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About Margaret Kuo's - Wayne
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.
Wayne, PA 19087
Chinese, Afternoon Tea, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Special occasions only. Chinese New Year, New Year's Eve, Karaoke
Margaret Kuo's offers catering service for any number of guests. Please call 610-688-7200 for details.
Public parking lots are available behind the restaurant. Abundant free street parking available after 5:00pm & on Sundays. Valet available for special events.
Private Party Facilities:
Margaret Kuo's offers 2 well appointed private rooms for parties from 6 to 30 guests. No room charge. A la Carte or Prix Fixe menus available. Minimums apply.
Private Party Contact:
Paul Kuo: (610) 688-7200
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Margaret Kuo's - Wayne Ratings and Reviews
Great food, but the service was lacking. Our server was perpetually confused and seemed ill at ease. Maybe she's not a regular. But the food was very slow in coming, which is something of an ongoing issue there. As much as we like the food, we rarely get takeout there because it invariably takes far longer to make than at other restaurants, and even longer then their estimates.
Christmas dinner. Food was excellent. Very crowded but service was great considering that the restaurant was packed. We were there for a birthday celebration that happened to fall on Christmas. Recommend anytime. Very professional and organized being the busiest day of the year for a Chinese restaurant.
We always enjoy our meals at Margaret Kuo's. We especially like to sit upstairs in the Wayne restaurant which is pretty and restful. Food is delicious, service always is friendly, and there is a nice wine selection. We often select from both the Japanese and Chinese menus.
This is a very lovely restaurant, a short walk from the movie theatre. The food was delicious and elegantly presented. The mushroom soup for two may well have been the best tasting soup I ever tried at a Chinese restaurant. I will get it again. The crispy whole fish was also the best I ever had. Although I have been to China four times, another person at our table goes four times every year. He also raced about the food.
Except for SuGa in town, Margaret Kuo is the best Asian restaurant in a region filled with creative and beautiful Asian restaurants. Try it. You’ll like it.
Margaret Kuo’s is one of our favorite places to eat. The Peking duck melts in your mouth and is extremely tender. Three out of four of us have Celiac and require a gluten free meal. They have gluten free soy sauce and can pretty much make any entree gluten free. I had The general tso’s chicken and it was AMAZING!! So nice to be able to eat Chinese food again!
Great food, excellent service, wonderful ambience. I've been a patron of Margaret's restaurants since she first opened Peking, I believe in the 1970s. I've dined at her Lima, Malvern, and Media locations. But I have to say, her Wayne restaurant is the jewel in her crown. The fare is incredible, and the upstairs dining area, done in Japanese decor, is gorgeous. I would recommend this place highly.
This was my first time at Margaret Kuo's. I set it up so that myself and my two girl friends could meet for dinner. It is nice and quiet so that we were able to have a nice conversation. Staff was very solicitious. Always asking if we needed anything else. Our food was delicious. We started our meal sharing the lobster spring roll- (we ordered two for the three of us)and the shrimp dumplings with soy sauce for dipping. We all had different entrees and everybody was pleased. I ordered the shrimp which came in a brown sauce and it was cooked perfectly.
I will return.
Was a disapointing experience.....appetizers were fabulous, but the entrees nnot so much.
Fish was worn out, over cooked and flavorless. The sauce did not complement it.
The tuna was ok. I have been here before and it was great! I don't know what happened...they were'nt busy at all.
I hope they improve, it's such a lovely place.
Peking duck is special; never failed us in over 20 tries;
Other standards like General Tso chicken are above average.
Lion head meatball great comfort food to take home.
Open face steamed dumplings great appetizer;
Wine list is excellent and the mark up is less than in other restaurants.
Service is excellent; helpful, often anticipatory.
Great food, especially the Peking Duck. Also had White Tea which was excellent compliment to overall meal.
Great service, greeted and sat immediately. Maitre d and waiter checked on us, but not so much as to interfere with enjoying our meal.
Quiet atmosphere where you can actually have a pleasant conversation with your dinner companions.
Ive been here with family, friends and business associates.
What a lovely and special dinner! We went to celebrate a birthday, and I think every member of the staff must have come to wish me a happy day. I had asked for a quiet table, and we have a perfect corner booth, upstairs, that was perfect for conversation. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed such quiet in a restaurant! We started with rock shrimp tempura, which was fabulous, and my sister had the black sesame tuna with ginger sauce which was gorgeous and delicious! I had the wild salmon teriyaki, which was divine! They even brought us a wonderful gelato, on the house, and sang Happy Birthday! It was a marvelous meal and a genuinely touching effort on their part! Go, you will love Margaret Kuo's!
When Susanna Fu closed I went into a deep depression, but then a friend turned me on to Margaret Kuo, which, amazingly, is just down the road. MK is terrific, two lovely dining rooms (one Chinese, one Japanese), Mr. Kuo presiding over everything. We were almost the only non-Asians in the restaurant (we ate early), which is always a good sign.
The food at Margaret Kuo's is fresh, beautifully prepared, and the sauces are simply delicious. My shrimp tempura was the best I have had. My lunch companion reported that her beef stew was amazing. The attention to each and every detail of a fine dining experience is obvious at every turn, and greatly appreciated.
The dining room was attractive, but there were no Asian diners--and I understood the reason after we tasted the food. The preparations have been modified for unadventurous American tastes. Although the ambiance was rather elegant, the service was surprising inexpert. Portions were small compared to what we have experienced at other Chinese restaurants in our region. We like good Chinese cuisine, and overall we were disappointed.
The place had a nice ambiance and the owners are very nice! Quiet graduation lunch for us with a very nice authentic chinese menu. The spicy wasn't so much and I could have used the authentic hotness for the dish I chose but it was delicious! All in all a great restaurant with incredible authentic Chinese menu and quiet comfortable atmosphere!
Took our granddaughter for her 12th b'day and everyone was exceptionally welcoming, kind and attentive. Decor was lovely and restaurant quiet which we really enjoyed. Food was fabulous! We are lucky that she is always willing to try new foods and she loved the presentation of the Peking Duck, but enjoyed eating even more. Her first try at wonton soup was a success as well. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back.
Thanks to everyone for making here birthday dinner a great success!!
Glad I made a reservation- when I arrived there were few tables open which is nice to see at such a wonderful restaurant. Jasmine green tea was divine and the tempura ginger ice cream was a unique flavor treat. As usual the service was top notch! I will be back soon for the cucumber plate which I have begun picking it up at their counter in the Lancaster farmers market in Wayne because they are so addicting!!!
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