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Shiao Lan Kung

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930 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2408
215-928-0282
Today
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic Chinese food!

Sizzling beef is exactly that.....sizzling! The portions are huge so it's best to share. It's a local and family owned business, right in the middle of Chinatown. The mango pudding is the best mango pudding I've ever had! The staff is very friendly and hard working. Everything looks and tastes like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here while visiting Philly with family. Excellent food at a great price. Very attentive and fast service. Recommend both the steamed and fried dumplings!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Sizzling beef is exactly that.....sizzling! The portions are huge so it's best to share. It's a local and family owned business, right in the middle of Chinatown. The mango pudding is the best mango pudding I've ever had! The staff is very friendly and hard working. Everything looks and tastes like authentic and amazing chinese food!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Shiao, as we call it, has been our "go to" place in Chinatown for nearly 15 years. We took many a friend who all agreed it was one of the best places in the city. It has gone through a number of roller coaster rides over the years and never fully recovered after Mr Kung died some time back. But... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was surprised by some of the offerings. You don't find jellyfish in just any Chinese restaurant. On the menu were also fish maw soup, watercress soup, fresh Chinese vegetables, congee, fried rice with chicken and salty fish ... All dishes you find at a legitimate Chinese restaurant. The restaurant has been there for 29 years and there appears to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My boyfriend loves this place but I am not sure why. Aside from some of their plates being really cute and it not being very busy so you get the place almost to yourself, the food was just okay, the portions were terrible and their credit card machine "works sometimes and sometimes doesn't". My friends and I came here last... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is awesome after a night out and a few drinks. The food is always fresh and well prepared. I have never been disappointed here. Try the shrimp balls, huge oysters (if they are not sold out), and many other dishes. Well worth a try and you may get hooked.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Shaio was our very favorite restaurant in Chinatown for years. It's still good but only a glimmer of it's old self. Fried wontons had little to no shrimp, and the shredded chicken with hot peppers had very little chicken. Hate to diss it but there is better.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We made a late night stop here after a show at the World Cafe Live, which is less than a 10-minute drive (40-minute walk) from here. The food was hot and fresh, which is always a pleasant surprise when dining out late. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent, though they did skimp on the fruit and veggies. While the... More 

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Yardley, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ordered the dumplings, shrimp toast to start. Loved the dumplings, So good! Shrimp toast was good but I don't love fried bread, too greasy. Salt baked trio of shrimp, scallops and squid is the best, I crave this for days after I eat it!! Had some other beef hot pot thing, it was just ok. Always happy leaving here!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

They happily seated us at 2:30 am (they close at 3am). The porkchop was tender, tasty and delicious. While the Tofu was prepared just right. We also had the chicken fried noodles. The entire meal was satisfying, and cooked fresh. I didn't feel bloated afterwards. I will definitely return back again.

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Additional Information about Shiao Lan Kung

Address: 930 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2408
Phone Number: 215-928-0282
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-928-0282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am

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