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Nom Wah Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Nom Wah Philadelphia

4.4
4.4
358 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Dim sum, meaning "a touch of heart", is a style of Cantonese cuisine, prepared as bite-sized portions, akin to tapas. Opened in 1920 as New York City Chinatown's first dim sum restaurant, the Philadelphia outpost opened in 2015. In addition to southern Chinese cuisine, a full bar with handcrafted cocktails and beers on tap offer a full dining experience. Also, private party bookings are available with karaoke.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: Closed Saturday: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Phone number

    (267) 519-2889

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Li

  • Catering

    Our chef will steam/cook your dim sum on-site for you. If you do not have a kitchen facility, we will bring the food fully cooked and ready-to-serve.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room that can holds up to 20 guest.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Parking details

    On street or nearby parking lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 358 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. C

    Coco

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and good dim sum. Jenny is wonderful. Look forward to them opening again soon.
  2. E

    Elle

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Dim Sum in Philly. Hands down!!
  3. D

    Dinnerforthree

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Prompt seating and our waiter was nice. Food came out sporadically which is expected except some took much, much longer like the red bean paste buns. We also ordered a second, much smaller round of food and that was just amazingly slow to come out. We were given our check and then when the receipt from payment came out, it was a different amount on there. The food was good. The spicy wontons were not spicy but still good. Our waiter kept forgetting things after we asked and our one and only soda came to our table at the very end of the meal. We’d go back on a day where there’s nothing happening at the convention center so there’s a little more street parking.
  4. D

    Diner120

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service for a large party of 10 on a Friday evening. We were seated in their downstairs space which was perfect for our party.
  5. BL

    BilLongua

    Las Vegas

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had a good meal, the food was pretty good for downtown Chinese. The dishes were interesting and the flavors were good. Service was OK and it’s a bit of a tight spot but not a bad choice
  6. ON

    OlympiaN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Dim Sum in Philly - fresh, hot, and amazing! Our go-to spot with the family. The hostess is wonderful and kind. We love going to Nom Wah!
  7. MS

    MadelineS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The one in New York is amazing! This was a disappointment!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    When a customer comes in the least you could do is acknowledge them. I understand that it was packed but if thats the case then you should manage your staff better. I waited 5 minutes before I was even acknowledged. The food was great though and service is usually better than what I experienced today.
  9. G

    Greatjob

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nam Wah is great. If you want really good DimSum this is the place. Actually bigger tables would be a good idea.
  10. MD

    MaggiD

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nom Wah was absolutely delicious. Both their pan fried dumplings as well as their pork soup dumplings were the best I’ve ever had. We did not order a single thing we didn’t enjoy, although the General Tso’s tofo could be given a bit more time to marinate in the sauce to truly capture the flavor. Overall an absolutely incredible meal. Service wasn’t *fantastic*but was on par with what I’ve experienced in general in Chinatown and Philly in general, so it is nothing to complain about.
  11. LP

    LeaP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great selection of small plates that makes it easy to order a variety without spending a ton!
  12. I

    Ivanhoe22

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dim sum all day and made to order. Everything came out hot and tasted fresh. Recommend.
  13. S

    scottS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. We've eaten there twice and will not hesitate to go back.
  14. HH

    HunterH

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really great food! Exceeded my expectations. Did not realize it was BYOB ($5 corkage fee), they also carry a handful of wine and beers. They do have a cocktail list, but when I sat I was warned that cocktails take 20 minutes so I did not bother.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fresh and good
  16. DM

    DanaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner service was fast and very friendly . You fill out a card with your choices , they were super nice when we added items and made sure we had everything we needed. The shrimp and pea pods was delicious and would return for the red bean paste steamed buns. Glad we had a reservation , Saturday 7:30 . There was a line but I saw they had our table reserved . Will go again .
  17. N

    Ndsic44

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was spectacular and the staff was attentive. Highly recommend.
  18. I

    Icharcoal

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Our first trip to Nom Way, but not our last. Met family from out of the city and luckily we had a reservation. Average table wait time on a weekend was 30 mins. The variety of dim sum was excellent. They prefer cash but will take credit in a pinch. Noise level was pretty loud but we had no issues carry on a lively conversation. Soup dumplings were very good as was the special soup and special bok choy veg of the day. Will be back. Wait staff was a bit stressed but given the type of establishment (lots of small orders), it was to be expected.
  19. KC

    KathyC

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food - worth the drive into the city. Service was slow but it was extremely busy. Nice people. Will go again.
  20. S

    Sachmogoat

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dim sum lunch
  21. ET

    EmilyT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a fantastic time here. Best dim sum in philly!
  22. TV

    TorieVCC

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love Nom Wah, and everyone who I bring loves it to! Excellent dim sum at a great price!!
  23. WB

    WillyB76

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always reliable
  24. BC

    BethC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Dim Sum
  25. J

    John

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dim sum! Very clean restaurant.
  26. DT

    DanTMan

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Nom Wah for Christmas Eve dinner, and it just might have been our finest Christmas Eve dinner in a decade or more!
  27. C

    Coco

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food is exactly as expected. We love Jenny!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best dim sum in town. Fresh and yummy.
  29. DO

    DOUGLASC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and quick service.
  30. j

    johnd

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    arrived 20 minutes early no one at the restaurant receiving or processing guests 30 people waiting in and outside not knowing if their reservation was going to be honored if they’re going to run the place like this they shouldn’t take reservations
  31. SC

    SerbianCrepes

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They took our large party with ease! We had 8 in our group which made it a little snug, but Nom Wah accommodated us with no issues. The food was excellent and the service was fast and professional. We will definitely be back next time we're in town for PAX Unplugged. Thank you!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had an early reservation which was a great time to go before it got too busy. Dumplings were amazing! Every dish was better than the next. The only thing we did not like were the spare ribs, which weren’t exactly what you would expect. Can’t wait to g back and try more off the menu!
  33. MM

    MellyMelz

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent! New favorite dim sum place in Philly! Also, the teas are very special.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite easy, low-key meals in the city. I come here often, and the service is always warm, friendly, and efficient. Food is delicious and priced fairly. The shrimp and shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings are addictive. Great place to go solo or as a group and stuff yourself with delicious dumplings and surround yourself with the sweetest staff in town!
  35. A

    Ann1

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was glad to discover Nom Wah, which serves very tasty dumplings!
  36. HC

    HungryCustomer

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty good.
  37. j

    jodyb

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a group of students there to eat after a day of committee sessions for Model UN. For those who’d not had dim sum before it was a great intro. Good food and prices. If you’re not as adventurous and want to dip your toes in or like baby steps, it’s a good way to begin to experience dim sum.
  38. B

    Brian

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about your restaurant from the Business Casual podcast from the Morning Brew. So glad I did! Great food and experience.
  39. TH

    TheHipSlip

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered a LOT of food and loved almost everything. Everything with shrimp was wonderful. Wanton Soup was fantastic. Dumplings were fantastic. Only think that wasn't "loved" was the sweet and sour chicken. It came slathered in sauce and we didn't love the sauce. For what it's worth, the chicken underneath the sauce was crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Really loved our visit to Nom Wah.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Dim sum game - weak.

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Nom Wah Philadelphia is rated 4.4 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Race Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: Closed Saturday: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street or nearby parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Li

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 519-2889

  • Catering

    Our chef will steam/cook your dim sum on-site for you. If you do not have a kitchen facility, we will bring the food fully cooked and ready-to-serve.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room that can holds up to 20 guest.

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