About Xiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine

Experience Xiandu's interpretation of Thai fusion in the heart of Center City. Enjoy our fresh and healthy creations in a warm and elegant atmosphere.

1119 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Thai, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
11th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 940-8855

Website:
http://xianduthai.com/

Parking Details:
Discount Parking at Parkway Garage. 1201 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 We provide a voucher while dining that reduces the fee to $12 from $22.

Public Transit:
Buses: Route 42 & 21 via Walnut St. Subway: Market-Frankford Line. Broad St. Line.

Executive Chef:
Aung Thu

Additional:
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Xiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Thai food. Pleasant environment. The Tom Yum soup one of the best i ever had. The red chicken curry was not very tasty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was really good, with creative sauces. They had a very-difficult time handling a gluten allergy, despite saying they could do it on an advance call. And the server (Jeff) was nice but spoke so quickly we couldn’t understand him, & didn’t stay at our table for more than 5 seconds at a time, even though we had unanswered questions - frustrating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. Great meal after the theatre

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice customer service. The owners checked on us several times and remembered us coming for our annual event for the last 4 years. The food is always delicious. I am always excited to visit.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was meh

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, good service, minimalist decor.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, excellent service and great happy hours. Definitely will be back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and access to theaters

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time here, but won’t be the last. Ordered 3 or 4 different appetizers to start and they were all so delicious, we couldn’t wait for the entrees. Pad Thai and chicken curry are a must. The food was so wonderful, we wanted to go back the next day for lunch. Professional and engaging service. Loved our waiter. Wish I could remember his name. Wonderful Thai food and a dining must!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Spicy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great Thai and Asian dishes. Vegetables prepared well, neither overlooked nor undercooked. Generous portions. Salmon dinner was delicious - crispy, yet moist. Ginger pineapple shrimp was flavorful without being too sweet. Good calamari.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. Nice ambience.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have had excellent dining experiences at Xiandu, but not this time. My meal came out cold. I asked for it to be warmed in the microwave, but it still came out only lukewarm. The noise level was overwhelming with a loud, obnoxious group of twenty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had such a good time the last time we were there that we decided to try it again. I guess the first experience was the best because this time left us feeling a bit flat. It just wasn't as much fun! The waiter was new and not very friendly or just didn't extend himself at all. The waiter we had the first time was fun and outgoing and willing to go out of his way to be friendly. Sometimes that makes the whole experience so much better. We probably won't go back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A great find! A nice selection of very creative Thai dishes, especially the duck, with option for level of spiciness. We are repeat customers.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything was good, but the kitchen mixed up one order. Everyone else was half way through the meal before the last meal came. We shared food with the waiting guest, so she wasn't hungry when her entree arrived and wound up taking her meal home.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Met a friend at Xiandu on a weekday night after working late.
Started with roti canai and chicken wings; both were tasty but not outstanding.
Entrees were green curry and the Xiandu chicken. Both dishes were extremely flavorful and not overly heavy.
Service was attentive, polite, and did not helicopter.
I suspect that the decor was super comfortable and hip when the restaurant opened. The space remains meticulously clean, but showing subtle signs of age. For instance, my chair sagged more than one should.
Wine selection is limited but reasonably good and fairly priced.
All-in-all, enjoyed the meal a great deal.

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Waiter spilled entire glass of wine on me. Drink was comped and we got a dessert on the house, however I was bathed in Sauvignon Blanca for the evening :(

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great Food! Excellent service! Been a regular since they opened. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I chose this restaurant from the guide Walnut Street Theater gives out to its subscribers. I never heard of it or knew anything about it. Since Saturday night, I have recommended this place to several of my friends. The food was delicious and nicely offered. The service was excellent and the wait staff friendly. I am sure I will be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Awesome red curry! Great happy hour!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing Thai cuisine as always. Xiandu is always at the top of their game with fantastic cocktails and expertly prepared entrees. I enjoyed the Tom Kha Soup and was so happy I did. Perfectly blended flavors with super fresh ingredients (WOW). My wife loved her fried dumplings, fresh and perfectly done. My Singapore Pai-koot - Braised spare ribs are so delicious I rarely pass it by on the menu Saturday was no exception. The meat falls off the bone and the grilled lettuce makes the dish. Ownership is truly best in the city !!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Very good Thai food in center City. Summer rolls and Roti Canai are excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fantastic. Great service, great food, great atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

This was our first time dining here and won't be the last. Great menu and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Lunch entrees were very large and delicious. Enough to take some home. Servers are friendly and helpful. When it's not crowded, it is quiet enough for conversation because they do not play loud music. Menu has something for everyone. I have dined there many times and will return and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The only misstep here was a friend asked for beef as her protein and got shrimp. Otherwise, the food was quick, and very tasty. Equal options for vegetarians and meat eaters, and I think the taste was very authentic. It could have been a bit more spicy, but I think they cater a little more towards American tastes and tolerance. Went for lunch, portion size was great for lunch and price was awesome. Tables are a bit close together, but the place is really cute, nice tables/chairs/color scheme. We will be back to try the other menu items.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Place is great! Have been here multiple times since it opened and I love it every time!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This restaurant is a real neighborhood gem with great Thai fusion food. The food is always very fresh and well priced. Good drinks and great service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Convenient to Forrest Theatre. My entre had a choice of protein, which I am always thankful for. It included all the way from tofu to beef. I chose the shrimp. They were cooked properly. It was supposed to include eggplant. There were only 2 pieces of eggplant in entire dish. It was very heavy on green beans and peppers. I like both but not to the exclusion of the eggplant. I don't like well cooked vegetables, but these were much too crisp. Nearly raw. Jasmine rice was wonderful. Service was excellent. My friend was happy with Pad Thai. Nice that they offered chop sticks. Chicken satay was very good. Peanut sauce and salad was an excellent accompaniment. Chicken was unevenly cooked. I would like to try other items on menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We have eaten at Xiandu before the theater before and have always enjoyed the food. This time was no exception. Our server, Brian, was super attentive making the meal even more enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The food at Xiandu was phenomenal!

We started with the summer rolls, calamari and roti cani - all fabulous!

Then we split pad thai, drunken noodles, red curry and the xiandu chicken - all perfection!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Amazing place! Fantastic service! Delicious food! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and service. Very good all around. Especially liked the coconut sorbet for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Wonderful from start to finish

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Very good fusion food...amazing service.. good options for drinks..I can take my team there

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great happy hour drink and food prices . Delicious food in he menu . Would recommend the Roti

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My friends and I really enjoyed it. From neat cocktails to Thai oriented Asian Fusion, this was a winner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food & service! special deals on drinks at bar during happy hour before dining... fun & delicious meal .
definitely recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Always welcoming and accommodating. Everyone is professional but friendly, too.
The pork spare ribs in curry sauce were lick off the bone delicious and the shumai terrific.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Very solid Thai food. We went with the classics - pad see ew and drunken noodles. Both delicious. Didn't blow my socks off or anything but I still left full and happy! Location was good and prices were reasonable as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Spicy
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