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Feature photo: Dim Sum House by Jane G’s
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with three Asian-owned businesses below celebrating Chinese New Year and/or Lunar New Year. Celebrations start as early as January 30 and run through mid-February. Visit their websites or call to make reservations.
In University City and Rittenhouse, two of the largest Chinese restaurants, bars, lounges and event spaces in the city present a special menu of food and drink, plus two events with firecrackers, decorations and the traditional lion dance. Dim Sum House by Jane G‘s will celebrate starting January 30th through February 13th, with special events on February 5th.
In Fishtown, The Fin celebrates its first-ever Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival on Valentine’s Day Monday, February 14, 2022 with a special menu, an extensive list of special cocktails, a chance for prizes through the golden ticket cocktail, lanterns and decor and more.
In Northern Liberties, Hello Vietnam presents complimentary tea, plus a free new themed appetizer, “Lucky Golden ‘Tons” with every order – details below.
1) Dim Sum House by Jane G’s
Rittenhouse, 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
University City, 3939 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Jane Guo and Jackson Fu present a special Chinese New Year celebration at both Dim Sum House by Jane G’s location in Rittenhouse Square and in University City. Dim Sum House by Jane G’s are two of the region’s largest and well-recognized Asian and Chinese owned restaurants – with Guo and her family being in the restaurant industry with Chinese restaurants dating back over the decades both in Philadelphia and on the Main Line and Western Suburbs. For this year, Dim Sum House will host one of its largest celebrations ever at both locations – including the new Center City location. Look for a special menu from January 30th to February 13th. On Saturday, February 5th, look for special Chinese New Year events highlighted by firecrackers and the traditional lion dance. Festivities will be at 7:00pm at Rittenhouse and 8:00pm in University City that day.
Lunar Year of the Tiger
Beef Tips & Asparagus $32
Lemon Glaze Chicken $24
E’mian Longevity Noodles $20
Lion Head Meatballs $24
Seafood Bird’s Nest Soup $34
Lunar New Year Cocktails
Tiger Beer $6
Tiger Lily $12
Enchanted Tigress $15
Beef Tips and Asparagus
Lemon Glazed Chicken
E-mian Longevity Noodles
Lions Head Meatball
Seafood birds nest
Plus full three way, all-day dim sum and Chinese specialty dish menus available.
2) The Fin
1000 Frankford Ave #1, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Fishtown’s newest restaurant and cocktail destination is offering cocktail and culinary features with special menus for Valentine’s Weekend and Lunar New Year. Come celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with a special fixed price menu for three courses for $75.00 with a complimentary glass of sparkling or rose wine on Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th.
The Fin is one of Philadelphia’s newest and largest Chinese-owned businesses – and they will host their first ever celebration for Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival. On Monday, February 14th, celebrate Valentine’s Day itself with a special Asian twist with a special Chinese-inspired fixed price menu with specialty cocktails and a chance for prizes with a golden ticket cocktail. On this evening, enjoy cocktails a la carte and pair with a special three course feast for $65 per person. The Fin will be decked out with Chinese lanterns, custom art and other themed decorations. The Fin will also pour an exclusive and limited edition Johnny Blue Lunar New Year edition. Full menus and details are found below.
VALENTINE’S WEEKEND CELEBRATION (Friday, February 11th & Saturday, February 12th)
$75 per Person / *Comes with Sparkling or Rose Wine*
Course One (pick one)- Chicoree Salad or Lobster Bisque
Course Two (pick one)- Glazed Bison Ribs or Poached Salmon or Baked Eggplant
Course Three- Strawberry Pound Cake
LUNAR NEW YEAR AND LANTERN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION (Monday, February 14th)
SPECIAL COCKTAILS– New Years Toddy, Year of the Tiger, Lucky Hurricane, Golden Orange
Golden Lantern, $25
Johnnie Walker Black, Toasted Coconut Tincture, Lime, Young Coconut Water
*Comes with Golden Ticket Opportunity*
Johnnie Blue, $60
Special Lunar New Year Edition
DINNER MENU ($65 per person)
Course One (pick one)- Soup Dumplings w/ Shrimp & Pork or Lobster Spring Rolls or Bok Choy Salad w/ Sesame Oil
Course Two (pick one)- Whole Black Bass or Braised Pork Belly w/ Fried Rice or Steamed Chicken Course Three- Rice Cake & Candied Fruit Skewer
3) Hello Vietnam Asian Bistro
722 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19123
Come celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Hello Vietnam Asian Bistro in the heart of the Northern Liberties Restaurant Row. The Tiger is the king of all beasts in the Chinese zodiac, representing confidence, willpower, bravery, and competitiveness. To celebrate this spirit, guests will receive Hello Vietnam’s newest appetizer, “Lucky Golden ‘Tons” – deep fried golden Wontons, stuffed w ground pork and shrimp, garlic, onions, served with delicious sweet chili sauce – with any entree all week long from Tuesday, February 1st to Sunday, February 6th. Guests will also receive complimentary hot tea.