As someone who travels to Philly fairly often (but not often enough), I’m always curious to hear about local favorites for the many different cuisines available? I’ll start off with a few off the top of my head, but can’t guarantee I can even come up with 3 in each category.
Also, please feel free to add more categories
Hop Sing, tho I find their speakeasy shtick insufferable
Dim Sum Garden
Bing Bing Dim Sum
The now defunct (?) Kanella
Used to be Porcini, but no longer. I’ve liked Paradiso, but that was more than 5 years ago…Osteria has always been a good experience, too. Others I’ve tried that were “no need to return” places are Le Virtu & Monsu.
Sansom Oyster House
Anastasi Seafood for their buck a shuck happy hour
I loved the now closed Koo Zee Doo. Shame. Any good Portuguese elsewhere?
CheU Noodle Bar (I admit I have not been to other ramen places in town)
Tria - also great for late night small plates, cheeses, etc.