Zama

4.7
1706 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 1706 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LenaT
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We love the set menu and our 7 courses including dessert.

RP
vipRPLUS1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food start to finish. We luv Japanese cuisine and we wanted to try Zema and their Food and Service x5⭐️
We usually like to try many of what’s on the menu on our first try so we ordered
- crispy salmon skin salad
- edamame w/ 3 salt sampler - we chose soy/yuzu/truffle
- kurobuta pan seared dumplings
- couple of pieces of chu-toro /blue fin / yellowtail Hon Hamachi sashimi
- a sushi special - tempura crunch on the outside with tuna / roe /avocado on the outside and some sort of jalapeño cream sauce on the inside
- kirin ichiban braised short ribs w/crispy ramen noodles
- black cod saikyoyaki
- NY strip steak with bliss potatoes
that tasted like gnocchis
- wasabi rice
MINI DESERTS X3 (we chose banana ice cream/ bl choco mousse with sea salt / tofu beignets

KA
vipKACO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sushi! Best in the city that I’ve had!

PD
vipPriscillaD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our server was very poor. He barely checked on our table, we had a food runner who was way more attentive and we would have rather tipped. We were very disappointed in the service.

BB
vipBonBon
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Ate outside. Service abs staff fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, clean facility, waiter knowledgeable and helpful, I will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and service was great! Our server was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I’d go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

After 1 hour waiting for our food (2 persons order) we canceled it and the server didn’t even apologized. Seems like waiting an hour for your food is normal thing for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The folks at Zama really helped us celebrate our son’s 13th birthday with style! The service was amazing, the recommended dishes were perfect (king crab rolls topped w scallop sashimi!) and the dessert was the right ending.

JT
JoeyT
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night, Beautiful people, Beautiful food

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vipphylit
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were outside in the gut. Only gave ambience 3 stars for that reason. Everything alway delicious

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vipChef4life
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff is super knowledgeable. All dishes were wonderfully crafted and fresh. Will be returning soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi, very fresh fish. I will 10/10 be coming back often!

NK
vipNikoleK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still continues to be the BEST sushi in Philly. Love it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dessert is a must have here, fluff dumpling 🤤🤤 i don’t usually do dessert at Asian restaurant, do not skip!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

JK
JohnK
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sushi spot right next to Rittenhouse Square. Upscale and very clean.

BD
vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our go to place for Japanese food in Philly, great location, lovely atmosphere and nice service. We had eaten outside in September, it was nice to dine inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Wait staff was rude and unpleasant upon arrival. Food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

U can never go wrong with Zama

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food and even greater service.

DG
DanielG
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great. Wonderful Japanese spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Went out for valentines. It took almost 2 1/2 hours to get all our food. We got a multi-course menu, but some courses had 30 minutes or more between. It took so long. I ordered a beer, and 30 minutes later, still waiting for the next course, the waiter dumped one in my glass and said ‘not sure if you ordered this, but take it’ somewhat rudely. As a 200$ meal for two and a special occasion, disappointed. We left more than 3 hours after arriving...

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Leilani
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I understand that it was Valentine’s Day but our waitress was awful. She barely checked up on us and waited over 20 minutes to take our order. She never let us know that the rolls were going to take over an hour to come out and we found out when we overheard her talking to another waitress. Other employees were checking up on their tables and offering free appetizers to compensate for the wait but we were never offered the same treatment. She did not even give us our food and had other people run it for her. We ended up paying for the food we already ate and left before the rolls came out. We probably saw her twice throughout the 2 hours we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the atmosphere!! Definitely coming back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine’s Day experience. Service was great sushi was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner, I somehow accidentally cancelled my reservation but the manager went above and beyond to accommodate us. He made my birthday extra special. The food was great, drinks were awesome! Excellent experience! Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place to go with a date to try lots of dishes... like 10 of them!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was so excited to finally come here but this place is terrible.. The sushi isn’t fresh and

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent

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HollieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and space! We had pork dumplings, a sushi roll that was a special for the evening, and the new york strip. All fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first indoor dining since March 2020. Everything was perfect and ran smoothly. The dishes and sake were delicious and fresh and we kept ordering more! What I wonderful way to experience our first indoor eating adventure. Thank you! We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place. We highly recommend the chef's tasting menu. Like most, we fall into a pattern at Japanese restaurants in what we order. The tasting menu gave the chef free rein and his preparations were delightful and different.

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vipDewey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience outdoors meeting COVID requirements

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the chef tasting with a friend and it was phenomenal.

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Philippe
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food ! Tasty Wines ! Great Service and really nice atmosphere !

j
vipjulieh
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect from the attentive service to delicious food

s
sonals
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Some of the best sushi in Philadelphia

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vipEatoutking
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always solid and delicious. It has been one of the best Japanese restaurants in Philadelphia for over 10 years.

FAQs

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

Zama is rated 4.7 stars by 1706 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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