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AMINA, Philadelphia, PA

AMINA

4.6
4.6
1130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Owner Felicia Wilson and Chef Partner Darryl Harmon, who hails from Gouldstown, NJ in Cumberland County, which is considered the oldest black community in the U.S., is an award-winning chef for The Lure Group in New York City. He previously served as the Executive Chef at the Water Works Restaurant in Philadelphia between 2007 and 2012.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (267) 324-3745
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Darryl Harmon

What 1,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,130 Reviews
  1. BrooklynMickey

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The DECOR!!!! My head was on a swivel when I entered as I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing colors, tones and ambience of AMINA!!!! The food was plentiful and tasted awesome. For the start had the banana parfait...my...my...MY!!! Delish...only complaint was that it wasn't nearly ENOUGH for that $14 price tag but it was DELISH!!! (had to say it twice). Had the shrimp and grits...those SHRIMPS was just that...BIG & PLENTIFUL!!! The sauce, however, was a tad bit too salty for me but the crunch and sauce w/ the grits were amazing. My guest had the lobster omelet and was eating sooooo slow so when asked was everything OK? He said, this is too delicious that I want to just take my time!!! So there you have it!!! Unfortunately, there was only the apple egg roll w/ ice-cream for dessert and he had to have it...I had to literally laugh as his favorite is anything w/ apples and this was AWESOME...to go box as he needed to drive back to NY for a flight and he couldn't wait to reach the terminal to finish it off!!! Was such a delightful place to eat and enjoy company...highly recommend and waiting for my return back!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing! I got the Akila cocktail and the shrimp and grits both were delicious!

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  3. TeresaO

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was delicious! Drinks were good as well. Parking right across the street.

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  4. SaidaH

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was quick and polite. The food was delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host was very attentive and pleasant. The drinks and food were amazing. From the appetizer to dessert, I’d give it a 10/10.

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  6. Bear

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about it especially the eggs 🥲

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  7. AshleyB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is nice. Food came out quickly. The food was okay and the service was great. I would try it again but try different items on the menu. We were not impressed by the lobster mashed potatoes or cheesesteak shareable. The dessert was good.

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  8. QuiannaT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe was definitely vibing!! I loved the music selection. Our server made our drinks as well and they were perfection. Food was well enjoyed. Definitely a great spot for girls night out or a date!!

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  9. ScottM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! Food was amazing, excellent martini from the bar. Great atmosphere and overall vibe. Music was great. Service top-notch. I highly recommend!

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  10. StephanieB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience at AMINA. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  11. CharlieJ

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience was great! Every last thing we ate was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

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  12. carmellaj

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    sooo refreshing to experience exotic yet tasty food. Amazing environment, pleasant staff. Quick food delivery. quaint but not uncomfortable. Wishing this establishment great success. Can't wait to visit again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant definitely exceeded all expectations. I heard about it from tik tok and have been wanting to give it a try! I should have came sooner!! It’s the perfect size inside allowing a more intimate dining experience. Everyone was very professional, we dined with Rachel. We ordered the scallops and cheesesteak beignets for starters. For our main course we got the lamb chops and crab cakes. Everything was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. My crab cake especially was berry dense and packed with crab! The menu has a nice variety of things to choose from so I definitely will be going back. They play r&b subtlety in the background. Not too loud but enough to go down memory lane while you dine. 10/10 !!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at Amina. The food is good, ambience is nice and the service is good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good, the chicken was dry. I prefered to have the dinner menu but i am going back for dinner

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  16. DontayM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting this establishment, but will not be my last!

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  17. Kiki

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for the renaissance special but the Valentine's day special was still in effect didn't want that but over all everything was good! I would definitely come back

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  18. BruceF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience and food was excellent. Seating is tight with spacing.

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  19. KWW1956

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. From the appetizer to the side dishes and the entrees, everything was perfect.

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  20. KatherineO

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience on every level from the moment we stepped in the door. Best meal I've had in a long time.

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  21. NaeS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMINA was very pleasing to the eyes and the food was delicious!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime I dine here. My experience is always a pleasant one! Ambiance is beautiful and food is delicious!

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  23. LisaMarieB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my first experience at Amina's. Yes, I said experience. The food, service, and ambiance were superb. Whether you make it a date night, girls night, or self love night. Just make it. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Great brunch options, but definitely pricey

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  25. MikeL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The establishment is very nice. It is small inside but the atmosphere is wonderful. For folks with vision problems it may be a bit dark but it is the perfect lighting for a cozy date or a single outing. The food is good. The service is excellent. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to others looking for a good experience.

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  26. ShakiraH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn't worth the price the servings were cold a lacked professional preparation overpriced and Underwhelming I won't be going back to Amina

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  27. Desahk

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect for a girls night or date night! Food and drinks were great. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming . Will definitely be coming back

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  28. SummerD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not for me. I like more of an experience. Food came out very quickly , overcooked , over salted . Indicating it’s your birthday to the staff and on open table does not mean they will do anything to acknowledge that while you dine with them.

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  29. EricW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a relaxed environment and the food was outstanding.

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  30. RiRi

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t bad, the space is very tight and my BIGGEST complaint was that we were on a time frame. We were told we only had one hour to enjoy our dinner! Very disappointing….. I felt like I got kicked out after paying my EXPENSIVE bill!!

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  31. NaloB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amina has great food and a great atmosphere. We went for brunch...will definitely return for dinner.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant - food a little over price for the value. But the service ppl was extremely nice

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  33. jantrader

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Open Table had them offering a fixed price lunch for restaurant week and they did not. A manager came over to apologize and then one of the chefs came over as well. Handled nicely, as Open Table is probably a sponsor of Restaurant Week I think they check for what the restaurant is offering. I lived in New Orleans and was excited for Shrimp and Grits. Was not expecting sweet and sour shrimp (maybe I should have read menu more carefully). I’m not a fan but ate it anyway. Lovely space and everyone was nice.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friend went there last night, and the food was amazing from the beginning to end we ordered on the restaurant week menu  and did the three course meals. The collard greens were so flavorful, full and juicy. The cheesesteak beignets melted in your mouth and the cocktails were delicious to drink. overall, we love the experience!

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  35. PhillyGirlDines

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My family came here to celebrate a birthday during Center City Restaurant Week. We were a party of 6 and made reservations which was honored. The host and our server Sage were superb. The food was delicious! We will be back!!!

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  36. DeeM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the perfect place for a small intimate gathering. The food was all AMAZING and so tasty. We all had different items and loved it all. I had the deviled eggs and short ribs over blue grits. Perfecto! Everyone was attentive and friendly from the host to the servers to the kitchen staff. They helped make my mother’s birthday dinner extra special. Can not wait to go back!

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  37. DrCheriP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aesthetically appealing. Went for Restaurant week and selected featured menu DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I will go back to try all of the menu items. Background music allowed for private conversations at the table. Our drinks were wonderfully crafted. Our server recommended his favorite. We now know why it’s a favorite. Kudos to the chef, the mixologist, our servers. We’ll be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. I went during restaurant week and I got all 3 entrees on the list and I loved them.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very nice. The host was very welcoming. The waitress was amazing and very helpful with the menu.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here. Their hospitality is amazing and the food is even better.

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FAQs

AMINA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 324-3745.

AMINA is rated 4.6 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for AMINA

104 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Old City
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Darryl Harmon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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