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Dim Sum Garden

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1020 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
+1 215-873-0258
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I LOVE dumplings, and have wanted to have soup dumplings forever! FINALLY! not only were they delicious, but the sweet server politely asked me if I knew how to eat it (I did NOT) and he went on to explain to take a small bit out of the side and then the yummy broth comes out into your mouth! I... More 

Thank hollybelle210
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food prices were reasonable, service sparse(that's the case with most Chinese restaurant at this price point), food was just ok. I had the soup dumpling with crab and thought it was a good deal at 6.75 compared to $8 and up in NYC, but really there were no taste of crab. Had the regular Dumplings, the boiled kind, and the... More 

Thank Po H
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After many pleasant experiences at Dim Sum Garden, today was a big disappointment. The mini won ton soup broth was thin in flavor and overly influenced by abundant seaweed. The vegetable soup dumplings were absent any soup. The tea pot brought to the table was very filthy. Overall, the place needs a good cleaning. Not rushing back anytime soon.

Thank deepsnorkle
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your expecting fine dining this is not the place for you. The food and service was excellent. If I had to come up with something to complain about it would be my sweet and sour chicken came out five minutes after my pork fried rice and expect a wait but it was worth it.

Thank Will P
Pecos, New Mexico
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was excellent. The service was less than friendly, but I did not care. The dumplings look mediocre, but NO WAY -- the dumplings are AMAZING -- must have!!

Thank wendytilton
Marlboro, New Jersey
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357 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The waiting line to get in tells the story. It's worth the wait! We were lucky to get a table for 4 upstairs so we're not sitting by the door or by the long lines to get in. The soup dumplings have a technique to eating them and they were amazing. So was general Tsos shrimp and the beef noodles... More 

Thank Joanne L
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We (2 adults and a child) visited last Saturday evening about 6pm and there was a line in the restaurant. We waited for more than 1/2 hours to get our table. Luckily it didn't take too long before we could order. The food was good, especially the soup dumplings. We tried to go back the next afternoon but since the... More 

Thank Stephannie_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, but make sure you bring cash yo pay for it, They do not take cards. I had the sesame chicken and the beef dumplings, everything tasted wonderful.

Thank Austin G
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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356 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was in a group of six people. We waited in line for a table, but we ended up jumping ahead of half the line because a table for six opened up quickly. We were seated in the back room. You need to walk through a narrow hallway, passing the pick up window for the servers and the two rest... More 

Thank ARWhite
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It was my first time in Chinatown and I was looking for a great authenic chinese meal. After searching around we decided on this place. We were told by two patrons on their way out the food was great. We were seated at a table with water all over the floor and when i told waitress they just tried to... More 

Thank Juan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-873-0258

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