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The Bookworm

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
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    Very good
  • 7
    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
cool, ecelectic restaurant in Suzhou

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mike5981
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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  • Bar scene
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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Brantford, Ontario Canada
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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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Suzhou, China
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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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Wuhan, China
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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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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great little spot in Old Town Suzhou, but not in the thick of things so as to get stuck in gnarled traffic. It has a rustic, well worn feel, with books tucked in every nook and cranny. The outdoor patio area is basically charming, although so many smokers just about ruined it for me. On any given day you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Bookworm is a great place to take a break from the hectic Suzhou life and relax amongst ex-pats. It has decent food, but there are always activities for you to meet other people and quiet places if you just want a solo evening reading and enjoying a beer or coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious! We ordered Western food which was wonderfully prepared, and delivered with excellent friendly service. The wine is delicious and the atmosphere is really lovely

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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 to 15
Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, American, International

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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 to 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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