Swapnil M.
    Swapnil MayekarJune 11, 2012
    Best crab fried rice anywhere.
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KecklerMay 19, 2012
    The chicken potstickers (dumplings) are so good that you'll crap yourself over and over.
  • Jaclyn S.
    Jaclyn SaranneApril 6, 2012
    Rock shrimp tempura is so delicious!!!
  • Jocey
    JoceyMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the red martini!!!
  • Ted M.
    Ted MartinMarch 5, 2012
    Edamame was delicious and more then enough to share. Rolls were tasty and light.
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MFebruary 25, 2012
    Try the sake mojito! All of the sushi was incredible...especially the roll with yellowtail and jalepeno! Pick up a sushi sampler from the conveyor belt inside, and bring a group to sit in ur own pod.
  • Tamirok
    TamirokFebruary 14, 2012
    Yellow martini is really good
  • Tamirok
    TamirokFebruary 14, 2012
    Duck Duck Udon is pretty food
  • Liz W.
    Liz WFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you use your UniEats card to get 10% off your check! (buy one at UniEats.com)
  • Sweet R.
    Sweet ReeseJanuary 29, 2012
    Worst place ever.. They racist
  • James
    JamesDecember 29, 2011
    Sushi chef Taka (sp?) is the man.
  • Salvation Army P.
    Get a complimentary Chef Moran soup recipe when you donate to The Salvation Army to help a family in need. Text SHARE to 80888 to donate $10
  • Nashay P.
    Nashay PndNovember 23, 2011
    great appetizers
  • Grace
    GraceNovember 17, 2011
    Happy hour mon-fri from 4-6pm
  • Darius A.
    Darius AtmarNovember 16, 2011
    Order the Brandon Roll, it's not on the menu but is Pod's best roll. Tuna, mango, and avocado in a tempura-fried roll.
  • DaWeenia
    DaWeeniaOctober 5, 2011
    crab fried rice & house salad
  • Kris J.
    Kris JohnsonOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Tokyo Tea in town
  • Ashton H.
    Ashton HallOctober 1, 2011
    Try the Lamb Lo Mein.
  • 👑 Leigh
    👑 LeighSeptember 25, 2011
    Get the crab fried rice, skip the pho!
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob SchulmanSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Save 10% with a UniEats card.
  • Alison T.
    Alison TSeptember 17, 2011
    Start with the Kobe beef Dim Sum, it's cooked on a river rock at your table. Great place to start a girls night out!
  • blake G.
    blake GRANTAugust 23, 2011
    great place to bring a group of friends
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BAugust 20, 2011
    You're paying for the ambience.
  • Naimah A.
    Naimah AliAugust 18, 2011
    Rose is the best bartender! I love the crab spring rolls, rock shrimp tempura and the spicy crunchy yellowtail.
  • Allison B.
    Allison BerkleyAugust 13, 2011
    Rock shrimp. Omg.
  • daye l.
    daye leeJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    yellow martini FTW
  • Cheri K.
    Cheri KeilJune 26, 2011
    get the mushu dragon roll! its phenomenal!
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 9, 2011
    Pod's Asian futuristic space serves sushi on a high-tech conveyor belt and cooks their delicious Kobe beef tableside.
  • Blessing W.
    Blessing WaungMay 18, 2011
    Order the crab spring rolls and shortrib udon, you won't be disappointed
  • Jocey
    JoceyMay 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fluffernutter spring rolls are AMAZING!!!!!!
  • khoLi
    khoLiMarch 8, 2011
    love the chicken lettuce wraps and seafood rice!
  • Jivey
    JiveyFebruary 25, 2011
    The Yellow martini is fabulous!
  • Janise
    JaniseFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    seafood fried rice yummy
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    Pod has such fresh delicious sushi! Their own sushi rolls are awesome especially Umi No Samurai nori wrapped cucumber and avocado roll topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, tempura shrimp and eel.
  • alison g.
    alison goJanuary 7, 2011
    sushi is good, but it's better when your school pays for it.
  • Thomas Naztak D.
    Thomas Naztak DeShaziorNovember 17, 2010
    The Sushi is so fresh .... cant be beat!
  • Marian R.
    Marian RamirezOctober 12, 2010
    Get the rock shrimp its really good
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2010
    The University City sushi restaurant offers a $25 all-you-can-eat sushi deal on Tuesday nights after 9 p.m. Reservations (and gluttony pants) are highly recommended. Read more
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YaegerJune 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    "ALL YOU CAN EAT" SUSHI Tuesdays from 7pm-10pm $25 per person & $8 carafes of sake!!! Be sure to make a reservation.
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YaegerJune 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    "all you can eat" sushi returns to pod this Tuesday!!!!
  • Vanessa I.
    Great delivery service. People complain that the place is too expensive. I say: you get what you pay for. I order from here often b/c I'm trying to eat healthy. Never been disappointed. Read more
  • Enotheque
    EnothequeMay 12, 2010
    Kobe burger and Malbec Read more
  • Atif A.
    Atif AteeqMay 11, 2010
    Chill atmosphere, family style. The Macadamia Chicken is great, I would def try that.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChanApril 23, 2010
    Get a Samurai Jack: Jack Daniels, raspberry, honey & mint..deliciousness! Also try the Yellow martini: passionfruit vodka, yuzu, and grapefruit bitters.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 28, 2010
    One of the very best places to eat in Philly. Reserve your table beforehand and try to get seated in one of the Pods, where you can change the lighting and be separated from the rest of the crowd.
  • Alison B.
    Alison BellMarch 25, 2010
    Sushi was amazing, banana spring rolls were magical and our server, Shannon was top notch! Ask for her!!!!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DubinMarch 11, 2010
    $25 all-you-can-eat sushi on Tuesday nights, 9-11PM. The deal currently runs through March.
  • Larry B.
    Larry BenderMarch 20, 2009
    If you eat lunch at the sushi bar you can get away with a cheap meal and the sushi is fresh.
  • Wagner R.
    Wagner RochaSeptember 7, 2013
    Restaurante com decoração high-tech inspirado no Japão contemporâneo porém servindo um bom sushi tradicional. Experimente também as robatas. Apesar de não estar no cardápio peça um Philadelphia Roll.
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