From dim sum to pho and poke, these incredible restaurants have got you covered!
One of the ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander month is by supporting our local AAPI-owned businesses. You can do this by ordering food from one of Philly’s many incredible Asian restaurants.
Philly has a reputation for incredible food due in part to its fantastic Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese restaurants. We’re rounded up 14 AAPI-owned restaurants you should check out for a delicious meal.
This list is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re looking for more alternatives, you can check out the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia’s list of AAPI-owned restaurants to support in the area.
1. Terakawa, multiple locations
Terakawa Ramen focuses on Kyushu-style ramen, one of the most prestigious variations of “Tonkotsu Ramen.” On Terakawa’s menu, you’ll find recipes inspired by the Kumamoto region of Japan with al dente Kyushu-style noodles, creamy pork broth, and a variety of spices that are a Kumamoto specialty.
Where: 204 North 9th street
2. Poke Burri, South Street
From flavorful poke bowl, to sushi burritos, and even sushi pizza, Poke Burri is bursting with food fun. Make sure to order from their secret menu for dishes made with flair and flavor.
Where: 255 South 10th St
3. Banh Mi & Bottles, Bella Vista
This hybrid craft beer bottleshop and crafty cocktails bar offers a tasty modern twist on Vietnamese food. On their menu you’ll find plenty of options all the way from authentic Saigon Beef Pho to their Braised Pho Brisket Dip, an unconventional Vietnamese Sandwich that using braised brisket in Pho spices and serving as a French Dip.
Where:712-14 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
4. Sarvida, Fishtown
With its decadent ube French toast, Kamayan platters, and plenty of lumpiang to go around, Sarvida is the perfect spot to grab an uber tasty Filippino brunch (and lunch. And dinner.)!
Where: 300 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125.
5. Perla, Passyunk Square
If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious Filipino cuisine in Philly, then look no further! Housed in a totally cute, refurbished row house in East Passyunk, Perla is a little BYOB spot offering creative and contemporary Filipino dishes.
Where: 1535 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
6. Nom Nom Ramen, Center City
Another great spot for Ramen, Nom Nom specializes on Hakata Style Tonkotsu Ramen, featuring frothy pork broth made with selected pork bones boiled for more than 24 hours, springy Hakata noodles, fresh scallions, marinated bamboo shoots, crunchy kikurage mushrooms and mouth-watering chashu pork belly.
Where: 20 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
7. Ho Sai Gai, Chinatown
This old-school Chinese eatery combines the best of the Cantonese, Mandarin & Sichuan cuisine and cocktails for an absolutely delicious and flavorful meal!
Where: 1000 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
8. Bon Chon, multiple locations
This world-renown Korean spot offers delicious and crispy chicken brushed with their signature Korean flavor sauce that makes for a one-of-a-kind, delicious fried chicken meal!
Where:1020 Cherry St or 3836 Chestnut St
9. Pho 75, Bella Vista
Looking to enjoy an authentic bowl of Pho? Then look no further than Pho 75. This Bella Vista spot offers a wide variety of Vietnamese pho soups from veggie-based ones to brisket and eye-round steak cut ones.
Where: 1122 Washington Ave F, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
10. Dim Sum Garden, Chinatown
Head chef Shizhou Da is the 5th generation of the original chef who created the very first Xiao Long Bao (Chinese steamed soup dumplings) in China and has over 30 years of experience in making fresh, traditional homemade Shanghai style dim sum. So if you’re looking for some authentic and absolutely mouth-watering dim sum don’t forget to check this awesome place out!
Where: 1020 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
11. Baology, Logan Square
Chef and co-owner Judy Ni runs this casual Taiwanese eatery along with her husband chef Andy Tessier. At Baology, you’ll find scrumptious options like potstickers, pork belly buns, wraps and bento boxes inspired by Ni’s family recipes and traditions.
Where: 1829 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
12. Kalaya, Bella Vista
If you’re looking for some award-winning Thai food then you best check out Chef Nok Suntaranon’s Kalaya. Suntanaron’s restaurant, which bears the name of the chef’s mother, offers a wide variety of dishes all the way from Tom Yum soup with a Kalaya twist to the adorable Shaw Muang, blue flower-shaped dumplings with ground chicken filling, cucumber, red chili, and cilantro.
Where: 764 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
13. Hardena, Newbold
A great option if you’re looking to enjoy some Indonesian food, Hardena has been nationally recognized for its delicious beef rendang and collard greens.
Where: 1754 S Hicks St
14. Chubby Cattle, Center City
If it’s hot pot you seek then you best check out Chubby Cattle in Center City. This high-tech hot pot spot lets you choose your ingredients from a refrigerated conveyor belt, and grab your meal from a magnetic train system to enjoy some A5 Wagyu Beef, handmade noodles, and fresh veggies!
Where: 146 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.