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“Tasty, hot, fast and reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Harbor

Ocean Harbor
Ranked #337 of 4,341 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tasty, hot, fast and reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

The small plates of delicious, bite-sized morsels of food arrive to your table, steaming hot, on heated carts, and all you have to do is point at what you want. If you don't see what you want, and just happen to know the name of it, the servers will get a runner to find the cart that has it, or have it made up fresh. The service is good, if this is what you are prepared to receive. But if you want detailed explanation on preparation, ingredients, and etc. in English, you may well be out of luck. If you are travelling on business, and need a receipt, you won't get one that is itemized, so your accounting department will just have to be understanding. Come here for any sized group around lunchtime if you want delicious, hot dumplings, PDQ without spending a whole lot.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Best Dim Sum in Philly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Needless to say, best one in Philly. You can tell from the long line after 11:30 every day. Strongly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Naples, Florida
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Large Asian Eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We arrived just after the lunch hour rush. Extensive menu. Food was tasty and portions large enough to share. Prices were very reasonable. Great place to go for either a couple or for larger groups.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tonosi, Panama
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best dim sum in Philadelphia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Pampered traveler beware. This is not the place to go if you want to be waited on hand and foot. But for those of us who are passionate about FOOD, this is heaven. Staff push around carts loaded with steaming trays of dumplings, vegetables, soups, meats, and everything else authentic and delicious about Chinese cuisine. My Chinese grandfather has lived in Philadelphia for over 60 years and this is where his years of searching have led him! Go in ready to use hand gestures to get what you want because English isn't always available, but for the best Chinese food around, look no further than the carts whizzing around the dinning room!

  • Visited December 2012
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PA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, without the city price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

I've been here about 5 times with small groups of friends. Each time hasn't disappointed! The line starts to back out the door after 1100 for brunch (dim sum) on the weekends, so get there around 1030 to save time. Order drinks off the bat when you first sit down as its hard to flag down waiters. Don't bother with the menu, go with ordering straight from the carts. Will definitely be back!

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