Zama Rolls Out A New Chef’s Tasting Menu

Japanese sushi restaurant Zama announces a new tasting menu to premiere at their Rittenhouse Square location.

Chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka is known for fusing Japanese culture and culinary traditions with modern, local flavors through his a la carte sashimi and extensive variety of sushi offerings. The new menu though? While there appears to be some room for Zama to slide in a few of his trademark tastes of Philly, the base of the huge, 9-course board is very traditional–offering everything from an opening-course namero (fish and herbs mixed with barley-miso and fermented sake paste) to ochazuke rice ball soup.

The new tasting menu will be offered for dinner every week Monday-Sunday at $125 per person–which might seem pricey until you take a look at what Zama is offering. The menu looks both expansive and kinda amazing.

And lucky for you, we’ve got a copy. Check out a sneak-peak at the opening version of the new  tasting menu below.

First Course


Chef’s daily selection of fish and herbs chopped and mixed

with barley-miso and fermented sake paste

Second Course

Mozuku Sunomono

Chef’s daily selection of seaweed serving with “mozuku” seaweed

noodle and tosa-zu vinegar.

Third Course

Omakase Sashimi 3.2.2.

7 pcs 3 kinds of Chef’s selection of Sashimi serving with fresh wasabi

Fourth Course

Reikun Yuzu-Pon

Cold smoked sashimi served with garlic-soy marinated shiso and

yuzu-ponzu sauce

Fifth Course

The Alaskan King Crab

Steamed leg serving with Broken Brown Butter Soy

Sixth  Course

A5 Miyazaki 3 ways

1.25oz Japan’s #1 “Miyazaki brand “  Wagyu beef. Sliced into three

with choice of chef’s topping of the day

Seventh Course

Zama Chirashi or Omakase Nigiri

Mini version of Zama chirashi or 5 pcs nigiri of chef’s daily selections

Eighth Course


Small rice ball “onigiri” served with pickled vegetable, wasabi,

seaweed and chef’s selection of fish in Dashi soup.


Choices of items from the original desert menu with options of:

Mochi of the day

Banana Spring Roll

Yuzu Crème Brulée

Black Sesame Cheesecake

Chestnut Mont Blanc with Chocolate Truffle

Apple Crisp

Tofu Beignets

Chocolate Cake with sweet white miso

Pumpkin Napoleon

Reservations can be made at (215) 568.1027

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