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9 of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Philly

written by Bri

Introduced in the mid 1800s, American-Chinese cuisine is now one of the most popular cuisines in America today. Whether you eat it out of a take-out container on Christmas or splurge at an upscale restaurant with your BFF’s, it’s safe to say that at some point or another, you are looking for some Chinese food to feast upon. 

Check out some of the best Chinese Restaurants in Philly…

Asian Chopsticks

Asian Chopsticks offers authentic and affordable Chinese and Asian cuisine. With a wide variety of traditional menu items and unique Chef Specials, there is something for everyone.

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Tom’s Dim Sum

Serving up traditional Shanghai dishes, Tom’s Dim Sum is known for their Dim Sum (no surprise there), fried buns, and Shumai and scallion pancakes. Dine-in or take-out, you can find a mix of contemporary and classic dishes that you will enjoy.

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Square on Square

Square on Square is a contemporary restaurant serving a unique twist on traditional Chinese food. Add them into your take-out rotation or visit the restaurant in Rittenhouse to dine-in.

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Michael’s Chinese Restaraunt

Michael’s Chinese Restaurant is the go-to for many South Philly locals. Offering take-out only, this restaurant serves up fast and affordable Chinese-American classics.

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DanDan

Serving authentic dishes, DanDan is an upscale Sichuan and Taiwanese restaurant and bar. The kitchen can accommodate your meal for dietary preferences including vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

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Sampan

Sampan is an upscale restaurant with modern Asian fusion cuisine located in the heart of the city. With a happy hour every day, unique chef-curated dishes, and a variety of wine, sake, and unique cocktails, there are more than enough reasons to check this place out.

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Han Dynasty

With multiple locations in the city, Han Dynasty prides themselves on their unique spice levels and authentic Szechuan style food. Whether you get take-out or dine-in, their bold flavors are sure to impress.

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Dim Sum House

Dim Sum House offers both Cantonese and Shanghai style Dim Sum, as well as entrees from the Jiang Nan region of China. In addition to the sophisticated atmosphere, guests can enjoy a game of pool in the bar and lounge which features craft cocktails (and more) served until 2 AM. 

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Spice C

Known (and loved) for their hand-drawn and hand-shaved noodles, made fresh per order, Spice C is a must-eat in Chinatown. 

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