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Suzhou, China.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

When showing friends around Suzhou I usually arrive at Shantangjie in time for lunch. The Songhelou provides traditional food with an Attempt at a Suzhou atmosphere. The menu accords to traditional Huaiyang style so it is fit for introducing guests to the culinary delights of Jiangnan food. The main problem is that the restaurant is a remnant of the old... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a great meal here - pork, mushrooms, noodles, etc. Pleasant space and decent service (not sure they speak English but we had a guide). Bought some moon cakes on the way out, which we just ate this week and were delicious.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Beijing, China
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Additional Information about Songhelou Restaurant(Shantang Street)

Address: No.198 Shantang Street, Suzhou, China
Phone Number: 0512-65321398
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
Cuisine: Jiangsu

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