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Sakura Mandarin

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1038 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
+1 215-873-8338
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 23:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The restaurant is conveniently located, close to major attractions in Philly area. Sushi's, Bento boxes, and some variety of Thai fried rices are some of the things I have tried here in my multiple visits. The seating area is a little compact, but the food is delicious.

Thank subh27
Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Situated at the corner of 11th and Race Street is a nice clean restaurant that carries both Chinese and Japanese food. However, their selection is limited, but they are all delicious. Their steam buns or pan fried dumplings particularly are amazing. Also, their Chinese pancakes are thin and crisp and simply delicious.

2 Thank David L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Spending a weekend in Philly and wanted to hit Chinatown. Previous reviews on TripAd. Led us to try Sakura Mandarin - good choice all the way. Food was delivered quickly, well prepared and warm. Tried the scallion pancake...it was nice and thin, crispy and tasty: would order that again in a heartbeat!

Thank Shawn G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The dumplings here were super tasty! We had a great time trying new food and the bright and cheery atmosphere enlivened our road weary selves. This place is full of windows on a busy corner providing a great opportunity to watch people. The service was good and the food came out as it was ready so, we ended up eating... More 

Thank GRKonTheGo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lunch in Chinatown. We graved dim sum and tried this restaurant for a change. Food came out quickly and was tasty. The dumplings were hot, but I think, they need to make the skin of the dumplings thinner. Its a bit thicker compared to other dim sum places. Their dim sum is via menu, so no traditional carts are getting... More 

1 Thank T D
Sewell, New Jersey
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My family and I stopped by for dinner. Our waitress was not the most welcoming. She was a bit cold at first. Speaking to us without really acknowledging us, but we werent going to let her ruin our day, afterall, it was my daughters birthday! Our waitress warmed up a bit after a while. Our meals were served seperately. My... More 

Thank Susan S
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Needed a late night bite after a long day during the Convention. Appetizers were ok. Spring roll was good but would have been better hot. Their version of bang-bang shrimp was good too. Definitely not too salty and could have used a bit more spice. Drunken noodle with shrimp was ok but again could have been a bit more spicy... More 

Thank Russell Y
ten mile, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Just walking by and decided to try this restaurant. The waitress was fantastic! she helped us order and the food was amazing. If I ever visit Philadelphia again you can be sure I will come back here to eat. My granddaughter is a picky eater and she loved the dumplings. if you are in Chin town stop here and eat.... More 

Thank Diane W
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Banging Dumplings! I never had soup dumplings before and they were so awesome! The regular dumplings were good too, not too doughy. Will be coming back here again and again!

Thank julie r
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I thought this place was a Japanese restaurant (sakura is the cherry blossom flower of Japan) until my family and I flipped open the menu and noticed popular Taiwanese and Shanghai dishes. The place is clean, service was good the day we visited, and the food was good. The servings were not very large, and the price was a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1038 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-873-8338

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?