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) #224 of 3,605 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
+1 215-568-1027
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to sit outside at one of the three 4 tops for dinner. The food is uneven, but the highlights were delicious! We had the Rock Shrimp Tempura (amazing! Sauce was perfect and the addition of Broccoli was nice), Short Rib Bites...More

Thank lisalou216
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it is a little noisy, the food more than makes up for it! I adored the grilled avacado and the mushroom maki. The sashimi was very high quality.

Thank Chele32789
Reviewed 24 May 2017

These rolls were creative and different. Like the Bronzino roll, with veg inside and branzino outside. So fresh, so good, low-key and quiet ambience, and fantastic service.

Thank Camille S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We ate here while on vacation to Philly. We did not have reservations and they were packed but we were able to be seated at the sushi bar. That is the best seats in the house. Watching the sushi chefs "Do their thing" was fantastic....More

Thank rposey6844
Reviewed 16 February 2017

On a trip back to our old Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, we decided to give Zama a try. So glad we did! Excellent food and service. Great cocktails too. The menu included many of our favorite Japanese dishes, along with some of their own interpretations. We...More

2  Thank BaselTourmaline123
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I've eaten here several times and the two stars are for the chefs because the food was exemplary as always, however last nights service left me embarrassed. It was restaurant week and if you don't want to take part don't but honestly dreadful service is...More

Thank claire s
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Because if you do, have the lunch set and be prepared to slurp down the softest noodles in a miso broth. The sushi was pretty good too. Edamame were a little under salted, and the tempura was average.

Thank teedot66
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Portions are so small. Almost $20 for 3 smalls cubes of miso fish and endive and cucumber which is absurd. Waitress ignored us for 20 min before we could order. Avocado roll had the smallest piece of avocado it was just rice and seaweed. The...More

Thank Beth434
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

If you are near Rittenhouse square you should go to Zama to get sushi. They have every sushi roll you can imagine plus you can order customized rolls. Also their fish is very fresh. You should come here. They can also accommodate gluten allergies.

2  Thank PineStreetEater
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was my second time at Zama. Food is great. Tried a couple of new to me sashimi selections. Old favorites like yellowtail and salmon were good. Yuzu gimlet was divine. The only thing I didn't like was being asked if I had a reservation...More

Thank Eryka H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-1027
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