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So Good Restaurant

#400 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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717 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P7, Canada
(613) 233-0138
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered take out on a Friday night. Highlights - General Tao's was slimey, stuffed veggie dumplings were rubbery and the sticky rice was dry. We will not be ordering from So Good again.

Thank Sarah G
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful little restaurant in Chinatown. Has a huge menu,, which usually is a bad sign ... however here, everything I have had I have enjoyed. I have been here 4-5x in the last year.

Thank 485shelleyh
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For those looking for tasty, fresh Chinese food that is low in MSG, So Good is an excellent choice. The restaurant is small and not glamorous, but serves up some tasty food. I had take out, which was ready when they said, and very good. Enjoyed the Thai fried rice, which appeared to have curry in it, as well as... More 

1 Thank Slayer6
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A favourite of mine, with lots of vegetarian options and efficient service and knowledgeable staff. It is a diner environment and may not reach the tidiness level of some individuals but it is more than adequate (In response to some reviews). Now to the good stuff. My wife (meat) and I (no meat) have never had a bad dish, but... More 

Thank TwistedTwin
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great food served in this hole in the wall. Place needs a good cleaning & updating. Family run including uneven service. Best wusee & moshe. Large menu, great lunch specials & tasty food entices me to prefer takeout.

1 Thank Norm W
Liverpool, New York
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I came here on the recommendation of a few locals working at a nearby concert hall. First impression walking in was questionable. The place had more of a home town diner feel,than restaurant. A bit tattered. Very small dining area which was full when I entered. Ordered an Alexander Keiths Ale,which they were out of. Settled for a coffee. It... More 

Thank GovMule
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

i really cannot get why people go this dirty runned down so called authentic Asian place.Its horrible ! from the tables to the chairs to the bathroom ! The food !?? Where do we start ? Its tastes like the lowest quality food laced with MSG overdose ! Everything from the not so free tea ( chipped kettles) to the... More 

Thank danjul12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

This restaurant serves good food and service is quite fast and efficient. It has a gluten-free option I recommend ans it's very tasty. I'm always full and leftovers are good for the next day lunch too.

Thank Nicolas T
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

After years of eating here, I can say I know what's good and what's not with the vegetarin options. The dishes they do well are very delicious although not necessarily authentic. i have also had disappointing dishes there as well. The service is great and run by a very nice family.

Thank Craig A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

The menu is huge and can be overwhelming. That said with a little foresight (go in knowing what type of food you want at least) and with a little help from your server you will not be disappointed with any of the food ordered here. A must go-to if you want to eat Chinese-Vietnamese-Asian-types of food in Ottawa. Often busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 233-0138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?