In 2011, our head chef and his partner embarked on a culinary journey, converting the intimate setting at 915 Arch Street in the heart of Philadelphia’s bustling Chinatown into EMei. Drawing inspiration from China’s Szechuan (Sichuan) province and the iconic 峨嵋 mountain. Over the past decade, Sichuan cuisine has captured the hearts and taste buds of Americans, and amid the diverse Sichuan culinary landscape, EMei proudly stands as a beacon of authenticity, delivering the true essence of these bold flavors.
In an era of Sichuan cuisine’s surging popularity and evolving American adaptations, EMei remains a stronghold of authentic flavors, serving as a beloved Philadelphia institution for Chinese natives, adventurous food enthusiasts, and spice aficionados alike. We’re committed to bringing the true essence of Western Chinese cuisine to the bustling streets of Philadelphia. Since 2011, EMei has been unwavering in its dedication to preparing legitimate Sichuan dishes, inviting everyone to savor an authentic dining experience. EMei has garnered some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. We are honored to be among such celebrated peers!
With nearly four decades of devotion to Sichuan cuisine, Chef Zhao skillfully combines spicy chili oils, fragrant peppercorns, and expertly seasoned ingredients to create authentic, mouthwatering dishes. At EMei, we’ve become a cherished destination for the Chinese community and all American food enthusiasts seeking bold, genuine flavors that leave a lasting impression.