Moshulu
Moshulu

Moshulu

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.moshulu.com/
  • Phone: 2159232500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Bonett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Special Events: The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views and a unique backdrop for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations. Our private dining rooms, outdoor open-aired and tented decks combined with delectable, award-wining American cuisine and impeccable service create the perfect setting for memorable events. Please contact Diane Megliano, Director of Sales at dmeglino@moshulu.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lombard Circle
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Penn's Landing provides convenient parking located adjacent to the ship for $15 per vehicle. Metered parking along Columbus Boulevard and additional lots nearby.
A word from Moshulu
The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers the most unique dining experience featuring inspired award-wining, contemporary American cuisine using nature’s finest ingredients and impeccable service. The luxurious dining room, private dining rooms, Bongo Bar and outdoor open-aired and tented decks offer unsurpassed views for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Moshulu reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (244)scenic view (240)romantic (226)fit for foodies (86)notable wine list (82)great for brunch (76)good for groups (67)great for outdoor dining (50)great for lunch (44)neighborhood gem (41)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (18)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • So so
    JayCod01
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had high hopes since the restaurant got such good ratings but it was a disappointment. Everything was average and there was not anything special about our experience or our meals. We got the Foie Gras and raw oysters as our appetizers but we have had much better elsewhere. My wife got the lamb for her entree and it was a little bit fatty and I got the swordfish which just tasted like any other piece of fish I have had. We shared the lemon cheesecake for dessert which was the highlight of the meal. We had a window seat so we had a niece view of Penn's Landing at least. Overall it was a very expensive meal to just get a mediocre dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Friendly staff. Quality food. Nice setting. Great for pics afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So Brunch Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was excellent and attentive, the setting attractive. The variety of offerings was adequate, but the quality of food was merely average, and of course it is an all you can eat buffet. It's an OK place to go with a group when you want a special setting in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Sunday afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Stopped by for Sunday brunch to see the piano player (20's 30's tunes). Food was fair, notable was the salmon perfectly not overlooked (not an easy thing for a buffet). Service a bit slow even though not terribly packed. piano player was the best part.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service
    Smc136
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was good, had filet mignon, and boyfriend had crabcake, but very expensive for ok food (nothing that blew us away). Service was absolutely great, very attentive, quick with the food and drinks. The ambiance was nice for a date or special occasion, wish we could have sat on the side facing the river but still nice. Dress code was definitely nicer than we thought reading some of the other reviews. Overall very good, just a bit on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Chanbyrd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our group had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was excellent. I am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th wedding anniversary dinner
    10thAnniversaryBliss
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From the moment we walked in till we left, the service was excellent. The food was DELICIOUS!!! Beginning with the chefs complimentary appetizer of peppered hummus to the appetizer, then dinner and lastly dessert. There was not one thing I did not like. I give it 2 thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snobs
    imnobody
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Besides the people around us complaining about every little thing. It was a good experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    PhotoSteve
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food. Great service. Perfect atmosphere. This place NEVER disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday At Mushulu
    WhitneyPart1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went with new girlfriend, her son, and a friend. Menu, as always, impressive and excellent. VERY minor disappointment that the first two wine selections were not available. She had oysters and the Calabreese for appetizer and lobster for dinner; raved the whole time. It was my birthday - a secret I did not want to reveal, but someone called you and you had a card waiting at the table, gave me a glass of champagne, and a special plate with chocolate (Thank you!). Toured the ship and took tons of pictures (she is a published photographer). Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for anniversary dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I chose Moshulu for our 29th wedding anniversary celebration. The setting was perfect. We wanted peaceful. That is was. We were seated by a window so we could see the water and boating activities. The food was all right. When we visit again, we will try something else. What we did not do, though, was to ask about the items that we ordered. The shrimp roll skewers were great. We ordered the rack of lamb and duck. We will not order those again. Our server, Cordell, was observant, available and warm. Overall, our visit was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere!
    Iwasonaboat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was beautiful inside and perfect for our anniversary! The food wasn't exactly my favorite, but out waitress was lovely and affable. She even gave us a plate that said "happy anniversary" written In chocolate which was adorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch was quite unimpressive. The food was seemed thrown together with little care, the fish was dry, the vegetables mushy, and they ran out of beef to carve. The positives were, the young man carving was very sweet, our server was great and the piano player was fantastic!!!! I did not try the desert as my appetite did not allow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geat brunch!!
    Jessie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Changed the menu up a little but we still loved it!! Great brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    PhillyNative
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was outrageous. Everything we ordered came out absolutely perfect. The service was fantastic although once the meal was over, we waited quite a while for the check. No complaints here though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall my mom and I had a nice dinner. The restaurant is very nice with a nice view looking at the Delaware river. My mother enjoyed her dinner, she had the sea scallops. But mine was fresh but would not recommend it. Start I had the steak tartar which had too many onions over powered the whole dish. For the main course I had the halibut. The dish is called a halibut BLT. Which does not go! The fish was dry. The tomato was to overpowering for the dish. And it had cooked lettuce as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extra effort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I took my daughter there before the One Direction concert, and although chicken fingers were not on the menu at the bar, they made them for her, and it made the day extra special for her. Great staff great food great scenery
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was great here, I am not sure that it's totally worth the price but you're paying a premium for the location. Sushi rolls were excellent, Wasabi was great, grilled Octopos was good put I would have cooked it differently, ceaser salad ok needs greener lettuce for the price, lobster bisque very good, veal was good but not fancy, its just breaded veal, my duck breast was good and the sauce was perfect, the burger was excellent! We were too full for desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • going away dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My family and I had a delicious meal and the scenic views were amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    eatingout8024
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Expensive place, but good food, historical atmosphere, and amazing service. The food was really good, but not quite worth the prices charged. How many times do you get to be on a ship that was built in 1904 and has been around the horn of Africa 50+ times though? Our waitress was awesome and when she heard we were visiting Philly for the first time, she had the chef make a dessert with 4 small sorbet cups and 'Welcome to Philadelphia' written in chocolate on the plate for us for no charge! Our girls loved it! She made our night. :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Not a fan of the $15 private parking I called in advance and informed the hostess it was my fiancee's birthday. I would think we would at least get a decent table, not crammed next to another couple. Service was fine. Food was okay. A bit overpriced in my opinion. I guess you are paying $$$ for dining in a big boat on the Delaware River.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • readytodineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My husband I and have dined at the Moshulu many times and have enjoyed each one. For our most recent visit, I made reservations for my husband's birthday through Open Table. I noted in the special comments field that we would be celebrating his birthday. I cited his name and asked that his dessert plate be decorated with a birthday wish. We were seated by a window with a great view of the waterfront. When my husband opened his menu, he found a personalized birthday card from the Moshulu. Our meals and wine were fabulous...and on his dessert plate, Happy Birthday was written in chocolate. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. I would definitely recommend the Moshulu for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasion
    AEL90
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service was top notch, food was very good. I would save this place for a special occasion as it can get pricey. The dress code is not as fancy as I thought. People were there in regular clothes. The old boat is very cool!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but...
    Excellente
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The experience was wonderful. Our first anniversary. I would of given it outstanding but for: made reservations for 5 didn't get seated until 5:20 tables not ready and the dessert menu was incorrect. On a personal note, for the price you would think there would be a dress code.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service but . . .
    TwoFoodies
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When we arrived at Moshulu, they were not ready. We had to wait 20 minutes before they could take us in. Wasn't too thrilled with that. So we decided to go to the outside bar. One of the main drinks on their menu they didn't have. A little disappointing, but ok. We ordered drinks and thought we would take it back to one of the tables. The tables were filthy. So we headed back to the bar. Once they were ready for us, we then headed to our seats. One of the things on their main menu, they were all out of (how when the restaurant had just opened). We ordered our food, which was good, not great, but good. We were very happy with our server. When it was time to order dessert, one featured item was not available. So, it was good, but not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Brunch
    JudePaz
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We visited this restaurant on a Sunday and enjoyed a fabulous brunch. There was a large variety of excellent food. The desserts were excellent (crème brulee, chocolate fountain, cheesecake, cookies). There was also a beef and salmon carving stations. I would highly recommend this brunch for a special occasion. Our server was very attentive and full of information about the ship and Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    jtownmom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I recently made a reservation for my husband and myself for a Saturday night dinner, primarily because we needed to be in the area to give a child a ride home after a concert in the area. We had a drink on the top deck, and the view was lovely. We are in our 50's and I noted that most of the patrons were 40+. It did not strike me as a place for younger people to have a date night. We were seated timely for our 9:00 reservation, and we ordered from the restaurant week menu. The food was good, attractively presented, and would have been a bit overpriced, if not for the promotion. Our server was attentive and pleasant. I noted that there were no wait staff at the deck bar-had to go to the bar to order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very romantic
    Rich
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a great place to take a date. They have a great wine selection and the food is absolutely amazing. A little on the pricey side but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly Good!
    AmandaBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first visit to Moshulu & we were prepared for the standard tourist trap of beautiful setting & mediocre food. We took the opportunity of a restaurant week deal to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food excellent. Everything we had was very tasty and obviously high quality. The portions were generous. The ship itself is fantastic, but the ambiance is a little confusing. It looks and feels like a fine dining restaurant, but very few people were dressed up. In fact, I would say that the majority were dressed down! The service was excellent - thanks Andrew! All in all we had a very enjoyable meal and think that it would be a good place to bring out of town visitors. Parking is $15 - park on Dock or Front St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had Anniversary dinner here, they made it very special with complimentary champagne and a lovely little card to commemorate the night. Waiter was exceptional and the whole evening was memorable. Beautiful décor, good food, unique experience. Highly recommend for romantic occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for my daughters' 25th birthday with their friends and enjoyed everything except the parking. Rather annoyed that we had to pay to park after spending $500 on dinner. They should deduct the parking fee for people who buy dinners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on a Ship
    ilehnertVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and the ambiance were great. We went for Night Out Restaurant Week - a 3-course prix fixe menu at $35. Otherwise, Moshulu is a bit pricey for frequent dining - but it's a great destination for special occasion. They have a great outdoor bar - but they do not serve their food outside, which is regrettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We all did the restaurant week lunch menu. Great choices and the food was delicious. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh la, la, love!
    Ashley
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time going to the Moshulu; I took my family out for a nice dinner. I have some food allergies, but that was not a problem. Most of the items on the menu were, or could be made, gluten free. It was a nice setting for adults, but a little dim inside. Our server was fairly decent and most of the staff was very friendly, but we did wait quite awhile for our food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par food
    GaryD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was a big let down. Over cooked, over salted and over sauced. I was a bit embarrassed and did not want to complain, nor did I intend to write a review....but I cant stop thinking about the money we spent and how dissatisfying the meal was. The service was a different story, well mannered, intelligent and pleasant. I would not return unless for drinks on the deck.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for a restaurant week special hoping to be able to sit outside on the deck. Unfortunately they weren't serving dinner outside so we ate downstairs - which was very cozy and romantic. But it was a perfect night to be outside so it would have been even better to enjoy the view from the top of the deck. The food was just fair - we each had ordered the Tandoori Mahi Mahi and it was a little bit overcooked, as was the couscous. The service was excellent, the wine selection was excellent (but expensive) by the bottle, not much of a beer selection. Overall, the food was just fair - it would be way overpriced going without the special. We would go back again for drinks and a snack if we could sit outside on a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A secret to securing reservations
    Lovephilly
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We called the restaurant directly for reservations and were told there were no tables available. It was a Thursday night but it was restaurant week. I went on Open Table and was able to secure reservations for our preferred time. The menu has a nice selection - even my sushi was very good - and the waterfront on a beautiful summer evening is a special treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant Week choice
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Can't say enough good things about our Restaurant Week dinner - Absolutely delicious food with beautiful presentation and excellent service. I ordered the salmon entree which was awesome! Add Moshulu to your list of restaurants. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Serge
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything was over the top. We really enjoyed the friendly and thoughtful service. We will be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lovely atmosphere coupled with an amazing view. Enjoyed a great restaurant week menu with well made cocktails. Would recommend to anyone looking for an escape from the typical city restaurant vibe, but yet still close enough to all your favorite locations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.