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

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  • 37
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A great choice for take out

We've ordered take out from So Good on a few occasions. Each time the food has been nicely presented, tasty and fresh. Our friends are always impressed. Took us a long time to find good Chinese in Ottawa, but definitely recommend this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Darren B
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Ottawa
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is an unassuming little cafe, no style to speak of - much like many of the little cafes we frequent in Hong Kong - small, oil cloth on the tables ... nothing special in decor. We went here for lunch because they advertize Hong Kong style milk tea ... it was just tea with milk, it bore no resemblance... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We've ordered take out from So Good on a few occasions. Each time the food has been nicely presented, tasty and fresh. Our friends are always impressed. Took us a long time to find good Chinese in Ottawa, but definitely recommend this place.

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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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Address: 717 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 233-0138
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Cuisine: Chinese

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?