Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen

★★★☆☆

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I went to Susanna Foo on a Sunday night and had a very romantic experience. The dining room was very elegant and the service was outstanding. We started with a dumpling sampler and the tuna tasting for appetizers. For entree I had the scallop dish and it was delicious. My husband had tea smoked duck dish and was very impressed. We shared a btl of red wine our meal and had a nice port with dessert. Over all I had a great experience.

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★★★★★

I went to Susanna Foo on a Sunday night and had a very romantic experience. The dining room was very elegant and the service was outstanding. We started with a dumpling sampler and the tuna tasting for appetizers. For entree I had the scallop dish and it was delicious. My husband had tea smoked duck dish and was very impressed. We shared a btl of red wine our meal and had a nice port with dessert. Over all I had a great experience.

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We were really looking forward to dining at Susanna Foo for restaurant week - but boy, was I disappointed. We had made our reservations several weeks in advance and when we arrived for dinner, instead of being sat in the main dining room on the first floor (which has a lovely ambience) we were taken upstairs to what appeared to be a rarely used back room and sat at a plastic folding table (!!) covered with a tablecloth right near the busboy and waiter station. It was kind of like being sat at the "kid's table" while all the adults ate in the other room. The service was fine but couldn't make up for the D-List atmosphere.

The menu was surprisingly brief and uninspired. The dumplings and hot and sour soup were servicible, but I have certainly had better at hole-in-the-wall Chinatown places. We chose the cold sesame noodles and the pad thai for our entrees, and while the sesame noodles were good (albeit a strange offering for an entree) the pad thai was a disgrace - bland, underseasoned, colorless, gummy.

The wine list consisted of exactly four choices - we chose a bottle of merlot that was fine, until we got to the last glasses, which were cloudy and full of sediment. Very unappetizing.

All in all, I was shocked at the atmosphere (or lack thereof) and being relegated to some "overflow" room, especially considering the fact that we made our reservations weeks in advance and paid well over $100 for a dinner for two.

I've had far better food from Chinese take-outs or at any number of places in Philly's Chinatown. Don't waste your money at this place. Its reputation is outdated and frankly, undeserved.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were really looking forward to dining at Susanna Foo for restaurant week - but boy, was I disappointed. We had made our reservations several weeks in advance and when we arrived for dinner, instead of being sat in the main dining room on the first floor (which has a lovely ambience) we were taken upstairs to what appeared to be a rarely used back room and sat at a plastic folding table (!!) covered with a tablecloth right near the busboy and waiter station. It was kind of like being sat at the "kid's table" while all the adults ate in the other room. The service was fine but couldn't make up for the D-List atmosphere.

The menu was surprisingly brief and uninspired. The dumplings and hot and sour soup were servicible, but I have certainly had better at hole-in-the-wall Chinatown places. We chose the cold sesame noodles and the pad thai for our entrees, and while the sesame noodles were good (albeit a strange offering for an entree) the pad thai was a disgrace - bland, underseasoned, colorless, gummy.

The wine list consisted of exactly four choices - we chose a bottle of merlot that was fine, until we got to the last glasses, which were cloudy and full of sediment. Very unappetizing.

All in all, I was shocked at the atmosphere (or lack thereof) and being relegated to some "overflow" room, especially considering the fact that we made our reservations weeks in advance and paid well over $100 for a dinner for two.

I've had far better food from Chinese take-outs or at any number of places in Philly's Chinatown. Don't waste your money at this place. Its reputation is outdated and frankly, undeserved.

Pros: ??

Cons: Ambience, Food, Value

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the appetizers were great, the entrees were horrible, the service good, the price too high. Will never eat there again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

the appetizers were great, the entrees were horrible, the service good, the price too high. Will never eat there again.

Pros: service

Cons: entrees

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Dumpling sampler is delicious. Worth the $20+. I had the szechuan seafood platter, delicious, my girlfriend had the peaking duck, also delicious. Portion sizes were impressive for a fine dining establishment. I got a Chinese firecracker to drink, probably the only thing i did not like about the entire meal. Price was expensive ($140 for 2) but the meal was well worth it

2
★★★★★

Dumpling sampler is delicious. Worth the $20+. I had the szechuan seafood platter, delicious, my girlfriend had the peaking duck, also delicious. Portion sizes were impressive for a fine dining establishment. I got a Chinese firecracker to drink, probably the only thing i did not like about the entire meal. Price was expensive ($140 for 2) but the meal was well worth it

Pros: Delicious Food

Cons: Expensive Parking

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Susanna Foo had been on my list of places to try for quite awhile but I never deemed it pricey enough to make it a good bargain to go for Restaurant Week. Overall, I felt that we had a positive experience with very good food but that it didn't live up to the hype that it gets. I will say that I found it far better than Buddhakan in both food and atmosphere. As far as the food goes, we had the Dumpling Sampler for 2 and Seafood Wonton Soup appetizers, the Szechwan Prawn and Scallops, Mongolian Lamb, and Pheasant entrees, and the Creme Brulee, Raspberry Caramel Tart, and Sorbet desserts. All dishes received positive reviews except for the Seafood Wonton soup which was deemed too salty. The service was friendly and professional but I found it to be fairly slow especially for a Tuesday night. The meal lasted about 1hr 45 minutes for a standard 3 courses. Also, Susanna Foo herself walked through the dining room while we were there but did not stop to greet any of the patrons, which I felt was a little unprofessional. In the end, I enjoyed the food enough that I would return in the future but with so many other good options to choose from in Philadelphia, I more than likely won't.

2
★★★★☆

Susanna Foo had been on my list of places to try for quite awhile but I never deemed it pricey enough to make it a good bargain to go for Restaurant Week. Overall, I felt that we had a positive experience with very good food but that it didn't live up to the hype that it gets. I will say that I found it far better than Buddhakan in both food and atmosphere. As far as the food goes, we had the Dumpling Sampler for 2 and Seafood Wonton Soup appetizers, the Szechwan Prawn and Scallops, Mongolian Lamb, and Pheasant entrees, and the Creme Brulee, Raspberry Caramel Tart, and Sorbet desserts. All dishes received positive reviews except for the Seafood Wonton soup which was deemed too salty. The service was friendly and professional but I found it to be fairly slow especially for a Tuesday night. The meal lasted about 1hr 45 minutes for a standard 3 courses. Also, Susanna Foo herself walked through the dining room while we were there but did not stop to greet any of the patrons, which I felt was a little unprofessional. In the end, I enjoyed the food enough that I would return in the future but with so many other good options to choose from in Philadelphia, I more than likely won't.

Pros: Food, friendly server, Reasonbly priced entrees for an upscale restaurant

Cons: Somewhat slow service, Pricey desserts($9-12)

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I went to Susanna Foo with my boyfriend for the first time two days ago. When we walked in, we were very impressed with the classy ambience. We had a lovely waiter who recommended the duck entree but neither of us were in the mood for it. So I ordered the pork pot-stickers for appetizer and the mushu pork with steamed pancakes and hoisin sauce for the entree while my boyfriend ordered the mongolian lamb with eggplant. The pork pot-stickers were amazing although it could do away with some grease. The pork in the dumpling was juicy and had a taste that sets it apart from the dim sum at chinatown. Having had the appetizer, I had very high expectations for the entree. Sad to say though, the entrees were major disappointments. The presentation simply wasn't there; the dishes looked like ordinary stir fried dishes from a chinese restaurant served on extra clean plates. I would not be rating the place 2 stars if the dishes tasted as ordinary as they looked but to our further dismay, both our entrees tasted horrible. My mushu pork was extremely salty that my tongue numbed after 3 mouths full. In addition, my boyfriend's lamb on was smelly and he was very convinced that it must have been in the freezer for months. The eggplant that was stir fried together had an unusually unpleasant spongy texture. To get rid of the unpleasant after taste of these dishes, we ordered the ricotta cheesecake which thankfully was consoling. Overall, I am very disappointed with the restaurant and will never return.

1
★★☆☆☆

I went to Susanna Foo with my boyfriend for the first time two days ago. When we walked in, we were very impressed with the classy ambience. We had a lovely waiter who recommended the duck entree but neither of us were in the mood for it. So I ordered the pork pot-stickers for appetizer and the mushu pork with steamed pancakes and hoisin sauce for the entree while my boyfriend ordered the mongolian lamb with eggplant. The pork pot-stickers were amazing although it could do away with some grease. The pork in the dumpling was juicy and had a taste that sets it apart from the dim sum at chinatown. Having had the appetizer, I had very high expectations for the entree. Sad to say though, the entrees were major disappointments. The presentation simply wasn't there; the dishes looked like ordinary stir fried dishes from a chinese restaurant served on extra clean plates. I would not be rating the place 2 stars if the dishes tasted as ordinary as they looked but to our further dismay, both our entrees tasted horrible. My mushu pork was extremely salty that my tongue numbed after 3 mouths full. In addition, my boyfriend's lamb on was smelly and he was very convinced that it must have been in the freezer for months. The eggplant that was stir fried together had an unusually unpleasant spongy texture. To get rid of the unpleasant after taste of these dishes, we ordered the ricotta cheesecake which thankfully was consoling. Overall, I am very disappointed with the restaurant and will never return.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food, Price

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First experience with Foo's and probably the last. We waited for everything an extremely long time. Food I can understand, but to wait for menus, to order, and the check. I expected more from this establishment than they delivered. Food on the other hand, really astonishing. Beautiful and delicious, although a great restaurant should be able to accommodate a party of 6 in a timely matter!

1
★★☆☆☆

First experience with Foo's and probably the last. We waited for everything an extremely long time. Food I can understand, but to wait for menus, to order, and the check. I expected more from this establishment than they delivered. Food on the other hand, really astonishing. Beautiful and delicious, although a great restaurant should be able to accommodate a party of 6 in a timely matter!

Pros: Food speaks for itself!

Cons: Staff miserable and slow!

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while delicious, it's too expensive & only serves tiny portions...definitely worth going to once...fabulous eggplant

2
★★★★☆

while delicious, it's too expensive & only serves tiny portions...definitely worth going to once...fabulous eggplant

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I truly loved my experience here. The scallops were thebest I've ever had. Dessert was as good as the main course.

2
★★★★★

I truly loved my experience here. The scallops were thebest I've ever had. Dessert was as good as the main course.

Pros: The Food

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The room was very loud (red lantern room) which is fine for a casual restaurant but not for fine dining. The waiter couldn't answer simple questions about the wine list. The samosas were good but the positives really end there. The shrimp had not been deveined (EEK!) and the coconut creme caramel was basically runny flan. We definitely felt like they were pushing us out the door. Will never go back. Lee How Fook in China Town is excellent and so much cheaper.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The room was very loud (red lantern room) which is fine for a casual restaurant but not for fine dining. The waiter couldn't answer simple questions about the wine list. The samosas were good but the positives really end there. The shrimp had not been deveined (EEK!) and the coconut creme caramel was basically runny flan. We definitely felt like they were pushing us out the door. Will never go back. Lee How Fook in China Town is excellent and so much cheaper.

Pros: Samosas were good....

Cons: Shrimp were not deveined!

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Went there a while back for their Sunday dim sum brunch. The service was excellent, we must have one waiter per guest. However, the joy ended there.
The dim sum selection was extremelly poor and not autheitic. It is suppose to be French Chinese but I feel the food lacks character and direction, it is trying to please both Asian and Western appetite and ended up not pleasing either side. The food also has very strong flavour which is usually a sign of heavy use of MSG. At that price level, I wish there is something a bit more special to it, and the ingredients more etravagant.
Not a pleasant experience and I would not go back.
I still to this date cannot believe how it can get a Michellin 4 star (or 5 star), it confuses me dearly.

1
★★★☆☆

Went there a while back for their Sunday dim sum brunch. The service was excellent, we must have one waiter per guest. However, the joy ended there.
The dim sum selection was extremelly poor and not autheitic. It is suppose to be French Chinese but I feel the food lacks character and direction, it is trying to please both Asian and Western appetite and ended up not pleasing either side. The food also has very strong flavour which is usually a sign of heavy use of MSG. At that price level, I wish there is something a bit more special to it, and the ingredients more etravagant.
Not a pleasant experience and I would not go back.
I still to this date cannot believe how it can get a Michellin 4 star (or 5 star), it confuses me dearly.

Pros: Excleent service

Cons: Not delicious

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On Wednesday night of Restuarant Week my daughter and I dined here. She had raved about the food, so I wanted to try it. The Crispy Shrimp were soggy, the coconut rice was sticky, and the steamed vegatables were just that, steamed, no seasoning, no flavor. I could have had a better meal with Chinese takeout and saved about $70,

1
★★★☆☆

On Wednesday night of Restuarant Week my daughter and I dined here. She had raved about the food, so I wanted to try it. The Crispy Shrimp were soggy, the coconut rice was sticky, and the steamed vegatables were just that, steamed, no seasoning, no flavor. I could have had a better meal with Chinese takeout and saved about $70,

Pros: service

Cons: not worth the price

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The food was just ok. Nothing to rave about. there are other restuarants in the city that have much better food for less money.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was just ok. Nothing to rave about. there are other restuarants in the city that have much better food for less money.

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Just ate here during restaurant week, and we were unimpressed with the food and service. The squash soup was average, on par with a pre-made from Trader Joe's. The salmon was average, but on the bland side. The coconut creme brule had a strange aftertaste. Also, the table used for our party was twice as wide as normal, making it impossible to carry on any sort of conversation with the person accross from you. What was most atrocious considering the prices, was the service. Our drinks took almost THIRTY minutes to arrive. The staff seemed completely apathetic that a table of 12 was going to drop about $600 I expect a higher standard of service when paying at this level, and the service was worse on average, than a bad night at Dennys.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Just ate here during restaurant week, and we were unimpressed with the food and service. The squash soup was average, on par with a pre-made from Trader Joe's. The salmon was average, but on the bland side. The coconut creme brule had a strange aftertaste. Also, the table used for our party was twice as wide as normal, making it impossible to carry on any sort of conversation with the person accross from you. What was most atrocious considering the prices, was the service. Our drinks took almost THIRTY minutes to arrive. The staff seemed completely apathetic that a table of 12 was going to drop about $600 I expect a higher standard of service when paying at this level, and the service was worse on average, than a bad night at Dennys.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service, Table size, Bland food

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The first time we went there we loved it. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We went there a second time and we were very disappointed. The service was not as good. The food was not as good. I had the duck and I had better duck at a Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood for much less money.

2
★★★★☆

The first time we went there we loved it. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We went there a second time and we were very disappointed. The service was not as good. The food was not as good. I had the duck and I had better duck at a Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood for much less money.

Pros: food

Cons: parking, expensive

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It was ok. The butternut squash parsnip soup was delicious with little garlic croutons. The chinese side of things were not worth the money. The hot and sour soup was ehhh and so was the kung pow chicken. The noodles were blah. The desserts were good though. Stick to the non-chinese items.

1
★★★☆☆

It was ok. The butternut squash parsnip soup was delicious with little garlic croutons. The chinese side of things were not worth the money. The hot and sour soup was ehhh and so was the kung pow chicken. The noodles were blah. The desserts were good though. Stick to the non-chinese items.

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I didn't know what to expect considering the mixed reviews, but we had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent (by far the best we have had) and the food was very good. The appetizers were better than our main courses (but the main courses were very good as well). The chicken dumpling appetizers are AMAZING!

2
★★★★★

I didn't know what to expect considering the mixed reviews, but we had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent (by far the best we have had) and the food was very good. The appetizers were better than our main courses (but the main courses were very good as well). The chicken dumpling appetizers are AMAZING!

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This is the biggest "smoke and mirors" restaurant I have ever dined in. There is lack of clarity and focus on the menu. It appears as if the business owners randomly pulled ingredients out of a hat, added on some "power" names for pizzazz, then slapped on a hefty price tag to make a quick buck. Maybe the longer the item's description, the higher the price that can be charged. Definitely a restaurant for fools or braggarts who are too dumb or proud to admit they made a mistake falling for hype.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is the biggest "smoke and mirors" restaurant I have ever dined in. There is lack of clarity and focus on the menu. It appears as if the business owners randomly pulled ingredients out of a hat, added on some "power" names for pizzazz, then slapped on a hefty price tag to make a quick buck. Maybe the longer the item's description, the higher the price that can be charged. Definitely a restaurant for fools or braggarts who are too dumb or proud to admit they made a mistake falling for hype.

Pros: None

Cons: Food, Service, Price

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We tried Susanna Foo this past weekend & after hearing the rave reviews, I thought we were in for a treat! There was a good-sized group of us, the waitstaff was indeed phenomenal. But, the venue was very loud and made it difficult to hold a conversation and the tables and patrons are crowded. Unfortunately by the time we sat down (we had a 7:30pm reservation on a Saturday) the chef was already out of the fish entree I wanted to order. I asked the waiter if I could substitute any other fish but keep the rest of the order (looking forward to the delicious-sounding sauce I'd chosen), and was informed that the chef would not do this. So, since I was holding up the rest of the table I made a quick decision to go with something completely different (scallops) and ended up giving about half of it away.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We tried Susanna Foo this past weekend & after hearing the rave reviews, I thought we were in for a treat! There was a good-sized group of us, the waitstaff was indeed phenomenal. But, the venue was very loud and made it difficult to hold a conversation and the tables and patrons are crowded. Unfortunately by the time we sat down (we had a 7:30pm reservation on a Saturday) the chef was already out of the fish entree I wanted to order. I asked the waiter if I could substitute any other fish but keep the rest of the order (looking forward to the delicious-sounding sauce I'd chosen), and was informed that the chef would not do this. So, since I was holding up the rest of the table I made a quick decision to go with something completely different (scallops) and ended up giving about half of it away.

Pros: Great Waitstaff

Cons: Too Many to List

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Susanna Foo is a beautiful restaurant with a French-Chinese fusion menu. Appetizers are $10-16; entrees $22-29. I was expecting and outstanding meal, but was extremely disappointed in the food. The room is very pretty, lighting romantic and the atmosphere very pleasant. I ordered crab trio ($16) and short ribs ($27). The crab trio consisted of a crab spring roll was teeny with little filling and not very tasty, a crab cake, crab in the center, covered with tiny bread cubes and deep fried, and crab salad, that was 90% potato salad topped with three pieces of crab. Tasteless. The short rib was the size of a six-ounce fillet plus broccoli rabe (very bitter) in a sauce. The dish was pure disappointment. Although the meat was very tender the sauce was bland. Service was outstanding. I would not recommend Susanna Foo and go to Chinatown half a mile away.

1
★★☆☆☆

Susanna Foo is a beautiful restaurant with a French-Chinese fusion menu. Appetizers are $10-16; entrees $22-29. I was expecting and outstanding meal, but was extremely disappointed in the food. The room is very pretty, lighting romantic and the atmosphere very pleasant. I ordered crab trio ($16) and short ribs ($27). The crab trio consisted of a crab spring roll was teeny with little filling and not very tasty, a crab cake, crab in the center, covered with tiny bread cubes and deep fried, and crab salad, that was 90% potato salad topped with three pieces of crab. Tasteless. The short rib was the size of a six-ounce fillet plus broccoli rabe (very bitter) in a sauce. The dish was pure disappointment. Although the meat was very tender the sauce was bland. Service was outstanding. I would not recommend Susanna Foo and go to Chinatown half a mile away.

Pros: service, atmosphere

Cons: food

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To me, the hostess and the waiter play a major part in setting the first impression of a new restaurant. It's a shame that neither failed to set a good impression. The hostess not only failed to greet us, but sat us in the smoking section and without confirming with us.

The food was just 'okay'. Surprisingly the portions were quite generous. However, the dishes lacked 'character', 'identity'. They tasted like a whole lot of mix of Asian (Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, etc.) all mixed in together. My idea of fusion is 'creating a new' from a traditional, not 'losing by fusing'. I am sorry to say but I probably will not dine in this restaurant again.

It is not everyday that I feel the urge to complain about a restaurant, but I was not impressed with the food NOR the service at this restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

To me, the hostess and the waiter play a major part in setting the first impression of a new restaurant. It's a shame that neither failed to set a good impression. The hostess not only failed to greet us, but sat us in the smoking section and without confirming with us.

The food was just 'okay'. Surprisingly the portions were quite generous. However, the dishes lacked 'character', 'identity'. They tasted like a whole lot of mix of Asian (Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, etc.) all mixed in together. My idea of fusion is 'creating a new' from a traditional, not 'losing by fusing'. I am sorry to say but I probably will not dine in this restaurant again.

It is not everyday that I feel the urge to complain about a restaurant, but I was not impressed with the food NOR the service at this restaurant.

Pros: portion

Cons: service

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Susanna Foo's is really mailing it in for restaurant week. I've had better Kung Pao Chicken on an airplane; forget about Chinatown. I won't be back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Susanna Foo's is really mailing it in for restaurant week. I've had better Kung Pao Chicken on an airplane; forget about Chinatown. I won't be back.

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Had dinner last week as part of a corporate funtion. The atmosphere is dim and a bit dingy. Several self congragulatory pieces on the wall with assorted dollar store artwork, aside from which the decor is unremarkable. Portions were very small and not tasty in the least. A request for a vegatarian option instead of the lamb on the menu was met with open hostility and "Mary" asked me if anyone else would like that option. I have no idea why she thought I could speak for 41 other people. However when my stirfry tofu (no, I wasn't asked if I would care for tofu) was served, another party at the table asked to replace the lamb as well. They could be more accomodating to paying customers. Horrible experience that lasted much too long. Not one of the four courses served was even worth mentioning.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Had dinner last week as part of a corporate funtion. The atmosphere is dim and a bit dingy. Several self congragulatory pieces on the wall with assorted dollar store artwork, aside from which the decor is unremarkable. Portions were very small and not tasty in the least. A request for a vegatarian option instead of the lamb on the menu was met with open hostility and "Mary" asked me if anyone else would like that option. I have no idea why she thought I could speak for 41 other people. However when my stirfry tofu (no, I wasn't asked if I would care for tofu) was served, another party at the table asked to replace the lamb as well. They could be more accomodating to paying customers. Horrible experience that lasted much too long. Not one of the four courses served was even worth mentioning.

Cons: Rude Staff, Lack of selection

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My fiance and I dined at Susanna Foo at the spur of the moment. I have always wanted to dine here and our experience was wonderful. We were seated immediately and our waitress was everso attentive. She explained the menu thoroughly and the other staff took great "care" of refilling our glasses and clearing our table. We had hot and sour soup as appetizers and they were good, but not great. The main courses were spectacular. My fiance had Pad Thai and I had Filet Mignon with Herb and Pepper Sauce. Amazing. The meat was perfectly cooked and each piece melted in my mouth. Finally, we had Warm Chocolate Cake with Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream. The best dessert I had in years. A perfect ending to a great meal. I highly recommend Susanna Foo!

2
★★★★★

My fiance and I dined at Susanna Foo at the spur of the moment. I have always wanted to dine here and our experience was wonderful. We were seated immediately and our waitress was everso attentive. She explained the menu thoroughly and the other staff took great "care" of refilling our glasses and clearing our table. We had hot and sour soup as appetizers and they were good, but not great. The main courses were spectacular. My fiance had Pad Thai and I had Filet Mignon with Herb and Pepper Sauce. Amazing. The meat was perfectly cooked and each piece melted in my mouth. Finally, we had Warm Chocolate Cake with Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream. The best dessert I had in years. A perfect ending to a great meal. I highly recommend Susanna Foo!

Pros: Food, Dessert, Service

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Don't go there for restaurant week. We got bad service and it was very rushed. Though a manager came over and offered me a complimentary dinner at a different time, and I thanked him for the apology, he then announced that he WAS NOT apologizing, just EXPLAINING the situation. I was quite nonplussed and won't even go back for free.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't go there for restaurant week. We got bad service and it was very rushed. Though a manager came over and offered me a complimentary dinner at a different time, and I thanked him for the apology, he then announced that he WAS NOT apologizing, just EXPLAINING the situation. I was quite nonplussed and won't even go back for free.

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Went there for a birthday dinner with a party of six. For the relatively high prices, it was a disappointment. Didn't see too much of the orgininality mentioned in the many reviews. Waiter was way too pushy in terms of having us order too much food. Desserts were an unexpected surprise in terms of taste, originiality and presentation. went to Bistro St. Tropez the following night with a nother party of six, spent half the amount but with better food and mjuch better service.

1
★★★☆☆

Went there for a birthday dinner with a party of six. For the relatively high prices, it was a disappointment. Didn't see too much of the orgininality mentioned in the many reviews. Waiter was way too pushy in terms of having us order too much food. Desserts were an unexpected surprise in terms of taste, originiality and presentation. went to Bistro St. Tropez the following night with a nother party of six, spent half the amount but with better food and mjuch better service.

Pros: Great desserts

Cons: , Pushy Service

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this is truly a dining experience. everything on the menu is unique and sumtuous. the decor is elegant and the service is impeccable. its a bit pricey, but worth it for that special occasion!

2
★★★★★

this is truly a dining experience. everything on the menu is unique and sumtuous. the decor is elegant and the service is impeccable. its a bit pricey, but worth it for that special occasion!

Pros: excellent food, great service, unique dishes

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I had a wonderful experience here! The server was very gracious and attentive. The menu items were interesting and the food was very tasty. Even the less expensive stir fry items seemed to be lovingly put together. Everything was beautifully prepared. I can't wait to come back!

2
★★★★★

I had a wonderful experience here! The server was very gracious and attentive. The menu items were interesting and the food was very tasty. Even the less expensive stir fry items seemed to be lovingly put together. Everything was beautifully prepared. I can't wait to come back!

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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As a Chinese-American, I had high hopes for my first meal at Susanna Foo. What a disappointment! The cuisine should absolutely not be billed as Chinese food or even Asian food. French/Fusion with most of the emphasis on French would be more accurate. Although not bad, the food was ok+, and it was not even remotely authentic Chinese food. For example, "risotto" was just a ball of short grain rice, the kind ubiquitous with Korean and Japanese cuisine. For some reason, the chef saw fit to heavily sweeten the rice, creating a bizarre flavor. Finally, thank God I did not have to pay for this meal. The prices far exceed the actual level of the food, with very small portions to boot.

1
★★★☆☆

As a Chinese-American, I had high hopes for my first meal at Susanna Foo. What a disappointment! The cuisine should absolutely not be billed as Chinese food or even Asian food. French/Fusion with most of the emphasis on French would be more accurate. Although not bad, the food was ok+, and it was not even remotely authentic Chinese food. For example, "risotto" was just a ball of short grain rice, the kind ubiquitous with Korean and Japanese cuisine. For some reason, the chef saw fit to heavily sweeten the rice, creating a bizarre flavor. Finally, thank God I did not have to pay for this meal. The prices far exceed the actual level of the food, with very small portions to boot.

Pros: nice decor, pretty good service

Cons: NOT Asian cuisine, expensive, small portions

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They use frozen peas and carrots which takes away from the true value and taste of the meals. If they would use fresh vegetables which reflect the high price they charge I would appreciate this restaurant even more.

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★★★☆☆

They use frozen peas and carrots which takes away from the true value and taste of the meals. If they would use fresh vegetables which reflect the high price they charge I would appreciate this restaurant even more.

Pros: good ambiance

Cons: frozen vegetables

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I do not know who keeps mentioning this ordinary restaurant in listing Philadelphia's fine restaurants, but it is a fraud. Susanna Foo may be a nice lady with good P.R. skills, but her kitchen turns out beautifully prepared food of such ordinary taste as to make the diners wonder why they are paying so much. I have eaten here three times, and every time wished I closed my eyes and picked a Chinatown restaurant at random.

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★★☆☆☆

I do not know who keeps mentioning this ordinary restaurant in listing Philadelphia's fine restaurants, but it is a fraud. Susanna Foo may be a nice lady with good P.R. skills, but her kitchen turns out beautifully prepared food of such ordinary taste as to make the diners wonder why they are paying so much. I have eaten here three times, and every time wished I closed my eyes and picked a Chinatown restaurant at random.

Pros: Excellent service, attractive room, impressive menu

Cons: ordinary and bland fo, outrageous prices, small plates

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having only been here once, i thought i'd share my experience. eating here during a party/banquet type of setting, i found their menu adequate. their food was sparing at best (small portions galore) but i already expected this before entering the restaurant. service was top notch. it didn't really get much better than this as i had waiters and waitresses at an arms length at any time. i would recommend for romantic dining on a whim, but nothing more.

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★★★★☆

having only been here once, i thought i'd share my experience. eating here during a party/banquet type of setting, i found their menu adequate. their food was sparing at best (small portions galore) but i already expected this before entering the restaurant. service was top notch. it didn't really get much better than this as i had waiters and waitresses at an arms length at any time. i would recommend for romantic dining on a whim, but nothing more.

Pros: romantic, location, tasty

Cons: small portions, bad parking, expensive

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I've been here twice. I was so excited about the food. So rarely I taste anything quite as good. The portions are perfect. I went through appetizers, dinner and desert and left not feeling bloated nor hungry. The harp player upstairs was romantic, as was the ambiance, which made for the perfect Valentines Day evening. Though the downstairs has average decor and did not make for a romantic evening in the least.

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★★★★☆

I've been here twice. I was so excited about the food. So rarely I taste anything quite as good. The portions are perfect. I went through appetizers, dinner and desert and left not feeling bloated nor hungry. The harp player upstairs was romantic, as was the ambiance, which made for the perfect Valentines Day evening. Though the downstairs has average decor and did not make for a romantic evening in the least.

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Remember when you are dining here, this is not to be compared to your local take-out down the street as this is a French Chinese fusion. In all honesty, this has been the best meal I have had in Philadelphia. The food was spectacular - we had ordered half of the items on the menu. Every bite was full of just the right texture and flavor. Our waiter paid attention to every detail and I could not have asked for anything more from this fine-dining experience.

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★★★★★

Remember when you are dining here, this is not to be compared to your local take-out down the street as this is a French Chinese fusion. In all honesty, this has been the best meal I have had in Philadelphia. The food was spectacular - we had ordered half of the items on the menu. Every bite was full of just the right texture and flavor. Our waiter paid attention to every detail and I could not have asked for anything more from this fine-dining experience.

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it is chinese you can and do get everywhere else, dressed up to try and justify the inflated prices. susanna cares only about her own purse, not your satisfaction.

food tends to be greasy, while service is stuffy and slow.

go to the golden empress on 5ht and bainbridge...so good, and nothing is mroe than ten dollars, or go to suannas where the cocktails start at $12

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★☆☆☆☆

it is chinese you can and do get everywhere else, dressed up to try and justify the inflated prices. susanna cares only about her own purse, not your satisfaction.

food tends to be greasy, while service is stuffy and slow.

go to the golden empress on 5ht and bainbridge...so good, and nothing is mroe than ten dollars, or go to suannas where the cocktails start at $12

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great food but way over-priced. For half the price but same quality try Mustard Greens.

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★★★☆☆

great food but way over-priced. For half the price but same quality try Mustard Greens.

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My boyfriend took me here last year for a Valentine's dinner. They said they only had an opening at 10pm. When we arrived, the place was half empty. We chose a prixe fix meal which was great besides the soup. It seemed like the soup had been simmering all day and night. The seafood in it was very hard by that time. We didn't appreciate hearing waitstaff being trained while we were dining. And we really didn't appreciate the waitstaff closing down tables while we were still dining. For a $245 dinner for two, it did not impress me at all. I would have enjoyed Buddakan much better at a cheaper price.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend took me here last year for a Valentine's dinner. They said they only had an opening at 10pm. When we arrived, the place was half empty. We chose a prixe fix meal which was great besides the soup. It seemed like the soup had been simmering all day and night. The seafood in it was very hard by that time. We didn't appreciate hearing waitstaff being trained while we were dining. And we really didn't appreciate the waitstaff closing down tables while we were still dining. For a $245 dinner for two, it did not impress me at all. I would have enjoyed Buddakan much better at a cheaper price.

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I though that it was way over priced. I was expecting more fusion, but it seemed as though it was just very good Chinese food served on nice plate in an upscale atmosphere and a very small portion. The desert was excellent.

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★★☆☆☆

I though that it was way over priced. I was expecting more fusion, but it seemed as though it was just very good Chinese food served on nice plate in an upscale atmosphere and a very small portion. The desert was excellent.

Pros: Good Food, Great desert

Cons: over priced

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I admit the food is good but not as excellent as its reputation. It is also fusion leaning and not authentic. Small portions.

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★★★☆☆

I admit the food is good but not as excellent as its reputation. It is also fusion leaning and not authentic. Small portions.

Cons: small portions, not traditional

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Chinese is my farvorite. I have eated in New York, San Fran. Nothing compares to Susanna's that I have tried. Not you basic Asian far by any means and more exspensine then any other, but it is exellent.From soups to filets just some incrediable tasking food.

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★★★★★

Chinese is my farvorite. I have eated in New York, San Fran. Nothing compares to Susanna's that I have tried. Not you basic Asian far by any means and more exspensine then any other, but it is exellent.From soups to filets just some incrediable tasking food.

Cons: Exspensive

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Susanna Foo has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is great--it's very refreshing to go to an upscale restaurant and feel completely comfortable that you will like what you order.

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★★★★☆

Susanna Foo has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is great--it's very refreshing to go to an upscale restaurant and feel completely comfortable that you will like what you order.

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Truly , a grand adventure in the cularinay arts. Light refreshing dishes, marvelous service and ambience make each meal unforgetable.

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★★★★★

Truly , a grand adventure in the cularinay arts. Light refreshing dishes, marvelous service and ambience make each meal unforgetable.

Pros: n/a

Cons: n/a

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Good, but highly overrated, in my opinion. Went once and have never been moved to go again.

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★★★★☆

Good, but highly overrated, in my opinion. Went once and have never been moved to go again.

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The food was good but also over priced. There are too much hype. The service was efficient but we had a cold reception by the owner's husband who should not be there for this type of hyped service. He was snobish! Get rid of him and the price paid might be better justified. I had a group of 10 people and we were all puzzled why this would happen in a restaurant like this.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was good but also over priced. There are too much hype. The service was efficient but we had a cold reception by the owner's husband who should not be there for this type of hyped service. He was snobish! Get rid of him and the price paid might be better justified. I had a group of 10 people and we were all puzzled why this would happen in a restaurant like this.

Pros: nice ambience, reasonable food quali, efficient service

Cons: too expensive, poor reception etique, not worth it

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susanna is a genius. her food and atmosphere are perfect.

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★★★★★

susanna is a genius. her food and atmosphere are perfect.

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Hugely pretentious in physical appearance, the service and food was nonetheless attractive and innovative. Of course, the prices were ridiculously high. At the end of each meal, however, I vow to return, since the food is what takes you there.

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★★★★☆

Hugely pretentious in physical appearance, the service and food was nonetheless attractive and innovative. Of course, the prices were ridiculously high. At the end of each meal, however, I vow to return, since the food is what takes you there.

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This is the best Chinese Food in all of Philly, but it is expensive.

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★★★★☆

This is the best Chinese Food in all of Philly, but it is expensive.

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I find this restaurant to be well overpriced for what you actually get. I notice that some of the produce that foo uses is not of the best quality and sometimes the dishes are incomplete. What i mean by that is what is stated on the menu is not always what you receive on you plate. Cutting corners to save money is one thing, but when you chargr that kind of money.......shame on you susanna foo!!!!!!!

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★★★☆☆

I find this restaurant to be well overpriced for what you actually get. I notice that some of the produce that foo uses is not of the best quality and sometimes the dishes are incomplete. What i mean by that is what is stated on the menu is not always what you receive on you plate. Cutting corners to save money is one thing, but when you chargr that kind of money.......shame on you susanna foo!!!!!!!

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If you are a fan of traditional Chinese food, avoid Susanna Foo's. The menu is nouvelle, with a Chinese influence. I did not find any of the dishes my party ordered to have been particulalry enjoyable. The meal was very expensive. I felt particularly gouged by the prices charged for alcholic beverages. The only thing memorable about my dining experience was my significant disappointment.

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★★☆☆☆

If you are a fan of traditional Chinese food, avoid Susanna Foo's. The menu is nouvelle, with a Chinese influence. I did not find any of the dishes my party ordered to have been particulalry enjoyable. The meal was very expensive. I felt particularly gouged by the prices charged for alcholic beverages. The only thing memorable about my dining experience was my significant disappointment.

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This is the first time I can say that the entire dish was truely excellent! Even the wild rice with tiny black beans were fantastic. The rack of lamb was tender, favorful, and seasoned perfectly. The meal ended with a splendid desert. 10!

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★★★★★

This is the first time I can say that the entire dish was truely excellent! Even the wild rice with tiny black beans were fantastic. The rack of lamb was tender, favorful, and seasoned perfectly. The meal ended with a splendid desert. 10!

 

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