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Seeing "The Wall" July 14

jetermacaw Jul 12, 2012 09:55 AM

Coming to Philly to see Roger Waters at CITIZENS BANK PARK, staying at the Holiday Inn across the street, daughter loves Thai and sushi, anything u could recommend will be greatly appreciated.

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    cwdonald RE: jetermacaw Jul 12, 2012 10:13 AM

    Will you have a car or not? Philadelphia does better with Vietnamese than Thai. There are certainly sushi options as well. Are you looking for dinner before the show or the previous night?

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      jetermacaw RE: cwdonald Jul 12, 2012 10:32 AM

      Late lunch or early dinner before the show.

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      Philly Ray RE: jetermacaw Jul 12, 2012 10:18 AM

      Even without a car, you have some relatively close options. For sushi, there is Izumi on Passyunk and Tasker sts. For Thai, there is Circles on Tasker near 15th St. If you are not driving, you can take the Broad St subway from Broad & Pattison to the Tasker St stop and both places are within walking distance.

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        cwdonald RE: Philly Ray Jul 12, 2012 11:01 AM

        Ray has the best suggestions for the closest places. Izumi closes for lunch after 3pm reopens for dinner at 5pm. Circles does a brunch until 3pm and then closes and reopens at 5pm.

        In center city Zama is very good sushi. It is only open for dinner beginning at 5pm. Morimoto's is good if price is not an issue.

        If you like Vietnamese there are a large number of Vietnamese restaurants on Washington Ave which are close to the stadium.

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          barryg RE: cwdonald Jul 12, 2012 12:41 PM

          The spots on Passyunk and Washington are good, but once on the subway center city is only about 5 minutes farther, so no reason to restrict the search.

      2. sockii RE: jetermacaw Jul 12, 2012 05:54 PM

        Unrelated to food rec, but if you haven't been to the Wall show yet, keep in mind that Roger MEANS it that show time starts at 8:45 EXACTLY :) So do not be late, and do pick up your tickets in advance if they are Will Call. You don't want to miss a moment of this show (says she who will be seeing it for the 5th time Saturday...)

        I would say skip any Thai in Philly and go for Vietnamese on Washington Avenue. Or subway it up to Chinatown and perhaps try Rangoon for Burmese, something a little different from Thai but excellent and affordable. They are open all day so you could easily get a great meal mid-afternoon (and have time to digest before the musical bombast begins :)

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          jetermacaw RE: sockii Jul 13, 2012 05:12 AM

          Thanks sockii, this will also be my 5th show, I know the rules, Rodger runs a tight ship. The will call window opens at 10:00am. Thanks for the info, I think we are leaning to try the Vietnamese. Hope u enjoy the show!

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          Philly Ray RE: jetermacaw Jul 24, 2012 04:59 PM

          Hey Jeter, where did you end up?

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            jetermacaw RE: Philly Ray Jul 24, 2012 05:18 PM

            Hey Ray, this was my post on tripadvisor :After reading the reviews could not wait to get here, what a let down. In town for the Roger Waters concert " The Wall " did a lot of research here and on Yelp as to where to eat. The thousand layer bread with the curry potato dipping sauce was alright but did not blow me away because it was kind of greasy. The Asian Tea Leaf Salad that everyone raved about was cabbage and nuts, maybe I missed something again not blown away like other reviewers were. The Spicy Chicken Curry was oily and tasted old. YUK. I had the Spicy Kung Pao Monk Fish, which was soggy and old, not fresh trust me. Maybe just a bad day, but wow i didn't have anything that was good at all.

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              Philly Ray RE: jetermacaw Jul 24, 2012 05:41 PM

              Was that at Rangoon? I've never been there, but I'm sorry you had a bad experience.

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                jetermacaw RE: Philly Ray Jul 24, 2012 06:00 PM

                Yes, sorry for not saying it was Rangoon, but the concert was Great!

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