Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty

Szechuan Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
University City, Philadelphia
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    Gabriel E.
    "The Dan Dan Noodles are the best and so is the Garlic Style Chicken."(19 Tips)
    Hessa A.
    "Spicy crispy cucumber"(3 Tips)
    Nikki B.
    "Pea leaves, garlic chicken, and dandan noodles all amazing."(2 Tips)
    Brian P.
    "Pork Belly was DAMN GOOD!"(3 Tips)
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  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 6, 2015
    The secret to Han Dynasty’s success in Old City has always been Chiang’s canny blend of full-bore spicing (true Sichuan style) and ingredients that (perhaps less authentically) are entirely familiar Read more
  • Julie B.
    Julie BiSeptember 1, 2014
    Pretty much everything is good, you really can't go wrong. Dan dan noodles are the best. Mung bean noodle cold dish, dry cooked chicken, and the fish cooked in chili oil are a few of my favorites.
  • Jency Pallathu J.
    Friendly staff, nifty bar and clean bathrooms. Try the spicy, crunch cucumbers and the black bean chicken! Street parking or parking deck around the corner (they validate!).
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 5, 2016
    Their unique take on Dan Dan noodles involves an amazing blend of spiciness and richness from peanut sauce. Not authentic, but absolutely delicious.
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    AdrianOctober 22, 2014
    The cold sesame noodles are all sorts of delicious. Had a few other dishes off the lunch menu but I will certainly come back for the noodles.
  • Pap V.heart icon on user image
    Pap V.August 13, 2016
    They are so friendly and helpful! The food is very interesting and authentic! If you want to taste Chinese cuisine, this is the place .
  • Justin N.
    Justin NordellJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for BOREUM as your waitress. Hands down the BEST service I've had in years. Knowledgeable, funny, and full of great recommendations and anecdotes. Will be back for her service as much as the food!
  • Kat J.heart icon on user image
    Kat JostJuly 18, 2012
    Hot sauce fish is their best dish on the menu if you like seafood - our waitress told us to get that instead of another dish we selected, and she was right! Dan Dan noodle appetizer is great too!
  • Larisa G.heart icon on user image
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Dry fry pork for something a little crispy and with a kick. Great for dinner but also has a lunch menu with smaller portions of their regular dishes.
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    DanDecember 23, 2014
    As a Chinese, I recommend. ..1. Dan Dan noodles 2. Pork Belly in garlic sauce 3. Pea leaves in garlic sauce 4. Entre in pickled chili style is alright too.
  • Kat J.heart icon on user image
    Kat JostJuly 18, 2012
    FANTASTIC service. Everyone was extremely helpful and nice. The waitress gave her honest opinion when we ordered and had great recommendation. Famous for spicy food but can make it less spicy for you
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkDecember 8, 2013
    This place is CRAZY good. We had green beans, glass noodles, dumplings, and the Pork Belly was DAMN GOOD!
  • Charles B.heart icon on user image
    Charles BOctober 17, 2012
    awesome Szechuan in university city. spice levels listed in red. 7 and above will leave your mouth fully numb. in a good way. get the Dan Dan noodles to start.
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    RCFebruary 12, 2015
    $5 happy hour cocktails are good till 7. Always get DanDan. Double cooked fish is awesome. Pretty much everything is awesome.
  • Christine S.heart icon on user image
    Christine SApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Two things to order: 1. Dan dan noodles (pork on the side if you're veg like me), and 2. spicy cucumber. That's all you need!
  • Daniel W.heart icon on user image
    Daniel WolfAugust 27, 2014
    You can't go wrong. Best Chinese food in the city, and reasonable prices. Definitely get a few dishes to share.
  • Bre B.heart icon on user image
    Bre BonnerOctober 30, 2017
    Their small cold and hot plates are the way to go. Scallion pancakes, pork belly, chili wontons!
  • Gabriel E.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel EvansOctober 13, 2015
    The Dan Dan Noodles are the best and so is the Garlic Style Chicken. The pan fried dumplings are not so good.
  • Hessa A.heart icon on user image
    Hessa Al ZamelJuly 5, 2015
    Spicy crispy cucumber, kung pao chicken, fried rice .. All are delicious 👍👍👍
  • Sandra R.heart icon on user image
    Sandra RubinchikJune 7, 2017
    Gotta get them crispy cucumbers in chili oil! (They're just really crunchy, not like fried to a crisp or anything gross like that.)
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MǎFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can choose your level of spice for each option if the one suggested on the menu is too hot for your taste!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RaymondFebruary 7, 2013
    dan dan noodles ($7.95), double-cooked fish ($17.95) and spicy, crispy cucumbers ($6.95), each rated 1 to 10 on Han’s hot-or-not index.
  • Gary
    GaryJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come prepared for very spicy food! No matter what you order, you will need countless glasses of water.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AllenJuly 10, 2013
    The new specialty item Szechuan Style French Fries is a must. Just be ready for your head to float off into the sky.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris RichardsFebruary 10, 2015
    Green beans with ground pork every time. Best version of the dish around!
  • Kat J.heart icon on user image
    Kat JostJuly 18, 2012
    Free parking after 4pm! Free parking any time behind the building also - just ask the waitress to validate your ticket
  • Campbell B.heart icon on user image
    Campbell BirdMarch 28, 2016
    Get the cucumbers and Dan Dan noodles. Then get whatever you want.
  • Sasha H.heart icon on user image
    Sasha HuynhFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the spicy aroma fish, don't be intimidated! Dig for the glass noodles yummmm
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KnightApril 5, 2023
    Loved the scallion pancakes and veggie Dan Dan noodles
  • Dan D.
    Dan DrebingApril 6, 2013
    Dry pepper style fish is the best. Period. Dan Dan noodles are the best app.
  • Sakib D.heart icon on user image
    Sakib DadiSeptember 8, 2014
    The Dan Dan noodles will be remembered as one of mankind's greatest inventions
  • Tony B.heart icon on user image
    Tony BlankJanuary 18, 2015
    Get the off menu weird taste chicken. It's weird.
  • Nikki B.heart icon on user image
    Nikki BlakeNovember 27, 2013
    Food is phenomenal. Pea leaves, garlic chicken, and dandan noodles all amazing.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Don't miss the dandan noodles. They’re just as good as you’ve heard.
  • BB M.heart icon on user image
    BB MadiloggovitAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy in a Chinese way but i think this is the best Chinese restaurant in town
  • Maichi T.
    Maichi ThanMarch 17, 2013
    definitely a culinary experience. I felt a high after eating from all the spice.
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    HalalfoodcriticSeptember 1, 2014
    Get the dan dan noodles without pork
  • Lane R.heart icon on user image
    Lane RettigFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Large, family sized portions are perfect for sharing!
  • Randall H.heart icon on user image
    Randall HuntMay 13, 2015
    Tea with every meal. Don't get the weird tasting chicken unless you're adventurous.
  • Kelechi E.
    Kelechi EkehMarch 11, 2014
    Dan Dan noodles truly is a favorite
  • winston y.
    winston yuanOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spicy Stewed Beef Noodle Soup -
  • Eric P.
    Eric ParkMay 13, 2012
    Get the dan dan noodles. Spicy but delicious.
  • Shawn G.
    Shawn GlassJune 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their happy hour is nice
  • 🌴om Z.heart icon on user image
    🌴om ZJuly 8, 2013
    Garlic sauce shrimp yummy yummy
  • Mike H.heart icon on user image
    Mike HunterApril 28, 2016
    Simply the best!!!!
  • Angel R.heart icon on user image
    Angel RiveraJanuary 1, 2015
    Get the Dan Dan noodles
  • Cheryl P.heart icon on user image
    Cheryl PriestJanuary 8, 2019
    Great food!
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark SchoneveldFebruary 11, 2013
    OMG those spicy oils & wonton
  • Mike O.heart icon on user image
    Mike OtchetJuly 5, 2013
    This is the absolute best damn place ever.
  • Gabriel E.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel EvansOctober 13, 2015
    Only accept 2(ish) Credit Cards on a bill.
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