Best of Philly

Best Chinese Restaurant

2016 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Ting Wong

This is the restaurant that refuses to die. After closures, re-openings, remodels, and rumors that it would turn into a high-end, white-tablecloth Chinese restaurant, Ting Wong has emerged as essentially the same place it always was — a simple, unfussy spot offering ridiculously good (and cheap) roast duck, congee and Hong Kong-style noodles. It’s bright, busy, sometimes sticky and always intimidating to newcomers, but it remains the single coolest restaurant in Chinatown.

138 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-928-1883


2014 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Ting Wong

138 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s cool if you buy into the whole “Oh, there aren’t any good restaurants in Chinatown, so why would I go there?” mentality. That means there are more seats open for us at this fantastic hole-in-the-wall (and more wonton soup and roast duck, too). Read more »

2013 BEST Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

Ting Wong

138 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Its fast, its cheap, its small (so plan your visits accordingly), but it also has several dishes that are the best versions in Chinatown namely the shrimp dumplings (in any soup theyre served in), the roast duck (which, conveniently, also comes in a soup with the aforementioned dumplings), and the congee. Read more »

2013 BEST Chinese Restaurant in the City

Han Dynasty

108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

If Pennsylvania still let prisoners pick a last meal, it would need to supply a lot more double orders of Han Chiang’s dandan noodles. Read more »

2013 BEST Chinese Restaurant in the Suburbs

Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen

555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA

The menu strays into pan-Asian territory, but the best bets here are Chinese, like the crispy duck. Read more »

2012 BEST Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

Ting Wong

138 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

This place might be best known for its roast duck, but that’s not actually what they do best. Here, the noodle dishes rule-in particular the off-menu Shanghai-style noodle with pork, green onions and red wine vinegar, served to regulars who know enough to ask for it. Read more »

2012 BEST Chinese Restaurant Not in Chinatown

Han Dynasty

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA

This is where we go when we want the best. This is where we send our friends when they come to town asking about places they shouldn’t miss. This is the place that, months later, those same friends are still thanking us for recommending. Read more »

2011 BEST Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

David’s Mai Lai Wah

1001 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA

Liquor license? Check. Open at 3 a.m.? You bet. Pork dumplings with ginger scallion sauce that are more addictive than crack, heroin and crystal meth combined? Yeah, they’ve got those, too. Consider yourself warned. Read more »

2011 BEST Suburban Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA

We love a Chinese restaurant where they’ll tell you where to go if you try to order the chicken fried rice. That’s how confident Han Dynasty owner Han Chiang is that the Szechuan and Taiwanese cuisine he serves in Royersford and Exton (and Old City, for urbanites) will erase any notions you had about wanting… Read more »

2010 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

At the new Old City outpost of owner Han Chiang’s three–restaurant dynasty (joining locations in Exton and Royersford), the menu is organized by spice, on a scale of 1 (mild) to 10 (call the fire department). Han isn’t shy about telling you what to eat: the delicate dumplings in a chili oil bath (number 4… Read more »

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