Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House Inc.
1022 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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09/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
While Nan Zhou is not vegetarian-friendly, it's wonderful for the rest of us. The noodles are divine. The soups are filling comfort food. Consistently pleasant. I highly recommend the meat ball soup -- it's my favorite with little dumplings in the midst of noodles and spinach. Excellent! The service is a bit stilted, but it's speedy -- and when you're paying $5.50 for your meal, you really can't complain!
06/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Definitely do not go to this restaurant if you do not like soup and don't want noodles. On the other hand if you love authentic tasting Chinese noodle soup, this place is highly recommended. I enjoy the option of ordering the delicately thin ho-fun noodles with my soup and would recommend this to anyone who enjoy a wide noodle. For the non adventurous, I would recommend ordering the beef brisket soup (though the meat can be very fatty sometimes). I would not recommend the oxtail as getting the meat off the bones makes eating very laborious. I love that they put lots of cilantro in every bowl of soup - it makes it delicious. A con is that this restaurant is not very big and they will try to fit you wherever they can - even if that means sharing another table with another party. The service is decent, but they will not check in on you - you flag them down. The soup/cuisine of this restaurant is very simple but I love it.
12/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were appalled at what this place tried to pass off as a bowl of vegetarian soup. it was all water with no vegetables - just three leaves of spinach and way too much cilantro, noodles and SALT! It's cheap but you definitely get what you pay for.
12/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Great hand drawn noodles (you can see the chef making them in the back of this hole-in-the-wall venue in Chinatown). We tried the seafood, duck, and brisket versions of the noodle soup, all of which were good and slightly different. The soup itself is similar with the noodles, greens, and cilantro, and then the add-ons flavor the broth. Most are pretty good but offer little to eat meat-wise, as the duck was mostly fat and bones and the brisket was mostly fat with a few pieces of meat. The seafood version did have a few small clams, scallops, a few fishballs (whatever that is!) and a shrimp though. Each version was good, a bit different, but the real winner here is the noodles, as they are fresh, tasty, and worth the trip.
09/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
While walking around China Town, we noticed this little hole in the wall with quite a few Zagat awards in the window. We decided to give it a try. We walked in and there weren't many tables, but luckily we went when there were very few people there. We looked over the menu which didn't have a whole lot of choices. I tried the Lamb noodle soup (if you order this, make sure you show them on the menu or you may end up with Clam), my husband ordered the Seafood Noodle soup. We watched as one of the guys in back prepared our noodles by hand. It was amazing how he did it. They come out like Ramen noodles and he used no tools to seperate them, just his hands. They drop them in the water & under 5 minutes later, you have a huge bowl of soup with cilantro, white radish & other veggies in it. It was outstanding! I have never had such a great bowl of soup! We went back the following night since we were only visiting for the weekend. Dinner came out to $11.75 for two people & we were stuffed when we left. We highly recommend this place & will go back when we make it back to Philly. A+++