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“A welcome relief ”
Review of Riva

Riva
Ranked #16 of 738 Restaurants in Suzhou
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Francisco, California
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393 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“A welcome relief ”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

When you tire of 3 times daily local foods, this place offers an option of Australian or US wagyu beef, and other western foods. The wine list is not the greatest, but has the expensive premium French if you can afford it, and a bunch at low end. Not a lot of options in midrange but we managed to find a couple of Tuscanies that were decent.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Michigan
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent steak”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Maybe not the best steak I ever had but one of the best. Many of the tables are set that you can have some level of privacy, we were on the window for a view, though it was night and there was construction going on across the way. Large selection of hot and cold appetizer options, I tried the lobster bisque and my colleague the parma ham. The presentation was quite impressive. I chose a Filet Mignon. Interesting that you get a choice of knives for your steak, there is a story behind each one. Steak was properly cooked (medium) and may have been able to be cut with only a fork. Be advised its on the expensive side, personally for me it would be a choice either for a special occasion or entertaining business clients.

  • Visited January 2014
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent experience, will come back for sure”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great service, atmosphere and food. The gimmick of the knife selection for your steak is something I had not seen before. What was great that next to the bread basket, there were vegetables with a dip sauce as appetizers, which is great for people on a gluten-free diet! All in all excellent service, good and creative food. Price level is high, but worth it. Will certainly go bck for more in the future.

Visited August 2013
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Suzhou, China
1 review
“Best Dinner I have ever had”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Being a student in Suzhou has never been that fancy before as much as being in Riva Restaurant. We had a really good hospitality with the company of manager itself, Sam and with well selected staff. The food was completed by lots of snacks and the wine was awesome. Also the environment of the restaurant was really cozy but at the same time really elegant. Frankly speaking, Riva restaurant can light up your candle on your table with the special presentable cuisine and let you enjoy the moment. Thank you Riva Restaurant...

  • Visited August 2013
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Suzhou, China
1 review
“Great Night and Delicious Food @ RIVA”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a great night. The place is really cozy and the service from staff was excellent. Sam, the manager, and Elena, made of our time in there something unforgettable. The food is really good, complemented by fine wines. The best Filet Mignon I´ve ever had in Suzhou. This place is now the Top 1 in my list for a special dinner or meeting.

  • Visited August 2013
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