Best of Philly

Best Chinese Restaurant

2019 Best Chinese Restaurant

Xiang Gourmet

Sautéed trotter, frog with fresh chili, steamed fish head with chopped chilies — on Walnut Street. Read More »

1304 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-687-2531 | Website

2017 Best Chinese

Hunan

On the eastern Main Line, there are Sang Kee people and there are Hunan people. We side with the latter because of Hunan’s properly prepared Szechuan dishes (watch out for those peppercorns!) and that damn cumin and mint Chengdu lamb, which we could eat daily. Read More »

47 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA | 610-642-3050 | Website

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. Read More »

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

2014 Best Chinese Restaurant

Ting Wong

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 »

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

2013 Best Chinese Restaurant in the Suburbs

Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen

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

555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA | 610-688-8808 | Website

2013 Best Chinese Restaurant in the City

Han Dynasty

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 »

108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-1888 | Website

2013 Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

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. Read More »

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

2012 Best Chinese Restaurant Not in Chinatown

Han Dynasty

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 »

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA | 610-524-4002 | Website

2012 Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

Ting Wong

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 »

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

2011 Best Suburban Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

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 greasy corner takeout. Read More »

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA | 610-524-4002 | Website

2011 Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

David’s Mai Lai Wah

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 »

1001 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-2610

2010 Best Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

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 on the menu), dan dan noodles (6), and the dry-pot-style fish (10). Take his advice once the endorphins from all that spice kick in, you'll be glad you did. Read More »

108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-922-1888 | Website

2009 Best Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Han Dynasty

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 ordering your tried-and-true dishes (and they're great here), good things happen when you leap over that Great Wall to the other side of the menu. Cases in point: perfectly snappy shrimp in a hot pepper sauce, sizzling beef with charred scallion, and tea-smoked duck that'll have your taste buds on the road to Shanghai. Read More »

260 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA | 610-524-4002 | Website