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The Bookworm

Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
0512 65264720
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Ranked #6 of 610 Restaurants in Suzhou
Price range: $4 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Italian, Eclectic
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar, comedy club, and live music venue; truly a central cultural hub of the great city of Suzhou, and one of the most classic expat-operated venues in town.Located just off the famous ShiQuanJie street downtown (just by the PingQiaoZhiJie intersection), it plays host to delicious foods, drinks, and activities both local and from around the world. Head down anytime, be it for a proper cup of coffee and a sandwich, a cold beer and some laughs, a bit of sun out on the patio, or to check out one of the many cool weekly events that keep this cultural heart beating.
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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The Bookworm in Suzhou China is a great place to make your second home. I lived/worked in Suzhou for 18 months and the Bookworm became my living room. It has just the right mix of cafe + bookshop + restaurant + bar. The menu is not fancy but also not expensive. And if you are a foreigner in need of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place is like they call it themselves 'a home away from home'. It is cozy and has good food, although the winner of the restaurant of the year 2013 might be a bit over exacurated (or it means Suzhou doesn't have any other decent places). And to be honest in the 2 days I spent in Suzhou I only... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had lunch at The Bookworm, and it was ok. I wasn't impressed with the food, but the atmosphere was quite enjoyable. There are probably better times to visit where the crowd is better or there is entertainment of the sorts. Hoards and Hoards of books ranging from Idiot's guides to travel guides to classics. There were some children running... More 

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a “must go” place if you love books ,you are in Suzhou and you are looking for some cozy place to sit back and relax. Bookworm is more than a Western restaurant , it is a lending library too. Also we can buy secondhand books from there. I loved their book collection.They hold regular cultural activities too. We... More 

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Suzhou, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Bookworm has been a favorite of Suzhou expats for quite some time. The environment is quiet and comfy. Food and drinks are reasonably priced and quite tasty. Regular events such as live music and literature gatherings keep it popular.

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

How happy was I when I found this lovely place. Ok, I have to admit, I was very lucky with my timing because two ladies played the piano and made my day that afternoon. But nevertheless: it is such a beautiful place. Unfortunately I was there only once but I wish I could return one day. I liked the atmosphere... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We were delighted to find that The Bookworm, recommended in Lonely Planet, was within a short walk of our hotel. It proved to be a welcome haven for us weary travellers. After almost two weeks of Chinese food, it was nice to eat some other food and enjoy good coffee in a peaceful environment playing western music (a disc of... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent a long weekend in Suzhou and found ourselves in The Bookworm often. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the beer cold and the staff very friendly. The food was excellent and there is an extensive cocktail list. If you are visiting Suzhou I thoroughly recommend visiting The Bookwork to relax and experience the East meets West atmosphere.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A perfect combination of the East & West. Food is great, price is good. Shows , you don't wanna miss a single one ! Also a lovely place to do some reading during the trip. In a nutshell, this place makes you feel like home.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When I first arrived in Suzhou I was told about The Bookworm, and that I had to visit it. They claimed it to be a little haven within the crazy buzzing Chinese old town. They were right. The Bookworm is a very casual relaxing retreat, and it actually doesn't matter what it's meant to be, whether that be a cafe,... More 

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Additional Information about The Bookworm

Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
Phone Number: 0512 65264720
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Italian, Eclectic

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