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104 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4402
+1 215-557-9593
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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278 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We tried Tampopo last night. It is more of a quick take out then an actual restaurant. They are famous for the noodles and they were good. Not a spectacular dining experience.

Thank jmonson
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Four of us went here for lunch on a saturday because we were looking for a place that wasn't far to the mutter museum that we could easily walk to. Choose this place based on the reviews I read but was GREATLY disappointed. We all ordered rice bowl with chicken. IT was sooooo dry!!!!! Thought for sure they would have... More 

Thank kathy741
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2014

I've been searching for anyone who can deliver like Tampopo on their hot and spicy chicken donburi bowl and in ten years just can't find anything that tastes like it. Its is an outstanding value.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Small place that offers minimal seating but the food itself and pretty good. The menu is surprisingly extensive and the food is served piping hot in a few minutes time. It may not be traditional Japanese but it's a good meal. Lunchtime is crowded but ordering to go is easy. The prices are extremely reasonable given the portion sizes. You... More 

1 Thank Steve S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

I've only tried the bibimbop bowl, but it's a solid choice to go when you are craving some rice and veggies with a little extra cost for meat and/or egg. They are generous with the sesame oil, but I crave their style every now and then. Their take-out is always convenient and well packaged and their service is stellar. The... More 

Thank bulldogs27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This establishment is great for a quick sit down or take out lunch. The prices are reasoable. Definitely not authentic food in anyway because they mix korean and japanese menu items. The chicken yakisoba lacked flavor but I would probably go here again to try the bibimbop or other rice bowls.

Thank Ali W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Not bad for food and price but definitely not the go to place for authentic Japanese food. You can tell if it is not an authentic Japanese establishment if there is Korean food being served.

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Tampopo is half a block from my apartment and I love the chicken teriyaki so much, I never order anything else (shrimp & beef available). My partner is partial to the noodle choices and my friend who grooves on Korean loves something called (I think) bimbamboom(?). They take 50 cents off the price of entrees if you bring your own... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2008

BEST LUNCH IN PHILLY! I would reccomend the spicy chicken donburri bowl for a beginner.

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Reviewed 18 July 2008

Best bibimbap I can get to go...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-557-9593

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