Zama

4.7
1856 reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Traditional Japanese with modern twist. With unique specialty rolls and a full bar that features Japanese beers and large sake list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1856 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sushi — very fresh
Really enjoyed to food even the steak was pretty good which can be a hit or miss at a sushi restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Nice atmosphere. The sashimi was pretty expensive but, overall, everything was really good!

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Anne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

drinks & sashimi sampler were amazing! Our severer was very attentive and knowledgeable when it came to the menu and recommendations!

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vipKrisS
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and the staff were wonderful. Thank you

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MikeL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant
Sushi was very good
Salmon skin salad not as great as I had hoped
Some unique dishes surprisingly tasty….
The bronzino roll was amazing
And the fluffanutter dumplings are a must

Not off the charts, but very good
We will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Just not worth the money. Food was fine but nothing spectacular to warrant the price tag. Cocktails were good though

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NathanA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Was Awesome the only thing Better was Jonas and his suggestions and service. Always knew when to be there!!!

Thank You for a great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the city!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Seating was tight, but overall wonderful experience! Food was delicious and outstanding service!

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vipFoodie220
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, and Peter was a fantastic waiter.

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vipsnawa
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have ordered take out before but this was our first time in person. Food was off the charts great and out waiter was fantastic...very helpful on recommendations but did not rush us at all. We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama is a wonderful place - we are working our way through the very extensive menu. We always try the specials and then experiment. Forst time? Try the tasting menu and a little sake - Drunken Zama is a great value.

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vipSuburbanite
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding sushi lunch spot. Varied menu, great quality food, and nice service. Seated at alternative tables for covid distancing. Pricing is not exactly a bargain, but that's not why you go here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent & value worth your money!🥰 Definitely will recommend to family & friends👍🏼

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vipGaryF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fourth time is this restaurant. Never had anything there that wasn’t amazingly special. Serious flair for texture and flavor mixed together. I love this restaurant. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring my daughter here for lunch after school sometimes. She loves it. They treat her so well, she’s 5 and you know how kids get shy. They make her feel at home and let her know that she’s welcome there. I truly appreciate that. Their sushi quality is excellent, I would say best in town. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the sushi, great lunch sets

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. It was busier in there than I was expecting on a Sunday at 8pm, which actually made me happy. The server was very nice and helpful. We look forward to dining there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was an excellent server. Food was tremendous as usual. Will return on my next trip to Philly.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
193 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Expensive!! Very attractive.

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vipSadd
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not what it used to be. Will hold out hope and try again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zama never disappoints - the food and service are first-rate.

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vipCnunc
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server definitely knew his stuff.

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vipjohnr
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Zama - very high quality sushi, interesting menu items, great service

KB
vipKimB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Staff, food awesome

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Brandon
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was very good and fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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GeneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal- so good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Zama is awesome. One of my favorite spots in the city.

Unfortunately, the waiter was extremely rude. Not sure why someone like that is at such a great restaurant.

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RachelC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food. Price was reasonable

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TCB1
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always very nice selection and well prepared. Black belt sushi and sashimi were excellent. My only beef is the waitress soured on us after we had to ask for z glass of wine three times. She copped a good after that which detracted from the experience.

Fab desserts too and love the sampler sizes if the desserts.

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PrestonC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options and knowledgeable serving staff. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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PamH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zama is the perfect place for a business lunch. Good food, attentive service, and quiet enough to talk. Plus its location off Rittenhouse Square is convenient for many.

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vipAnnie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service. The rolls were especially good and I loved the black cod.

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vipTMM11
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server could have been more friendly but the food was amazing.

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buggaboo35
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Manager was rude and server was too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very accommodating and our waiter made excellent recommendations, helping us navigate the menu while taking my Celiac into account.

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grace215
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I got the chef's tasting menu. The food was great, a few of the courses were lick your plate level tasty. Service was attentive but not annoying and very knowledgeable about details of the dishes or cocktails. We would recommend this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. One of the best sushi places I’ve ever been to. Would def go back again. Our server was awesome and made very good suggestions. She was wonderful. My friend and I both agreed we have to come with with our other friends to experience the deliciousness again! ❤️ 🍣

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The chef tasting menu is great for an authentic Japanese meal

FAQs

Zama offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 568-1027.

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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