KenShin Asian Diner

4.1
37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Kenshin Asian Diner offers a delicious celebration of the five major East Asian Cuisines-Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai - in a casually modern 35 seat space right in the heart of Philly's fastest-growing area, Northern Liberties. Kenshin specialities includes Shrimp Garlic Noodle, Kenshin Beef, Kenshin Roll, Pad-Thai and many more.

We also offer variety of Appetizers such as Salt Baked Calamari and Summer Roll. All Major credit cards are accepted and BYOB are Welcome. We hope to see you soon!
What 37 People Are Saying
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BD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

thee server was friendly and helpful. the food was hot and delicious. and the atmosphere was comfortable.

MJ
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Great menu! It was out first time there and certainly will be back many many times in the future. The place needs some sprucing up... I felt it was clean, just a little old. That being said the food was relish, great value, great presentation.

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here!!!

B
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very tasty as always. My friend and I go there every month before we go to a little local theater down the street to see a play. I also go there frequently for a quick lunch. It is a great alternative to Chinatown since it is sometimes difficult to park there. We never have difficulty finding street parking at Ken Shin.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I usually enjoy my visits here but it wasn't as great as I have come to expect. Nothing bad just the food was a little off. The spring rolls and the dumplings were a little over cooked and the rice was very sticky. It may have been a bad day but I was not as happy with the overall experience as I usually am.

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small restaurant. Decent price. Good value. Geared towards take-out.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Worst Asian food I have ever eaten!!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is always great.. I get the same thing every time I visit and Kenshin always allows my substitution at no additional charge. That keeps me coming back. Service is ok where the waitstaff is not always hovering and I like that all the staff stops what they are doing to see to your needs. I would always recommend Kenshin for both lunch and dinner and BYOB makes it well worth the visit. I recently started reserving a table and they always have it ready even if I have made a change in my reservation or come a little later than when I reserved it.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I always go here at least once a month and normally select the same item off the menu. Today I tried a different item and did not enjoy it at all. I should probably stick with what I like and not try new things.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time going here. The food is always wonderful and BYOB always makes the night go smoothly. Only thing I would say is the appetizer for two could be a little bigger. But the all of the food is great and a delight to choose from.. I highly recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Restaurant was empty! Food was good but they clearly wanted to go home as they were cleaning the restaurant as we were eating.
Portions were nice size. Wouldnt eat the sushi, who knows how long it was sitting there.
I'd stick with traditional chinese and you'd be fine
Nothing special

B
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always good. It is prepared well and nicely presented. The prices are very reasonable . My friends and I go here frequently and highly recommend it.

K
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricing wasnt bad and food was prepared quickly. Would definitely go again!!

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food here is great. The service not so much. I suggest getting Thai pineapple fried rice. It's amazing. Service was terrible don't know if it was cuz I'm black or it was cause they were understaffed. But seen the waitress come to a table several times and ask how they were doing and never once came to mines to ask how we were doing or give me a refill on my drink.

CW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentines Day and it was quiet, inexpensive, great food. Would definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The title says it all. Its nice for a casual restaurant, but not a formal or evening venue. Food was average. Not the best not the worst. The people were very friendly and fast.

M
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Wanted Asian without a crazy price, stopped In and they waited on us hand and foot. The food was great the portions big and very reasonable. Five of us with apps, dinner, and dessert 100.00. It is BYOB not fancy at all but the food was cry good.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommend this place to me. She couldn't stop raving about the food. And now I understand why. We were a party of 9 and the service was great. They offered to place our bottles on ice until we were ready to start drinking.. I had the TNT roll, garlic and shrimp noodles, crab fried rice, and the wings.. and everything was delicious!!!!

f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

When my son and I arrived for a 4pm reservation, we were, quite frankly, a little nervous about staying. We were the only diners in the place and when we entered, it had a kind of funky smell. I think the air was turned up after we were seated. Anyway, we took our chances and we are still talking about how good the food was. For a little joint in Northern Liberties we ate some pretty terrific sushi! I had the pho and it was outstanding as well. We were pleasantly surprised and plan on going back next time we are in that part of the city. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. We were also happy they had the World Cup on the big screen. The food was awesome and VERY REASONABLE!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food selection and variety at this restaurant is very good, mixing Chines, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese influences well, although it is not a fusion cuisine. Prices are moderate, as well and portions are ample. The food was good and service attentive, the only part I found lacking was the ambiance. From the buildup, I would have expected a more posh setting, but we had a good time anyway. I would recommend it as a good place to stop and get a meal, but not necessarily as a "destination" restaurant. If you go, try the bubble teas. Very creative.

B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prices and good food!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A group of six of us went for dinner on a Saturday night. Plenty of seating, not too noisy. Overall, it was good, but nothing special. They were out of the lettuce wraps. The appetizers were good, the mei fun was very good, but the sushi was pretty much bland and flavorless. A bit disappointing.

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was so happy to find this place. Since I don't drive it was close to public transportation and they did not have me waited long. Everyone was nice and the atmosphere was great.

m
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Would just like the lights to be brighter so that I/we can read the menu pls.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

split a few appetizers a sushi sampler and sashimi sampler along with an entree. The sushi was extremely fresh. The food was well prepared and served promptly

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Normally a great place for a nice asian meal., also good for take out

l
Philadelphia
340 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great shrimp with asparagus....good sushi...and very good service. They are very accommodating in making a delicious meal.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was the best!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best I'd had in a long time. Clean glasses, crisp
Vegetables, lighter sauce. Well seasoned
Can't wait to go back. Excellent eating experience j

l
Philadelphia
340 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

delicious shrimp with asparagus....and sushi...thank you and fabulous service......great diner!!!!!

l
Philadelphia
340 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

delicious appetizers and the shrimp fried rice was wonderful. Friendly service and a big menu to choose from...

l
Philadelphia
340 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we had the appetizer for two and it was delicious. We also had a beef dish which was one of the best we've ever had. The prices were amazing....a great dinner for very little cash....thank you

B
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Solid choice when looking for Chinese food outside of China Town.

PD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was phenomenal, the service was excellent, the food came out quick and in rather large portions, and you can't beat the price! We will definitely frequent this spot more now that we have tried it.

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My girl friend and I just graduated from Temple and were seeing each other for the last time before she leaves for Stanford, CT and me to NYC. KenShin gave us a great place to meet and enjoy good food and relive memories. She likes chinese food and I love sushi, so who could not have asked for a better place!

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2012
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

This is the second time my family came here and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The food was excellent and the came quickly. The staff was very friendly and the night passed too quickly. I would recommend KenShin in a heartbeat!.

WW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2011
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good restaurant with a wide variety of dishes!