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SongHeLou CaiGuan (ShanTangJie)

) #19 of 683 Restaurants in Suzhou ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
No.198 Shantang Street, Suzhou, China
+86 512 6532 1398
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
2 weeks ago
“Great Suzhou cuisine”
3 Jun 2016
“One of the oldest restaurant in Suzhou where the Qing Emperor once dined”
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Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
No.198 Shantang Street, Suzhou, China
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Reviews (54)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very lucky to be taken here by work colleagues. Probably difficult without a local person as menu is challenging! The dishes were attractive and very representative of Suzhou style and flavours. The service is a bit shambolic but that did not detract from a...More

Thank KevMac1960
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Was there for lunch and found the crockery chipped and damaged which makes my visit a little disappointed as this restaurant is known to be the oldest in Suzhou. Food is average and service is mediocre. Price wise is okay for the food I ordered....More

Thank johnwA7970IY
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Served authentic Suzhou cuisine with quite a few appetisers, famous for the fried fish which is delicious. The braised pork belly and the goose black pudding in soup are also worth trying if you are adventurous enough. Efficient service.

1  Thank Tina L
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Song He Lou is perhaps the most famous restaurant in Suzhou city, renowned for its Suzhou cuisine. This is a branch at Shan Tang Jie, so the menu is limited compared to its main shop at Guan Qian Jie. It feels like a branch specialized...More

Thank Donghao C
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We had dinner there. The food was tasty. That's why the restaurant was so busy. Recommend if you visit Shantang Street.

Thank Pudding20142014
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Its situated near end of the shantang street. Famous for suzhou traditional food & taste A recommended place to dining!

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Make sure you order the signature dishes like the sweet sour fish and a few others. Otherwise you don't need to come to a restaurant like this. Price is ok, slightly high. Since Suzhou is good for street food, if you are traveling on budget...More

Thank Taylor L
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We decided to head out somewhere more fancy on our last night in Suzhou, and ended up in this place partly by accident. Menu had pictures and English descriptions, which were needed as the staff did not really speak any English. Staff was very helpful...More

Thank 1984MariE
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We had dinner here after strolling along Shantang Street. The restaurant is cozy but staff were not so attentive although there were not many people on a Friday evening. According to our local Chinese friend, Suzhou Cuisine tends to be sweet thus one or two...More

Thank chanlil
Reviewed 30 September 2014

When showing friends around Suzhou I usually arrive at Shantangjie in time for lunch. The Songhelou provides traditional food with an Attempt at a Suzhou atmosphere. The menu accords to traditional Huaiyang style so it is fit for introducing guests to the culinary delights of...More

2  Thank AlfredC
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.198 Shantang Street, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 512 6532 1398
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