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717 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 233-0138
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good food

The food was very good. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The egg plant and spicy ground pork was to die for as was the Malaysian seafood. The salt and pepper tofu not to be missed. Un pretentious and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Vicky G
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was very good. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The egg plant and spicy ground pork was to die for as was the Malaysian seafood. The salt and pepper tofu not to be missed. Un pretentious and friendly.

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Azilda, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Go inside and be prepared to fall in dessert heavan. A wide variety of fresh desserts for all likings as well as fresh roasted coffee and lattes.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This has to be one of the smallest restaurants I have ever eaten in and in the "Old days" would be called a "hole in the wall" operation. Don't let size and looks deceive you. This is a very, very good place to eat if you can get in. Reservations are definitely needed. Next time we are in Ottawa we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our family loves this restaurant. With 3 family members with celiac disease, we thought we'd never be able to have delicious Chinese food again. Well, the So Good staff is very careful with our food and we can enjoy a myriad of scrumptious dishes at this restaurant!! The service is always first rate and the food is delicious!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Been here several times. I usually order the Wu Su Chicken (Peanut Sauce) Just great. Small restaurant. Can be hard to get a table sometimes. They live up to the name....

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Tiny eatery; cheap, good food and friendly service. Menu is varied, and the staff are willing to adjust preparation if needed. Recommend without hesitation.

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for the first time based on TripAdvisor reviews. There was nothing special about the appearance but I wasn't there to judge decor. The service was quick, the menu had lots of options and wasn't your typical deep fried sweet n sour everything. The dishes ordered weren't over-salted and was average in proportion to the price. The price was a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have fatal allergies to all types of nuts, fish and shellfish, so Asian food is always a gamble for me. So Good is the one place where I know I can get an amazing meal with no worries. We've gone there on weekends and weeknights, and the food is consistently good. The staff are polite and efficient, and we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not sure why this place is so popular. I find the Jadeland much better in service, quality, presentation and most of all, cleanliness. The plates are old and mismatch. Tables are dirty and I don't see any pride from the owner. We ordered some noodle dishes but they were over cooked and pretty much falling apart as I picked them... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Delicious food and fair prices! Located in Ottawas China Town district, this place was a good find. We were happy with how fast our food reached our table as well as the level of quality. Highly enjoyed our expiernce. Just be warned: this is a hole in the wall type place so if you blink, you'll miss it! Took us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 717 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 233-0138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?