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  • Neighborhood:
  • 705 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: 215-928-2838
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  • Price: $$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Latest About Aqua

Sylva Senat to Open Taco Shop at 15th and Sansom

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Thanks to HughE Dillon for the rendering of the interior of the new Dos Tacos

Everyone needs a project to distract them from the slings and arrows of daily life. Some people (shoutout to my dad) collect stamps. Others (also, shoutout to my dad) build model trains. And some people, the best people, open taco shops.

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MenuPages Stats

We like statistics so we were excited to see MenuPages posted the five most clicked on restaurants at their site. Some shockers here:

  • La Viola
  • Mixto
  • Water Works Restaurant
  • Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
  • Aqua

High Five! All-Around Introductory Edition [MenuPages]


Phyllis Stein-Novack tries Center City’s newest Malaysian restaurant, Aqua and finds and original Malaysian eggplant in a shrimp paste sauce as well as something for the shrimp lover.

If you love shrimp, go for the coconut jumbo prawns ($20.95). Remember how this dish was all the rage at catered affairs and cocktail parties during the ’80s and ’90s? These were totally different — and addictive. Good-sized shrimp were coated in a batter of melted butter and tapioca, fried and placed atop a large iceberg lettuce leaf filled with strands of coconut and basil leaves. Although we found them a little greasy, they were superb and I liked the fried coconut. Its natural sweetness married beautifully with the hint of salt and spice. The basil offered a fine contrast in taste.

Two-and-a-half tips of the toque to Aqua.

Aqua [South Philly Review]