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Wu MenRen Jia (Pan Ru Xiang)

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No. 31 Pan Ru Xiang, Pingjiang, Suzhou, China
0512-67288041
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Today
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent place near Master Administrator's Garden

Literally 3 minutes walk from Master Administrator's Garden down a small alley. Came here around 1pm and had no trouble getting a table. Place was crowded but not full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Alice H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Literally 3 minutes walk from Master Administrator's Garden down a small alley. Came here around 1pm and had no trouble getting a table. Place was crowded but not full.

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Thank Alice H
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious, and served in large portions (I would not follow the usual rule of one dish per person plus one in this restaurant). I particularly enjoyed the oil noodles, and the hot and sour soup was delicate and flavourful. Service was attentive and quick, prices very modest. Location is perfect for the museums and shopping.

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Thank BostonGCC
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant appeared to us a good place after a long day walking along the old part of Suzhou. It's not so easy to find it, as it is located in the centre of old town of Suzhou. The best way to find it is to use one of electronic maps. When you enter 吴门人家, you feel like you are... More 

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1 Thank Karina N
Kuala Lumpur
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I read about this restaurant through Trip Advisor earlier and our local Chinese friend also agreed that this is a good restaurant. Environment of the restaurant is cozy. We had a small private dining room that fits 10 nicely. The menu has a vast variety of cold starter and hot dishes. The famour Suzhou cuisine is of course the sweet... More 

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1 Thank chanlil
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is a bit hard to find but luckily we had a guide. There were no other foreigners there and I'm not sure anyone could speak English, but there is a picture menu. The food was the best I had in my trip to China (and we visited some posh restaurants in Shanghai). Not spicy or sweet, very subtle... More 

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1 Thank CRPalma
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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136 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The squirrel fish was the highlight of our meal here. Don't worry, no squirrels were harmed in the preparation of this dish. The price for squirrel fish in most restaurants seems high compared to other fish dishes, but the result is highly labour intensive. The chef parbroils the fish, before deboning the body section without filleting, to retain the basic... More 

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2 Thank Andrew_Alin
Singapore
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food is authentic suzhou food but we found it quite oily. The setting is ancient style which was nice. Waitresses were attentive. Overall, found it quite over-rated.

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Thank jwee92
Sydney
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had a bit of trouble finding the Resturant as it is in a alley off the main drag, and there is no signage. We actually thought we were in the wrong the place. -BTW the alley is directly opposite the empty lot, with a white wall so sorrounding it, used as a parking lot by buses and drivers But once... More 

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2 Thank Jo S
Beijing
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

You cannot find better restaurants down the tourist area... this one is quite acceptable. Dishes are very big. Can be quite busy during noon though.

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Thank Sylvieluk
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We found this place easily, but then I wasn't sure we had found the right place, but yes, that restaurant in the small alley is the right restaurant. The food was excellent. We got there early and were easily able to get a table. The menu had photos making the ordering very easy. We had crystal duck livers, sweet and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 31 Pan Ru Xiang, Pingjiang, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: 0512-67288041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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