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Wu Men Zhi Jia

No. 31 Pan Ru Xiang, Pingjiang, Suzhou, China
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Ranked #9 of 589 restaurants in Suzhou
Cuisines: Jiangsu, Zhejiang
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90% Recommend
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Adelaide, Australia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Guangzhou, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This hard-to-find Restaurant has a very good reputation for its traditional Suzhou dishes. Squirrel Fish and other favorites are more or less on par with, but not as pricey, as what one finds in, for example, the famous Songhelou Restaurant. Service, decor and ambience are also quite good.

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177 reviews 177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This place is a few hundred meters down a dim alley off the main street, but it's not dangerous. You will walk past some small one-room flats at street level. It is worth the walk to get to this restaurant! There were a few foreigners in there, but it was mostly locals. There are several dining rooms, so it's larger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

In a charming old part of Suzhou you find this very authentic restaurant tugged in the old small buildings. You can choose to sit in the front where it like a "soup-kitchen" - but very charming/authentic. Or if you are a bigger group there are several private rooms. The food is Suzhou kitchen - Jiangsu kitchen. Good menu card with... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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200 reviews 200 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We were invited to this restaurant by a Shanghai family who eats only here when they visit Suzhou. It was easily the most foreign experience with respect to food we had in China. The food consists of the local Suzhou specialties most of which I never encountered in other restaurants. I can't imagine many westerners wander in here on the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews 202 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

We were recommended this local eateries by our guide at H.A. garden. About 200 m across the car park after you exit H.A. Garden. It offers local Suzhou cuisine that was quite clean and nice. The place is not big, but not too crowded too. The decor. was traditional and most service staff speak Mandarin only. Spend less than RMB... More

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