The menu at West Philly’s KPod is long. If you told us they added a dish to it each day since the original Pod closed in March 2020, we’d believe you. But from spicy salmon and yellowtail hand rolls topped with pickled onions and spicy mayo, to shareable plates like their kimchi-butter shrimp with lettuce leaves for wrapping, they’ve taken some old flavors and upgraded them. A few other new upgrades we can get behind are their raw bar with a massive pink flipping sign where the conveyor belt used to be and their long soju menu that makes this a perfect Friday night hangout spot. They’ve even kept things from the old Pod like their classic neon-lit bathroom hallways, corner pod booths that make you feel more like a VIP at a Dua Lipa show, and long table seating. The spot is perfect for large group celebrations or to bring someone while breaking up so they can get distracted by the glowing seats nearby.

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The 10 Most Exciting Dinner Spots In Philly Right Now

A night out at one of these places, whether it’s for a catch-up with a friend or an impressive date night, feels overwhelmingly of the moment.

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