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So Good Restaurant

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717 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 233-0138
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Good Asian food in Chinatown

This restaurant serves good food and service is quite fast and efficient. It has a gluten-free option I recommend ans it's very tasty. I'm always full and leftovers are good for the next day lunch too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nicolas T
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant serves good food and service is quite fast and efficient. It has a gluten-free option I recommend ans it's very tasty. I'm always full and leftovers are good for the next day lunch too.

Thank Nicolas T
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

After years of eating here, I can say I know what's good and what's not with the vegetarin options. The dishes they do well are very delicious although not necessarily authentic. i have also had disappointing dishes there as well. The service is great and run by a very nice family.

Thank Craig A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The menu is huge and can be overwhelming. That said with a little foresight (go in knowing what type of food you want at least) and with a little help from your server you will not be disappointed with any of the food ordered here. A must go-to if you want to eat Chinese-Vietnamese-Asian-types of food in Ottawa. Often busy... More 

Thank Guy O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Food was very good, service was excellent. Ambiance is not the best, but we weren't expecting a great ambiance. Would definitely go back Wu See chicken is AMAZING!

Thank JMontCanada
Montreal, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Service was ok, food mediocre. We ordered spicy dumplings (12 small dumplings with an ok sauce- I liked it, my son did not). Then crispy duck. This was ok. Last was Singapore noodles with mixed proteins and vegetables It was described that it had curry. This was very bland. Would not go back. It seems to be more Canadian Chinese... More 

Thank AlexandraHaitas
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I've been going to this place for years. Every time I try a new chinese food place, I end up going back to this one because it's that much better. The atmosphere is more of a small local restaurant that hasn't been updated in a long time and I do mainly take-out, but when I eat there I enjoy it.... More 

Thank Jessica L
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

When visiting Ottawa six years ago, we ate at So Good and loved it so much, I couldn't wait to eventually return. Finally in the city again, I was alone so went for the lunch. Sadly, I was very disappointed. The hot and sour soup was kinda tasteless. I ordered the WuSe Chicken and it was drowning in sweet sauce,... More 

Thank pumpermum
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food here is outstanding, and the service was so quick I was surprised they had time to cook. The deep fried tofu makes an interesting dish and the veggies were cooked to perfection. The place is very small and can be quite busy and it could really do with an update but I guess if you are this busy... More 

Thank NLtrout
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The restaurant us a nothing place, and zero atmosphere but the food is so good we have never been anything but full and happy with our meals. If you do not want to eat in definitely take it home. But eat there.

Thank Bonnie R
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant in Chinatown seems to have a lot of regular customers. Best to make reservations to avoid disappointment. I found conversation among our party of four difficult due to the noise level. The menu is quite extensive, and service was prompt. ( I felt they strive for a quick turnover to accommodate all the customers). Quality of food... 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, Asian

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?