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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.

175 East Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Louella Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 688-7200

Website:
http://www.margaretkuos.com/

Entertainment:
Special occasions only. Chinese New Year, New Year's Eve, Karaoke

Catering:
Margaret Kuo's offers catering service for any number of guests. Please call 610-688-7200 for details.

Parking Details:
Public parking lots are available behind the restaurant. Abundant free street parking available after 5:00pm & on Sundays. Valet available for special events.

Public Transit:
R5 (Wayne)

Executive Chef:
Margaret Kuo

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The shitake soup was delicious and flavorful. Service was great-- we sat in the Chinese section of the Wayne restaurant. The majority of the guests seemed to be speaking Chinese-- always a good sign! I definitely want to go back-- soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2016

They always do it right at MKs. You are greeted by name and treated like a king for the whole meal. Food is excellent and very tasty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Outstanding food with a great mix of plates and paired wine tasting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2016

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Once again, we had a great night at Margaret kuos. The food was delicious. And we were given the table requested!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2016

The quality of the food, drinks and ambiance along with great service. The seating is very comfortable and there are charming private booths. You can have a conversation while enjoying a great meal served beautifully. This is a Main Line gem.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2016

Another amazing night at Kuos

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Food was delicious. Our server made recommendations about sauces, was very knowledgable. The ambiance was lovely. Antotally awesome lunch experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Great food! I recommend the Shrimp and beef - it's my favorite dish and never leaves me less than satisfied. The ginger ice cream is a real treat

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Great food, service, and ambiance! We could not possibly have enjoyed it more!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2015

My son and I have had a tradition of having Peking Duck on Christmas Eve for more than 30 years. This was the best one I've had in this area.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2015

We went on a very slow night. The manager was very nice and gave us a special complimentary dessert to celebrate a special occasion. Overall yummy and clean, friendly

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on November 28, 2015

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.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2015

Had another great dinner at Margaret Kuo's, some of the best sushi around!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Consistently great. Top quality, reasonably priced. Hot and sour soup best on the planet.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Delicious as always! And the staff always provide great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Per the usual, Margaret Kuo's was wonderful! We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2015

The food is reliably good. The only local restaurant that offers lettuce wraps with shrimp filling.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2015

Food is freshly prepared and tasty.
Service was slower than usual. Large party being served while we were there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2015

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I can't say enough about the food. It is fresh and delicious! We would eat here weekly if we did not live an hour away. We have come here twice a year for over 6 years and we love it! The staff and owner are wonderful

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2015

Not really worth the drive for us. Pf chang's is probably just as good. Nothing memorable about ttis reataurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2015

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Very fresh sushi and sashimi. Beautifully prepared and served in artistic design. The fish was very fresh and delicious. Desserts were delicious and wine and drinks well prepared.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2015

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2015

Great dinner with out of town friend. Service great, food wonderful. Highly recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2015

We were 1/2 hour late for reservations. They were gracious and were able to accommodate us. Food was excellent, as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2015

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Very pleasant dining experience. We were treated as if we were special guests!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2015

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Never had a bad meal. Staff and ownership are attentive and the food is always terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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