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The Bookworm

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Italian, Chinese, American, International
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Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
0512 65264720
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar,...
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cheers and Beers

Great food & coffee Friendly staff Great tunes! Great takeout lunches Who could ask for more This place has a buzz in the warmer months

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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Suzhou, China
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Suzhou, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great food & coffee Friendly staff Great tunes! Great takeout lunches Who could ask for more This place has a buzz in the warmer months

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Thank brightlights2015
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple times, the food has always been good and workers a very friendly. Last time I went they had local microbrews on tap; this was very unique and some of the local bars could take a lesson here.

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Thank deohayes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Set in a very pleasant area, near a canal in the Old town area of Suzhou. It's more of a light snack bar than a restaurant. The menu is decent with a varied selection of food on offer. What did let it down was my friends had finished there food before mine was served

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Thank TampaBayTiger
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a nice place. The orices are a little high, but the food is good. Tons of books for one to curl up and ready to ride out a rainy Sunday. The resident cat is very affectionate and may even curl up with you.

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Thank Mike5981
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to stop in after a long day looking around Suzhou. There is great food and a great place to relax and chill out after a long day. The place is filled with all different books and a games, I would definitely recommend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Was in here on a weekday evening. The place was very quiet and had nothing going on. It's got a huge selection of books to read though and is certainly a good spot to go if you want to have a drink and read. The food was not great though. Burger wasn't properly cooked and the hummus wrap had no... More 

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Thank theallseeingguy
Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Bookworm in Suzhou is a true gem. A great place to hang out, read and eat great food. What makes this place great is its ambiance and friendly staff. The Bookworm is all about a relaxed vibe and few places in Suzhou do it as good as these guys.

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Thank Zohab
Brantford, Ontario Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Everything was great here . The location, the menu , the ambiance .We were able to get a taxi easily to get back to our hotel. The prices were reasonable.

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Thank Darylin
Suzhou, China
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a very friendly place, with a range of activities organised, from a book club and annual literary festival to (very good) quiz nights and free performances by local and expat musicians. Even when nothing special is going on, it's a nice place to relax. The food has always been inconsistent, but overall is not bad at all, and... More 

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Thank suzhouveteran
Wuhan, China
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182 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited this cafe/bookshop some years ago, and was delighted to find that it had changed very little. It is, perhaps, a little difficult to locate, despite the address and map given on their website, but once found, it is a haven from the world. Thousands of books of all kinds, some for sale, and some for browsing or borrowing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: 0512 65264720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
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

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