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Ray's Cafe & Tea House

City Center East
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141 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2410
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were shopping in China Town and saw Ray's and decided to give them a try. We were not disappointed. We started off with shrimp dumplings there were 8 of them and my wife and I loved them the price $6.50. I had sweet and spicy flounder $13.00 and my wife had Sesame chicken $10.00 these dishes were amazing. Grace... More 

Thank Stan B
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We twice stopped by for coffee a few months ago but had not eaten a meal here. We decided to give it a try and were very pleased. There is a nice selection of Asian entrees. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The coffee is excellent, especially the syphon coffee, although it's a bit pricey due to the extra... More 

Thank Family_In_Ardmore
Toledo, Ohio
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

this place is small but clean. the iced coffee is amazing. the little Italian cookie with it can be skipped as with the cellophane wrapped, purchased pastries. we saw them making dumplings and wish we could have stayed to eat.

Thank amyintax
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

For years my wife has said to me, "Someday I'm going to have a cup of coffee that tastes as good as it smells." Well, it finally happened today at Ray's. We had seen Ray's on a local PBS program and when the opportunity presented itself, we decided to try it. We only stayed for coffee...but hope to have a... More 

Thank Family_In_Ardmore
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here at the recommendation of my tai chi teacher. Ordered the sweet and sour fish, a cucumber salad, and a pot of green tea. They even have brown rice. The cucumbers were delicious and when the fish arrived I thought I would end up bringing half home. It was so tasty and delicious I ate the whole order even... More 

Thank Trish M
Milwaukee, Wi
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went here for a quick lunch Ambience- don't come here for an elegant setting. It is realtively utilitarian, open containers on the floor etc Food- ordered pan fried dumplings. These were good Tea- was very good Price- very reasonable Service- very pleasant and efficient

Thank BarbiBooS
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stumbled upon Rays after enjoying a delicious meal around the corner, I came in to have a cup of coffee. This is the spot, dont hesitate if you are in the area and need a real cup of coffee. I had the Sumiyaki coffee, roasted over charcoal. Served with bone china delicate cup and saucer with a butter cookie. It... More 

Thank LittleUkie
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Just that! Most Value Coffee (Malaysian) in Philadelphia and very, very, very tasty dumplings!!! Curried Chicken Dumplings the best!!!!!

Thank Ezequiel C
Hagerstown, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We saw the other great reviews and thought we would give them a try. We were not impressed. The food was just ok. My husband tried the siphon coffee and enjoyed it. I had the jasmine tea. It was $4.50 for a tea bag. Really??

Thank Wickedqueen64
Philadelphia, PA
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

My family has been going to Ray's for years. We have always enjoyed it and look forward to returning. It is small and informal, however the owners are very friendly and gracious. It is a BYOB and there are no State Liquor stores or Beer distributers nearby so if you want alcohol with your meal plan ahead. The food is,... More 

Thank RoverPhiladelphia_PA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Cafe, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-922-5122

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