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  • Asian Fusion, Sushi, Dim Sum, Japanese
  • 3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia PA19104 39.9539783 -75.1953829
  • (Btwn S 36th & S 37th St)
  • (215) 387-1803
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User Ratings (Based on 14 reviews)

3.305
Food 3.4 Value 2.8
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(215) 387-1803
Fax:
fax
(215) 387-1809
Website:
www.podrestaurant.com
Place Order:
Order From Pod for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-10pm Fri: 11:30am-11pm Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun: 5pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, People Watching, Trendy, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Pod

    Posted by Ed on 01/24/2011

    Wow! In a good way....

    We weren't sure what to expect but it looked cool on the website. We made reservations and arrived on time at 7 PM and were warmly greeted and seated immediately. Trendy, upscale and hip... great vibes from the get go. The menu is nothing short of fantastic. The colored martinis were very interesting and refreshing; I had the blueberry and plum martini. The menu had a ton of very interesting choices, including the desert menu. My main course was the filet with truffles and it was hands down THE best red meat I've ever had. The sauce was nothing short of amazing. My date... well, I can't even tell you what she had because I was so engrossed in my own meal but she raved about it as well. The service was great, our waitress was very well informed on the entire menu and drink selection and she was cheery and helpful, guiding us through the numerous choices in front of us. I'm a repeat customer from here on. We loved it and will go again whenever we're in town!

  • Pod

    Posted by WillTryAnythingOnce on 05/31/2009

    Loud! Loud! Loud!

    When I pay this much for dinner I hope for a feast for all my senses. In this case, the food was beautifully presented, well seasoned and (with the exception of the glazed salmon which was very undercooked and served lukewarm) well prepared. The decor is Japanese modern with plastic seating, anime playing on the large flatscreen tv over the sushi bar, and incessant anime techno music. Actually, the din was so great that I think it was techno music, I could just hear the repetitious drumming of base notes, like when a car with a custom sound system pulls up next to you at a red light. The cement floors and hard furniture leave nothing to absorb the sound in this large restaurant. We arrived at 7:30 and left at 10 pm, by which time the noise level was so great that I could not hear the person across the table from me and had to lean into the person next to me and talk directly into their ear. I find it exhausting to have to raise my voice to converse for 2 1/2 hours. In the end, we just gave up trying to talk, ate and left. On the way out I noticed that the fringes of the room were much quieter than the central part where we were (unfortunately) seated. If you go, ask for one of the few private pod booths or to be seated on the edge of the dining floor if you want less noise.

  • Pod

    Posted by enjay on 09/22/2008

    Great Food! Good Service! Bit of a Wait!

    Ate @ Pod this past Saturday night and the food was great! There were 4 of us and we had the following: appetizers - the lobster roll (great), chicken pot stickers (really good) , kobe beef (really good), main course - glazed sea bass (great), pork special with au gratin japanese potatoes (great), terriyaki salmon (good), the tuna 3 ways (I didn't taste but was assured it was great and a side of mushroom fried rice (delicious). We all ate every last morsel of food that came across our table. Everyone reported that all drinks were yummy. Only minor complaint is that we had a 9:15 reservation and we still had to wait another 15 minutes or so before we were seated. I took the time to get a drink at the bar but a couple in my party were restless. In terms of service - our bartender and our waitress were both great. I highly recommend POD if you're looking for a good meal + drinks. There's definitely a very trendy/borderline pretentious scene - so if you're not up for that, skip it.

  • Pod

    Posted by Josephus on 12/03/2007

    Good stuff

    We went here for a birthday a few weeks ago - food was great, atmosphere was pretty trendy, which was refreshing since it is an upscale place. I recommend the wasabi encrusted filet.

  • Pod

    Posted by jksuny on 09/01/2007

    Great food......mediocre service

    We ate at Pod this past weekend and had the spicy tuna roll and lettuce wrap appetizers (both were delicious!) and the pork tenderloin and macademia chicken for dinner as well as the tower dessert. We thought the food and atmosphere were great. The menu is a bit pricey, but no worse then any other eatery in Philadelphia. Our server seemed to be new and we found ourselves wondering quite frequently where he had dissapeared to with our drinks, etc. Other then that we had a very nice time!!

  • Pod

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2007

    Overated

    I was recommend this restaurant by someone who lives in Philly. I was extremely disappointed. We have real sushi here in the suburbs. The Calamari was excellent, the Sushi was mediocre at best. The atmosphere in my opinion was pretentious.

  • Pod

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/26/2007

    So-so dinner party

    My friends and I went here for a birthday party. There was about 14 of us, and it was very busy, so the service was reasonably good, all considering. The place has a very modern look to it. Very nice atmosphere. My sister and I shared the tempura vegetables, the edamae, and bok choy as appetizers. All three were good, but nothing really special about any of them. My one friend had the Wild mushroom fried rice, which was pretty good, but again, nothing special. For dinner, my sister and I shared a caesar salad. The dressing was not a traditional caesar, and had a funny after taste. I took it home, and the next day it was even worse. The portions were pretty good sized, especially considering how expensive everything was. My one friend ordered the macadamia chicken stir fry which I tasted. It was pretty good. The dessert was definately the best part. We shared three desserts - the fruit brulee, triple chocolate dessert, and the sorbet trio. All three were rich and excellent. Overall it was an interesting place, but I will not be returning.

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