Best Chinese Restaurant

Ting Wong

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.

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


2013 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 WINNER, 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 »

2009 WINNER, Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA

At some Chinese restaurants, there are two separate menus the one given to American diners, and the secret one reserved for Chinese-speaking patrons. Not here: All diners get the same menu, which has both Americanized kung pao and lo mein and bona fide dishes you’d actually find in China. While you may find comfort in… Read more »