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Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
Posted by Andy on 02/10/2014
First time at a noodle house, where have they been all my life? Amazing dinner, most dishes feed 2 from what I can tell. Brisket soup was enough for the 4 of us and was loaded with flavor. The 4 noodle dishes we tried were all perfect. I thought the noodles were going to be heavy but found them be appetite satisfying not overbearing. Will be back!
Posted by Curtis on 05/01/2012
the food here is great. I get seafood noodle soup. it is very good every time.
Posted by Ang on 08/30/2011
No frills atmosphere, but you won't care once you taste the food - especially the shaved noodles. It's definitely a draw that it's so cheap, but I'd eat here even if it wasn't such a great value.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2011
Beef brisket soup with hand pulled noodles was excellent. The place wasn't as filthy as other reviews claimed and the service was good. We even sat at the giant communal table, which worked out well as a nice Chinese American lady chatted us up about the place and the noodles in general. We didn't get an appetizer, but they sounded pretty authentic. By "authentic" I mean that, so far, I've only ever fed pig ears to dogs. They're probably pretty good and we'll try it the next time we're feeling adventurous.
Posted by anonymous on 10/03/2010
Great, unbelievable noodles, for rock bottom prices. The soup is very tasty as well, but some of the add-ins are not so fresh and the meat is filled with gristle. However, I think this is probably the most authentic noodle place in Philly, with hand made noodles, and it's amazing to watch them make it in their extremely tiny kitchen. Seems to be where all the waitstaff from the rest of Chinatown eat, so they're doing something right. Do not expect western style food. Also - amazing for takeout (they package the noodles separately so they don't get soggy) and incredibly fast.
Posted by Molly on 02/03/2008
Small in size but big in flavor and value. Soup was delicous and large portioned. Hand drawn noodle were fabulous. When in Philly again will definetely be there for another bowl beats dimsum anytime
Posted by Anonymous on 11/16/2006
Lan Zhou flavors their noodle soups differently than any other places in the neighborhood - they are much fuller and tastier. The people are also nice. Bring some beer along, it goes well with the noodle soups, and then practice pretending like you don't hear the loud smacks of the noodles in the back. I'm trying to turn myself into a local, in hopes that eventually they'll teach me how to draw the noodles. In terms of the taste-value combination, Lan Zhou is my favorite place in the city. The other dishes are also pretty good, but the noodle soups are really what makes the place special.