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Tai Lake

134 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2309 (City Center East)
(215) 922-0698
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Ranked #1,577 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

ALMOST DIED OF INTERNAL BLEEDING I went there last night and ordered Vegan Bean curd with garlic eggplant, and in my dish under a piece of tofu was a flat thin piece of a seashell larger then a quarter, not a clam, not an oyster, a thin sharp razor-ish sea-shell. I took a bite because I didn't see it under... More

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Dover, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Ate here after a long night on the town at 1 AM. Was wonderful to pick out fresh fish out of the aquariums and eat it 15 minutes later. I tried fish and lobster and both tasted extremely fresh. This place has to be the best restaurants open in the middle of the night!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This restaurant used to have great seafood at reasonable prices, I was there the other night and they were charging $25 per pound for U 26 shrimp that probably cost $2.20 per pound. The preparation was poor. If this restaurant was in San Francisco they would be out of business in a week

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We have travelled in US for a month in many cities.This restaurant has not been rated in any guide books we read but apparently it served best chinese meals we have ever had in term of taste and freshness. We particularly love the crab with ginger and stir fried royal clam with XO sauce. Food prices are excellent in value... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a challenge? Might as well go for it here. I'll post some pics of the food I ate and what it looked like before it was cooked! Most of the food was pretty good. The frogs tasted a little swampy. The entrance is interesting since it faces the Chinatown fire station and I kid you not, the trucks... More

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

on top of the fact that it is open until 4am, it is much better than the other one that serves late down the street , and has great seafood...walk in and be greeted by tanks of your live dinner options if you are there for seafood...no better way to have it.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I had a lot of good recomendations for this restaurant. I got two dishes. Roast duck and clams with pork. The roast duck was pretty good, but not nearly as good as Sang Kee. The clam dish was good...but lacked the heat the menu said it would have. It was a little dry, too. Having said that, it was a... More

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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

In Philly for the weekend. Ate here both Friday AND Saturday night. Friday night had salt baked squid and scallops, clams, and stuffed eggplant. All were great. The clams were perfect. Saturday night had salt bake baby fish( small fish in the salt bake style). They were crunchy and a bit salty, yum! Then sauteed mustard greens in a nice... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Fresh, well prepared, reasonably priced. It was crowded even on Sunday night after 8pm. Order the set dinner for four or eight if you don't know what to order. You could call it great Chinese seafood sloppy joe style.

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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

As a Chinese, food is not bad - not great... Ordered the fish, it was slightly overlooked - which is not that good for a seafood restaurent.

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