Xiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine

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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.
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BV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really good! My boyfriend and I shared one soup, a salad, and appetizer, and an entree. The Tom Khaa soup was out of this world. Everything was crisp and fresh.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We selected this restaurant because it is vegan-friendly. I was very pleased that our waiter was knowledgeable about vegan eating and what the menu offers for vegans. He pointed out not just one dish but several that I could eat as a vegan. In addition, the food was very good, the service was excellent and the overall restaurant experience was really very pleasant.

h
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family, including two kids, had a great experience on a Saturday evening at this restaurant. The food was great and the server was really helpful. I highly recommend Xiandu.

CT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such good food. Great service. The lemongrass sauteed and lettuce wraps were both healthy and delicious. Would definitely go back.

WO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food. Calamari had tentacles (which I love). Service was prompt and responsive.

FC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our pre-show dinner. The service was great. We had cocktails, appetizers and entrees that were tasty. Our only suggestion would be to replace the shrimp shumai with a house made version as your house made offerings are great. The restaurant is so convenient for pre-theatre meals. We would definitely come again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner after Musical

AN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent service, food and value. Convenient location for Forrest Theater! Not too crowded after a matinée performance, but as it became more crowded, the noise level increased dramatically. We sat in a corner that had a dirt smudge on the wall that was unpleasant and would be easy to clean or paint over. There is no decor except for orange/coral walls. Minimalist in style, but wall at eye level of diners should be cleaned. Despite that minor complaint, I would be delighted to return.

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Picked this place for its proximity to the Forrest Theater (right across the street) and it didn’t disappoint! Ordered a variety of appetizers which were all very enjoyable and the value of the entrees was unbeatable! Great service as well.

JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable price. The chicken satay was just OK. The pad Thai was very good. The parang curry was a standout.

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were out with friends and wanted a Thai restaurant. We had never been to Xiandu, but are glad we went. Though the service was a bit cursory, the food and value were excellent.

l
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were a party of four, two couples. We both got caught in traffic and were late, but the restaurant was very gracious in holding our table. Two of us ordered the shrimp pad thai. It was a lot of food. There were 5 shrimp that I could find. It was a little too sweet for me. Another of our party ordered the chicken salad and proclaimed it was delicious. Also ordered was the split pea soup which was very good. I had the Tom Kha soup which I really loved.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Enjoyable food. My only disappointment was that the restaurant does not donate gift cards to non-profits, which not only would help the nonprofit also market the restaurant to other diners.

L
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a group of 6 and we shared 3 appetizers and 3 entrees. The food was good, especially the appetizers.

MM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not sure why the price was different on the check versus on the menu?????? I didn’t ask since the server was busy.

CJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food lacked taste and was unappetizing. I stated I did not like it and it was as if I spoke to a wall. I ordered the sexy fingers, which were cooked too hard and the curry puffs, very bland lacked flavor, and red apple sangria, no comment. I left all of the untouched items on the counter. Will not go there again nor will I recommend this establishment.

T
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went here before seeing a show. The server asked us if we had tickets and when she found out we did, she made sure our food came out quickly. The pad Thai was delicious with lots of shrimp. Generous portions and very tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork chops...amazing, wait staff...awesome and nice young lady.

FS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pad thai needs more tofu (with veg and tofu) but otherwise it was tastey - staff was very sweet and service was solid - good place for a business lunch -

EB
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely presented good food, generous quantities without being overwhelming. Delicious steamed dumplings. Attentive, pleasant staff. We were early so it was initially very quiet but remained at a comfortable volume even when more people were seated.

p
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pad Thai was very sweet and too heavily sauced. Atmosphere is very nice. Waiter did not offer dessert or coffee.

GJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice restaurant, good service, good food, fair prices, large portions , across the street from the forrest theater, but very loud.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was an excellent waiter. Generous portions and great taste. Highly recommend.

c
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The first time we went our waitress was really helpful with recommendations and accommodations. This time was different. The food and choices we made, also after asking for recommendations were not very good.

AU
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, fast service and well worth the money. Great for pre show as it’s right across from the Forrest theatre

JR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were blown away by the quality of the food and service. We will definitely return to sample other items on the menu.

BZ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The appetizers were delicious, we had crispy spring rolls and the salmon spring roll. The Tom Yum soup is one of the best things I've ever eaten. A real treat! My friend had the Bee Hoon with beef. He loved it and finished every last bit. I ordered the chicken saute with garlic and wine sauce. That was the only disappointment of the night. It was very bland, there was no garlic taste at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

saw Hamilton. Great meal.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food I've ever had - extremely fresh.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great dinner before the theater. Three course pre-theatre meal was enjoyed by one in party. Those who wanted lighter fare ordered appetizers and soup. Many dishes on menu can be spicy but they tell you up front.

RR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been here several times and knew that a Saturday night would be busy and noisy so I can not complain. However, management made the decision (on a hot and humid evening) to have the front of the restaurant wide opening to the street. It made the restaurant (for me) unpleasantly hot.

LP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place has a good ambiance, and the food was amazing!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and drinks

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and lots of delicious food for your buck.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there earlier in the evening and had seats upstairs. Our waitress was extra considerate, friendly, and responsive; she should be commended for her excellent service. The food was excellent and served quickly. Will most definitely come back and recommend to friends.

c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great value and outstanding service! Xiandu has the best Thai food in Philly! We've been never disappointed with our food and drink selections. Bonnie (owner & manager) is always welcoming and friendly, and she and her staff always are helpful, quick and satisfying when servicing our meals. This visit for my (pre)birthday celebration was great -- as always!

JD
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

MR
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Food was fair. Service good.

W
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at Xiandu for my wife and me. Food, ambiance, and server Foley were top shelf. Foley knew her menu and was very pleasant and attentive. Amazingly inexpensive and short walk to all the theaters.