Restaurants, Filipino Greater Philadelphia
3 out of 5 stars
Perla is a new Filipino restaurant in Philadelphia
Photograph: Yelp/Jessica H.

Filling a hole in the city’s dining scene, chef Lou Boquila has brought the flavors of the Philippines to Passyunk Avenue. While classics like lumpia and sinangag might be on the menu, Boquila’s spin on these dishes is decidedly fine-dining, with picturesque plates and well-sourced ingredients. For a more hands-on meal, head in on Sunday night to order dishes from the kamayan menu, which are served family-style on a banana leaf and meant to be eaten with your fingers.

By: Caroline Coral


Venue name: Perla
Address: 1535 S 11th St
Cross street: between Cross and Tasker Sts
Opening hours: Wed 5:30–10 pm; Thu 5–10 pm; Fri, Sat 5–11 pm; Sun 3–10 pm
Price: $$$
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