DanDan Rittenhouse
Slick spot for Sichuan/Taiwanese fare
Chinese · Rittenhouse Square · $$
This slick, bi-level Sichuan/Taiwanese bistro near Rittenhouse serves signature dan dan noodles and specialties like dry pepper shrimp and crisp soft-shell shrimp. The snug bar puts you right in the middle of the action, while upstairs seating offers a bird's-eye view of 16th Street.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 126 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA phone +1 215-800-1165 website dandanrestaurant.com directions Get Directions
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Come here for what they are known for... the DanDan noodles are excellent! The Chinese broccoli was pretty good too. However, when I tried some of the Taiwanese dishes, I must say that I was very disappointed. I was so excited to see guabao, unfortunately the bun was hard. It didn’t have the same layer of sweet as well because the only sweet element is left in the peanuts and those fall out way too easily. The salt and pepper chicken was equally disappointing. The chicken tasted like seafood... I suspect it is because the same fryer used to fry fish or other seafood is then reused to fry the chicken. The dried crispy basil is a nice touch, but it means nothing when the chicken doesn’t even taste like salt and pepper seasoning. The 魯肉飯 Taiwanese minced pork was excellent. That did indeed taste authentic, but the rice was just standard restaurant rice which means that it is often too hard. The service is excellent. Super friendly waiters and staff. Unfortunately good food is what’s more likely to bring a customer to return.
Jane Lo · May 28, 2018
Really excellent food and also amazing service. One of the dishes we ordered ended up being too spicy for my mother and the staff noticed and quickly brought out a non spicy version without us asking. Add that on top of authentic Chinese food and a great ambiance and it’s the perfect experience! Will definitely come back.
Phyllis Fu · March 11, 2018
Great DanDan noodles. Delivery came pretty fast from Postmates and the food was hot. Taking two stars off as my dry pepper chicken tasted fishy (Fried in the same oil as fish? Huge no no for me)
Cody Mann · May 14, 2018