Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House

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#486 of 10338 places to eat in Philadelphia
ClosedOpens at 11:00
Chinese, Noodles, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: up to $10
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1022 Race St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Walking near Chinatown Friendship Gate, visit this restaurant. Chinese cuisine can be tried here. Many guests come to taste good beef noodles, beef noodle soup and spicy beef. Nothing can be better than eating tasty green pancakes. Delicious wine is served - try and enjoy. Come to Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House for great smoothies, bubble tea or milk tea.

At this place, you can order dishes as a takeout. Most users indicate that the staff is courteous. Service at this spot is something one can call fabulous. You will pay affordable prices for your meal. The fine decor and nice atmosphere let clients feel relaxed here. Zomato reviewers assigned this restaurant 4.1 according to the Zomato rating scale.

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Fiance and I were in town and we wanted to try Chinese food in Philly. We saw that this place had the highest review and decided to try it out. The fiance judges a restaurant by its Braised Beef Soup (红燒牛肉麵), so we decided to order the hand cut noodles with the braised beef noodle soup, and also their scallion pancake which seems to be quite popular. Our food came decently quick, good portions, plenty and more to satisfy one hungry hippo. I really liked the noodle, but the texture of the beef was not something we were used to. We typically get Taiwanese style braised beef soup, so the LanZhou style beef (which is shaved) seemed to be a cheaper alternative with less quality beef. I have to say though, the scallion pancake was very good! Crispy on the outside and soft/chewy on the inside. The dipping sauce was just the right amount of saltiness and slightly sweet and tangy, very appetizing! This is a no BS place. Minimal service but will get the job done. It's also cash only, but they also accept venmo or weibo pay when you walk up to the counter. I was actually surprised at how many LanZhou style noodle shops are in Chinatown. This place wasn't mind blowing; with the options there are in Chinatown, I likely will try another place next time to compare quality.
Amazing! Now I can see why there's a line to wait for a table here.  Ever since I had clam noodles in Malaysia, I had a craving for it again.  And the clam noodle soup here did not disappoint.  Not the same flavors as I what we had in Malaysia but delicous all the same.
tl;dr second in popularity only to Dim Sum Garden, this BYOB Chinatown joint pulls noodles in-house to serve alongside some solid traditional options Does Dim Sum Garden have a 30-minute wait, with the queue trailing out onto the sidewalk? Good thing an even more impressive restaurant is right next door. While not as well known as its neighbor, Nan Zhou is consistently abuzz with local customers. The deep, open space is stuffed with both small and large faux marble tables and secondhand wooden chairs, with a takeout counter posted up all the way in the back. The framed ceiling is illuminated by blue lights, and large portraits of noodle dishes hang on the tan walls. My partner and I visited last weekend, intent on trying out some of the adventurous appetizer specials -- the Spicy Beef Tendons, the Spicy Pig Ears, and the Cold Jellyfish with Sauce. We also ordered a Roast Duck Noodle Soup for good measure. The plates plate arrived within minutes: three daunting mountains (the size, admittedly, is partially attributable to pickled salad obscured from view) slathered generously in their respective sauces. Quickly afterward, a fragrant soup was stuffed precariously onto our small table. Both the pig ears and beef tendon were sliced thinly, served cold in moderately spicy oil. The former had a touch of chewiness like al dente pasta, and a hearty porky flavor, while the latter dialed up both the texture and the meaty flavor. In stark contrast, the jellyfish was swimming in a rich sesame sauce. While briny with a squid-like mouth feel, it surprisingly did not taste particularly fishy. Finally, the beef-broth soup was garnished with jalapeno and cilantro, absorbing the flavors of both, as well as the protein. The duck, a fattier and gamier chicken for those out there yet to give it a try, fell off the bone effortlessly. The service was brusque but quick and efficient. We were seated immediately, and a waitress was on-hand immediately to take our order. Our total worked out to just over $35, cash only -- very fair considering our massive dishes. This is one of the few Chinatown spots worth going out of your way to try. Stick with the namesake, as well as a few appetizers, and you can thank me later.
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1022 Race St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Features
Takeaway Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-22:00
MondayMon 11:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 11:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:00-22:30
SaturdaySat 11:00-22:30

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