Hi, Chowhoundists: Any recommendations for Chinatown in Philly? Probably around the Fourth of July. I have friends coming in from out of town, so I want to show them the best. Thanks very much. GG
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You will probably get better answers if you are more specific about your question. Everyone has different ideas about what 'the best' is. Which Chinese cuisines do you like, what restaurants have you been to before and liked, do you need a large space, how much do you want to spend, etc.
Ditto what they said (board search). Otherwise Ocean City on 9th is excellent and Harmony (vegetarian, very small place) also on 9th, is fantastic. I think it's called New Harmony now. If you don't mind a super-casual, fast-food atmosphere, Sang-Kee has been around forever and has some of the greatest duck around. Vietnam and Vietnam Palace on 11th St are wonderful if you like Vietnamese.
There's a great dim sum place on the north side of Race st btw 9th and 10th, but I don't know the name...when I go I just recognize it by the fish tanks and the way the tables are configured.
Definitely search the board, but also Rangoon on 9th between Arch and Race is wonderful burmese food