Zama

4.8
1685 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 1685 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
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 the ri

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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

staff was so nice and personable. made the experience 100x better

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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 !

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vipjulieh
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply perfect from the attentive service to delicious food

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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.

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JeanH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent----about the best sushi rolls I have ever had, unusual and delicious.
Our server was warm, friendly and helpful, all servers were friendly
And the ambience was fine----nice outside seating area and tables.
A perfect and special dinner!

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Kbergey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service & great food. Can't wait to dine here again and actually enjoy the ambiance of indoor dining at Zama.

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Deb21
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although we sat outside - noise was not a bother! We had excellent sushi! Special bowl with seasoned rice and uni was definitely the winner. Surely we will go back

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vipjeffb
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi I’ve found in Philadelphia. As good as Morimoto, if not better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The special maki with scallops and uni sauce was to die for. Please bring it back often!

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gianna was incredible, amazing service and she truly took care of us. She made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but overpriced mediocre food

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phillyfoodie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Value of chef's tasting is also good. Will definitely be back!

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vipCoco
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great but the service was exceptional.

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vipramarama33
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best sushi in Philly

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CB12
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unique Maki rolls that you'll love trying. The Miso soup was definitely an upgrade as well. A few reasonably priced wines and an outdoor fall day made for a great lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Cheesesteak style roll was an unexpected hit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great service.

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viplsbtravel
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Dining on the street isn’t my favorite but unfortunately necessary. Much better inside. But otherwise it was very nice and server was lovely. I used to eat inside here every single week

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Eollie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the chefs tasting menu and you won’t regret it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent sushi. Innovative presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Mediocre accross the board. Fried chicken dumplings were dry and overcooked. Pork dumplings were also uninteresting and over-cooked. My rainbow roll was the most mediocre roll I've eaten anywhere. The tuna tartare was ok but the rest of the meal was overpriced and uninteresting.

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KellyM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to catch up and just talk. Service was great and we weren’t rushed. Food was great and service was even better. Will definitely be back.

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shaynamara123
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Sushi orders should be split up on different plates because of covid. Not served family style. This is now twice that I had to remove all my sushi order and add to a separate plate after it was served. Please make this change. Thanks

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BrooklynFoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Great outdoor seating setup, staff is super courteous and careful about safety rules. FOOD IS INCREDIBLE. This was our first outdoor dining dates since the pandemic and can't wait to go back again soon.

FAQs

Zama does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Zama also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 568-1027.

Zama is rated 4.8 stars by 1685 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 reservations at the moment.

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