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Imperial Inn

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City Center East
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142 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-2309
+1 215-627-5588
11:00 - 16:00
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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335 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly and efficient service with well prepared dishes. There are many choices of restaurants in Chinatown and this is definitely one of the better ones

Thank jeff f
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I especially love this place because of the old traditional Chinese atmosphere. I find their food to be very good because I enjoy the old country style of Chinese cooking. Connie... The waitress is always very pleasant and very knowledgeable of the menu and foods. Knowing the history of the different dishes makes it enjoyable.

Thank ZebraB
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Despite an extensive menu and drinks, Imperial Inn was a snore. Food was "ok" which is not good enough for Chinatown. Went there on a recommendation, but, it was that of an ex-husband. Why would you recommend a restaurant your ex liked? Go to Wong Wong.

Thank Kimberly H
Athens, Greece
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not a fancy one but it has authentic atmosphere and very friendly service. It looks as if it is a family business. As for their plates: decent enough and in generous portions, although I would prefer it if noodles were less oily.

Thank daphnia_d
Athens, Greece
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Their soups are good but noodles with pork or veal seems they are fried in an oil which has been in the pan for ages. Prices are low so someone might try different plates.

Thank Dim80s
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144 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

There is so much going on here that if you don't know what to eat, take a friend who knows. Everything is delicious! They bring a cart around and you pick it from the cart. One thing you need to be careful is that it's not one price, they add up whatever you get from the cart. So, you have... More 

Thank Tabitha A
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a family owned establishment for over 35 years. Our food was delicious. A special offering dinner included appetizer, main course and dessert. It was obvious served many locals. Nice atmosphere and attentive staff. Mongolian beef excellent!

Thank martyC5001NS
Incline Village, NV
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238 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I guess maybe we have experienced SF Chinatown restaurants. The menu was the same as any Chinese, broccoli and beef, fried shrimp rolls, etc. I can't even remember what we ordered and ate that's how memorable it was. The decor was nice and the servers efficient.

Thank Tbasler
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The shrimp rolls are to die for. Also ordered shrimp and broccoli which was very pleasant because the shrimp were of a large size and succulant!

Thank Ron G
Rancho Mirage, CA
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217 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Tried the steamed shrimp dim sum to start, four pieces, then lemon chicken, mixed specialty with scallop, shrimp, chicken and broccoli and mixed vegies. Rice included. All different flavors. White tablecloth and cloth napkins at dinner. Otherwise pretty standard bright light Chinese restaurant. Local. Would go again.

Thank Keffco

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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
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-5588

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