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Aqua

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705 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2315
+1 215-928-2838
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We have been going here for dinner since it opened 10 years ago. The food is delicious, consistent, and inexpensive. The owners are great and friendly. It's a great place for Malaysia/Thai food. Must get the Roti Kanai to start and the eggroll sampler. Beef Chow Fun and Pad Thai are good noodle dishes. We like the Basil Chicken too.... More 

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philadelphia
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I work close to this restaurant and I have been here for for Happy Hour a few times and co-workers farewell parties, but today was a lunch date. I always enjoyed the service which is attentive and efficient, but I like the layout and the quality of food served at reasonable prices. I recommend getting a few appetizers: The crispy... More 

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Thank PhillyShaney
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We ordered from this restaurant through grubhub for delivery. The first thing I have noticed was how overpriced the food is, but I still ordered because why not? Maybe it'll be worth it. I expected delicious maylasian/Thai food. But instead, I got bland fried rice, bland pad see ew. Not only that, but my order was also wrong. I asked... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Food was tasty, but have had better. Would return, but may try a different dish. Hubs got the salt & pepper wings and veggie fried rice. My dish was seafood fried rice, with claims, squid, and shrimp. Staff is friendly and patient. Bathroom is clean and smells yummy.

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Thank Tye G
Guilderland Center, New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The chicken pad Thai was delicious. My husband and I ate here while in Philadelphia and found the place to be clean and the staff very courteous. I wish I lived closer enough to get take out!

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Thank Debra S
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Staff was great! Bathroom was clean and smelled good (candle helped). Green tea is freshly steeped in it's own pot. Roti Canai was good. Half was still doughy and the other half was crispy. The curry sauce was correctly proportioned w/a single small potato; flavor was well balanced. Beef Rendang was tender but meat could have been seasoned more. The... More 

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Irvine, California
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248 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

The owner is from Ipoh. We chatted with her about Malaysian food and I asked her I would like to have the best Malaysian she can make. She suggested a few meals and specifically asked her cook to adjust according to Malaysian likeness. She was honest the sambal belacan is different than in homeland. It was a pleasant food and... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

I can't really complain too much. We stopped in without a reservation for a party of 12 for lunch! They were able to seat us, all together, which was impressive in and of itself. The service speed for most of the table was fine, but two of our party had to wait over 5 minutes after everyone else was served,... More 

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Thank Jay W
UK
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

This restaurant seems to attract local workers for an under-hour lunch. It was not that busy, so we hoped for a good quality lunch. Both our meals were unremarkable Thai cuisine. The plate on the table service was finger-marked with spots of deposit on the white crockery. They served whole chicory hearts with my meal but only provided forks. I'd... More 

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Thank ObiePowers
Leeds, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Called here for dinner one evening. There is seating inside & out. There is a varied menu with something for most tastes. The prices are reasonable, portion sizes very good and food extremely tasty & well presented. The service was good throughout. I would definitely recommend a visit here if you fancy some tasty Chinese / Thai food... You won't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai, Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2315
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-2838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?