About KenShin Asian Diner

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!

301 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
3rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 925-8887

Website:
http://www.kenshindiner.com/

Entertainment:
For a party of 20 or more people, we offer karaoke and BYOB. For Special Occasion, please contact our manager Kenny Poon 215-833-3888.

Catering:
We offer catering for 20 people for more. Price starting from $8.95 per person with 3 course meal. For more information, contact our manager Kenny Poon at 215-833-3888.

Parking Details:
Street parking for 2 hours

Executive Chef:
Kenny Poon

Additional:
Delivery

KenShin Asian Diner Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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3.3

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4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (3)
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Cozy (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love coming here!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2016

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Worst Asian food I have ever eaten!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2015

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2014

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!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2014

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2013

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 1, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2013

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2012

Food was amazing and the service was the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2012

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2012

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2012

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!.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2011

Good restaurant with a wide variety of dishes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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