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Pagoda Noodle Cafe

City Center East
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125 Sansom Walkway, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-928-2320
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether attending a film screening at Ritz Five or Ritz East this is so convenient and the food is really delicious and served promptly. They are very friendly and you can go for just a bowl of soup or for a full meal and be welcomed the same way

Thank Lsbtravel1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

In the historic area are several RITZ THEATRES and next to Ritz East which shows independent and foreign films is this pleasant restaurant in business many years and locally popular. Service is prompt so whether attending a film or anxious to get back to sightseeing this is a great choice for reasonably priced substantial food in a very attractive setting... More 

Thank Lsbtravel1
Cape May Beach
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249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have been going here for years and forget to write a review. I do like Chinese food and have many favorites in Chinatown. That being said, Pagoda is probably the #1 go-to for duck and other favorites. The dumplings are thin and delicate, the broth devine, the 5 spice salt squid (and sometimes other seafood) are salty but delicious.... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is my go-to for Chinese food!!! In the mood for Chinese rolls, crab rangoon - pu pu platter. If you like spicy - ask for it - their food tends to be mild.

Thank newcitygirl15
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233 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Very good classic Asian dishes peppered with surprising specials. Cheap eats compared to the surrounding restaurants. Quiet and serene with impeccable quick service. Our go to place when visiting downtown for Ritz movies.

Thank Lauri F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

If I was a wealthy eccentric, I would send in a forensics expert to decipher exactly what is in the Curry Chicken Soup. Boy Choy, yes. Coconut milk, yes. Fresh peppercorns, yum. Chicken, obviously, and lemongrass, although I have no idea how people use it (I put it in soup one and it was like razorblades. You must have to... More 

Thank Stephanie Y
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This restaurant is next door to the Ritz East movie theater and is a perfect spot for a delicious Asian fusion meal, served quickly, courteously, and in a pretty setting, with a lovely ambiance. I've been there during the annual Philadelphia Film Festival and after regular films. Every meal has been excellent and the dishes are quite creative and well-prepared,... More 

Thank Donna G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Traditional Chinese made very fresh; accommodating of food allergies. Large orders of heavy dumplings; great General Tso's Chicken. Caring and attentive service. In heart of Old City, near Arden Theater and Ritz movie theaters. Have liquor license. Many bars, restaurants, night spots nearby. Reasonable prices, a great value. Split level seating, lots of dark wood, casual but nice restaurant.

Thank MissElegance
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407 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

We use to frequent this restaurant while living in this neighborhood. It,was an offshoot of the San Key Duck House dynasty. Unfortunately it is no longer part of that chain and the food quality has declined. It is a shame since it is well located and provided great food in the past.

Thank redramPhiladelphia
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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156 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, nothing exciting or earth shattering, but good nonetheless. Wasn't sure what to expect from a hole in the wall but was pleasantly surprised. Good for a quick, cheap bowl of noodles.

Thank CPhi74

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Sansom Walkway, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-2320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?