Lee How Fook Philadelphia

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Lee How Fook – Where to eat in Chinatown

So many options in Chinatown. Where to go for good Chinese food? Lee How Fook. That’s where.

Grab a six pack (it’s a BYOB, so bring your own bottle) and head up 11th Street to the upper boundaries of Chinatown for some good Chinese comfort food. The setting is simple and the service is good. But it is the food that will bring you back!

The restaurant has been in the family since the 70s and is now run by the second generation. Recipes have some family history, though many have been updated. I dream of their oyster with ginger and scallion hot pot and can’t even type the words without salivating. Their salt baked squid is a winner too, and I am a sucker for their greens.

They do seafood well with lots of good options of varying style and spice. Though I don’t eat meat, my friends report their beef and chicken dishes are good too. And there is something refreshing about the place. Its decor is modest, not overblown like some of the showier Chinese restaurants on the main drag.

So join the regulars at this friendly, comfortable neighborhood spot, eat well, and live a long happy life.

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Details about this spot



219 N 11th St, Philadelphia

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sun 11:30 - 22:00


Specials from: USD 10

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)