Pod: An Enchanting Asian Fusion Experience in University City



Nicole Blekhter Staff Writer

As one enters Pod, her eyes are automatically drawn to the atmosphere of the strange, yet interesting layout of the restaurant. Groovy beats, accented neon lights, and funky cartoons make you want to taste what this restaurant has got to give. This Asian fusion restaurant will not disappoint, from sushi to steak, the menu is filled with choices for any food lover. 

Pod is a great place to grab your friends for a night out in Philly. Its menu is best shared as there is a wide variety of tasty foods to try out! As an appetizer, you cannot go wrong with any of their sushi rolls- definitely a must for any sushi lovers. In addition to sushi, the lettuce wraps are to die for. This is one of the best appetizers on the menu as it comes with a head of lettuce, juicy chicken teriyaki, and the best peanut sauce you will ever try. Last but not least, the chicken pot stickers are the perfect mixture of a crispy exterior and juicy and tasteful interior.

You can never go wrong with any of the options on the menu, but there are a few dishes that are a must at Pod. The macadamia chicken stir-fry is an amazing blend of ingredients that is topped off with a unique garlic sauce. Any of the rice or noodle options are excellent choices and a great add on to the table’s dishes. Lastly, the wagyu beef is an option that you must experience when at Pod. The waiter cooks it tableside over heated Japanese river rocks, creating a wonderful aroma and adding to the unique and delicate taste of the meat. 

Of course, there is no way you can leave Pod without having some dessert. The fluffernutter spring rolls are a must. Filled with a warm fluff and peanut butter mixture, this spring roll is served with a side of hot chocolate dipping sauce. This combination will melt in your mouth and get better with each bite. If you are not a fan of peanut butter, fluff or chocolate there is no need to worry. The mochi ice cream is always a good choice and the flavors vary daily. In general, dessert at Pod is a sweet ending that ties to together a delicious meal. 

Pod is a great place to enjoy a night out with your friends alongside a unique and awesome meal. The atmosphere and the food will be unforgettable and you’ll be waiting to go back for some more. So, it’s time to head over to university city and treat yourself!