Margaret Kuo's - Wayne

4.5
518 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Since 1974, Margaret Kuo's is Philadelphia's original "New Menu" Chinese restaurant serving Madame Kuo's award-winning Northern Chinese cuisine. The ambiance is culturally evocative yet comfortably inviting. For true Japanese ambiance & a Nipponese menu, please visit the Akari Room Upstairs at Margaret Kuo's.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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JeanneE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Margaret Kuo's for a while. The sushi was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time dining at Margaret Kuo’s and entire experience was delightful. Staff was kind and attentive. The food was of course the star of the show. Phenomenal! Can’t wait to return!

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vipAndreaD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time sitting in the traditional Japanese tables upstairs! Very covid safe! Fabulous drinks and food. Can’t wait to dine here again!

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MatthewL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything! So delicious! The servers, host, and food were all great. Lived here my whole life and never visited until this weekend, will absolutely make this a new favorite restaurant.

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vipPyatachok
Baltimore
205 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we were very impressed with all aspects of dining. The ambience was beautiful. The service was very nice, efficient and attentive. The taste of the food was AMAZING ( we ordered Rabbit, Eight Treasure Cornish Hen, Asparagus Lili bulb and Lotus root dish, and for dessert Ginger and Green tea ice cream plus Sweet sticky Rice with fruit. Every dish was VERY tasty and had their own unique flavor. We finished our leftovers next day and still enjoyed it even without heating. For drink we had Jasmine Green tea which was brewed I guess the "old way" in very authentic looking teapot and had a wonderful flavor. We were visiting the area and unfortunately can't enjoy this place as often as we'd like to, but every time we come back we'll definitely be in one of Margaret Kuo's restaurants for sure. Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner!

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vipMargaretY
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic Chinese cuisine; excellent service. Beautiful surroundings

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ebecca
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time- great food and service, attentive to COVID issues. We will return!

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NorikoL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your restaurant is our family’s favorite. We came to celebrate our son’s 14th birthday. We were there for his 13th birthday, too!! Wonderful food and amazing service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Food and service is 10 out of 10.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitress was very helpful providing recommendations and narrowing down selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going out to eat at this restaurant. The service is exceptional and the selection is unmatched. We got sushi and dumplings. Always so fresh! Margaret Kuo’s has become our favorite spot in Wayne for a safe and delicious dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food took forever to come out and when it finally did it was cold. The restaurant is clearly understaffed and as a result the service is bad.

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vipJohnR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expansive Chinese and Japanese menus.
Food is very good quality and priced well.
Owners are very attentive to patrons and clearly take pride in their establishment.
Large space with good ambience.
Good wine and cocktail selection.
Parking can be a challenge. Suggest to map out where you can park ahead of time.

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vipdeborahf
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They failed to seat us when we showed up despite having reservatioms. I was horrified by how many people were crammed waiting for takeout. No space for anyone to be at a safe distance. Absolutely unsafe and a terrible experience. We left!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They do not honor reservations...forced people to be jammed into their lobby....a disgrace during COVID...they overbooked intentionally

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vipLouiseP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Chinese and Japanese cuisine served in a quiet, tasteful Asian setting. We shared the best Hot & Sour Seafood soup I ever had - and we tried plenty! Royal Peking Duck was served with all the grandeur (gong announcing arrival) and fixings - the pancakes were gossamer thin enabling me to fully enjoy most tender duck, crispy scallions and velvety plum sauce.
My husband loved the beef and shrimp dish - generous-sized shrimp in brown sauce.
As more people joined in for dinner, all were seated with an empty table or booth in between safely observing current safety & health seating regulations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Chinese restaurants in the US!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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ZdMo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, very friendly owner, peaceful atmosphere.

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vipMomOnTheGo
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fresh & delicious! They were going a great many takeouts because of Covid but in-person service was fine. They are so professional there. I loved my Lychee Martini!

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MehLM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a 5PM reservation and were seated at once. At the time, we were one of maybe 2 or 3 other couples very well spaced out. At some point, they seated another table directly behind us with no spacing whatsoever while many tables were empty where they could've been seated.

Service was fine although the food was not. My edamame came out just warm and my shrimp dumplings were so so at best. They were very solicitous towards my companion as it was her birthday dinner and they provided here with a free ice cream dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was exceptional! They were very courtesy and did everything to accommodate us. Can’t wait to go back!!

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Artemis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We went during COVID time and we would not recommend this restaurant:
1. The host was nice to us, but he was too close when talking to us and the other customers, which is not appropriate during COVID time.
2. We ordered the vegetable tofu soup, Peking duck, and pork ribs. The soup was too salty, and other food did not worth the price.
3. The cashier miscalculated the price to be almost double the original price. Also the price listed on the English menu is not the same as the Chinese one and NOT the same as the one listed on the bill!
3. The restaurant overall is overrated, not authentic for Chinese food ( I'm Chinese), and we will not go there again unless the quality of the food increase significantly.

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vipPhiladelphian
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific selections in the Akari Room. Attentive service.

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morris
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

freshly made food good presentation
great service.will go there again.this restaurant has been around a long time

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NorikoL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our kids (ages 15 and 13), and we ate downstairs in the Chinese part of the restaurant. The food was fantastic, huge portions, and everything was delightful. Our kids love to dine at Margaret Kuo’s. We do birthday dinners here, but last night was just a family night. The new pork dumplings are amazing!!!!!!

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viparielal
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING food and lovely owner. We really loved the soup dumplings and the great precautions taken to keep everything sanitized. The owner and staff checked on us a lot, and were so friendly and helpful.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service this is a top notch restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and food was good. (Got shrimp tempura roll and seafood fried rice)

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vipAngelicJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was great. The appetizer were great? The drinks were great, the ambiance is great, the only problem was they didn’t have all deserts.

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DDuff
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business lunch with 3 of us. Had a large booth so we weren't crowded. We all had sushi, seaweed salad, edamame and miso soup. The soup was complementary. Their sushi is always so fresh and their seaweed salad is also a cut above. Friendly service, just attentive enough.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diner with friends was wonderful here at the Wayne restaurant!

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WilliamF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dining experience. It was my husband's 60 the birthday celebration. Everything was great. Mr. Warren is always precessional and kind. Thank you.

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vipAmyTahtabrounian
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous. Neighborhood gem. Warren one of the Owners is impeccable, friendly, kind, generous. Food is always outstanding. We appreciate the service, care, quality, ambiance - everything about this restaurant.

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vipMelissaC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic delicious Chinese food

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vipTheGuysFavorite
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED IT! The ambiance, service, and food were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress wasn’t warm & inviting. She gave the attitude as if she was rushing us. I wouldn’t go back.

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Gailsailor
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner last night! We tried all new choices on the menu as we have been going to other Margaret Kuo restaurants since inception in the 70s. An all time family favorite. Never disappointed.

FAQs

Margaret Kuo's - Wayne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 688-7200.

Margaret Kuo's - Wayne is rated 4.5 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.