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Sakura Mandarin

$$ - $$$
City Center East
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1038 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
+1 215-873-8338
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 23:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband, daughter and I, have gone to this restaurant twice after shopping around Chinatown . Prices are affordable, they have a great variety of delicious Asian dishes to choose from. Service is warm, fast and polite, they take care of all your requests immediately to make sure you are ok. Restaurant is simple but clean. As soon as you... More 

Thank Starseedancer
Clarksville, MD
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236 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited on a busy Saturday night, but made reservations using the Open Table app. We were seated right away and others were waiting for tables. The service was relatively quick, although we ordered dumplings as an appetizer and that seemed to take a little longer than we expected. They were very busy though. Fried rice, orange beef and sesame chicken... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We went with our four boys, 12, 10 6 and 4. Service was brisk to brusque but thats because it was a busy Saturday night. The food was first rate, and worth the short line to be seated

Thank nicholas m
Queens, New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I took a day trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was touring the Chinatown. All my friends recommended the restaurant, Sakura Mandarin as they loved the authentic Shanghai and Japanese food (i.e. soup dumplings, spicy beef and tripe, spider roll, dragon roll, etc.) And I have to say, Sakura Mandarin really lived up to the hype my friends built for me.... More 

Thank Jason W
Los Gatos, California
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The restaurant is conveniently located, close to major attractions in Philly area. Sushi's, Bento boxes, and some variety of Thai fried rices are some of the things I have tried here in my multiple visits. The seating area is a little compact, but the food is delicious.

Thank subh27
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Situated at the corner of 11th and Race Street is a nice clean restaurant that carries both Chinese and Japanese food. However, their selection is limited, but they are all delicious. Their steam buns or pan fried dumplings particularly are amazing. Also, their Chinese pancakes are thin and crisp and simply delicious.

2 Thank David L
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Spending a weekend in Philly and wanted to hit Chinatown. Previous reviews on TripAd. Led us to try Sakura Mandarin - good choice all the way. Food was delivered quickly, well prepared and warm. Tried the scallion pancake...it was nice and thin, crispy and tasty: would order that again in a heartbeat!

Thank Shawn G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The dumplings here were super tasty! We had a great time trying new food and the bright and cheery atmosphere enlivened our road weary selves. This place is full of windows on a busy corner providing a great opportunity to watch people. The service was good and the food came out as it was ready so, we ended up eating... More 

Thank GRKonTheGo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lunch in Chinatown. We graved dim sum and tried this restaurant for a change. Food came out quickly and was tasty. The dumplings were hot, but I think, they need to make the skin of the dumplings thinner. Its a bit thicker compared to other dim sum places. Their dim sum is via menu, so no traditional carts are getting... More 

1 Thank T D
Sewell, New Jersey
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My family and I stopped by for dinner. Our waitress was not the most welcoming. She was a bit cold at first. Speaking to us without really acknowledging us, but we werent going to let her ruin our day, afterall, it was my daughters birthday! Our waitress warmed up a bit after a while. Our meals were served seperately. My... More 

Thank Susan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1038 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2306
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-873-8338

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