We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
0512 65264720
Website
Today
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 56: English reviews
Nanjing, China
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right on the corner of an alleyway with a few bars. The outdoor seating is idea in the summer and they've got a few good beers on tap.

Helpful?
Thank jumpingfrenchman32
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a nice place to go if you want to take some time out and sit back in relaxed surroundings. The interior is simple and comfortable, and having books all around the walls is a really nice touch. Live music on Fridays nights is good, but if you want to spend time talking to your friends, you might find... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dale D
Shanghai Region, China
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

it is an ok bar, but not really that much in terms of food. I have only tried the old menu. IT does do many interesting events but no one would go there for the food.

Helpful?
Thank adventurousarchitect
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while in Suzhou and we ordered a couple burgers from the western style menu. Had to send them back as they were raw inside. But they quickly took them back and tried again. Wait staff were very nice and English books line the walls as a lending library for patrons. Very quiet afternoon when we visited but apparently... More 

Helpful?
Thank vagrrrl
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

the restaurant is not really fancy. but it cozy though. it feels like home. the wifi was also good. the staffs are friendly. even though the foodwas just average, but it worth the visit

Helpful?
Thank ellodavid
Suzhou, China
Level Contributor
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

Helpful?
Thank brightlights2015
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank deohayes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
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

Helpful?
Thank TampaBayTiger
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
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.

Helpful?
Thank Mike5981
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank MillieNess1

Travelers who viewed The Bookworm also viewed

 

Been to The Bookworm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
Cuisine
Bar, Italian, Chinese, American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: 0512 65264720
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Bookworm staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?