Chifa

(Now Closed)
Tapas Restaurant and Asian Restaurant · Center City East
707 Chestnut St (btw S 7th St & S 8th St), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • Barrett L.

    If you get nothing else, get the Chinese five spice pork. One of the best dishes I have ever eaten.

    Barrett Lane · July 13, 2013
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  • Kara T.

    Red Curry is awesome

    Kara Thompson · June 29, 2013
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  • Shannon M.

    Hot damn. If you love tapas (especially tex mex) and Asian flavors, Chifa should be your go to.

    Shannon Moran · June 16, 2013
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  • Deidre O.

    Try the Coconut Cake

    Deidre ONeill · May 26, 2013
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  • Matt H.

    Get the yuca fries

    Matt Hepworth · April 28, 2013
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  • Michele G R.

    Happy Hour is great because the food is fantastic, the drinks are reasonable, and there is room to sit at the bar! Also, Bartender Tim rocks, charming both with knowledge & sincerity. Go!

    Michele G Rogers · April 25, 2013
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  • Ravi D.

    The Peruvian ceviche with yellow tail is amazing!

    Ravi Desai · February 9, 2013
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  • Sahil J.

    Restaurant Week tasting menu was amazing! Peruvian Ceviche and the Pork Belly Buns were my favorite.

    Sahil Jolly · January 26, 2013
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  • Cristina S.

    Cheng Chao is an amazing cocktail. Order the house classic

    Cristina Sorice · January 26, 2013
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  • Kimberly S.

    Food was delicious! Get the pork buns. Staff was super nice. Waitress accidentally spilled red wine on my coat, but they cleaned it, gave me a free drink, and said to send them a dry cleaning bill.

    Kimberly Strow · January 24, 2013
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  • Sachi S.

    Try the manzana for dessert- it tastes like a creamy apple crumble. Best dessert I have ever tried! Props to the restaurant for being so gluten-free friendly (it has a separate menu)

    Sachi Sobti · January 20, 2013
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  • M Lauren H.

    Tapas? Always leave you hungry and wallet light? Not at Chifa! This is one of the most food fun restaurants in town. Grab some friends and trot off for drinks and blow your mind nibbles!

    M Lauren Hill · January 11, 2013
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  • Monica N.

    Lobster bowl, and house Cheng Chao-Chilcano to drink. You'll never be disappointed. Oh, and plenty of pan de bono, of course. .

    Monica Navarro · January 5, 2013
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  • Susan L.

    Guava ice cream is literally to die for... Would come here over and over, just for the ice cream.

    Susan Lee · December 18, 2012
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  • Nhung T.

    I worthed all the money. I love the food here :)

    Nhung Thỏ · November 18, 2012
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  • Reinhold Residential

    Inspired by the unique hybrid of Peruvian and Cantonese cuisine more common in Peru. This Jose Garces spot, known for its Pork Belly Buns, has an tasting menu that is to die for!

    Reinhold Residential · August 31, 2012
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    From 5 p.m. to 7 pm get specialty cocktails for $6, wines for $5 and beers for $3 plus a special Latin-Asian happy hour menu of $4 and $5 bites. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · August 15, 2012
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  • Jim D.

    Always try the Ceviche, oysters especially but any special fish

    Jim Davis · July 21, 2012
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  • Jennifer H.

    Try the strip steak - Hanger steak was delicious!

    Jennifer H · May 27, 2012
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  • Kavitha S.

    Scallops, octopus, tamale, duck and oxtail r a must!

    Kavitha Sagi · May 10, 2012
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  • Marissa W.

    Lobster Bowl. Do it.

    Marissa Weber · May 3, 2012
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  • Luke F.

    Duck tacos are the TRUTH!

    Luke Fenza · March 17, 2012
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  • Dishcrawl Philly

    You can't go wrong with the Peruvian style ceviche.

    Dishcrawl Philly · February 26, 2012
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  • Jennifer H.

    $16 the Chifa Burger comes with shiitake ketchup, charred scallions, cilantro mayo loaded fries.

    Jennifer H · November 20, 2011
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  • Crystal I.

    Pork roll belly buns. Yum!

    Crystal Irvin · September 27, 2011
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  • travel42

    Peruvian/Cantonese fusion. The unique dishes such as the duck tacos and crab empanadas are worth trying. Many types of ceviche are also on the menu.

    travel42 · September 19, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    The crab empanadas, barbecue pork ribs, and mussels in fragrant coconut broth are all things we'd recommend and that landed this place a spot on our list of 50 Best Restaurants in Philly! Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2011
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  • Follow F.

    Pork belly buns are a stand out star. Don't miss them.

    Follow Foodie · August 6, 2011
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  • Stef A.

    Ask for the yuca/cheese bread they serve at dinner if you're at the bar--it's not on the menu, but you can order it and enjoy the cheesy goodness. Read more

    Stef Arck · July 29, 2011
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  • Lamont W.

    Pork Belly Bahn Mi!!!

    Lamont Wilson · June 30, 2011
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  • The Feast

    Chifa's concept raised a few eyebrows when first revealed, but the Cantonese-Peruvian fusion restaurant proved that with the right execution, anything is possible. Pork Buns and Ceviche are the stuff. Read more

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
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  • Kat

    The cocktail with tequila, passion fruit and chile is delish!!

    Kat · May 25, 2011
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  • Alexandria P.

    The Jade Fox cocktail is absolutely delicious!

    Alexandria Phillips · May 11, 2011
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  • Eric D.

    tuna ceviche served ecquadorian style and pork buns were awesome. best ive ever had

    Eric De Feo · May 9, 2011
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  • Natalie G.

    Peruvian ceviche is marvelously refreshing!

    Natalie G · April 24, 2011
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  • Richard P.

    Try the Marlin and the Thai Beef Salad... Both are amazing

    Richard Pace · February 16, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Even though the warm, cheesy yucca bread with guava butter is complimentary, it's so delicious, we'd gladly pay for it. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 31, 2011
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  • Food Network

    Order delicious Dim Sum and Ceviche at Chifa, Jose Garces's Latin-Asian inspired restaurant.

    Food Network · January 18, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Try the crab empanadas, the slickly lacquered barbecue pork ribs, and the mussels in fragrant coconut broth. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 3, 2011
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  • Bravo

    Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
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  • Jaemie D.

    Try the pork belly buns!

    Jaemie Drake · November 14, 2010
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  • Chris C.

    Have to try the pork buns, the chaufa, and the lobster bowl. All delicious.

    Chris Cieri · October 16, 2010
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  • Jason J.

    Great Atomsphere!

    Jason Johnson · October 7, 2010
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Order the Thai Sausage Sandwich. The slightly sweet, aromatic Thai sausage is house-made, and the perfect counterpoint to the fire of the mayo and hot peppers. YUM! Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · October 6, 2010
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  • Amanda F.

    Restaurant week no good for vegetarians! And they don't have the cheesy pan, which is half the point of going!

    Amanda Feifer · September 25, 2010
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  • Pamela S.

    Get the pork belly!

    Pamela Sarracino · September 22, 2010
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Try the Express Lunch, Mon. to Sat. For $12.50, you get a choice of salad and a choice of any second course item on the lunch menu (we love the Thai sausage sandwich), plus a non-alcoholic beverage. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · September 14, 2010
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  • Elana F.

    OMG. Get the Pork Belly Bun. To die for.

    Elana Flehinger · September 11, 2010
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  • Brett M.

    The "spice" of the Spicy Margarita kicks in at the end. BOMBDIGGIDY GOOD.

    Brett Morrison · September 3, 2010
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  • Jennifer H.

    Spicy margs and lobster bowl. Yum!

    Jennifer H · August 29, 2010
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