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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
Unfortunately this place did not live up to its reputation at all. The service was slow and the waitress seemed confused when asked for recommendations and info on menu items. Even worse both entrees were no where near hot and the quality of the meat was not in line with the menu prices. I don't think I will be there again and I would not recommend it to my friends
I had heard about this place from radio ads for years, and I finally decided to do Valentine's Day dinner here. We enjoyed the service, food and drinks, but a couple things could have been improved upon. Our waiter showed up promptly with menus and warm towels, which were not really that warm. The menu had many tempting choices. Our dinners came with Miso soup, which, like the towels, could have been hotter. The main courses were good, and my wife commented on the freshness of the sushi she was served. I had the Seafood Tempura, which was also good, but not great.
This restaurant experience cannot be described in such few words! A truly elegant classy and beautiful place worth every dime, nickel and penny spent. The food is 10 star and the personnel make it a 20 star experience. From moment one I felt like I was the one and only customer they were catering to., even though the dining room was full. If you want out of this world Chinese / Japanese cuisine exuding class and elegance, DEFINITELY EXPERIENCE MARGARET KUOS IF YOU CAN!!!
My wife and I went for Valentines Day and the sushi was memorably good... we've eaten at MK's many times before and I personally did not remember it being so good... not bad of course, but tonight was great... I'm not that big a shasimi fan, but the salmon and three varieties of tuna were the best I've ever had... not sure how to describe, but not as fishy tasting as many places where I stick with sushi... well worth it!
Waited an hour after arrival to be seated, with reservations.
Food is at better end of spectrum for standard American Chinese but upstairs they have Japanese which is what we had this trip. It was ok but id not go back for the Japanese menu again. I guess it is in reality too different from Chinese cuisine for Chinese specialists to make correctly. We tried the shabu shabu which is cooking raw meat strips in hot broth but it was more like hot water. It was below average and I get shabu shabu a lot (elsewhere).
Instead, Try the Chinese menu downstairs. It's not nyc Chinatown caliber, but for Philly it's certainly much better than average and the dining room is much more nicely appointed than you'd expect from a typical Chinese place. Service is quite good compared to peers. And the menu is very comprehensive with a number of special items I guess you can't get elsewhere.
We ate on the first floor in the Chinese section. The service was below rcpectations, in my opinion, but it might have been an off-day... We had reservations but we had to wait 15 minutes for our table to be prepped. Our waitress was day 1 on the job. The computer wasn't working and it took 15 minutes to get a written receipt. Fortunately I had cash on me.
Despite the service, MK is a good spot. Meals for two and a Chimay for $80 including tip. They have excellent cuts of meat. The quality and taste rivals with other high end restaurants in Wayne. I can't wait to try the Japanese food. Overall great restaurant for an intimate date night experience.
I love the food at Margaret Kuo. For the past 8 years we have gone there for Christmas Eve dinner. I always make reservations but when we arrive the table is rarely ready and we are usually asked if we are willing to sit upstairs. I like to sit downstairs as we order Chinese and always get the Royal Peking Duck. I like to hear the Gong when it is served and there is no Gong upstairs. The same thing happened again this year and we ended up on the second floor where the atmosphere is not as nice, it is noisier, and much more casual. The food was yummy (lobster tail and then the duck) but it was very disappointing with respect to seating.
After having visited MQ's after numerous recommendations and reading brilliant reviews, we were very disappointed. We had to wait for our table on arrival, even though we were on time. The waiter did not understand much of what we said, we waited a while for our drinks, which we had to tell him 2-3 times what we wanted. We then waited approximately 30mins for our starter, this was then left behind my husband, we asked another waiter if we could actually have our food on the table and this seemed to be a game as he then went off to get someone else - it's a restaurant, serving customers their food is not a new concept! Eventually we had our starter, now a little cold. It was the Aromatic Duck, one of the most expensive dishes at $38, but one of my favorites. The completely incompetent waiter then subsequently brought out our main course and attempted to fit it on the table with our starter. We had to almost shout at him to take it away until we have finished, again not an usual sequence of events at a restaurant, that's why they are called starters! We eventually got our main course but did feel we were rushed to finish out first course. The food was good, not great, and certainly not worth the hugely inflated prices. Had a much better Chinese meal in Ardmore for a lot less. The manager kept coming out, he was very nice and interesting, telling us stories about the restaurant. Perhaps they need to focus on better trained staff or staff that may actually have worked in a restaurant before, or even been to one! Very expensive meal for what we experienced, no problem with the cost IF it's worth it, would not think twice if we loved it.
I really enjoyed the fresh, perfectly cooked General Tso's with white meat and scallion pancakes. The sushi was excellent too. The service was excellent as was the host Warren, who came over twice to make sure we were enjoying our meal and even walked us out of the restaurant! We will be back!
Margaret Kuo's is always wonderful. We have varied our seating from the upstairs Japanese to the downstairs Chinese. Both have wonderful choices and the food and service is great. If you are looking for an upscale authentic asian cuisine location, look no further
We are regulars and wouldn't give it up! This is the BEST Chinese food! Wait staff is friendly and helpful. They regularly accommodate our requests for off menu items. The soup dumplings and pork shoulder are incredible. This place is also great for takeout , Special occasions in their private room, happy hour, and business lunches. Our out-of-town guests and family from Asia always asked to be taken here!
We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary based on past dining experience. The evening began with no host or hostess to seat us. Eventually we were pointed to a table and menus were just stacked. The hot wash cloths were a nice touch but kind of useless when the menus and wine lists were totally sticky with old sauce and other goodies. After a long wait our appetizer order was taken. The scallion cake and spring rolls were quite tasty although the rolls were way too salty. The wait for the entrees seemed eternal. My chicken dish was spicy and really well balanced. Unfortunately the chicken and rice were both cold. My wife's shrimp dish was also about the temperature of the room. When we asked for the check once again we sat for 15 minutes with our plates in front of us. We were both surprised by the lack of service and general aloofness that accompanied the evening.
High quality ingredients and expert culinary talent are two reasons that make this a destination restaurant. Decorated with treasures collected in China both the food and the setting are extraordinary. Mrs. Kuo and her husband Warren encourage you together eat family style . Don't miss the Peking Duck or the Chilean Sea Bass.
Spring Rolls were absolutely delicious though we preferred the regular ones to the lobster filled ones. They came steaming hot and absolutely yummy! Peking duck was worth the expected wait, moist, flavorful and carved table side, beautifully presented, my friend was able to specify the amount of heat in her dish and her cleaned plate was evidence of her delight with the flavor. We had a crisp sauvignon blanc from New Zealand that was terrific with the meal. We had attention both from the host and our waiter (Wikki?) who gave us time but was available as needed and we were grateful for the person who kept our water glasses filled without having to be asked. Will dine here again
Authentic Chinese food prepared with pride and talent. Managers and servers are welcoming and informative. We shared steamed bronzino, Singapore noodles and moo shu pork. What a wonderful blend of flavors. And a sweet rice dessert that finished the meal nicely. One of our party is Chinese and she attested to the excellence of the food in terms of authenticity and preparation.
The first floor dining room is elegant and large enough that the noise of other diners does not intrude. Lovely to hear the gong when Peking duck is coming to the table. This restaurant shows diners they are appreciated.
First time there. We had lunch on a Sunday. I had the tangerine Szechuan. My wife had the Peiking duck. We had a great bottle of Riesling wine which was reasonably priced. This is the finest Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. The Peking duck was served with ceremony. This chef carved it at our table. The duck was delicious. My dish was utterly fantastic full of of citrus flavor and and Szechuan spice. The hot and sour soup was very reasonably priced but was not as special as the other dishes.We will be back.
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