Best Dim Sum in Philadelphia

You dim sum, you lose some
September 20, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

These Philly Chinese spots fill you up with dumplings, buns and other classic stick-to-your-ribs dishes.

Dim Sum Garden
Chinese · Chinatown · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.9

The "divine" soup dumplings steal the show at this cash-only Chinese BYO in Chinatown; "reasonable" prices and "courteous" service are further reasons it’s often "crowded.
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Chinese · East Passyunk Crossing · $$

From the Cheu Noodle Bar crew, this "vibrant" , mural-bedecked spot in Passyunk Square presents a "fun reinterpretation" of Chinese dim sum – including "unreal" dumplings – washed down with "tasty" cocktails that boost the "awesome vibe" ; "accommodating" service, an "amazing" happy hour and appealing outdoor tables help keep it "busy."
Nom Wah Philadelphia
Dim Sum · Chinatown · $

NYC's circa-1920 dim sum landmark plants an offshoot on an out-of-the-way Chinatown strip, serving classics like fried shrimp balls and pan-fried dumplings – but don't expect to see carts roaming the dining room since the small bites come out to order. The setting is cozy, decorated with antique furnishings, lantern lights and wood tables.