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The Drunken Chef

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336 Lijing Garden, East Ganjiang Rd., Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The restaurant prides itself on its British menu items, but the ones sampled were substandard at best. I know British food isn't considered the best, but this place doesn't do it any favours. The bathroom facilities were pretty bad & don't bode well for the kitchen if that's the hygiene they show the public.

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Thank ShanghaiGoat
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Went with ~7 people. Place was ~15% full that night. Two of the orders took close to 90 minutes to be brought out, mine being the last one. A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Waitress acknowledged the delay and said I took too long to order. I certainly didn't order 45 minutes after the others. I will seek better prices... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

A good steak is hard to find in China. The drunken chef isn't going to beat you top of the line Chicago place, but it was very good. The interior decorating hasn't changed in over 10 years and the menus have pages with the year 2009 printed on them. It is unique - I will give it that.

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Thank Paul G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

I went there a couple times and every time the food was amazing and the staff very kind, especially the owner Clive

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1 Thank Sílvio R
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Spent much of the US Thanksgiving Day 2014 here. It was perfect. Great atmosphere, wonderful good featuring a roasted turkey, friendly people who made me feel at home. Highly recommended.

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Erfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I used to live next door to this place, it's pretty bad. The first time was just for beers, a few old guys at the bar told me how good the food was, so even though it seemed grimy just having beers there, I went back again. The food was so mediocre for the price that I likely wouldn't have... More 

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Duncan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

It is always a pleasure to go back to the Drunken Chef for a home cooked meal and some good music when in Suzhou. Recently I visited on a Monday night and enjoyed the Pork Roast meal. It was fabulous. The atmosphere is great with flags from all over the world hanging in the pub. The owner Clive is very... More 

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Thank Joseph D
Suzhou, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We came here for lunch during the week. The food was ok, but very expensive. 150RMB for the small Fish and Chips? Not worth the high prices.

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2 Thank Mmeier25
thechefhimself, Owner at The Drunken Chef, responded to this review

China is no longer a cheap place to eat out, especially when its imported food, but burger king is just up the road. More 

Cupertino, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Drunken Chef is run by a British Expat and he caters to the Expat community. As a result he as a little bit of everything on the menu which is quite extensive. This tends to put me off though as no restaurant can do such a large menu well. The food we had was fine - better than most... More 

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Suzhou, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Literally found bugs in my food. If that isn't bad enough, the owner (we found out he was the owner later) told us that we needed to pay for our bill before we left....Obviously we refused and didn't eat bug food. Please don't go here.

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1 Thank trmur08
thechefhimself, Owner at The Drunken Chef, responded to this review

Hello, i am the owner of the drunken chef, i dont remember anyone asking me about this, however i can assure you we take comments very seriously, i did hold an internal management review to get to the bottom of this, however no member of staff remembered any thing about it. complaints such as this are brought directly to me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Lijing Garden, East Ganjiang Rd., Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?