Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
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    Valkrye131 (MB) H.
    "Philly is "sister city" to Tianjin, China."(3 Tips)
    Aaron F.
    "Tai Lake is a must try place."(2 Tips)
    Brittany D.
    "Try Sang Kee Peking Duck! Amazing!"(2 Tips)
    S M.
    "Authentic Japanese food that you can't find anywhere in Jersey!"(4 Tips)
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  • Chris R.

    Such a nice variety of great places to eat. Almost feels like China!

    Chris Richards · September 20, 2014
  • Visit Philly

    Built by Chinese artisans in 1982 and recently refurbished, the dramatic gilt-painted China Gate symbolizes the connection between Philadelphia and its sister city Tianjin. Read more

    Visit Philly · September 8, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Relatively small, but so is the Boston Chinatown

    Bonnie Chen · June 1, 2014
  • Jonathan D.

    Vietnam, best Vietnamese cuisine I've ever had.

    Jonathan Detweiler · March 13, 2014
  • Everyday

    Still ghetto.

    Everyday · January 21, 2014
  • Alexandra G.

    Tea do, tea talk, and tea magic is a great chill spot during your lunch break :)

    Alexandra Googies · November 2, 2013
  • Dickson Y.

    Take a dump in the middle of the street and become a full fledged Chinaman!

    Dickson Yuen · August 25, 2013
  • S M.

    Look for parking coupons online! Authentic Japanese food that you can't find anywhere in Jersey!

    S MC · July 30, 2013
  • Cynthia A.

    Like my middle of street shot.. don't attempt

    Cynthia Ayala · April 23, 2013
  • Craig D.

    Ask for hot mustard .....tell'em the real HOT will open you up

    Craig DaBoss · April 15, 2013
  • Marc K.

    Go during the Chinese New Year celebration if at all possible!

    Marc Konchinsky · October 26, 2012
  • Pearl H.

    It is nice to take a walk absorp the culture. It is a nice area, the people are very nice and especially helpful because I tend to get lost. Anyway, there is good food!

    Pearl Heil-Dolmatz · May 28, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 3 or 17, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
  • Anna-Marie J.

    Filming movie in alley apparently most of limitless wit Bradley Cooper was filmed here in Chinatown, not in NYC!

    Anna-Marie Jaeschke · February 15, 2012
  • Brittany D.

    Try Sang Kee Peking Duck! Amazing! Ken's seafood, Jade Harbor, and David's are also must try's!

    Brittany Davis · December 9, 2011
  • ZAKEE M.

    the best chinese food

    ZAKEE MARTIN · August 17, 2011
  • Rebecca K.

    Go in the winter when it is less smelly.

    Rebecca Kwon · August 1, 2011
  • Aaron F.

    Tai Lake is a must try place. Mussels with minced pork is awesome.

    Aaron Feng · July 2, 2011
  • Soul Train

    One of the largest Chinatowns in the country. Get a taste of authenticity.

    Soul Train · April 14, 2011
  • Sharyn F.

    Lots to do and see here --not just Chinatown attractions but Franklin Park, U.S. Mint, Federal Reserve. Have an educational blast!

    Sharyn Flanagan · March 11, 2011
  • Billie J.

    Nan Zhou's hand-drawn noodles=life. On Race btw 10th & 9th

    Billie Jean · February 3, 2011
  • Dan U.

    Nice place to visit, but all three of us got sick at one restaurant a few years ago. That never happened in China Town in New York City !

    Dan Uszak · February 2, 2011
  • Concierge

    Want to celebrate Chinese New Year? On NYE, "different date every yr" head to 10th Race by midnight to catch the parade, the fireworks, and course, the people! Gung Hai Fat Choi! "Happy New Year!"

    Concierge · January 15, 2011
  • Concierge

    Unsure what "dim sum" actually is? Consider it in the Chinese version of "tapas". Loosely translated, it means to touch the heart. With so many options, it'll fill your stomach 1st!

    Concierge · January 15, 2011
  • Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

    Chinatown in PA (:

    Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ · January 3, 2011
  • mirsad m.

    wow what a great place

    mirsad mahmutovic · September 17, 2010
  • Mark P.

    While Chinatown's restaurants are yummy, the streets are filthy dirty!

    Mark P. · July 24, 2010
  • Joe K.

    Beware. Don't leave anything valuable in your car in plain sight. Lots of car break-ins lately.

    Joe Kim · July 24, 2010
  • Axel G.

    Best parking lot is at 8th & Race Sts. For an award-winning yet cheap meal, head to Sang Kee Duck House right across the street at 9th & Vine Sts.

    Axel Geisler · June 21, 2010
  • J L.

    Tai Lake Restaurant (10th Street across from fire station) is a must visit place if you are looking for authentic Cantonese cuisine.

    J L · June 9, 2010
  • visitPA

    The Chinatown Friendship Gate, at 10th & Arch, is an internationally known landmark and a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship between Philadelphia and its Sister City, Tianjin, China. Read more

    visitPA · May 22, 2010
  • Felix T.

    Salted chicken at Mai Lai Wah. Great drunk food.

    Felix Thea · April 18, 2010
  • Andrew C.

    Lots of parades, better park and walk a fe blocks.

    Andrew Chambers · March 2, 2010
  • Valkrye131 (MB) H.

    Philly is "sister city" to Tianjin, China. Visit the "Friendship Gate", have some awesome cuisine, shop for authentic food, clothing, furniture & knickknacks, attend the Lantern Festival, enjoy.

    Valkrye131 (MB) Haslam-Houck · February 13, 2010
  • Yujin C.

    Dim sum at Joy Tsin Lau, off 10th and Race. Great pork pastries.

    Yujin Chung · September 26, 2009
  • ErdaL BuBa

    China Town a gelip Hua ustanin Pekin Ordeginden tatmayan cok sey kaybeder ;)

    ErdaL BuBa · June 19, 2012

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