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Pod

3636 Sansom St.
Philadelphia , PA , United States http://www.podrestaurant.com/
(215) 387-1803

Restaurateur Stephen Starr opened this pan-Asian restaurant, designing the interior with futuristic neon-lights and cylinder-shaped dining booths called pods that seat six to 12 and illuminate with bright colors that can be changed with an inside switch. The menu has a range of Chinese dim sum like pork buns and dumplings, along with Americanized sushi such as eel and avocado rolls. The sushi bar itself has a conveyor belt, where colorful plates of nigiri and sashimi are on constant rotation. There are also a dozen Asian-infused cocktails, like the sake-based mojito or the margarita with tequila and ume (Japanese plum) puree. 

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