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“Best Burger I have had in China”
Review of The Bookworm

The Bookworm
Ranked #27 of 761 Restaurants in Suzhou
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Atlanta Georgia area
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best Burger I have had in China”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went there twice while visiting friends. Beer was reasonably priced and cold. You go to bar for service, did not see any servers. Bar service was fast enough. Was clearly a popular place for expats mostly an expat crowd on both visits. There was a music festival with local bands on the second visit. The place was packed. They were cooking burgers over a grill. In my five years of visiting China, this was the, best one I have (mayo, mustard, good bun, real cheese, real beef).

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank bufordshighway
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China
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply AWESOME”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

First of all, this is a Suzhou native writing this review ,and i tell you guys : it is THE place to kill your weekends and have a meal when you don‘t feel like cooking tonight.
Bookworm is a cafe&restaurant&bar&bookstore that will hardly bore you whenever you visit it. Food is amazing ,from juicy burgers to pizza & wraps. And a new menu is coming up too. Drinks are just as good.
Aside from that , it is also perfect for spending the afternoon with a cup of coffee and a book in the hand, and hanging out with friends.
The staff here are very friendly and considerate too.
To sum up , if u live in this city or simply passing by ,this is a place you don't wanna miss.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Cody T
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent little place.”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went to this place last night and I have to say I was really impressed. When you're travelling or working away from home for a while, this is a nice place to go chill, have a few beers and sit in a very comfortable relaxed atmosphere. The menu was really good and very reasonably priced, the food was top notch and my friend and I can't wait to go back and try other food of the menu. The music being played was also great and the staff were even willing to turn it up to get you really in the mood. Give this address 苏州 十全街 滚绣坊 77 (十全街和平桥值街的路口 to the taxi driver and he will drop you right at the front door. Trust me you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Robert P
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london
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unique and dependable”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The Bookworm is a very individual place like no other in SuZhou. There is always a mixed crowd in there unlike some of the other expat haunts.

Good food, good drinks, great staff and usually a nice bunch of customers.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank London123traveller
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Bookworm is a cute little cafe/restaurant/bar not to far from anything in Suzhou. I took a taxi from the train station and it was about 40 RMB. The sandwich I got was nice and very reasonably priced. The beer wasn't to expensive either. The decor was perfect for the winter months. Very dark colors and low ceilings. It felt like I was at a little hunting cabin in the woods.

I was only in Suzhou for the day but I wish I could of caught one of the shows they have on the weekend. I would recommend this place to someone that is looking to have a quite relaxing meal with a friend or date.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Iamwhatieat89
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