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1117 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
+1 215-592-9500
11:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I have been ordering take-out delivery from them for over 5 years & have always paid with a major credit card. Today, when I said I wanted to use credit, they responded "don't you have cash." I sarcastically retorted, do you have cash? The next response was "we prefer cash." I said, doesn't everyone? His next words were "we'll take... More 

Thank toughbutfair2016
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I especially enjoy the combination platters. I love the take away enjoyment of sitting and eating in the nearby park

Thank mailpaulr
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A quiet restaurant located on locust street. At first glance it does not look very enticing. I went in as I wanted some Chinese food and ordered the general Jin special chicken dish. Essentially sweet chilly chicken and vegetables. Was good. Cost only $10 and didn't wait too long for it. Whilst I was there quite a few take seats... More 

Thank Wtfon1
Bethesda, Maryland
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Location is along a stretch of Locust Street which has a number of good restaurants such as Garces Trading Company. Diners looking for authentic Chinese comfort food will find this place quite adequate -- and inexpensive. Modest decor and not much of an ambience for the eat-in patrons. Take-away is a very good option. Friendly and young waitstaff.

Thank PettRuss8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We order take out from Jin House on a regular basis. Readers should be aware that their menu includes excellent Japanese as well. Their sushi rolls are excellent and "travel" well. We've also enjoyed the sushi and sashimi options as well. The service is terrifically and speedy. Jin House also offers "bonuses" based on amount spent such as 2 egg... More 

1 Thank MarkCunningham
Maple Ridge, Canada
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399 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

We aging downtown and ordered for delivery twice. Excellent, fresh food in a timely manner. They must change their oil often because it tasted very fresh. The Singapore Mei Fun with Curry is very good.

Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
New York City, New York
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464 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I am not sure how clean the restaurant is but the food is not greasy here at all. I have done delivery and take out and both times have been pretty good. The bean curd entrees are very nice, the egg roll is good and the sushi is decent. It is a small restaurant with few workers so take out... More 

Thank MBM212
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224 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Had a very cheap takeout late one night after a conference. Great mix of home style Chinese and Japanese standards (sushi and teriyaki etc). Freshly prepared, tasty, good size portions and not loaded with MSG. Heaving with local residents and workers getting takeout, which had to be a good sign Very close to Alexander Inn, which is where I was... More 

Thank Pennydoctor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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358 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 815 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Although there are a few tables, the phone is always ringing at Jin (gold in Chinese) House, open each night until 11. Primarily a busy no-nonsense take-out corner that lives up to its name, Jin caters to the entire neighborhood - from MDs at nearby Jefferson Hospital, to passing taxi drivers, local party girls & young families. Offering everything from... More 

9 Thank Herstory_62
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Having studied in Philadelphia a couple of years ago and now on holiday, I decided to go back to the place where I frequently picked up my lunch from. I was glad to notice nothing had changed much. It is a pretty simple Chinese restaurant, inexpensive, delicious food, large portions and very friendly staff. Don’t expect a fancy place, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?