Margaret Kuo's - Wayne

4.6
551 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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IreneN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Margaret Kuo’s in Wayne! There is simply nothing like it; the subdued lighting, calm decor, outstanding food, efficient service and excellent wine choices meld together to restore the experience of fine dining. I highly recommend this restaurant above area others.

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vipandml
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Honestly, I hadn't been to Margaret Kuo's in Wayne, PA for several years. After dining there last night, I regret not coming back sooner. From the time I walked in, until heading out, the personnel there were all very friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. We had some very tasty Hot and Sour soup, 2 entrees and a side of the asparagus, lilly bulb and lotus root (never had that before). Everything was delicious, and with the large dinner portions, we brought plenty home for another meal. We'll definitely be back to dine in, or if not, to take out. Thank you.

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Victoria
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The scenery was very authentic and the food was good as well. We will definitly be returning

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Margaret Kuo's. The food was wonderful, and the service was very attentive. Always a fabulous choice!

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vipDrewP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I understand that there is a shortage on staffing in all restaurants
It took an hour to get out main courses
There was only 3 tables when we arrived and a sold out when we left

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PBrane
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The pork belly was delicious and my companion’s sea bass was superb! Good job 👍🏻

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viporchidlady3
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed our meals . The food and service was outstanding as usual and it was good to be back after so long . Was actually the best food we have had in a very long time .Our food was so tasty and was a highlight of our dining out experience . Anxiously waiting a return . ❤️💚💛💜💗

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

9/25/21
Dinner experience was gracious from front door greeting and throughout the meal. The decor, though a little timeworn is dramatic and elegant with attention to detail…same for the food. All employees are vaccinated, masked and patrons are distanced. In this era of labor shortage, we were very well taken care of. Everyone working there is wearing all hats. Another memorable meal.

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vipHope
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic lunch at Margaret Kuo’s, Wayne. Food perfectly cooked and presented, service superb.

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MarianH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with family. Food was outstanding as always! Cannot wait to return!

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vipAmyTahtabrounian
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. It is obvious the owners CARE about their customers and the food product they are delivering.

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vipPrincipessa
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends with us who’d never been at the restaurant and they loved their meals too. We’re never disappointed, and it’s always a great meal and dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic asian food.

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Outlander
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was average at best and restaurant is definitely overpriced.

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vipHope
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, superb food and service.
Dim sum fantastic- lots of new offerings. Truffle edamame dumplings delicious!!!

I look forward always to dining here😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants on the main line for dine in or Togo. Celebrated my mother’s birthday with seven people. The ambiance is wonderful and the food was fabulous as usual! This place will continue to be one of our go to spots in Wayne.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service for all. It's a great option for families, dates/couples, etc. The service was excellent, prompt and courteous. Definitely recommend checking this restaurant out for great food and a great time.

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VicW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and amazing service. I've never had such good hot and sour soup and all the dishes (we ordered several different types of fish) were delicious.

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vipJanethefrequentDiner
Philadelphia
109 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
5 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always excellent. love this place. and the staff always friendly. pricey and a very nice treat and very fresh sushi. in my top 3 sushi places ever.

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Cherche
Philadelphia
19 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
24 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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vipOpenTable 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
17 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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KevinJ
Houston
28 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
3 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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vipJimS
Philadelphia
11 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
17 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
160 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
7 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.

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 4.6 stars by 551 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.