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The Bookworm

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Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
+86 512 6526 4720
09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the bookworm with two friends to have burgers and wine, since we heard positive feedback here, and it was a terrible experience. We ordered quesadilla, two burgers with blue cheese and one cheeseburger. Quesadilla was served 30 minutes after, cold and not tasty... cheeseburger tasted horrible to the level that my friend was wondering whether it's some questionable... More 

Thank Rza A
Bellingham, Washington
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164 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for some Western food and saw this place on TripAdvisor. Good deal on beer and a decent margarita pizza. Hit the spot! We'll come back.

Thank uncle_albert5
Nanjing, China
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Right on the corner of an alleyway with a few bars. The outdoor seating is idea in the summer and they've got a few good beers on tap.

Thank jumpingfrenchman32
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a nice place to go if you want to take some time out and sit back in relaxed surroundings. The interior is simple and comfortable, and having books all around the walls is a really nice touch. Live music on Fridays nights is good, but if you want to spend time talking to your friends, you might find... More 

Thank Dale D
Shanghai Region, China
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

it is an ok bar, but not really that much in terms of food. I have only tried the old menu. IT does do many interesting events but no one would go there for the food.

Thank adventurousarchitect
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while in Suzhou and we ordered a couple burgers from the western style menu. Had to send them back as they were raw inside. But they quickly took them back and tried again. Wait staff were very nice and English books line the walls as a lending library for patrons. Very quiet afternoon when we visited but apparently... More 

Thank vagrrrl
Shanghai, China
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

the restaurant is not really fancy. but it cozy though. it feels like home. the wifi was also good. the staffs are friendly. even though the foodwas just average, but it worth the visit

Thank ellodavid
Suzhou, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great food & coffee Friendly staff Great tunes! Great takeout lunches Who could ask for more This place has a buzz in the warmer months

Thank brightlights2015
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple times, the food has always been good and workers a very friendly. Last time I went they had local microbrews on tap; this was very unique and some of the local bars could take a lesson here.

Thank deohayes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Set in a very pleasant area, near a canal in the Old town area of Suzhou. It's more of a light snack bar than a restaurant. The menu is decent with a varied selection of food on offer. What did let it down was my friends had finished there food before mine was served

Thank TampaBayTiger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, Italian, Chinese, American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 512 6526 4720
The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar, comedy club, and live music venue; truly a central cultural hub of the great city of Suzhou, and one of the most classic expat-operated venues in town.Located just off the famous ShiQuanJie street downtown (just by the PingQiaoZhiJie intersection), it plays host to delicious foods, drinks, and activities both local and from around the world. Head down anytime, be it for a proper cup of coffee and a sandwich, a cold beer and some laughs, a bit of sun out on the patio, or to check out one of the many cool weekly events that keep this cultural heart beating.

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