SUGA

4.4
703 reviews
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Chinese
A culinary pioneer, Susanna Foo helped bring gourmet Chinese food to America. Now she is once again making her mark on the city of Philadelphia with her son, Gabriel Foo.

Susanna has been acknowledged as one of the best Chinese chefs in the country by USA Today and hailed as an innovator by Gourmet, Food & Wine, Esquire and The New York Times. With two cookbooks and two James Beard Awards, Foo is highly decorated in the food world and knows that altering the ordinary is the key to success.

This is her first restaurant, with her son, Gabriel Foo, a true connoisseur of gourmet food and wine.

Susanna Foo’s influences are derived from her upbringing in Taiwan, and her training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. “Modern Chinese” is the fusion of classical Chinese and fresh Western ingredients with Foo’s signature French style of cooking.
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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was pretty good, nothing special. Service was slow, even though we were the only table seated.
They were out of a couple of menu items which was disappointing. Was there for brunch, not sure about dinner menu.

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Philly many times and I was very happy stumbling across this place. Very close to where my fiancé and I were staying. Also the menu has a dedicated vegan menu to which my fiancé and his father thoroughly enjoyed and I was happy with the choices I ordered off of the traditional menu. Some of the dishes we liked were; Kung Pao cauliflower, charred Brussels off of the vegan menu. Traditional menu; bok choy, and the veggie fried rice.


We’re hoping to come back again when we make another Philly trip.

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RJ
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and reliable food. Nice atmosphere

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p
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and clean place. Service was lacking at times but I’ve had worst.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our own private room which was great for us ,we could have conversation! We enjoyed having a leisurely dinner drinks coffee tea and dessert. The servers were great,very knowledgeable and didn't rush us .

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the new Vegan menu. Great drinks and great food as always.

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NK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and excellent vegan food options!

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FC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 7 vegans who went for the special vegan menu. Each and every dish was superb. We essentially ordered the menu. This is an excellent choice of restaurant for mixed eaters who appreciate excellent food and drinks, as well as ambiance.

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YA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the mushroom dumplings! Our lunch was light and clean yet perfectly savory. I will definitely return to try other dishes and enjoy the pleasant ambiance.

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BS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly service, good value, and a lot of great vegan options

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s
Philadelphia
145 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there and everything was delicious. The service is excellent also.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I joined a friend for dinner on a Friday evening. The service was prompt and friendly. I thought the food was less than inspired. I'm lukewarm on whether I would return or not. I really like Asian food and there are a number of other places nearby that I would favor.

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f
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We ordered the pork pot stickers and tuna tacos for appetizers which were phenomenal. For dinner I ordered lobster fried rice (highly recommend) and goat cheese wontons. Everything was going well until I found a DIME in one of my goat cheese wontons!! I could not believe it. It was ALMOST laughable it was so unbelievable. I think management could’ve done more to accommodate this very bizarre inconvenience but hey, it is what it is. I wouldn’t come back but if you go, watch out for what those goat cheese wontons are filled with!

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our meals were excellent although the drinks were quite pricey. Beautiful interior and overall great experience.

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Overrated Asian fusion-like restaurant, was disappointed with the food. Beside the scallion pancake, everything else was VERY bland (SUGA Fried Rice, Ma Pou tofu, Ginger Soy Salmon). Sad that Ma Pou Tofu should of been spicy yet it was tasteless, the salmon was dry and fried rice was not seasoned enough) has to ask for extra sauce for salmon and soy sauce for the rice).

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L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, creative and tasteful.
Kevin, the waiter was great.

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SQ
Philadelphia
505 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four friends enjoyed lunch here. Love the duck salad, lunch box, scallion pancakes, and more. Many options on the menu. Service was pleasant. Not too loud. I will return and recommend it to friends.

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was exciting inviting clean romantic peaceful
The food was very delicious
Nice location

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

There was hair in my appetizer and main course :(

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s
Philadelphia
146 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience here and it was great. All 3 of my party enjoyed it.

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SQ
Philadelphia
505 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch - bento box and duck salad. The duck salad has a lot of very tender, delicious duck. I will return and recommend to others.

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G
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting, kind of Oriental Fusion. They were quite conversant in gluten free and food allergies. The waited quickly suggested a lobster and rice dish wish was quite good and free from my numerous allergens. The unfiltered Saki we had was also very good. Great find on my first night in Philly for this trip.

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GP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We have had a wonderful dinner last week at SuGa. The food was great.
But we didn’t have such a good experience for lunch this week.

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MH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had eaten at Suga twice before & even given a gift certificate to family but will not return in the near future as over all it was VERY disappointing.

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P
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was so delicious and well prepared. We had the Pork Potstickers, pickled cucumbers with edamame and the sesame chicken. Will most definitely go back!!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific scotch, great service from beginning to end and delicious entrees. Entire experience was enjoyable.

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DB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special Chinese New Year Menu served family style was excellent!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived for happy hour a little after 5 pm. The bartender was very nice, but once we go our food/drinks it was a while before we saw her again. Once we moved to our table, we had our bartender as our waitress. While eating, it was a while again before she would check to see if we needed more drinks. I think the might have been understaffed. Again, she was very nice, it was just the waiting between food/drinks.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I did the 10 course Chinese New year dinner. It was delicious and a great way to taste a variety of dishes. Looking forward to going back and trying the main menu.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great venue, great food.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was understaffed for Vday weekend. Took us 10
Minutes to be greeted at the bar. Martinis were watered down and tasteless. Felt bad for the bartender because she had no support. We paid our tab and left instead of eating. Won’t be back.

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ER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was varied, creative, and very enticing. Everything we ordered was beautifully presented and absolutely superbly seasoned. Our server was professional and personable and we will certainly return for more delicious meals.

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Y
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was disappointed. Service was great. Food was average. Spicy shrimp were soggy & bland. For a fusion restaurant dishes seemed like traditional Chinese or Italian- not a blend. Would not go back,

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CC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We told the staff that my husband was allergic to shellfish, and then they neglected to tell us one dish in the 10 course meal had shrimp. My husband was ill for two days. The food was good.

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SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

This place is definitely P.F. Changs under a different name

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RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner and the restaurant was quiet. We chose to partake in the special Chinese New Year banquet menu. Although we only had a party of 2 we were still able to participate with a modified menu. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We had the Valentines Day Course and it was great. The service was excellent, and the the ambiance was just right. We will be coming back!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, all was very professional. Super experience.

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O
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Visually pleasing presentation. Each item as delicious as the next. Friendly and attentive staff. Happy to have discovered this great place to dine by way of the Open Table app.

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h
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the Chinese New Years dinner Tuesday. Because of the inclement weather the restaurant was not busy. There were 4 courses, amuse bouche, multiple appetizers, 6-7 entrees and dessert. As befitting a Suzanna Foo restaurant the dishes were expertly prepared, and one could not fault any of the dishes. The fried Branzino with sweet and sour sauce deserves special mention. We have patronized Suzanna Foo’s restaurants for several decades. She deserves her place in Philadelphia culinary history.

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