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Songhelou Restaurant(Shantang Street)

No.198 Shantang Street, Suzhou, China
0512-65321398
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Ranked #13 of 592 restaurants in Suzhou
Cuisines: Jiangsu
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

As European I cannot speak any Chinese. Fortunately the menu' was translated but there was no sign the food was going to be super cold almost frozen!! Ordered some beef which came super cold, some mushroom and carrots stuff which was horribly cold and then the taste was bad. The prawn dish was basically prawn from the freezer with ice!... More

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Europe
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110 reviews 110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

In the main shopping area, there isn't much sign outside that this building contains a huge, ancient and excellent restaurant. You can't book, but we only waited about 10 minutes on a busy Sunday. No English is spoken but they have a good and extensive picture menu. Delicious pork with mushrooms, dumplings, lily bulbs, fish etc.

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quezon city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This 200 years old restaurant is conveniently located near Shantang street. We had the mandarin fish, stewed pork with soy sauce and soup. The food was really excellent. Don't leave suzhou without eating here

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Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

food & service was good considering it was "Golden Week" Golden Week is to busy to see and do things

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The most famous Chinese cuisine dish of Suzhou is the squirrel mandarin fish, and the place to have it is the Song He Lou restaurant. We booked a private room upstairs for lunch and we had a feast. Service was excellent as was the food. This is a truly Chinese restaurant so English is very limited, but thankfully, we went... More

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Cologne, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This restaurant is on the Shantang St., right next to the boat ride ticket office. It's really delicious, I would recommend the fried dumplings, which are the steamed dumplings with broth, but they have a very nice sesame seed crust which really made them stand out. It is a bit pricey (compared to most of the food in China), but... More

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Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The restaurant is situated in Shantang Street, where it has heavy traffic of people walking up and down the street. I had meals there, sitting by the window. It was nice, just eating and people watching. The ambience of the restaurant is pleasant. I like the food here. Most of them are truly cooked well. This is definitely a restaurant... More

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Shanghai, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Food was quite good, if a bit pricey! Try to eat downstairs...the atmosphere is very pleasant.

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

Good place to take visitors but better places to get good cheaper food. Location is excellent!

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