Tuna Bar

4.9
420 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 420 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Danny
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is phenomenal. Service is great. They take Covid precautions seriously. Highly recommend.

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vipAllisonF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always... sushi is always so fresh and they make great cocktails as well!

KP
vipKenP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is always the freshest, rolls are fantastic. Service was great.

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sushi. Maybe the best in the city. Service is great, as well as the cocktails.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

FE
FoodExplorer
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

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theAJK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and tremendous food. Very accomodating, COVID safe, and ample outdoor space and heaters.

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TranQT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing and service is outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

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vipcricket
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic riceless rolls. Very fresh fish and creative presentation.

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Alex
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Philadelphia! It’s my treat yourself place 🖤

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vipJusto
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!! We will go back

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Hillary
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was amazing! Will definitely return for a date night or out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Power went out, but it was still a nice lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JuliaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCCFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was very fresh and delicious, which is noteworthy during these covid times!

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vipAllisonF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and sashimi were super fresh and awesome... chef even prepared a special request chirashi bowl. And the Old Fashion was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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LanaS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were out of this world! Service was amazing! I’ll def be going back

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vipGreg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great experience. Food and sake was excellent. Our server was a cool guy and very attentive. And felt safe dining indoors.

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vipLynke
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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WorkinfortheWeekend3186
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town! Would recommend the sindy roll

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KellyKing14
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best sushi spots in Philly!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cold af with the wind

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good . Sushi might have been best we ever had

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating with fire pit and heater! Wonderful day!

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MaxW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good. Nothing special, but as expected. Normal Asian fusion place for decent sushi rolls and such.

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GabrielleK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLaura
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious!

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vipOutAndAboutPHL
Atlantic City
184 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very nice. Service was a little off tonight.

PT
PhillyTransplant
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. The fish was outstanding.

FAQs

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.