Chinese Restaurants Philadelphia
From your standard lo mein to innovative, fusion-style dishes and authentic Cantonese classics, Philadelphia’s Chinese restaurants will satisfy every person’s tastes. With these top picks, you can enjoy a lively night on the town, make a stop for some post-drinking grub or grab some takeout for a casual meal at home.
108 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
With several Philly locations to choose from, you’re never too far from a Han Dynasty. That’s great news for Chinese food fans, considering owner Han Chiang’s Sichuan restaurant has won just about every award there is. Not only was Han Dynasty named “Best Chinese” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2013, it was also included in CNN’s Top 50 Chinese Restaurants in America and featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network. Order the Dan Dan noodles, an incredible mixture of noodles mixed tableside with crispy pork bits, spicy peppers and a sesame soy sauce. Or, if you’re going with a group of eight or more, try the tasting menu starting at $20 per person.
325 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Arguably Stephen Starr’s best restaurant, Buddakan offers modern Asian cuisine that fuses Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian and Thai influences. After recently celebrating 15 years in business, it’s still a Philly favorite. Standout items include the velvety edamame dumplings, grilled lamb chops and the jumbo shrimp pad Thai. Be sure to save room for the dim sum-style doughnuts – delectable miniature doughnut rounds that are rolled in sugar spices and served with chocolate sauce, blackberry jam and gingered cream cheese frosting. As you’ve come to expect from a Starr restaurant, the atmosphere is hip and lively, complete with a 10-foot Buddha. But if you don’t want to splurge for a big night out in Old City, Buddakan also delivers to just about anywhere in the city and offers great bento box lunch specials.
138 N. 10th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
While it might not be your first choice for a romantic date night, Ting Wong serves authentic, quick, no-frills Cantonese cuisine. This Chinatown spot is known for its roast duck, but the congee and wonton noodle soup are favorites of regular guests. For something different, order the Shanghai-style noodles. This off-menu dish has a bit of a cult following among those who know enough to ask for it. With pork, red wine vinegar and onions, it was praised by Philadelphia Magazine when Ting Wong won “Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown” in 2012. Bring cash along, as Ting Wong does not accept credit cards.
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