Margaret Kuo's Kitchen At The Promenade

4.6
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
In her latest iteration, Margaret Kuo successfully harmonized classic Chinese cuisine with with nouveau Asia. The modern interior creates a stylish atmosphere while also rendering an eclectic and comfortable experience. The outdoor patio which hugs the corner of the restaurant is an inviting space while maintaining a sense of inclusiveness with the interior. It is a reincarnation of her Peking restaurant and more.
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4.3
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4.6
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SamirP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have been eating at Margaret Kuo's restaurants in the greater Philadelphia region for many years. You pay a premium to go as the food and service and ambience is better than the average chinese restaurant and a far cry from take out. However, we went there for a Mother's day dinner and the service was slow and poor. The drinks were expensive and mediocre. The food was good but not great. I expect more for the price tag we paid. Above all, they ran out of white rice. I have never heard of a chinese restaurant running out of white rice. I will not likely return but the sushi was good enough for take out.

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, waiter was very nice & knowledgeable. Food was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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FOODIE1
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My youngest daughter loves Chinese food. We decided to try this restaurant. It was fantastic. The waitstaff was outstanding. My other daughter ( 10 years old) wanted the sushi dinner. It was very fresh and very tasty. Half way through, .the youngest one stated that here it is where she wants to have her 8 year-old birthday dinner on Friday 4/30/21. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my wife had the honey nut shrimp, both were awesome. This place diffidently deserves a second visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We watched an episode of a cooking show featuring Peking Duck and needed to try it for ourselves. This did not disappoint, food was outstanding and a lovely experience. Will definitely be back.

BR
vipBarbaraR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the staff are very friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was for my 40th birthday. Good atmosphere, good food, nice service, overall a very pleasant experience.

TG
vipTheGuysFavorite
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sullivan’s in Wilmington, DE, an excellent place to go!!

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ptallent
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well rounded menu of Chinese and Japanese entrees. Food was piping hot, tasteful, fresh and well prepared.

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RoseH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good and all around service very nice. Very pleased with our dinner experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious and the service was excellent!

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vipDSMLS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service slow as can be and food is just OK.

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vipDelco
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hands down this is the best Chinese restaurant in Delco. Margaret Kuo has been known for Peking Duck for many years, so that's what we ordered. There is a presentation of the whole duck as a gong is sounded. It is then taken back into the kitchen for slicing and preparation.

If someone in your group requires gluten free options, they are available. One person at our table thoroughly enjoyed chicken with cashews.

The cocktail selection is interesting. I enjoyed my pear saketini made with vodka and pear sake. The wine and beer menu also offers a nice selection.

Parking is plentiful, as this new building is on this site of the former Granite Run Mall (upper level next to Boscov's). We will be back often to dine in or for take out.

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MichaelI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waitress appeared as if it was her first day...... we asked for a sushi menu option only to be told that it would take too long ..... family who sat after us was served a large sushi platter which appeared to be delicious

Heat was on to the degree that the entire room was red faced (not just our table)

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

really good food. small place but great and excellent atmosphere. definitely would consider going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were wonderful, and I loved the appetizers and the spicy peanuts. My entree however was very disappointing. I’m sure it was cooked appropriately, but the flavor was a bit odd for being “Szechuan” almost bitter tasting? I would go back again though and try something else. :)

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vipraidersix2002
New England
137 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

So disappointing. I have been going to MK at Granite run, Media and Wayne for 30 years and this was by far the most disappointing experience. First the setting is lovely with Mme. Kuo's custom attention to detail in a configuration reminiscent of the old location (not next to JCP) in GRM with elegant fixtures and good Feng Shui.

This meal experience however was unfortunate. The service was deathly slow, not paced for a zen experience, inattentive and slow. I ordered the Kung Pao Chicken "hot" and my date ordered Sichuan meat balls. The Kung Pao was not spicy at all, and was mostly chopped onions, very disappointing. The meat balls were clearly frozen and not fully cooked, we sent them back. The service was so inattentive I needed to go get the manager to point out the still frozen meatballs,

Although he sent a dessert over - we didn't want one and he never came over to explain or apologize . . .

This place is Sooo much better than this and I was so disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

3rd time here and still not good. Disappointing considering they are Marg Quo property.
4 different dishes and sushi platter. No flavor lackluster.
Certainly not worth the prices they charge there.
Service left alot to be desired.

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Chelle
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dinner. The Japanese Cucumbers were amazing. The staff was very helpful and made the experience fun. They were very knowledgeable of the menu and helpful in food suggestions. It is a beautifully designed establishment and I will definitely return. Very clean and the ambiance was exactly what I needed to wind down my night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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MelE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

cool place, excellent food and service, fresh. Excellent sushi bar!

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vipraidersix2002
New England
137 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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vipScannon
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new location, food is always amazing

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vipNotBestQuickMeal
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The soup dumplings did not have soup in them so that was very disappointing.
They offered a free dessert which as great but 2 options were not available.
The service was good and much improved over our previous 2 visits.

MM
vipMathMan821
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Such a disappointment. Until now, every visit to a Margaret Kuo's location has been an excellent experience but every part of our visit to Margart Kuo's Kitchen was just so underwhelming. The lackluster welcome - the 10 minute wait from being seated to getting water and meeting our server - the TWENTY MINUTE wait between delivery of my and my husband's appetizers (scallion pancake and some dumplings) - the wait from clearing the table to presentation of the check - just bad. The front of the house needs training and probably more staff.
The food was OK though the menu is not as varied or as well executed as when Peking was in the Granite Run Mall.
We'll hope for the best and give it another try in a few months to see if they can get things up to par with the rest of their locations but this was just sad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant and will definitely go back soon!

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gr8f00d
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

went out to celebrate Valentine's Day and ordered the special Chinese New Year dinner at $55.00 per person. it took well over 2 hours before we finally got to our last entree. we were left sitting without any food or water on our table for over 15 minutes. at this point we gave up and got up to leave. we were told that our dessert was being prepared. we informed the waiter that we had a prior engagement that we had to leave for and we could not stay for the dessert. Margaret Kuo's seems to be living on past laurels. If you want an excellent gourmet chinese meal try New Leaf in Broomall, PA. You won't regret it.

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vipLaura
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 7 course Chinese New Year's dinner... outstanding! Too much food for 2, it would be better to go with more people, however each dish was beautiful presented and delectable! We will definitely be back. So glad Margaret Kuo's is back at Granite Run!

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Goodfood45
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the food was good, the service was very very slow. Seems they are short staffed and/or haven’t worked out kinks on food prep/delivery. Our entrees didn’t come out at the same time and one was incorrect and had to be remade. Hope they get it sorted

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vipKorzo
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I still believe this restaurant is in its “soft-opening” phase.
A bit disorganized still and meals come out at different times.
My view is it will all get better with time.
For now a solid 3-star with expectations that it will move to 4 in due time.

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vipBonnieK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They seem to be working out the kinks with the kitchen and service
For a simple order of soup, a couple of spring rolls and 3 entrees. We had hit or miss service
Soup (hot and sour) was basically pepper broth, very spicy with few f the usual ingredients
We received 2entrees and the third came more than 5 min later. No explanation
All entrees were hot and quite good
Also puzzled when we ordered tea for 3 we only got one small pot.

FAQs

Margaret Kuo's Kitchen At The Promenade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 891-8880.

Margaret Kuo's Kitchen At The Promenade is rated 4.6 stars by 30 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.