Su Xing House is a rare 100% vegetarian Chinese restaurant. What a treat for those of us who avoid meat and also love Chinese food! Everything on their menu is vegetarian (or vegan), and thus, we can order all our favorite Chinese dishes with no need for customization. The food is delicious, the ambiance is great, and most importantly, the restaurant is easily accessible from pretty much any Center City attraction.
Su Xing offers a huge menu filled to the brim with traditional and modern Chinese fare, with all dishes being 100% meat-free! I always start with a few spring rolls and the miso soup. The hot and sour is a wonderful choice if you can handle a bit of spice!
As far as entrees go, the fried rice here (available in a healthier brown rice version) is always so delicious. The Veggie Lo Mein is also worthy of a try. Entrees are huge, so be prepared for leftovers if you order too many apps!
There really are so many interesting appetizers and entrees here if you are looking to get creative. A few of the more interesting selections include: Fried vegetarian scallops, mashed tofu on the nori with BBQ sauce, fried vegetable balls, veggie shark fin soup, teriyaki steak, roasted veg duck Peking style, and much more. They do offer a few vegan selections which are marked as so on the menu.
The food is consistently delicious. Food is always served hot and fresh and the presentation is always perfect.
The prices are super affordable, despite the trendy Center City location. Dinner for 2 usually only sets us back $30-40. For the city, this really is not a bad deal at all!
Service at Su Xing is always wonderful. The waitstaff is always kind. Plates are always cleared away in a timely manner, apps and entrees are spaced out nicely, and consistent refills of their complimentary hot tea keep coming the whole meal. By the way, the tea is amazing! I also love the presentation of the fortune cookies with the orange slices!
The ambiance here is perfect for a date night. Anyone seeking a classy restaurant away from the tourist scene will appreciate the low-key nature of this restaurant. This space is small and quaint, and yet, seats are usually always available as this hidden gem is sort of tucked away from view on a quiet side street.
Definitely give Su Xing House a chance if you love Chinese food, even more so if you are also vegetarian. It's not too often we come across a Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Even rarer is a Chinese vegetarian restaurant that also offers delicious food, fantastic service, and a perfect date night ambiance! This is an easy addition to any vegetarian foodie's Philly bucket list.