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“Cheap and Tasty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tampopo

Tampopo
Ranked #2,414 of 4,321 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: City Center West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cheap and Tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

This establishment is great for a quick sit down or take out lunch. The prices are reasoable. Definitely not authentic food in anyway because they mix korean and japanese menu items. The chicken yakisoba lacked flavor but I would probably go here again to try the bibimbop or other rice bowls.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Not bad for food and price but definitely not the go to place for authentic Japanese food. You can tell if it is not an authentic Japanese establishment if there is Korean food being served.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cute, Crowded, Cheap, and Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Tampopo is half a block from my apartment and I love the chicken teriyaki so much, I never order anything else (shrimp & beef available). My partner is partial to the noodle choices and my friend who grooves on Korean loves something called (I think) bimbamboom(?).

They take 50 cents off the price of entrees if you bring your own takeout dish. The place is TINY and seating is elbow to elbow, but it's clean and service is quick, although everything is cooked to order.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“BEST LUNCH IN PHILLY! I...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2008

BEST LUNCH IN PHILLY! I would reccomend the spicy chicken donburri bowl for a beginner.

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“Best bibimbap I can get...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2008

Best bibimbap I can get to go...

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