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“Best food in Philadelphia Chinatown”
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Charles Plaza
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: City Center East
Westampton, New Jersey
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best food in Philadelphia Chinatown”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is the best Chinese food in Philadelphia Chinatown. It is on the farthest edge, and not as flashy and touristy. The ingredients are fresh and the food is healthy. They do not serve beef or pork but do serve chicken and seafood and many vegetarian entrees. The owner, Charles is a sweetheart. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Susanlia44

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Susan K
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24 reviews from our community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“healthy and good”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

a friend invited us to join them at this restaurant and boy were we impressed. Charles, the owner is an absolute delight .the food was delicious..the interesting thing is that they dont serve any pork or beef products, chicken and sea food but not "fat" according to charles.We had a corn soup and a crab soup for appetizer, a chicken in an orange sauce , tilapia in a garlic sauce, eggplant, fried rice and a vegetable platter. The food was served quickly, table service was excellent and lastly, the price was right...with tip and all that food it worked out to 55 per couple and there were 6 of us..in philadelphia, lots of restaurants are b.y.o.b...(bring your own bottle) and there is no corking fee for the wine we brought with us...so all in all, a delightful experience and one that we will surely repeat...seth and barbara koch

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank animaleyedoc
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful food presented by Charles”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we walked through Chinatown to try Charles Plaza for dinner one night. The won ton soup was filled with vegetables and the broth was delicious. We enjoyed chicken with cashews and chicken with snow peas-plenty of food and it was all very good. Charles is a gracious host and we will return to enjoy his hospitality again.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank SFR6042
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

This restaurant is well worth the couple of extra blocks' walk. The food is excellent--flavorful, not too salty or greasy as in lesser Chinese restaurants. We had a variety of fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes, and all were outstanding. Service was friendly. We've been there twice on trips to Philadelphia, and will certainly return.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank adv68
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Food was fair”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

This restaurant is located on the edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown. Ate with a large group of people who ordered a diverse group of Chinese dishes, none of which was especially good or bad. For example, the hot & sour soup was spicy hot, but not sour--it had little or no vinegar. The service was pleasant.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank TripMember10192015
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