Cheu Fishtown

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$30 and under
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What do we, two dudes from Philly, know about “authentic” Asian cuisine? Nothing. Lucky for us, that’s not what CHeU Noodle Bar & Bing Bing Dim Sum are all about. We cook what we like to eat — it’s personal, no matter what we put in front of you. Our food is often informed by tradition, but it’s never defined by it. All that we require of you is a willing mind and a willing stomach. We might not be “authentic.” But we do keep it real. - Ben & Shawn

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will have snack and noodle specials in addition to our regular menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

There's a lot of hype around this place and I enjoy the wings but overall the ramen fusion isn't that great. The ramen lacks cohesiveness and was really salty. Service was great and the overall atmosphere is nice though. It's more worth it to go during happy hour to grab a drink and a few appetizers.

ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Our group of 4 shared all 5 or 6 of the available happy hour appetizers, and then 2 bowls of ramen. The ramen bowls were pretty typical for ramen - nothing too special to rave about, but the appetizers were unique and really good, I'd highly recommend giving a few a try!

OT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Split the brisket matzah ball ramen and the bubbys short rib bao buns. Absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and a laid back atmosphere.

DW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the energy. Food is great. Brisket ramen is super.

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time and great experience!!! The food was out of this world and the service was fast and professional! Highly recommend! I’m sure everything on the menu is a 10/10

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great staff! Brisket ramen is delicious!

RA
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with a table of 6 good friends... sooooo happy they took reservation.... drinks were well made, food was really excellent and it was wrapped in a nice bow of hip vibe, warm people and good service.

JK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with a large party of clients with varying dietary restrictions + preferences- everyone really loved everything they ordered + tried! Would definitely recommend it! The space is also really artistically designed, which added to the fun atmosphere!

MF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was really good. Love the unique ambiance. Everything we ordered including drinks were fantastic. Only complaint would be the one bathroom!

P
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Place was amazing 😋 only issue was server judged me and my GF because he said were ordering “too much” and probably wouldn’t finish it. We just wanted to try different things on the menu, didn’t like that

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our FAVORITE PLACES EVER!! I still remember when the bike shop closed I always hoped that they would open something else here because of it being such a cool building and they did not disappoint after opening cheu! I’ve been coming here since they first opened and I have never ever had a bad experience! The inside is the coolest mix fried chicken buns are soo delicious always a must for us!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! The second instance of Cheu noodles is a cozy place with modern takes on ramen. Small place, but just right and not too noisy! Will definitely be coming back for more.

SA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place!

M
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. The noise level inside was unbearable but the hostess seated us outside at my request. Very nice of her. Overall a hip place with good Asian food.

MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly unique fusion cuisine with fresh and inventive flavor! Also, Ryan who works there is awesome and took excellent care of us!

MS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place, and the Dan Dan green beans and Corn Rangoons were hightlights. We look forward to returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, everything

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We Stan! Xxxxo

EL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took two friends here for a double date! They loved it!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on earth!

SM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have wanted to try for ages. Fun atmosphere, but food was meh... starters were really good - watermelon and tofu salad delicious and chicken wings yummy. Main courses let us down. The curry soup was tasteless and the spaetzle INCREDIBLY greasy. Brisket and matzoh ball udon was best of the lot although soup not very complex. We were in an out in a hour which was a bit quick for a Friday night out. Brought home leftovers - nobody was interested in eating them.

CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to getting a table at Cheu. They continuously reinvent their menu.

KF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool, modern open air restaurant where a lot of care goes into preparing each dish! Delicious food and fun, nice staff.

CC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday at Cheu Fishtown along with our daughter and her boyfriend. the place gets 5 stars for the food alone. The dumplings, we tried one of each and the buns were absolutely delicious . We also split 3 Raman noodle dishes, that were also delicious. The drinks were enjoyed by all. You have to try this special restaurant.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy delicious food, the vegetarians and meat eaters in our party were very happy

AM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always and wonderful service! The chicken wings are phenomenal and by far my favorite in the city.

E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive cocktail of the day followed by especially delicious plates of food. Each ingredient was discernible through the overall wonderful flavor in each dish. The textures, presentation and portioning seemed thoughtful and on point. If I lived in Philly, I’d return often. I dig this place. Cool and nice vibes. Greetings from Los Angeles.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most creative menus in the City. Amazing flavors.

S
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Interesting menu. Eclectic old firehouse in Kensington.
Cool fun vibe. Food was great. Party of 4. Shared 7 items.
One better than another. Try em all.
Waiter was great. Group type service - team effort.
If your I. That part of town. Stop in. Lots of good beer too.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the weekend Happy Hour. It's a small spot, but it's great for drinks and interesting, delicious small plates. I particularly loved the chicken wontons and the pastrami Bing, whichever looks like a pizza on a pita and tastes like a grilled cheese with pastrami! I can't wait to go back!

EL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Probably not based on the food. Appetizers were pretty good but the ramen was just okay. Our server and the ambiance were great though which helped to make up for disappointing food.

R
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheu absolutely crushes it. Always a pleasure. Took a few international friends here that were less accustomed to U.S. dining and the staff was over the top accommodating. Highly recommend this for any of your needs. Extremely great value at the price point as well.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place to experience unique, flavorful dishes!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was pretty good, but it was so loud you had to scream to be heard. So if you want to go out and talk with the person you are with, this is not the place to go.

AH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

second time we ate at Cheu Fishtown. Terrific ramen and cocktails. casual, local, fishtown dining with lots of options and caring for people with diet requirements. I loved their home made rice noodles!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great happy hour and the best ramen in the city. Sapporo pairs great with the miso ramen!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HH food specials are amazing. will go back for the $30 family style meal. matzoh ball ramen is heavy but delicious

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, delicious drinks! What more could I ask for?

HM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun space and creative menu.
Every single item was delicious.
They have HAPPY HOUR on weekends, too - nice extra.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Visually cool environment, but they play very loud music. To be honest, we could barely hear our server and each other which killed the mood for our date night. We ordered black garlic chicken wings which were ok, but a little too tangy and more leaning to orange than garlic. The shumai were bland and tiny and probably the most disappointing part of the meal since I am a lover of shumai. Lastly we tried the miso ramen which was all over the place as far as flavor goes; they also undercooked the noodles, which came in a clump and the flour taste lingered behind. I understand this place is fusion, however I was left with more confusion than excitement. I will admit, several people sitting nearby seemed to be enjoying their food. Perhaps I'm just more of a purist at heart. I will be discontinuing fusion ramen from my food adventures.