A Celebration of Japanese Ingredients and Flavors.

Escape across the globe to Japan with a transformative meal at Pod. An homage to traditional Japanese cooking techniques, the food is fresh and delicious with a touch of flair for fun. Enjoy classic, mouthwatering dishes like Wagyu Beef Hot Stone, Sunomono Seaweed Salad, Curry Udon or Yuzu Prawn Robata that satisfy the soul. Looking for something a little more modern? Treat yourself to signature items like Japanese Fried Chicken and Lobster Bao Buns. Sake and specialty drinks take the experience up a notch for a perfectly well-rounded evening out. Stimulating all the senses, Pod brings a taste of the past and looks to the future - we’ve missed you.

Group Dining


  • Available for lunch and dinner.
  • Seating is available in the Main Dining Room for groups of up to 20 people.
  • Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 40 guests seated or 65 guests standing.
  • Pod is available to be reserved exclusively for up to 250 people.
  • Sake and specialty cocktails compliment the family style menus.
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Pod is back, and Stephen Starr says he now has the Japanese restaurant he’s always wanted.


Pod’s menu is now Japanese, with an emphasis on sushi, not the pan-Asian dishes that defined it at its 2000 opening on Sansom Street near 37th. Lead sushi chef Kevin Yanaga, who had a similar role in the initial Pod, is back in the Starr fold. Executive chef Kenjiro Omori, whose family owned the Genji restaurants in Philadelphia, has worked for Starr at 10 restaurants since 2014.

Starr calls the new Pod a “grown-up” and more refined version of the original.

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