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Pagoda Noodle Cafe

City Center East
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125 Sansom Walkway, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-928-2320
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These folks are disorganized. There are two different menus depending on your ethnicity. At 6:30 they were out of wonton soup.the waiter didn't come to take our order until I got up to find someone to wait on us. Then the male waiter ignored our questions about menu items. And didn't seem to have knowledge of the menu or the... More 

Thank Bernadette C
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349 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

THE taste is out of this world and the quality better than that a nice place for a te or just that specila person in your life try two and split them both!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Whether attending a film screening at Ritz Five or Ritz East this is so convenient and the food is really delicious and served promptly. They are very friendly and you can go for just a bowl of soup or for a full meal and be welcomed the same way

Thank Lsbtravel1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

In the historic area are several RITZ THEATRES and next to Ritz East which shows independent and foreign films is this pleasant restaurant in business many years and locally popular. Service is prompt so whether attending a film or anxious to get back to sightseeing this is a great choice for reasonably priced substantial food in a very attractive setting... More 

Thank Lsbtravel1
Cape May Beach
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495 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been going here for years and forget to write a review. I do like Chinese food and have many favorites in Chinatown. That being said, Pagoda is probably the #1 go-to for duck and other favorites. The dumplings are thin and delicate, the broth devine, the 5 spice salt squid (and sometimes other seafood) are salty but delicious.... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is my go-to for Chinese food!!! In the mood for Chinese rolls, crab rangoon - pu pu platter. If you like spicy - ask for it - their food tends to be mild.

Thank newcitygirl15
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251 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Very good classic Asian dishes peppered with surprising specials. Cheap eats compared to the surrounding restaurants. Quiet and serene with impeccable quick service. Our go to place when visiting downtown for Ritz movies.

Thank Lauri F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

If I was a wealthy eccentric, I would send in a forensics expert to decipher exactly what is in the Curry Chicken Soup. Boy Choy, yes. Coconut milk, yes. Fresh peppercorns, yum. Chicken, obviously, and lemongrass, although I have no idea how people use it (I put it in soup one and it was like razorblades. You must have to... More 

Thank Stephanie Y
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This restaurant is next door to the Ritz East movie theater and is a perfect spot for a delicious Asian fusion meal, served quickly, courteously, and in a pretty setting, with a lovely ambiance. I've been there during the annual Philadelphia Film Festival and after regular films. Every meal has been excellent and the dishes are quite creative and well-prepared,... More 

Thank Donna G
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Traditional Chinese made very fresh; accommodating of food allergies. Large orders of heavy dumplings; great General Tso's Chicken. Caring and attentive service. In heart of Old City, near Arden Theater and Ritz movie theaters. Have liquor license. Many bars, restaurants, night spots nearby. Reasonable prices, a great value. Split level seating, lots of dark wood, casual but nice restaurant.

Thank MissElegance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Sansom Walkway, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-2320

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