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128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
+1 215-568-1027
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (66 reviews)
“spicy crunchy” (4 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4646
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly. Highly recommended for all the slightly more conventional sushi items, but the chefs here definitely know how to play with their food. The roll I speak of had hot, freshly cooked beef (you even get the famous choice of "wit or witout"--we went wit)...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week in Philadelphia and decided to thank my host by taking him for a meal to Zama where he had been previously. I went for the $55 taster menu. The food was beautiful and well presented but I unfortunately came away feeling...More

Thank 709,913
Reviewed 7 March 2018

While service was amicable and dishes were flavorful, value for money was atrocious and space design left a lot to be desired. Sushi rolls were deplorably small (albeit regularly fresh), and my boyfriend and I left hungry, with a $200+ bill burning a hole in...More

Thank lhy04001
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We booked dinner at Zama based on a recommendation from one of our most discriminating foodie friends. We have never thought sushi as a food category could be as artisanal and creative as these people saying menus proved: we ordered one at $55 and one...More

Thank BotticelliDiva
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I.love Restaurant Week! I get to hang out with friends and try new places at a reduced rate. My friend and I met for lunch at Zama. I arrived first. The hostess checked my Open Table reservation and seated me immediately. Our server was very...More

Thank Lu F
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I joined a couple colleagues from work for dinner and even though I am not a huge fan of sushi this place did quite a bit to change my mind. The servers were knowledgeable in the sushi and directed us to some of the best...More

Thank TCPDump
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Entering Zara, one is drawn into the total experience. Architectural details, natural elements, ambient lighting, and a huge paper fish sculpture suspended from the ceiling as if floating above. The serving staff are helpful in recommendations. We chose several starters to share. The steamed dumplings...More

Thank Maxx882
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I love Japanese and Zama was within walking distance of the hotel I was staying in. The sushi was creative and delicious. Zama has differing levels of ordering and Kristin (sp?) was very helpful at choosing dishes and a good wine to go with it....More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was lucky to visit this restaurant with 4 other people so we sampled a huge portion of the menu. I didn't realize how much I needed an amazing, delicious, fresh assortment of sushi dishes until I was here. The service was fantastic. Our server...More

Thank HappyNewlywed08
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had the most delectable meal with great service. Our dinner was absolute perfection from the appetizers to the main meal. The food was timed perfectly as it was prepared and delivered to our table, so we did not feel rushed and we had time...More

Thank QuakerTruth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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