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Imperial Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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220 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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206 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We recently made a trip to Chinatown to take in the Lantern Festival in Franklin Square and chow down on some ancient venerable Chinese recipes. I hadn't been to the Imperial Inn in quite a while but I suspected that they could still be relied upon. They did well. We started with some drinks. I had a Pineapple Passion -... More 

Thank eddiebell2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Everything was great! Shrimp and broccoli I ordered was awesome! Service was tentative and friendly. Atmosphere causally at the time of visit. Definitely will revisit this establishment and also recommended!

Thank r2garl

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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
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?