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About Margaret Kuo's - Media

The tradition of excellence in food and service is continued at Margaret"s jewel in Media where authentic Japanese menu is served along with Northern Chinese cuisine. The master chef was trained by Tokyo's Imperial Kitchen Staff and works closely with the owner Margaret Kuo to bring you superior Japanese cuisine. The cuisine from our Chinese kitchen is as authentic as it is refined. The culturally evocative interior is intimate and cozy in a contemporary Asian setting.

4-6 West State St.
Media, PA 19063
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Jackson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 892-0115

Website:
http://www.margaretkuo.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Margaret Kuo's - Media Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was amazing, the service was great. Some have said the food is pricey, but it was reasonably worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious as always! Nice, cozy atmosphere. We celebrated a friend's birthday, and the restaurant allowed us to bring in a cake. Service is always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal, we are never disappointed. The sushi
was amazing, as was the Nabe soup.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Servers did not introduce themselves and seemed to be in a rush.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service. A pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food quality is not consistent, previous cook is way better

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We had a great dinner with great service! The House Special Wonton soup was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The dining experience was very good, although upon using the restroom, the experience was marred. Restroom was unclean, untidy, & stinky. Definitely a turn off that makes one wonder what the cleanliness is like in the kitchen. Must be fixed!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It was our first trip to the Media location, but we have visited the Mandarin in Malvern for years. Comparing any restaurant to Mandarin is a tall order, even for another Margaret Kuo restaurant, but the Media restaurant did very well.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Vegan, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had the Peking Shrimp ... outstanding!
Service was wonderful and will return soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food is consistently good. Never had a bad meals at Margaret Kuo's. Recommend reservations

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Margaret Kuo's is a very accommodating restaurant. food is very good, my favorite is their wonton soup.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Dinner was disappointing. The wonton soup was very bland. The sushi was mushy. The garlic shrimp tasted more salty than with garlic. I have eaten here before and found the food to be very unappealing compared with our last dining experience. The service was adequate, but was not memorable in any way.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Food was great. Restaurant is very nice. Noise level good. Very nice place to dine. One problem. We were five people and the waiter never brought one dinner item we ordered. We ordered items to be shared and he never brought the spare ribs. Ms Kuo was there that night and she is a very, very nice host.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Very well-prepared traditional and gourmet Chinese dishes. Never fails to satisfy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Upscale Chinese and Japanese food at reasonable prices. BYO on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday make it a terrific place to enjoy. Food is always delicious. Service always attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

going to this restaurant starting at its old location since the '80's. always good and recently getting even better. Now w/ excellent Japanese in addition.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent food! Superior sushi. Great for gluten free families.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant was booked and not taking walk ins but there was only one person working the reception area managing all calls, take orders on the phone, take out order pick ups and those coming in with reservations. She spent almost 15 minutes taking calls and managing take out orders before making eye contact with us and we had a reservation. There was also only one sushi chef and we were told it could be an hour wait for sushi. The food was delicious and we did wait for sushi. The wait staff was very apologetic. If the restaurant was booked to capacity for the night, they should have prepared and staffed accordingly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Atmosphere is very comfortable and inviting, the food is outstanding, but our experience with our server was quite unprofessional. He continually grabbed dishes and food from our table without asking if we were finished.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food here is great and I love the combined Japanese/Chinese menu.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

I really enjoyed our dinner. This place is great, even our 6 yr old twin girls enjoyed the food. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Always excellent food and service! The Chinese New Year seven course dinner was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great place... very loud with close quarters seating... we there on the first day of the Chinese New Year on a Saturday night. Great value and excellent food. Nice breakaway from the ordinary.

Tags: Spicy, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

They have the best spring rolls around! Also the General Tso's chicken is fantastic. They give you plenty of food for the money. Would highly recommend Margaret Kuo's.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2017

This is the best Chinese food in the area. Lovely ambiance. Excellent service. Food is prepared with attention to quality and eye appeal. The Peking Duck is an excellent value for two.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Had a New Year's Eve reservation at 5:15 and got seated a few minutes early. Food was terrific, service was fast. We were very pleased with our meals and had plenty of time to walk to the theater afterwards for a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Probably the best Chinese food you will fine in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Vegan, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Overall the food and service were very good. One entree was very disappointing. The Tokyo rack of lamb was over cooked. It was probably prepared in advance to provide fast service. They should take it off the menu, does not live up to their standards.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Been there many times in past. Xmas eve - understaffed and horrible service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Food was okay. We went at 6:30 and sushi bar was slammed. We waited 40 minutes for ours with no explanation but when I cancelled it it quickly came out. I accepted when they dropped the charges from our check. Still, waiter should have been in communication with us

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Waitstaff seemed overburdened and were very slow to take orders and bring food. Service could have been much improved.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2016

The ambiance was tranquil. Our server was well prepared for all the questions concerning the menu. The appetizers were amazing: Duck soup with special herbs and the steamed shrimp dumplings. Our main dishes were likewise outstanding: emerald shrimp and scallops and a Shanghai pork shoulder with bok choy. Overall, the experience was first class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2016

The restaurant was crowded, probably due to the anniversary special. Service was slow and intermittent. Two people got appetizers about 20 minutes before the other two received theirs. My lightly crisped noodles were so stuck together I had to bring them home so I could cut them with a knife. On the whole take-out is better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Our biggest issue was the long wait for our entrees, almost 1 hour. This was because it was a big take out night (Wed. before Thanksgiving), but no one said anything to us to explain until we stopped our waiter to inquire. Not sure why take out customers trump seated customers. Frustrating.
Appetizers were a little pricey for the portion size.
Food flavorful and generally good.

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