Tai Lake Restaurant

Row 1

134 N 10th St (at Cherry St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0698
$ $
Mon–Sun: 4:00 PM–3:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Tai Lake scares off some people with their giant frog tank in the window. They have the best seafood in Chinatown and are open really late night. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Tip your Waiter!
  • Best seafood in Chinatown, hands down! Would definitely recommend the live catches! :D
  • Everything is good here!
  • Tai Lake is the best Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Having the option of live frogs, eels, crabs, and fish swimming in tanks at the front of the house ensures a fresh plate of seafood.
  • Make sure you tip. You take your life into your own hands if you don't. Even if the food is mediocre and the service is bad and they forget to give you rice.
  • Sizzling beef plate, fried frog with garlic, snails, crabs, and beef (cook it yourself). They're all yummy!
  • I tried eggdrop soup and assorted sea food with tofu. Both of them were delicious.
  • Best sea food restaurant in Philly ! Best steamed shrimp !
  • Chinese seafood
  • ALMOST DIED OF INTERNAL BLEEDING I went there last night and ordered Vegan Bean curd with garlic eggplant, and in my dish under a piece of tofu was a flat thin piece of a seashell
  • Matt Levin, chef of Square Peg, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Steamed clams w/ dried shrimp & basil.
  • Late night food!!!
  • Good for groups, but the food was not amazing.
  • Best and freshest seafood in Philly, hands down! The service is typically Chinese, so don't expect them to try to be your friend, but they are friendly and always bring over free dessert.
  • Better for groups than just eating as a couple. The food seems a little stuck in the 90s, like what I imagine older people consider fancy Chinese banquet food.
  • Been coming here since they open over 20 yrs ago. Although they've changed owners but still have the best food n freshest seafood in Chinatown
  • The best Chinese seafood in all of Philly.
  • I have been coming here for years. Salt and pepper squid is a must, same with the veggie bean curd roll and don't forget the eggplant and scallop hot pot casserole. Everything is to die for.
  • Best restaurant of Cantonese cuisine in Chinatown. Mediocre service, not nice waiters, but great seafood.

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