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So Good Restaurant

#491 of 2,188 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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717 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P7, Canada
+1 613-233-0138
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

i really cannot get why people go this dirty runned down so called authentic Asian place.Its horrible ! from the tables to the chairs to the bathroom ! The food !?? Where do we start ? Its tastes like the lowest quality food laced with MSG overdose ! Everything from the not so free tea ( chipped kettles) to the... More 

Thank danjul12
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This restaurant serves good food and service is quite fast and efficient. It has a gluten-free option I recommend ans it's very tasty. I'm always full and leftovers are good for the next day lunch too.

Thank Nicolas T
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

After years of eating here, I can say I know what's good and what's not with the vegetarin options. The dishes they do well are very delicious although not necessarily authentic. i have also had disappointing dishes there as well. The service is great and run by a very nice family.

Thank Craig A
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The menu is huge and can be overwhelming. That said with a little foresight (go in knowing what type of food you want at least) and with a little help from your server you will not be disappointed with any of the food ordered here. A must go-to if you want to eat Chinese-Vietnamese-Asian-types of food in Ottawa. Often busy... More 

Thank Guy O
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Food was very good, service was excellent. Ambiance is not the best, but we weren't expecting a great ambiance. Would definitely go back Wu See chicken is AMAZING!

Thank JMontCanada
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Service was ok, food mediocre. We ordered spicy dumplings (12 small dumplings with an ok sauce- I liked it, my son did not). Then crispy duck. This was ok. Last was Singapore noodles with mixed proteins and vegetables It was described that it had curry. This was very bland. Would not go back. It seems to be more Canadian Chinese... More 

Thank AlexandraHaitas
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

I've been going to this place for years. Every time I try a new chinese food place, I end up going back to this one because it's that much better. The atmosphere is more of a small local restaurant that hasn't been updated in a long time and I do mainly take-out, but when I eat there I enjoy it.... More 

Thank Jessica L
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

When visiting Ottawa six years ago, we ate at So Good and loved it so much, I couldn't wait to eventually return. Finally in the city again, I was alone so went for the lunch. Sadly, I was very disappointed. The hot and sour soup was kinda tasteless. I ordered the WuSe Chicken and it was drowning in sweet sauce,... More 

Thank pumpermum
St. John's, Canada
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249 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

The food here is outstanding, and the service was so quick I was surprised they had time to cook. The deep fried tofu makes an interesting dish and the veggies were cooked to perfection. The place is very small and can be quite busy and it could really do with an update but I guess if you are this busy... More 

Thank NLtrout
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The restaurant us a nothing place, and zero atmosphere but the food is so good we have never been anything but full and happy with our meals. If you do not want to eat in definitely take it home. But eat there.

Thank Bonnie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-0138

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