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City Center East
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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
+1 215-574-9440
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to go to this chain fusion restaurant and it was just ok There was nothing wrong but it was just ok We have eaten at other similar restaurants such a as Zuma and sushi samba which are better Sorry can't say any more

Thank JHBtravel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here yesterday with my fiance for the first time at the Philly location. I've been to the one in Atlantic City twice. The restaurant itself was gorgeous with dim lighting and beautiful white curtains. The tables weren't super tight and close together, like many Philly restaurants. When we went for lunch, it was actually pretty quiet. Every dish... More 

Thank Diana M
Oxford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Just wow!!! I've been to a lot of different dim sum places and by far these are the best dumplings I have ever eaten!!! Great service and suggestion!!! Thanks Josh!

Thank fabulyme
Weirton, West Virginia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very conveniently located near Independence Mall. The restaurant is nicely designed, dominated by a large statue of Buddha. The food was excellent and varied - the Sushi and Pad Thai were both excellent.

Thank ernieliedtke
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Service. Excellent flavors. Good portions for the quality and price. A little pricey to eat here all the time. But a perfect restaurant to meet up with friends and share a meal once in a while.

Thank Danielle C
Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service were both fantastic. Everything that we tried was great. We had a large party of 9, so we had a lot of different things to try. Although I think my favorite was the King crab tempura. So worth it. The service was probably the best service I have had. Our waiter Lou was on top... More 

Thank dvitis29
Lexington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was a little loud but not like most of the other places. Waiting a bit but once we were seated, love it. Had tuna tartar appetizer and lobster and crab dim sum. Shared lobster fried rice and a ribeye dish. Can't wait to come to philly again just for this!!!

Thank sleonortega
Groveland, Florida
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183 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe I was expecting too much when I made reservations for this restaurant. Guests are greeted with a wall of flowing water that deadens the noise of the city street and washes away any tension. A large golden Buddha surrounded with a rich red backdrop helps set the tone for the meal to come, or so I thought. We were... More 

Thank carpediemMMV
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The central attraction in The dining room is a large Buddha watching over you. There is also a large communal table with numerous other smaller tables There is a price fix lunch menu for $20

Thank Lsbtravel1
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place for dinner with delicious and unique food. I dream of the edamame dumplings. Great drinks too.

Thank SueChef76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
    (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-9440

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