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The 10 Best Szechuan Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

If spicy food holds no fear you need to visit these Philadelphia venues for bold and hot Szechuan dishes. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best Szechuan spots in Philadelphia. Grab some friends for a communal hotpot or enjoy a quick lunch of kung pow chicken at these top spots.

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Han Dynasty

Chinese, $$, University CityChinese, $$Philadelphia, University City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    Where To Have A Group Dinner In Philly

    Infatuation
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 4 top spots in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Spice C

Asian, $, ChinatownAsian, $Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Where to Eat in Philadelphia’s Chinatown

    Thrillist, 2021
  • Infatuation

    The Best Philadelphia Rooftops For Eating & Drinking

    Infatuation

Yi Pin Restaurant

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

DJ Kitchen

Chinese, $$, Wynnefield HeightsChinese, $$Philadelphia, Wynnefield Heights
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Dan Dan

Chinese, $$, RittenhouseChinese, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Dim Sum House

Chinese, $$, RittenhouseChinese, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Chengdu Famous Food

Chinese, $$, PoweltonChinese, $$Philadelphia, Powelton
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Bai Wei

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Philadelphia's top 4 dim sum spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Szechuan Four Rivers

Chinese, $$, ChinatownChinese, $$Philadelphia, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Asia Express

Chinese, $, Oxford CircleChinese, $Philadelphia, Oxford Circle
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Szechuan restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 16402 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 770 lists and articles from Infatuation, Thrillist and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Infatuation - The Best Philadelphia Rooftops For Eating & Drinking, Thrillist - Where to Eat in Philadelphia’s Chinatown and Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Han Dynasty and Spice 28 are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Szechuan restaurants in Philadelphia.

Dim Sum House is the highest-rated upscale Szechuan restaurant in Philadelphia.

Han Dynasty, Spice C, and Yi Pin Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Szechuan restaurants in Philadelphia.

Han Dynasty, Spice C, and DJ Kitchen are the highest-rated Szechuan restaurants that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

Han Dynasty, Spice C, and Spice Bistro are the highest-rated Szechuan restaurants that serve breakfast in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Saison with dandan noodles

    Food with spicy flavors, like dandan noodles, should be paired with a beer like Saison if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

  • Riesling with your mapo tofu

    When considering what goes best with mapo tofu, we recommend a glass of Riesling, it truly complements the dish as it pairs with the aromatics of Szechuan food.


  • Pair tofu puffs with Champagne

    For an elevated experience, pair your tofu puffs with Champagne. This combination works particularly well because this sparkling wine helps cut through the oiliness of tofu.


Did you know?

  • The traditional hot pot

    Making hot pot, often paired with assortment of sliced ingredient, is a long-held tradition in China.

  • The record holder

    The 55 chefs of Vietnam is the proud world-record holder of the largest noodle soupt, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

  • A typical drink from China

    sour plum tea is an iconic drink in China. It’s made with sour plums, herbss in a process that involves smoking the plums.

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Szechuan spot.

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