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“Try the soup dumplings”
Review of Dim Sum Garden

Dim Sum Garden
Ranked #68 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

While in Philadelphia for a wedding, we stopped in to Dim Sum Garden. We were seated right away which might not always be the case. We were there for quite a late lunch, not at the peak time. The soup dumplings were great. Our waiter asked if we had ever had them before and explained how to eat them. That was good for me since I eat a lot of Americanized Chinese food but have less experience with authentic Chinese food. I recommend the steamed soup dumplings and the scallion pancakes. Great value. We had way too much food and our bill was less than $40 for two people with tip.

Thank Nidhi K
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Found this place several years ago at their old location and it's become a mandatory.
Love the new location.
The soup dim sum and the scallion pancakes are must haves.

Thank JIM W
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's all about the dumplings here! Don't miss the Shanghai soup dumplings and the crab version as well. But I've sampled a number of the dumpling offerings and they are all good!
Service was friendly and efficient and comes with instructions on eating the soup dumplings if you need it! In case you forget, the soup spoon is there for the soup dumplings: place one in the spoon, bite off the little nipple on top, and slurp that delicious broth accompanied by the dumpling sauce.
One complaint: please, please, wipe down the dumpling sauce containers between customers. Every time I'm there these are almost impossible to pick up since they are covered in sticky sauce! Yuk!
Hot and Sour soup was not a dish they do well! Ditto for the won-ton soup. Stick with the dumplings...what they do best...and you'll enjoy and come back for more!
This is a cash only establishment, so be prepared.

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The restaurant does not look like much from the outside or inside, but the food is completely worth it. Make sure you order the soup dumplings because they are the specialty of the restaurant. The best soup dumplings I have ever had.

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Thank kshojo
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a little bit of all of the things others had suggested. The Shanghai steam dumplings with pork and pork w/crab were both excellent. The scallion pancake was fantastic as was the pork sauce noodles. We also had chicken skewers and chicken fried rice which were both solid though nothing to write home about. The wonton and hot and sour soups were a big hit at the table (shared between 2-3 people each). I was shocked when the check came and the total was under $65! 4 adults and 3 children and we still had food leftover. Great find in Philly!

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Thank hperrenoud
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