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Wang dun Road, Suzhou, China
0512-62858888
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding steak in a land where steak is never cooked correctly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Chris L
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English first
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Since this restaurant is in hotel,service is good. Steaks were juicy and great. Though a bit pricey.

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Brescia, Italy
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had really appreciated this break from chinese cuisine by choosing this restaurant for lunch and dinner, with sublime italian food.

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

it's the best steak in suzhou , we had the seafood tower to share , the size is amazing. steak is very good , the best in suzhou . service was also good. good choice to have beef.

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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