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David's Mai Lai Wah Restaurant

) #2,113 of 3,609 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
+1 215-627-2610
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
“egg rolls” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in here looking for good food and got amazing instead!!! Even the won ton soup is the best I've ever had. We got the pork dumplings and they are also the best dumplings I've ever had. So happy to be moving to NJ...More

Thank Tatromanes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm big on reviewing a place before visiting and the one time I decide otherwise, it was a mistake. We witnessed quite a few people coming in and thought that it had to be for a reason...still trying to figure out what that reason is....More

Thank 704CarolinaGirl84
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Seriously, the worst Chinese restaurant in Philly. Actually, the worst restaurant in Philly, and I've lived here for 9 years. My friends and I have a band rehearsal that goes til 10, and we like to go out to eat after, and we're near Chinatown...More

1  Thank Gabe968
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We will drive to Center City’s Chinatown for late night meal. Their food is a “hit & miss thing” but since they are the only one that opens late (until 3am), we have no other choice. I learned my way in already being a regular...More

Thank stevensuganob
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I was finally able to find a restaurant that serves Peking Duck in a smaller portion size (1/2 duck, $20 with soup & egg roll). All four in our party enjoyed their meals (Shrimp Egg Foo Yong, Vegetable Lo Mein, Sweet & Sour Pork and...More

Thank bklyn31ny
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I visited today after many years and was surprised wonton soup was still one of the best I have had.

Thank John P
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Not the best atmosphere. But what it lacks there this place make up for with food. The portions are plentiful Try Hong Kong wonton soup. Salt and pepper chicken/shrimp /pork chops. Best fried rice ever. Enjoy your meal

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I am actually still at the restaurant. The service has been horrible. We were not given menus, I had to flag down the water boy after having waited 10 minutes without menus. It took another 15 minutes to even get a waiter to come over....More

1  Thank dcarroll633
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this place due to the staff (waiters). Since the moment we were seated the female waitress was very unprofessional. We ordered wonton soup, salt & pepper shrimp (a bit spicy) and Szechuan shrimp. As we were waiting for our food, there...More

1  Thank nene5811
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore the grumpiness of the waitresses. If you love dumplings, this is the place. Bar none, you will not taste a better dumpling!!!

Thank stumpyjoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-2610
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