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David's Mai Lai Wah Restaurant

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1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
+1 215-627-2610
Today
11:30 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I visited today after many years and was surprised wonton soup was still one of the best I have had.

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Thank Jack P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Not the best atmosphere. But what it lacks there this place make up for with food. The portions are plentiful Try Hong Kong wonton soup. Salt and pepper chicken/shrimp /pork chops. Best fried rice ever. Enjoy your meal

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Thank Joseph S
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I am actually still at the restaurant. The service has been horrible. We were not given menus, I had to flag down the water boy after having waited 10 minutes without menus. It took another 15 minutes to even get a waiter to come over. We ordered after waiting 45 more minutes we walked out

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Thank dcarroll633
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this place due to the staff (waiters). Since the moment we were seated the female waitress was very unprofessional. We ordered wonton soup, salt & pepper shrimp (a bit spicy) and Szechuan shrimp. As we were waiting for our food, there were several people waiting at counter to order for take out, same waitress started taking... More 

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Thank nene5811
Nazareth, PA
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore the grumpiness of the waitresses. If you love dumplings, this is the place. Bar none, you will not taste a better dumpling!!!

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Thank stumpyjoe
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Salt n Pepper Shrimp, these delectable beauties are taste like heaven. They have jalapenos and the bottom that give them the perfect hit of spicy. Try a order of these and trust me you'll want to thank me later. Now I usually do take out because I don't care for the atmosphere of the restaurant and they open when they... More 

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Thank Rashonda H
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a small snack, shrimp egg rolls with pork dumplings with ginger sauce. Our Uber driver told us about David's famous pork dumplings and we were not disappointed. The shrimp,egg rolls were to die for, so amazing. Service was outstanding. We will return when in this city again.

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Thank Lacy1994
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Service was horrible from the moment we arrived. We were ignored the whole time. If we asked for something it was as if we were bothering them. A table of Asians were seated about 10 minutes after us. They had their food before we had our water. We saw this happen two times so Im guessing they do not cater... More 

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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What an unmitigated disaster this place is. By far one of the worst “dining experiences” I have ever had. Staying at a nearby hotel, we asked at the front desk for a recommendation for a nearby Chinese restaurant that served good, authentic Chinese cuisine. Unfortunately, David’s Mai Lai Wah was the suggestion. With Chinatown within easy walking distance of our... More 

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Thank Mike C
Miami Beach, Florida
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359 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

True it's not the best and not the worst that Philadelphia can offer lovers of Chinese food and I could probably do without the unfriendly waiters but the fact that they are open late definitely means something to me so I'm not ready to rule them out yet,just don't expect a smile and choose your dishes wisely and I assure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 03:00
Monday
11:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 03:00
Thursday
11:30 - 03:00
Friday
11:30 - 04:00
Saturday
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-627-2610

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