You can celebrate three Asian-owned businesses in Philadelphia. The menus and special offers start as early as January 30 and continue until mid-February. Check out these great destinations.

1) Dim Sum House by Jane G’s
Rittenhouse, 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

University City, 3939 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dim Sum House celebrates Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year
Special menu, special cocktails, firecracker and lion dance

Jane Guo and Jackson Fu present a special Chinese New Year celebration at both Dim Sum House by Jane G’s in Rittenhouse Square and University City. Dim Sum House by Jane G’s are two of the largest and most recognized Asian and Chinese restaurants in the area – Guo and his family being in the restaurant industry with Chinese restaurants dating back decades in Philadelphia and on the Main Line and Western Suburb. This year, Dim Sum House will host one of its biggest celebrations ever at both locations, including the new downtown location.

Look for a special menu from January 30 to February 13. On Saturday, February 5, look for special Chinese New Year events highlighted by firecrackers and the traditional lion dance. The festivities will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Rittenhouse and 8:00 p.m. in University City that day.

Lunar Year of the Tiger

Beef tips and asparagus $32
Lemon Glazed 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
Tender beef tips sautéed with young asparagus in a light oil

Lemon Glazed Chicken
White meat chicken, lightly breaded with tangy lemon sauce lc

E-mian longevity noodles
Flour noodles made from egg yolk with a bouncy/chewy texture, stir-fried with egg strips

Lion head meatballs
Traditional Shanghainese meatballs made with pork served on a bed of bok choi

Seafood Birds Nest
Calamari, scallops, giant prawns in a white wine sauce with some light vegetables

Plus, full dim sum and three-course Chinese specialty menus are available all day.

2) The fin
1000 Frankford Ave #1, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(888) 377-3818

Fishtown’s newest restaurant and cocktail destination offers cocktails and culinary specialties with special menus for Valentine’s Day weekend and Lunar New Year. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $75.00 with a complimentary glass of sparkling or rosé wine on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12.

The Fin is one of the newest and biggest Chinese companies in Philadelphia – and they will be hosting their first-ever Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival celebration. On Monday, February 14, celebrate Valentine’s Day itself with a special Asian twist with a special Chinese-inspired prix fixe menu with signature cocktails and a chance to win prizes with a Golden Ticket cocktail. That night, enjoy a la carte cocktails and pair it with a special three-course feast for $65 per person. Le Fin will be adorned with Chinese lanterns, custom artwork and other themed decorations. The Fin will also offer an exclusive and limited edition Johnny Blue Lunar New Year. Full menus and details can be found below.

Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12
$75 per person
*Comes with sparkling or rosé wine*

Course one (choose one)

Chicory Salad
Vinaigrette with roasted red peppers, sunflower seeds

Lobster bisque
Croutons, long pepper

Course 2 (choose one)

Glazed bison ribs
Roasted coffee, fried cauliflower, garlic cream

Poached salmon
Orange butter, black rice

Eggplant in the oven
Israeli couscous, mint, tomato

course three

Strawberry pound cake
Vanilla cream, white & dark chocolate

monday 14 february


New Year’s Toddy, $16
Johnny Walker Red, Oolong Tea, Lemon, Ginger Cordial

Year of the Tiger, $20
Campari, Zacapa 23 years old, lime, mint, fire

Golden lantern, $25
Johnnie Walker Tincture of black and toasted coconut, lime, young coconut water
*Comes with a golden ticket opportunity*

Lucky Hurricane, $18
Tanqueray 10, Shochu, orange juice, lime, passion fruit cordial

Golden Orange, $20
Gordon’s London Dry Gin, Grand Marnier cuvée, sweet vermouth, orange juice

Johnnie Blue, $60
Lunar New Year Special Edition

$65 per person

Course one (choose one)

Shrimp & Pork Soup Balls
Lobster springrolls
Bok choy salad with sesame oil

Course 2 (choose one)

Whole Black Bass
Vegetable stuffing, sweet and sour glaze

Braised pork belly with fried rice
Chicken steamed with ginger and green onion oil, served with rice and vegetables

Course three (choose one)

Rice Cake & Candied Fruit Brochette

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 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 brand new appetizer, “Lucky Golden ‘Tons” – Fried golden wontons, stuffed with minced pork and prawns, garlic, onions, served with delicious sweet chili sauce – with n’ any entry all week from Tuesday February 1st to Sunday February 6th. Customers will also receive free hot tea. Happy Lunar New Year from all of us at Hello Vietnam!

Photo credit: Courtesy of Dim Sum House

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