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David's Mai Lai Wah Restaurant

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1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
+1 215-627-2610
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“wonton soup” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed August 15, 2017

We arrived and were not seated and we became unsure as to whether we should just sit down or not. Ordering was difficult due to non/limited English speaking. The telephone rang continuously and unanswered the whole time we were seated which was extremely annoying, so...More

Thank Emma-Grace A
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

What many of the other reviewers stated is true...brusque servers, no rush to seat you, eh. No matter, I came here specifically for the steamed dumplings with the incredible ginger sauce. I hadn't been to Davids in 12+ years but I was determined to get...More

Thank A16ross
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We came in here looking for good food and got amazing instead!!! Even the won ton soup is the best I've ever had. We got the pork dumplings and they are also the best dumplings I've ever had. So happy to be moving to NJ...More

Thank Tatromanes
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I'm big on reviewing a place before visiting and the one time I decide otherwise, it was a mistake. We witnessed quite a few people coming in and thought that it had to be for a reason...still trying to figure out what that reason is....More

Thank 704CarolinaGirl84
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Seriously, the worst Chinese restaurant in Philly. Actually, the worst restaurant in Philly, and I've lived here for 9 years. My friends and I have a band rehearsal that goes til 10, and we like to go out to eat after, and we're near Chinatown...More

1  Thank Gabe968
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We will drive to Center City’s Chinatown for late night meal. Their food is a “hit & miss thing” but since they are the only one that opens late (until 3am), we have no other choice. I learned my way in already being a regular...More

Thank stevensuganob
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I was finally able to find a restaurant that serves Peking Duck in a smaller portion size (1/2 duck, $20 with soup & egg roll). All four in our party enjoyed their meals (Shrimp Egg Foo Yong, Vegetable Lo Mein, Sweet & Sour Pork and...More

Thank bklyn31ny
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

I visited today after many years and was surprised wonton soup was still one of the best I have had.

Thank John P
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Not the best atmosphere. But what it lacks there this place make up for with food. The portions are plentiful Try Hong Kong wonton soup. Salt and pepper chicken/shrimp /pork chops. Best fried rice ever. Enjoy your meal

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I am actually still at the restaurant. The service has been horrible. We were not given menus, I had to flag down the water boy after having waited 10 minutes without menus. It took another 15 minutes to even get a waiter to come over....More

1  Thank dcarroll633
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-2610
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