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Restaurants Designed by Star Architects in Philly

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From Pod's futuristic layout and constantly-changing neon lights to 10 Arts' lush, romantic design, Philly has some of the most stunning restaurant spaces in the country. Here are 10 of the city's best, designed by some of the hottest names in the architecture biz.

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  • Japanese Washington Square West
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    Morimoto Map 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-413-9070
    Food28 Decor27 Service26 Cost$74
     

    Morimoto's colorful, futuristic space was designed by world-reknowned designer Karim Rashid.

  • Spanish Old City
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    Amada Map 217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-625-2450
    Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$53
     

    Amada's Spanish-inspired decor was designed by the well-known international firm Creme Design.

  • Japanese Rittenhouse Square
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    Zama Map 128 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-568-1027
    Food26 Decor22 Service22 Cost$48
     

    Zama's simplistic yet detailed design comes courtesy of international firm Creme Design.

  • Cuban Rittenhouse Square
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    Alma de Cuba Map 1623 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-988-1799
    Food25 Decor26 Service24 Cost$50
     

    This three-story townhouse restaurant, which draws inspiration from historical and contemporary Cuban architecture, was designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group firm.

  • Mexican Spruce Hill
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    Distrito Map 3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-222-1657
    Food25 Decor25 Service23 Cost$43
     

    This restuarant's funky, Mexico City-inspired decor - which includes everything from Lucha Libre masks to a Volkswagen Beetle dining car - was designed by international firm Creme Design. 

  • Indian Hawthorne
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    Tashan Map 777 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 267-687-2170
    Food25 Decor25 Service23 Cost$51
     

    This expansive, high-style Indian restaurant was designed by well-known NYC-based designer Winka Dubbledam.

  • Asian University City
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    Pod Map 3636 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-387-1803
    Food24 Decor25 Service24 Cost$42
     

    Famed NYC-based design firm Rockwell Group designed this futuristic space, with its constantly-changing lights, conveyor belt sushi bar and individal dining "pods."

  • Bistro Rittenhouse Square
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    10 Arts Bistro and Lounge Map 10 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-523-8273
    Food24 Decor25 Service23 Cost$54
     

    This fashionable restaurant, located in the stunning lobby space of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, owes its bright colors and lush, romantic feel to the world-reknowned EDG Interior Architecture + Design firm.

  • American Rittenhouse Square
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    a.kitchen+bar Map 135 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 215-825-7030
    Food23 Decor21 Service21 Cost$46
     

    a.kitchen's relaxed, modern decor was designed by award-winning NYC-based architect Edward Asfour.

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