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Tampopo 1

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  • Japanese, Korean
  • 104 S 21st St, Philadelphia PA19103 39.9519167 -75.1755096
  • (Btw Chestnut & Sansom St)
  • (215) 557-9593
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User Ratings (Based on 5 reviews)

3.335
Food 3.4 Value 4.2
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 2.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(215) 557-9593
Website:
www.tampoporestaurant.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Fri: 5pm-9:30pm Sat: 12pm-9pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Cheap Eats, BYOB, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
Within five blocks

User Reviews

  • Tampopo 1

    Posted by DeiDei on 06/08/2012

    I love Japchae!

    I wish more Asian restaurants carried Japchae. Whenever I have a craving for it I order from Tamopopo1. Both the chicken and beef are equally good.

  • Tampopo 1

    Posted by ODB on 03/11/2009

    Love it

    Good food; comfortable, if sparse, setting; excellent value; excellent service (at least in-store--I've never gotten delivery). The problem with the phone always being busy was corrected long ago. Also, no one's ever pushed the spicy tuna on me (maybe because I always order just that). While the fish may not be the freshest (for that, you may want to try Vic Sushi Bar, which is only about half a block away), Tampopo 1's not really a sushi bar. It's a cheap Korean-Japanese takeout spot. And it excels in that niche.

  • Tampopo 1

    Posted by LnB on 02/10/2008

    Big servings, no [select]ion, bad tuna

    I was impressed by the filling quantities (very inexpensive for very large rolls. However, they do not serve salmon at all, and really push the spicy tuna rolls (often a sign of masking poor quality tuna). The spicy tuna rolls are quite spicy, and the next time I went I asked for a regular tuna roll. They asked if I wanted spicy tuna and I told them no. The tuna was low quality and stringy didn't seem to be sashimi style tuna. Now I know how they make their money poor quality fish masked by spices, and lots of rice to fill you up.

  • Tampopo 1

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/27/2007

    Fresh Food Fast

    There's a reason this place is always busy. The food is reliable, cheap and delicious. There have been several times I have ordered something only to find that they've ran out of it. My disappointment is usually short-lived because I wind up ordering something else on the menu that is equally yummy.

  • Tampopo 1

    Posted by Jes on 09/05/2007

    Decent food, but poor service

    I order from here a fair amount -- the food is not bad for a tiny little takeout place. It's nearly impossible to get through on the phone. Tonight, they screwed up my order, and when I noted that, I got the "I really don't care" shrug from both people behind the counter. They offered to fix the mistake, if I was willing to wait an extra 20 minutes (it would take only 3 minutes to cook the item that was wrong). Probably not worth the hassle to go back.

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