On January 25, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.
If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Philadelphia, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Chubby Cattle
Topping the list is Chubby Cattle. Located at 146 N. 10th St. in Chinatown, the Chinese spot, which offers hot pot and seafood, is the highest-rated Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 804 reviews on Yelp.
2. Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
Next up is Chinatown's Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House, situated at 1022 Race St. With four stars out of 2,027 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot, which offers noodles and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Chili Szechuan
Spruce Hill's Chili Szechuan, located at 4205 Chestnut St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Chinese spot four stars out of 128 reviews.
Sampan, an Asian fusion and Chinese spot in Washington Square, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,769 Yelp reviews. Head over to 124 S. 13th St. to see for yourself.
Over in Old City, check out Buddakan, which has earned four stars out of 1,447 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Asian fusion and Chinese spot at 325 Chestnut St.