Margaret Kuo's - Wayne

4.7
540 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJanethefrequentDiner
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only ones in the restaurant until about 12:45. It was quiet. We had good seats and an attentive server. Food was good, especially the won ton and sweet and sour soups.

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vipGlenC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Was there many years ago and was impressed. This past weekend the service was slow, we asked questions and they never listened and just said what they thought we wanted to hear. Everything came out at different times. Got what they are famous for and it was just ok.
Very few people were in the restaurant so it seems like it is stuck in the past and not adapting to the current times.

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vipKath1
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and felt safe. They all wore masks. Great food and would recommend.

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LynnL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional decoration, authentic Shanghai and Taiwanese foods, great service.

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Cherche
London
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we went for a weekday lunch. Service was welcoming, warm, and attentive. The soup, spring rolls, and entrees were all fabulous and a cut above. We ordered chrysanthemum tea and the server prepared it right at our table. Very impressive and we will be back!

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AlexP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst dining experience i have ever had. The wait was long even tho i made a reservation and the whole dining room was empty. every cup and plate they gave me was dirty, my beer was expired, the food was neither flavorful, nor identifiable. all 3 of my dishes seemed to be exactly the same. And when it was all said and done, while i was waiting for the waitress to return my card, another waiter, who had not been helping us at all the entire night, dropped off another black folio with the same check in it, expecting us to pay again. i could not help but laugh at this point at the sheer incompetence of the entire restaurant. mind you there were only 2 other occupied tables at this point, not a busy dining room where understandable errors would occur. and as we got up to left having received back the first chick which i actually paid, the second waiter tried to stop us as if we were trying to dine and dash. overall it was a train wreck, dumpster fire, cataclysm of dining horror with no redeeming qualities. for as affluent of an area in which it is located, my disappointment was immeasurable, and my day was ruined. Thanks Marge

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DrLee1222
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Margaret Kuo's at the last minute, and were fortunate to get a table for 2. The service was excellent, attentive, and engaging, only surpassed by the food. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass in mango sauce, and I had the Seafood Nabe, both of which were tasty, fresh, and well-presented. We'll definitely return; the menu is quite expansive.

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vipOzer
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Food and service high quality. The town’s best Chinese Cousin. We are never disappointed with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The dim sum menu was expansive and we especially loved the shrimp shu Mei. Great selection of wine, was reasonably priced. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food has declined in taste and presentation over the years. Will not be returning.

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DanielleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and wonderful atmosphere!! Always a hit with my family.

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vipMcCrackendobson
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place

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vipHeather
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best Peking duck I’ve ever had outside of Beijing. Xiaolongbao are perfect.

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vipKevinJ
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Very friendly and professional. Maintaining Covid safety protocols. Very quiet because it wasn’t very busy. Some of the best Chinese I’ve had. Great Japanese sushi selection but we only did the standard menu this visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & exceptional service! We always find new favorites every time we eat at Margaret Kuo. Everything is delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great din sum brunch on Sunday - best in the area

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, service, and quiet dining atmosphere make for an elegant and satisfying dining experience. Always 5 stars!

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vipMcCrackendobson
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent one of my favorite places to eat. Excellently owned and ran. The food is always amazing. The service is beyond any restaurant I have been too. Thank you always for a pleasant and amazing experience.

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vipladiegray
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Margaret's pretty frequently so I try to space my reviews. Margaret has the best Peking duck in the area, hands down. Her sushi is far superior to any other restaurant on the Main Line as well- always fresh and served beautifully. The choice is also far more extensive than any other restaurant around.

Her new Dim Sum menu is a great addition and available at dinner.

There is a great Sake selection - the best in the area.

I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want Kung pow chicken done regularly go to your local place. If you want it done exotically go to Margaret Kuo’s

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Clare
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Margaret Kuo's to celebrate my dad's birthday. From the food to the service it was a wonderful evening. We especially enjoyed the Poet's Su's Pork Belly, Imperial Shrimp, and Soup Dumplings. The service was excellent, very friendly and conscientious regarding COVID safety protocols. Highly recommend for a special evening, we'll be back again.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meals, great setting and exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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JeanneE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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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vipNovaFan
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Sushi was awesome, but service was incredibly slow. They seemed short on staff.

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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
207 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
41 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
13 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

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 4.7 stars by 540 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.