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Ocean City

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City Center East
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234 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1822
+1 215-829-0688
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Cape May, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's all new to me. I miss the old restaurant. Changed hands sometime in the past 1-2 years. It had been my favorite for authentic food and excellent service and very interesting menus - also as reasonable (not cheap) prices. I hadn't been there in a year or two. The name is the same, but this is all new. Chinese... More 

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Thank CapeMayDon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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289 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Serves very good dim sum, Chinese tapas. Small sampling dishes. Crowded on the weekends. Good chicken feet, egg custard, pork buns.

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Thank TravelLily007
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

One of my favorite places for dim sum any day of the week at lunch time but especially on the weekend. It is huge so it can accommodate large groups. If you are looking for an authentic quality dim sum spot in Philly, look no further.

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Thank chimpmonkey
Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This place is fabulous. Very authentic and yet yummy (they don't throw chunks of gristle and bone in with the chicken like they do in Hong Kong). The chicken and squid w vegetables and ginger is especially tasty. The shrimp are fantastic, large and perfectly cooked. The beef in the beef dishes is quite delectable and tender. The veggies are... More 

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Thank Ellen53
Tulsa
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

What a treat! I was visiting the city and I searched for dim sum when I was in Chinatown. I found this restaurant on the reviews and decided to try it. The restaurant was packed on a Sunday. I waited for 15 minutes before I was seated. It was busy and every worker was trying to take care of their... More 

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Thank guyscholar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

First time, we came to this restaurant for afternoon Dim Sum lunch, server will pull some difference " special" trolley and they let you to choose what you want to eat, everything thing they prepare on that trolley from appetizers to dessert and it was pulled around the restaurant. 100% server in there is Chinese and speak very limited english.... More 

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Thank John T
Delray Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We usually stop for Dim Sum at other locations in Philly's China Town, but wanted to venture out and try a few other places. Ocean City was at the top of the list based on some reviews. The wait was much shorter than we are usually used to, and service was very prompt and helpful. There did seem to be... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I brought my parents and some friends here for a fun feast. My father wanted octopus. We didn't get octopus but squid and the waiter argued with us that it was octopus. Octopus has suctions and is not generally white. What they served us in both dishes is squid but charged us for octopus and then pretended they didn't understand... More 

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Thank SuzanneGarber
Delaware
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We had dropped our daughter and a friend off at the Franklin Institute and wanted to grab a late lunch. My wife was thinking Chinese and we ended up at Ocean City after looking at the menu and seeing some reviews. We showed up on a Sunday toward the end of the time when the Dim Sum carts were rolling.... More 

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Thank DECruiser
Naples, Florida
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420 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Yes this is an authentic dim sum restaurant, however the carts are few and far between and laden with overly ethnic products - ie one entire cart was basically chicken feet and offal. Another with some soup that was quite unique in flavor and an acquired taste for sure.That's OK for some clients however not all...and that has changed as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-829-0688

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