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Tuna Bar - Tuna Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Tuna Bar

4.9
4.9
754 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO BOOKING
Outdoor reservations are weather permitting and must be specified upon booking the reservation. Specific table requests are considered but not guaranteed.

Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar and Grill concept created by Owner and 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 of wine, sake, and spirits. There are no outside food and beverages allowed. There is a $40 dessert/cake fee for guests that wish to bring in a dessert/cake for their special occasion.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-8862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Sze

  • Catering

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    2nd and Race Street

  • Parking details

    As a convenience for our customers, we offer $10 parking. The parking garage is located at 231 N. 2nd Street. Bring the ticket from the garage into the restaurant and we will stamp with our Tuna Bar stamp!

  • Public transit

    The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station <br /><br />The Route 57 at 3rd &amp; Race Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 754 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

  • Philadelphia

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  • Philadelphia

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. D

    Dzoblin123

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. All the sushi was fresh and presented beautifully.The service was great.
  2. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was a bit pricy, but everything was delicious! The best Shishito Peppers I’ve ever had. The Pork Gyoza was the perfect appetizer - the Wagyu Beef spring rolls were good, but could have been skipped. Also tried the Old City Roll, the Broad Street Roll, and the spicy salmon + spicy tuna maki. The Broad Street Roll was surprisingly our favorite even though we were skeptical about the lack of rice! So flavorful and fresh. The Mochi sampler was a great dessert, but a little pricy for the portion.
  3. DM

    DanaM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  5. S

    Sean

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service is always phenomenal. Cocktails were great too. Would highly recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    yummy and beautiful
  7. JS

    JuliaS

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Excellent service, fantastic food, lovely atmosphere, great value
  8. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience going to Tuna Bar! The New Years roll was out of this world and the Rittenhouse is a must if you go!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid through and through. 4th year in a row dining here and although we typically request our same server every year, he wasn’t working but Aaron did not disappoint. We love it here and highly recommend. Thank you TB Team!
  10. JL

    JonathanL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot for date night. I will keep it in mind in case I need to entertain out of town visitors.
  11. EB

    EricB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This might be the best sushi in Philly
  12. TG

    TimG

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try it all!!! Eat it all!!! Simply delicious!!! Best wonton soup I’ve ever had!!!! A++++
  13. D

    Davedinesout

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food, great service and a super nice staff.
  14. EP

    EdenP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuna bar was fabulous!! The sushi was incredible, came out super fast and our waiter was very nice. I would definitely go back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuna Bar is one of my husband and my favorite places to dine in Philly. The food is delicious, and the vibes are amazing!
  16. PF

    PhillyFoodieFromNJ

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love Tuna Bar. It’s the best sushi restaurant/bar in Philly.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. My boyfriend is a sushi snob and he said this was the best sushi he has ever had. This was a huge win, as I chose it for his birthday dinner! It was a great night and our server Josh was excellent. We both said if we lived here, we’d come here all the time. One of my best meals ever. Thank you!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First romantic-ish date since being married.. Phenomenal food and even better service! Would recommend without question, can’t wait to go back!
  19. TS

    TeaSimone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was ridiculously good. The sushi was so fresh and good. The ambiance is nice, the music selection was great. The service was really good and they bring things out very quickly.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, but everything comes out so quick.
  21. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience at Tuna Bar! Food as always is amazing and drinks were too.
  22. MM

    MeganM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We’ll definitely be back -
  23. BW

    BobbyW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Serve seemed to forget about us and just dropped the check off. Never asked if we wanted more drinks or needed anything else.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was appetizing, the seating location was chilly and awkward against the storefront, snd the service was timely but equally as chilly as the storefront.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Some amazing unique sushi rolls! Wagyu spring rolls a must!
  26. MB

    MandyB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing… ambiance was great… our server was not very friendly or attentive. Love the dance music in the bathroom!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the absolute best - excellent food and even better service!
  28. A

    Anonymous457

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Fantastic sushi! I was really impressed by this place! We had a delicious lycheetini and rock shrimp app to start. We then enjoyed some of the house rolls and a specialty roll and I honestly couldn’t rate which one I liked the best! Service was just OK, the server was not very energetic, and it took him a while to come say hi to us. Maybe it was just an off night for him. But besides that, I would highly recommend this place! Probably would skip the wonton soup next time, it didn’t really wow me at all. But we will definitely come back for the sushi.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Perfect for a date night. Food was fantastic and very accommodating for soy and gluten allergy.
  30. CM

    CaseyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food is amazing. I’ve gone twice and both times the servers were not friendly and gave a weird vibe. Still one of my favorite restaurants
  31. F

    Fancy

    Philadelphia

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a most enjoyable meal at a fair price with great service. The host was very nice when we called to say we were running very late. We were offered a different outside table when a server heard me say I was feeling hot hot sitting close to the heart lamp. On the whole, the service, was most efficient and very friendly And we loved everything we ordered! Edamame, Brussels sprouts, sea weed salad, Wagyu beef spring rolls, tuna tartare, and “Fishtown” (spicy tempura shrimp) rolls. It all tasted super fresh and delicious. We highly recommend this lively, casual spot!
  32. i

    imichelleeee

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here!
  33. JT

    JuliaT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The female hostess was particularly accommodating and my party was extremely grateful! The food and service was also impeccable!
  34. KB

    KurtB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Always sit at the bar. Service level is not what it is expected. It’s a hit or miss. When we were there though the guys was more interested in the girl next to us and doing a shot with her so he can get her number. No other comments on that. Sushi is the best in the area!
  35. N

    N123456

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food! Fun awesome vibe! Definitely a new favorite spot! A little loud, hard to hear on a date
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best sushi I’ve had in Philly!
  37. TF

    ToniF

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We love sushi and wanted to try a new place, great food
  38. P

    Paolo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waiters are not attentive, and I had to get up a few times to get their attention (no wasabi dishes, more water, etc.).
  39. t

    tylka5

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent night. Food was great. Service was great. We had a large party that left very happy!
  40. D

    Denmom

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks. Cool atmosphere. Party of 5 and everyone raved.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tuna Bar

205 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and Race Street

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 1:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    As a convenience for our customers, we offer $10 parking. The parking garage is located at 231 N. 2nd Street. Bring the ticket from the garage into the restaurant and we will stamp with our Tuna Bar stamp!

  • Public transit

    The Market-Frankford EL 2nd Street Station The Route 57 at 3rd & Race Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenneth Sze

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-8862

  • Catering

    Please email info&#64;tunabar.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@tunabar.com for more information.

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