Margaret Kuo's Kitchen At The Promenade

4.3
51 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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4.5
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Horrible food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was AMAZING!! Service was great! Will definitely be back

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viplaura
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional. We enjoyed our evening greatly!

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vipJersey
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food quality and service was very good... part of the order came out after we were finished our meal... had it wrapped to go...

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jojomoose
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here a few times since the new location opened. As always, it was delightful evening with exceptional food

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vipMerry
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Margaret Kuo's Kitchen is outstanding. Food and service terrific. I particularly love the spicy tuna tartare and the dumplings. One of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They are always so great with their service and their food!

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Susan
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Our sushi was delicious. Service was a bit lax but it was a busy Saturday night.

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vipMonica
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This latest restaurant of Margaret Kuo’s is great! Beautiful interior really adds to the experience. Highly recommend!

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Greg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The room temperature was hot because the door to the outside veranda was kept open. It was at least 80 degrees in the restaurant. Not comfortable because of that. Service was slow because there wasn’t enough help. The waiter was very nice and worked as fast as he could but had too many tables. Food was good. Maitre d wasn’t very friendly upon our entrance to the restaurant.

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WonderfulDinner
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner with 2 friends; we all enjoyed our meals. We ordered the "Shanghai steamed pork soup buns' as an appetizer to share; interesting and very good. For our main courses, we had the chilean sea bass, one with the plum sauce and the other with ginger sauce. I had the Jumbo Shrimp Shanghai; it was served with broccoli and a slightly sweet sauce; delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and patient as we took almost 45 minutes to order; too much chatting!

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vipWeezie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared the boneless ribs as a starter. The ribs were flavorful, tender and plentiful! I had the mandarin steak with spring pancakes and it also was tender and delicious. My boyfriend ordered the General Tso's chicken. He said it was better than PF Chang's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Going away dinner was fabulous for our immediate family of four!

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vipMerry
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food and reasonable prices. We sat a long time and the waiter was very gracious. I’ll definitely go back.

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vipveram
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Second time there in about 2 weeks. The food is very good but not hot enough. rice is cold. Felt rushed, waiter was constantly at the table.

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MichelleP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The menu provides a variety of Chinese foods not typically seen elsewhere. The atmosphere was very modern and sophisticated.

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Family
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good. Got the apps after our sushi which was our main course but was all very good

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vipSteveG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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vipveram
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good as always but could have been hotter. the waiter never came back to the table to check on us. Just returned with the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great and the food was delicious!

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SamirP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was excellent and we sat for a very long time after we finished eating an no one bothered us. A wonderful experience.

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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FOODIE1
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 24 April 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 24 April 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.

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and the staff are very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipTheGuysFavorite
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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ptallent
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 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 27 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so delicious and the service was excellent!

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vipDSMLS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service slow as can be and food is just OK.

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vipDelco
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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 14 February 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 13 February 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
17 reviews
Dined on 12 February 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
149 reviews
Dined on 30 January 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 10 December 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 19 November 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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MelE
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

FAQs

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

Margaret Kuo's Kitchen At The Promenade is rated 4.3 stars by 51 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.