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a. kitchen

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135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5228 (Walnut)
+1 215-825-7030
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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New York City
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430 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a table on a busy mid-week night. Danielle was quick to join us to welcome us with a smile, offer menus, suggestions, etc. We started with some sparkling wine and moved to bottles, with her suggestions. We told her the dishes we were interested in trying and she suggested a few more to pair an overall perspective... More 

Thank YaleDad
HighStHG, General Manager at a. kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks YaleDad - we will pass your compliments along to the team! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What could have been "yet another hipster small plate" experience ended up being one of the best nights I have had out in a long while. a. kitchen has a great vibe when you go in, but is made extra special by the team working on the floor and in the kitchen. We were greeted warmly by Danielle who helped... More 

Thank webgrrrl
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265 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed dining here, but last Sunday night was not what we have come to expect. The waitress was terrible. She must have been brand new and did not have good people-skills. She knew nothing about the menu and was unable to help one of our friends who needed a dish that used no milk products. She went... More 

Thank jacquelinerose5
HighStHG, General Manager at a. kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Jacqueline - thanks for your review. Can you give me the date of when you dined? Please email me directly at eyin@stayaka.com. I appreciate your help! More 

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221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at the chef's table which was a delight in its own. The food is presented so elegantly yet without fuss, everything was delicious! we loved the roasted beets with Tabouleh, the roasted mushroom soup for starters. Followed by the pork with apples, and the half-chicken (surprisingly the humble chicken won! Full of flavor and expertly cooked. Delicious.) my... More 

Thank mkd_travelmania
HighStHG, General Manager at a. kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food and drinks here. And best of all, plates for sharing so you get to taste more dishes The Cauliflower was spot on as was the Duck w crepes. For dessert went with the kumquat thingy which was ok but wouldn't be in hurry to try that one again Overall enjoyed the restaurant :)

Thank WWW138
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar with fantastic cocktails and delicious food. Also great location for people watching while visiting with friends or a date night.

Thank Jewels1999
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361 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to A. Kitchen. The quality of the food is great, the portions are generous, and everything I tried was very good. In addition, the staff was very service-minded and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very pleasant. I would be happy to come back. I think it is an excellent spot to have lunch or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Charlotte did a perfect job. Sat at the kitchen counter so saw the magician/chef who prepared this phenomenal fried chicken lunch. Perfect from beginning to end. Prices are way too reasonable for the quality service and extraordinary food.

Thank Craig R
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Met client here for a business breakfast. The place was empty but so attractive inside. The service was friendly and professional. Coffee great! This turned out to be a great place to have a serious conversation and we enjoyed it. Our food was excellent - glad to see healthy choices for a change. Overall, really liked everything about the place... More 

Thank M E
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251 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ate brunch here twice. 1st time was a "hit it out of the park" on the coffee, drinks, and food front. Last Sunday was a mixed bag. Delicious coffee Raves over the french toast (HUGE PORTION). Delicious pronounced by the grilled shitake mushroom fan. Steak and eggs filled a hungry man's tummy. Omelet was small, rubbery, and COLD. Relaxing atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
07:00 - 10:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5228
  • Public Transportation: Bus: 18th and Walnut
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-825-7030

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?