Outdoor reservations are weather permitting and must be specified upon placing the reservation. Specific table requests are considered but not guaranteed. Indoor dining is limited to 4 guests per table with a 6ft required distance between each table. Outdoor dining is limited to 6 guests per table with a 6ft required distance between each table. Please be patient and considerate, as we are working to follow all COVID guidelines and regulations.
Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar and Grill concept created by Owner and Executive Chef Kenneth Sze. Located in Old City Philadelphia, Tuna Bar boasts a relaxing, upscale atmosphere serving fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The diverse menu offers traditional and specialty sushi rolls, raw oysters, scallops, hand-selected fish, and shareable entrees. Tuna Bar offers a fully stocked bar, with a corking fee of $30 and a cake-cutting fee of $30.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Wasabi yuzu dressing.
Dynamite White Tuna Roll
Spicy walu, crunch and shishitos.
Seared Tuna Salad
Ponzu and wasabi aioli.
Food is phenomenal. Service is great. They take Covid precautions seriously. Highly recommend.
Great as always... sushi is always so fresh and they make great cocktails as well!
Sushi is always the freshest, rolls are fantastic. Service was great.
Amazing Sushi. Maybe the best in the city. Service is great, as well as the cocktails.
Tuna Bar was nice however the service was poor. Our server did not come by once to check on us and gave us attitude when we asked if we could order.
Sushi was just okay. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for the food, ambience, and not following social distance in seating arrangements.
The ambience is very loud as the outdoor seating is on a very busy street and a route to I-95.
As I was checking into with the hostess, and a wait staff came up to me so that he'd head to the bar which he'd easily walk around the other 'aisle' behind me.
The hostess conveyed to us and other patrons of wearing masks when s/he is going to, for instance, the bathroom. However, the tables and seating arrangement are not six feet apart. A friend and I were seated first at two small tables that was arranged for a group of 4 people. About 10 minutes later after we were seated, the hostess seated a couple less than 5 feet from us without rearranging the seating arrangements. The worst part was a waiter suggested a patron to seat next to a patron not from her party. Fortunately, she declined, though there was discomfort from both parties as they'd see social distancing was not followed.
It is too bad as we'd like to come back to Tuna Bar, and adhering to CDC guidelines on COVID-19 is imperative.
Always a great time and tremendous food. Very accomodating, COVID safe, and ample outdoor space and heaters.
Food is amazing and service is outstanding. Can't wait to go back!
Fantastic riceless rolls. Very fresh fish and creative presentation.
My favorite place to eat in Philadelphia! It’s my treat yourself place 🖤
Amazing place!! We will go back
Service was excellent, food was amazing! Will definitely return for a date night or out with friends.
Power went out, but it was still a nice lunch
Absolutely phenomenal. This was the best Japanese food I’ve had in Philly by far. So many fun and unique flavors. We tried 5 different dishes and not one even came close to disappointing. The cocktails were delicious too. I’ve already recommended it to friends and will be frequenting regularly!
Our favorite spot in Philly didn’t disappoint for Valentine’s Day! The food, service and even sitting outside was so great! They made sure we were warm enough and we had a heat lamp just for our table.
We had a really great experience at Tuna Bar. The food was incredible and service was excellent. I will absolutely be returning soon. My only feedback would be regarding COVID friendly recommendations — It definitely didn’t feel like 6ft between tables. Otherwise, great dinner out.
Sushi was very fresh and delicious, which is noteworthy during these covid times!
Sushi and sashimi were super fresh and awesome... chef even prepared a special request chirashi bowl. And the Old Fashion was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Food and drinks were out of this world! Service was amazing! I’ll def be going back
Really a great experience. Food and sake was excellent. Our server was a cool guy and very attentive. And felt safe dining indoors.
Fabulous as always!
The sushi there was very good! Toro and yellowtail was very juicy with a lot of flavor. The rolls (fishtown and old city) is very flavorful as well! And it's great that they don't have cream cheese in those rolls because let's be real. Cream cheese in sushi rolls is probably the worst combination ever.
The interior and the mood of the restaurant is really nice as well. I would go there again to eat sushi and try other rolls there as well.
Great experience. The food was awesome. Best sushi I’ve ever had. The mark-up for our bottle of wine was pretty crazy, but I guess that’s a given. Service was also great.
Tuna bar is my favorite place to get sushi. The ambiance is very LA which I love. The sushi is melt in your mouth delicious.
Best sushi in town! Would recommend the sindy roll
This is one of the best sushi spots in Philly!!!!!
This place was great. The ambiance and set-up was perfect for a date night or night out with friends. The food is a little bit pricey but all of my friends and I agreed that these were some of the best sushi rolls we have ever had! I would definitely come back again!
Cold af with the wind
So good . Sushi might have been best we ever had
This was my second time at Tuna Bar and it again didn’t disappoint. The food is to die for, I’m still thinking about the shrimp tempura rolls. Also the drinks are delicious. Will definitely be coming back.
Outside seating with fire pit and heater! Wonderful day!
It was good. Nothing special, but as expected. Normal Asian fusion place for decent sushi rolls and such.
The sushi was amazing. A little cold because it’s outdoor dining but they did their best to make it warm! Lots of heaters around us to help with the cold. The fatty tuna sushi was amazing and the yellowtail scallion roll just melts in your mouth. Definitely will be back!
One of the best restaurants in Philly. The tuna crudo is DIVINE. It can be pricey so we save it for special occasions, but it is definitely worth it!
LOVE TUNA BAR! Amazing atmosphere and service! We got the Tuna Tartare and a couple rolls of sushi, it was delicious! The staff was very kind and practicing all COVID restrictions, even had temperature checks!
Food was fresh and delicious!
My wife and I shared the Kobe beef spring rolls and popcorn shrimp appetizers and both were amazing. After that we had several rolls and sashimi. Everything was super fresh & delicious! The service and drinks were also stellar. The owner & one of the managers also checked in to make sure we were happy. Great food, service, atmosphere and they all care a lot!
One of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Food and service is always on point and they have handled the new restrictions with grace which is hard to come by these days.
It was very nice. Service was a little off tonight.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish was outstanding.
You can order delivery directly from Tuna Bar using the Order Online button. Tuna Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-8862.
Tuna Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 420 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.