Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Chinatown & Center City East

Morimoto

Morimoto is high-concept and heavily stylized, from a dining room that looks like a futuristic aquarium to a menu of globe-spanning influence and eclectic combinations. A meal at this Iron Chef regular's restaurant …
Chinese in Old City & Society Hill

Han Dynasty

Part of a local mini-empire of sizzling Szechuan goodness. This location has the bonus of a glam dining room in an old bank building. There's another branch in University City.
Korean in University City & West Philadelphia

Koreana

Satisfying students and others interested in good, inexpensive Korean fare; enter from the parking lot in the back of the shopping plaza. There's really no question about what to order: Get the wings.
Chinese in Chinatown & Center City East

Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House

Delicious and inexpensive meat soups (skip the skimpy seafood options) with perfectly chewy noodles, plus standard stir-fries and less common treats like pig ears. Cash only.
Asian in Pittsburgh

Oishii Bento

Inexpensive way to get your sushi or kimchi fix: grab an Asian-style set meal from the various options. Spicy beef, bulgogi and teriyaki are some of the choices.
Burmese in Chinatown & Center City East

Rangoon

This Burmese spot offers a huge array of tantalizing specialties from spicy red-bean shrimp and curried chicken with egg noodles to coconut tofu.
Vietnamese in Chinatown & Center City East

Banh Mi Cali

For cheap, fast eats after Old City sightseeing, nothing beats one of these 'Vietnamese hoagies,' as locals call banh mi.
Chinese in University City & West Philadelphia

Han Dynasty

West-side outpost of a local mini-empire of sizzling Szechuan goodness; casual, with sidewalk seating.
Chinese in Chinatown & Center City East

Tom's Dim Sum

Tasty buns and soup dumplings in a casual spot near the bus station.