Had a great Thai dining experience in San Diego during my vacation. So, some friends and I wanted to find a Thai/Burmese restaurant here in philly for that same great food. We decided on Rangoon. It was located in Chinatown and near one of my favorite Chinese restaurant. We went in was seat immediate. We decide to order a couple of dishes to eat together. While we wait for the food to arrive. I was looking around the restaurant. The decor was definitely not up to par with my experience in San Diego. It was dark with very little decor in general. Beside the name of the restaurant and the Buddha statue near the cash register, you can't really tell it a Burmese/Thai restaurant. Once the food arrived, I was really disappointed. The food look so simple, the taste was bland, it wasn't even hot, and the plates and bowls were so generic. Again I'm was look for something similar to my experience in San Diego, and this was not it. The price was the same, but everything else was NOT!. The food was like cafeteria food. Seriously, it felt like culture day in High School. And went I asked for chop sticks, they did even have any. An Asian restaurant in Chinatown, and NO chops sticks???? Wow!!!
At the end, I was so disappointed, that I didn't even want to leave a tip. But, I ended up put down a tip because it's not the servers fault for the restaurant's bad food.
I've been to another Thai restaurant since then and it was a much better experience than Rangoon. So if you are look for a good Thai/Burmese food or good food in general, Don't and I mean Don't go to Rangoon. Two stars for the service not the restaurant.
Our family goes to Rangoon whenever we can. We have gone so many times, we now know the gracious owners and helpful staff. We have never had a meal that we did not enjoy and we have tried most of the dishes, especially jungle chicken and string bean salad. All the salads are tasty and can be used as an entree. The appetizers are great, especially samosas and fried tofu. At lunch, the menu is economical. The ambiance gives the customer a feeling of the country, Mayanmar, formerly Burma. I enjoy seeing the altar in the back, dedicted to Buddha. We recommend this restaurant to many people, some of whom already know and enjoy Rangoon. Rose & Nick
Fabulous! I had been to a Bermese restaurant in the DC area that was wonderful so I was excited to see that Phillie had a Bermese option as well. This is by far better than I had anticipated. The decor was nice. Plenty of seating. Food was exceptional!! I had the pumpkin soup (to die for!), papaya salad and a fish dish. Just divine. The jasmine tea was the best I've had. Service was good. Parking is available across the street for around $15. I will certainly return as this has become my favorite restaurant in the area.
I love Rangoon, especially appetizers, my favorite dishes are Ginger Salad, A thousand layer bread with Chicken Curry, Squid Salad, Fried Tofu. I also like Southern Burma Noodles, it is Fried egg noodles with Shrimp and vegetables. Excellent food, good value!
If you like to try new things and enjoy Chinese food then Rangoon is definally the place for you to try. It is Burmese food. Burmese is a small country between India & China. The food is a lot like Chinese but has a spicy Indian taste to it. I have been to the restaurant about 4 times and I enjoyed it everytime. I love their curry chicken with white rice and their 1,000 layer bread w/ curry chicken & potatoes are DeLiCiOuS! So if your ever in Chinatown it's 9th & Arch.
If you like thai style food this place is the place to go. It is the epitome of a hidden gem. there is not a lot of ambience but what it lacks in decor it more than makes up for in food quality. Every dish we ordered was delicious, they even toned down the spiciness of the curry chicken at our request. I recommend ordering family style and trying several dishes. This place really is amazing. The portions were more than generous and the service was attentive and efficient. The fact that this place is a great value only adds to its appeal. Get here as soon as you can for it is sure to be the next secret chinatown hotspot.
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