Margaret Kuo's - Media
We went to dinner asked for drink menu... I ordered a drink my wife wasn’t ready they still took the menu.
Asked for extra plate when large bowl of shrimp with lobster sauce came out they brought over dirty plate!
Seemed like it was a slow night and they wanted us to leave!!
We have been eating at Margaret Kuo’s restaurants for 30 plus years. When Peking closed we started to go to Kuo’s in Media. I was appalled by the darkness and lack of hostess when we arrived. We had a new waitress who tried very hard but mistakes were made, but was really bothered me was how filthy dirty the place has become. And it was cold inside so some of us kept our coats on. Not a pleasant experience.
Good lunch specials with pricing that is still a bit high
Usual outstanding food, good service, large servings with enough to take home for leftovers. Friendly courteous and efficient servers
The food is a absolutely amazing!
The food is excellent, varied, and reasonably priced. The servers are extremely attentive.
SERVICE WAS AWFUL AND UNFRIENDLY. The food is fine, but who cares when the waiter was not attentive, not friendly, messes up without an apology and the manager was rude. They tried to decline my open table reward which was booked appropriately through open table and I had the reward certificate specific for that restaurant. They feigned they needed a physical MasterCard not the printed reward. I had to show them how to use and even after they were unapologetic and would have not honored the reward had I not demanded they do so.
Food was very good. Service was attentive. Restaurant was quiet which made for good conversation with family visiting from out of town. My brother appreciated the availability of Peking Duck that he can't get at home.
Great suchi and Japanese cuisine. The best Peking duck.
Great food, interesting menu, varied choices. Will be back
Good food, but appalling service (not the waiter's fault). For a birthday reservation, the person greeting people, on the phone, pointed to a crowded room, where it not obvious at all where we were supposed to sit. We were given a table, and after 25 minutes, I found a pitcher of water on a side table and poured us some water. We waited a good 40 minutes to place our order. One waiter had the entire restaurant to himself (someone called in sick, and they had no backup, and no plan, and only informed us of this well into the meal). You can't try to be a restaurant with gourmet and service pretensions and treat your customers this way.
We went to the Media Theatre afterwards and really liked that same-day-theatre discount the restaurant offered. We were glad that we picked up the tickets first, though, since we had to show them when our bill came. The food, as always was excellent. There didn't appear to be any hot tea service, however. I was disappointed in that, but the rest of the meal and the service was great!
Food was very fresh. Service was excellent
Always think the food is priced a bit too high. Portion size is good but not a good place for a small lunch on Sunday.
Chicken and broccoli was the best option along with hot and sour soup
Manager was a sweetheart... everyone attentive...
Food was very bland, not much flavor like usual, was disappointed overall
Excellent service and food. The chicken moo shu was amazing.
The only problem is that the toilet in the women's room did not flush, which I expect they took care of promptly.
Food was great and staff were helpful.
Been here before & always delish.
Had shrimp dish & cucumbers for appetizer..no idea how they made them, never got excited over cucumbers..they were good & spicy
Always a terrific meal
I have been a customer for decades. The food is always top tier and the atmosphere warm and friendly. :)
Outstanding! And the staff is so very kind
What started as a negative turned into a very positive experience that night. Unfortunately the restaurant was listed as a participant in Media's Restaurant Week and when we were seated for dinner we found out then that the restaurant was not participating after all by Margaret's directive. We decided to stay and enjoy a meal after all and I'm very glad we did! From the delicious complimentary appetizer of the pickled cucumbers and seasoned peanuts to the tasty won-ton soup, we knew we made a good choice to stay. Our entrees were perfect - Imperial Shrimp and Pork with Broccoli - and I would heartily recommend them.
The hostess was so gracious as we were leaving and thanked us for staying for dinner, apologizing again for the mix-up with Restaurant Week, and offered us each a complimentary package of almond cookies. I was so impressed with her kindness, our waiter's graciousness and the fine cuisine that I will be a frequent customer at Margaret Kuo's!
The complimentary cucumber appetizers are outstanding, and the peanuts are also gratis, as is true in China. We had a whole range of dishes, suited to our vegan-gluten-free guest and our adventurous taste buds: Eggplant, scalllop and shrimp, vegetarian soup, a wonderful crispy-fried tofu dish, and of course--Peking Duck. All were wonderful, and we were most apprcoiative of the staff, who moved our reservation to an earlier slot when it turned out to be necessary...without a wait or a whimper.
Always great food and service. The imperial Shrimp was excellent as was the Tangerine 3 Delicacy (shrimp, scallops and chicken). And the Sesame Chicken is like no other, delicious. We’ll return soon!
We've been disappointed last few visits, must not be ordering the best things on the menu. We had duck, shrimp and also a beef dish. Except for the beef, lovely presentations for the most part, but overly salty and just ordinary.
A neighborhood fav and are in here frequently! Never disappoints!
Never a bad experience here. I prefer the Japanese food, but the rest of the family likes the Chinese.
Very good food and service.
Have been going there for 10 yrs. never a bad meal. Always great service. Mrs Kuo is a gracious host. Best sushi in the area.
It was very easy to get a reservation for that night, just make sure you do it ahead of time otherwise you may have to wait. The waiter was nice, we didn’t talk to him much. The place was very nicely decorated and was perfect for the occasion. I wish we were at a different table so we could talk more but it was overall a great experience! Everyone was very nice and helpful!
My family enjoyed a special dinner gathering at this restaurant last weekend. Super service, very tasty food.
We enjoy Margaret kuo’s because it is consistent. The service is slow, the drink list is average, and the food is good. It will be this way every time you go, which is actually why we go. The atmosphere is good with moderate noise level. As long as you know the above, you will never leave disappointed. Consistentcy is good!
Margaret Kuo's remains a standout in the Philadelphia suburbs for top Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The cute restaurant in Media is cozy with a modern yet warm Asian decor. The food is outstanding. The hot and sour soup remains one of the best I've had anywhere (including China) and the sushi bar turns out the classics plus more modern rolls and other sushi offerings. Service is attentive and efficient.
I love this place! I came here for lunch with my friend often. Everything is very fresh and tasty. I enjoy their Lunch Menu so as my friend.
This is our absolute favorite restaurant in the entire Media and metro area. Food is outstanding and the service is fantastic. Highly recommend!!
The food was amazing, the service was great. Some have said the food is pricey, but it was reasonably worth it.
Even though we had a reservation and have been to this restaurant many times before with plenty of tables available, we were rudely seated in the corner of the front of the restaurant, which was colder than the rest of the restaurant. My wife’s fish (done in a stone bowl table side) took 50 minutes to arrive and had very little fish in it. When we brought this to the staff’s attention, we were told that they would make it with more fish next time. Very disappointing and not the usual quality we’ve previously experienced here.
Great restaurant! Was there for Restaurant week and a little disappointed. They didn't specify anywhere that there would be a limited restaurant week menu like other restaurants have done.
Margaret Kuo’s was so amazing! My boyfriend and I went there for an anniversary dinner and loved everything. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!