1225Raw Sushi and Sake Lounge
1225 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 238-1904
Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
Raw Japanese Rstrnt & Lounge
Parking: Street, Validated
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Family Style, Sushi, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
Good For Groups: Yes
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09/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
if you know what you are looking for the food is actually quite good. They do seem to need some better management of the crowds they get. I never went with a party just a few of us and the wait staff often did try to seat us within 20 mins. I would avoid the happy hour, drinks not as good and the food very ordinary. But if you stay and try their sake and the speciality maki- yum!
12/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Friends and I went to Raw on a Friday night. We were told it would be 45 minutes for a table and so we said we'd wait at the bar. After an hour, we still hadn't been seated. When we asked the manager, he thought we decided to eat at the bar. Since he realized now we didnt, he would seat another table and then, us right away. Another 30 minutes go by and nothing. In that time, the other group (which should be noted came in after us) was seated as well as numerous others. When we told the manager we were leaving, rather than an apology, he proceeds to tell us that we were the only walk-ins for the night and that he already told us there was a wait. Definitely an unacceptable response and horrible customer service. There are plenty of great sushi restaurants in the city and my friends and I will never go back.
04/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
what happened here? i haven't been to raw in several months, and was looking forward to sushi with a very good friend...i'm fine with their prices, but the sushi (and everything else we ordered) lacked the luster that i was expecting. moreover, our waitstaff was slow and aloof; when we told him our dumplings weren't hot, his response was ""oh"", and he walked away!! i wished i had gone to vics - may not have raw's atmosphere, but their sushi is far better....
11/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Creative and delicious rolls, nice environment, and fantastic service...I will definitely be back! I didn't have reservations but I was still seated promptly. The booths along the opposite side of the restaurant seemed much more comfortable than the more crowded tables where we sat though.
10/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had high expectations for this place given the ratings....I was so wrong.
Ambient: dark and narrow in the inside (waiters bumping into you as you eat - no apologies ), chilling outside (if you're like you get to sit near a heater, otherwise bring a blanket)
Food: good, but below POD
Service: OMG!!!!!! we get in with a reservation, we wait 25 MIN to sit (I remind you: we had a reservation), while the girl at the entrance clearly avoids our faces everytime she steps into the room. We finally get the food, and after less than 45 min the manager comes and basically urges us to wrap up!!!!! Why? apparently, they screwed up the reservations and there's an angry mob at the entrance (my guess: with reservations).....
Friendly advice: price/food quality but especially /service quality VEEEEEERY below par
10/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Worst experience ever. I've never been treated so badly in my all life. We reserved a table for 10 PM and at 11 PM we were still waiting and they didn't offer us anything...no drinks, no appetizers...we were starving!!!
How is the food?I cannot tell...we left after more than one hour of waiting. They should learn how to treat customers!!
10/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I reserved a table 3 hrs in advance.
I waited for 1 full hour with no drinks, water or apologies from the staff.
I left embarassed after they were trying to kick out a table to have me sit.
Just don't get into the restaurant business if you can't sit clients.
06/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been here several times and have always been completely satisfied. The bartenders are fantastic and are exremely knowledgeable about the drinks--I reccommend trying the sake they often have themselves infused with fruit--quite tasty! As for the sushi--party in my mouth. Best I have ever had, and that's quite a bit for myself. All in all, I'd have to say that combined with the atmosphere and variety offered, this is not just my favorite sushi place, but my favorite restaurant/bar in the city!