Located at 36th and Sansom Streets in Philly’s University City neighborhood, POD serves up contemporary Pan Asian cuisine in a sleekly modern dining room with futuristic lighting. A television above the sushi bar plays Japanese “Astro Boy” cartoons in a loop to provide even more visual interest. The restaurant is the creation of Stephen Starr, who is also responsible for 19 other unique restaurant concepts in Philadelphia. POD has two separate kitchens, one for sushi and the other for hot foods. Besides the sushi, menu highlights include fantastic crab spring rolls and the best tempura vegetables I’ve ever tasted. I would also recommend the sake mojito (pictured), a refreshing and light cocktail. Eating at POD is a delight for all the senses.