If you’ve been to the original Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown, then you already know it has some great Vietnamese food and a large menu of Polynesian cocktails that are way stronger than they taste. Vietnam Cafe in University City has pretty much the same food and drink situation, but it’s larger than the Chinatown location, and there’s always a table open - even if you show up with your entire competitive stretching team.
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Gojjo Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
The Penn Museum is a gorgeous old building on Penn’s campus filled with lots of relics, and it has a particularly nice garden to sit outside in.
Enjay’s is a pizza place inside of a bar in West Philly that makes wood-fired pies with charred, bubbly crusts.
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Hello Vietnam is a casual BYOB in Northern Liberties that’s good for date night and group dinners.
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Renata’s Kitchen is an all-day brunch spot in University City with a Mediterranean-leaning menu.
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