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Wu MenRen Jia (Pan Ru Xiang)

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No. 31 Pan Ru Xiang, Pingjiang, Suzhou, China
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11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Salt Lake City
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

As others have said, this restaurant is a little hard to find -- because it is hiding behind a courtyard with a brightly lit Chinese sign and no mention of a restaurant. Fortunately, an employee seemed to be stationed in the courtyard to help direct us to the small entrance. Inside it was busy, no English, but pictures on the... More 

Thank professorB53
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers wrote, this restaurant is really recommend, since the taste is good and the price is as well okay, even during Chinese new year. Take a visit and enjoy your meal! Price for 4 meals - 3 people - around 190 rmb.

Thank Christian L
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Literally 3 minutes walk from Master Administrator's Garden down a small alley. Came here around 1pm and had no trouble getting a table. Place was crowded but not full.

Thank Alice H
Aiken, South Carolina
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141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious, and served in large portions (I would not follow the usual rule of one dish per person plus one in this restaurant). I particularly enjoyed the oil noodles, and the hot and sour soup was delicate and flavourful. Service was attentive and quick, prices very modest. Location is perfect for the museums and shopping.

Thank BostonGCC
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant appeared to us a good place after a long day walking along the old part of Suzhou. It's not so easy to find it, as it is located in the centre of old town of Suzhou. The best way to find it is to use one of electronic maps. When you enter 吴门人家, you feel like you are... More 

1 Thank Karina N
Kuala Lumpur
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I read about this restaurant through Trip Advisor earlier and our local Chinese friend also agreed that this is a good restaurant. Environment of the restaurant is cozy. We had a small private dining room that fits 10 nicely. The menu has a vast variety of cold starter and hot dishes. The famour Suzhou cuisine is of course the sweet... More 

1 Thank chanlil
Lisbon, Portugal
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is a bit hard to find but luckily we had a guide. There were no other foreigners there and I'm not sure anyone could speak English, but there is a picture menu. The food was the best I had in my trip to China (and we visited some posh restaurants in Shanghai). Not spicy or sweet, very subtle... More 

1 Thank CRPalma
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 951 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The squirrel fish was the highlight of our meal here. Don't worry, no squirrels were harmed in the preparation of this dish. The price for squirrel fish in most restaurants seems high compared to other fish dishes, but the result is highly labour intensive. The chef parbroils the fish, before deboning the body section without filleting, to retain the basic... More 

2 Thank Andrew_Alin
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food is authentic suzhou food but we found it quite oily. The setting is ancient style which was nice. Waitresses were attentive. Overall, found it quite over-rated.

Thank jwee92
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had a bit of trouble finding the Resturant as it is in a alley off the main drag, and there is no signage. We actually thought we were in the wrong the place. -BTW the alley is directly opposite the empty lot, with a white wall so sorrounding it, used as a parking lot by buses and drivers But once... More 

2 Thank Jo S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 31 Pan Ru Xiang, Pingjiang, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: 0512-67288041

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