$59 for Tasting Dinner for Two on Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine ($120 Value)

Old City

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In America, Japan is thought of as the birthplace of sushi and the country that kind of looks like a shrimp. Learn more about the world with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for a seven-course chef's tasting dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (a $120 value)
  • $59 for a seven-course chef's tasting dinner for two, valid Friday or Saturday (a $120 value)

Both of the above dinner options include the following per person:

  • Soup
  • Salad
  • Appetizer from the kitchen
  • Appetizer from the sushi bar
  • Tasting-size portion of a kitchen entree
  • Tasting-size portion of a sushi-bar entree
  • Dessert

The restaurant's chef designs a different tasting menu each night, exploring Japanese flavors through miso or seafood soup, seaweed or green salad, and spring rolls or dumplings. The tasting-size entrees can be original creations or menu items such as grilled Wagyu beef or a sushi roll with lobster-tail tempura and avocado.

Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine's signature square sushi or peking-duck hand roll pairs well with selections from the sake bar, and the chefs' whimsically flavorful preparations have earned nominations for Best Sushi from CityVoter. The restaurant has also garnered a Zagat rating of 26/30 for its breadth of flavors, which diners can explore as they rest in a space rife with colorful history: the warm walnut accents and handmade leather banquettes are reminiscent of its time as a turn-of-the-century wholesale teahouse, and towering brick walls and love notes written on kites remain from the building’s origin as the house of Benjamin Franklin’s mistress. As eyes ascend toward the ceiling 40 feet overhead, they alight upon a custom-designed, three-tiered chandelier and a two-story feature wall boasting panels whose tooled leather recalls vintage wallpaper designs.

Reviews

Perfect amount of lighting,very modern and chic seating,and nice mood music.

Jeff P., Yelp, 6/21/12

Beautiful decor, tempting drinks and delicious sushi.

Lisa P., Yelp, 10/23/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great food, great atmosphere.....upstairs more quiet.”

  • “The food is good love the fried calamari and king crab miso soup, the server nice and fast.”

  • “Great Sushi and free parking on certain days.”


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    Old City

    132 Chestnut St.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

    215-925-9998

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In a Nutshell

The chef designs seven courses every night, using original creations or menu items such as spicy king-crab roll

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, or during Restaurant Week. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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