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Wang dun Road, Suzhou, China
0512-62858888
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Steakissimo!

Visited with 10 people. Amazing starters and steaks. Service a bit hap hazard with long delays and many miscommunications. Expect to pay $100 for a steak and a waitress that speaks limited English. It won't matter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited with 10 people. Amazing starters and steaks. Service a bit hap hazard with long delays and many miscommunications. Expect to pay $100 for a steak and a waitress that speaks limited English. It won't matter.

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Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were a party of six on a Friday evening. The restaurant was quite full (we made a reservation based on past experiences). All of us have been to Riva a couple of times of the last 3 years. The service was friendly as usual. Our waitress was doing a good job. The food was delicious (we had the seafood-tower... More 

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Suzhou
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been to the Riva many times, it was never perfect, but the steak was that excellent, that it compensates a lot. Today it was quite different: We wanted to order the seafood tower for four - out, only available for two (at 7.10 pm). Additionally we ordered the Tiger prawns, the seafood soup and the bruschetta. The seafood... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Riva is the absolute go-to place for steak. They have a top of the line selection of steak cuts, and even some alternatives for the not-so-steaky types. Wine list is crazy deep since they are catering to all of the Intercontinental as well. It's expensive ... all Western food in China is expensive. However, we lived in Suzhou and went... More 

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Even though I like most westerners enjoy living in China, and am frequently enjoying all great cuisines available here, sometimes I just want to have a break from it all. Dining at Riva definitely gives you the feeling of not being in any country in particular, but of being at an excellent steak house. Even though I don't eat meat,... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First time visit. No doubt, the restuarant is located in a very nice hotel, Intercontinential Suzhou. The interior decor is very nice and well suited for fine dining. The steak are absolutely done nicely (raw, medium-rare, medium, well done all possibe) and you can add on all the side sauces, side dishes as you want. The wine selection is great.... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Riva, in the Intercontinental, is hands down, the best steak in the city. The atmosphere is elegant, upscale, modern yet comfortable. It is quiet, intimate, lights dimmed, soft music. The service is outstanding, from the greeting all the way to the Goodnight. The menu is top notch, beef quality is the best. The wine list is well rounded, the... More 

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Copperopolis, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My friends and business associates I went there because of the good reviews. First the wine I selected...not available. Ordered $50.00 Spanish Serrano ham and it comes out drizzled with olive oil and covered with Arugula. Ordered Paella......it was so dry it could have been used as an absorbent....very little seafood in it and the peas were so dry and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

After a couple of weeks in Suzhou, decided that I needed a good steak. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor. They were right. Good steak, good service. Pricey, steaks start at about RMB 300 and go up from there.

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Suzhou
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food in the restaurant is always one of the best we have experienced in all the restaurants we have been in the last years. Everything is prepared very well, the quality is excellent an the taste is great. We have been many times in this restaurant and tried many dishes, the only one I would not recommend is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wang dun Road, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: 0512-62858888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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