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Charles Plaza

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234 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1819
215-829-4383
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
To a wonderful person I won't forget. Can't wait till you get another restaurant!

Charles Plaza was a one-of-a -kind restaurant. Charles and his staff will prepared your food to your likings. Also, Charles and his wife are beautiful people to know. They are like family and I miss them already. Can't wait till you open up another restaurant! My family and I thank you for all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Charles Plaza was a one-of-a -kind restaurant. Charles and his staff will prepared your food to your likings. Also, Charles and his wife are beautiful people to know. They are like family and I miss them already. Can't wait till you open up another restaurant! My family and I thank you for all the wonderful years of 'Great' food. Thank... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am sad to report that Charles served his last group of diners on May 1, 2014. I drove by to surprise my wife with take out and instead I was surprised by a letter on the door thanking his loyal customers of so many years.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My in-laws introduced this restaurant to my husband, children and me and we have been going to Charles Plaza together for a few years now. It is a family owned and run establishment and they are very loving people. We are always greeted with a hug and the service is excellent. As for the food, let me first say that... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Charles Plaza has some of the best Chinese food I have ever had. Try the Moo Shu Chicken. The service is friendly and every thing is very fresh and tasty.

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Westampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is the best Chinese food in Philadelphia Chinatown. It is on the farthest edge, and not as flashy and touristy. The ingredients are fresh and the food is healthy. They do not serve beef or pork but do serve chicken and seafood and many vegetarian entrees. The owner, Charles is a sweetheart. I highly recommend this restaurant. Susanlia44

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

a friend invited us to join them at this restaurant and boy were we impressed. Charles, the owner is an absolute delight .the food was delicious..the interesting thing is that they dont serve any pork or beef products, chicken and sea food but not "fat" according to charles.We had a corn soup and a crab soup for appetizer, a chicken... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we walked through Chinatown to try Charles Plaza for dinner one night. The won ton soup was filled with vegetables and the broth was delicious. We enjoyed chicken with cashews and chicken with snow peas-plenty of food and it was all very good. Charles is a gracious host and we will return to enjoy his... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This restaurant is well worth the couple of extra blocks' walk. The food is excellent--flavorful, not too salty or greasy as in lesser Chinese restaurants. We had a variety of fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes, and all were outstanding. Service was friendly. We've been there twice on trips to Philadelphia, and will certainly return.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This restaurant is located on the edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown. Ate with a large group of people who ordered a diverse group of Chinese dishes, none of which was especially good or bad. For example, the hot & sour soup was spicy hot, but not sour--it had little or no vinegar. The service was pleasant.

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Pacific Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had an excellent vegetarian meal here--soup and several delicious dishes. The hosts are very gracious and friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable. Not for vegetarians only! You will enjoy your meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-829-4383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Vegan

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