Designed to showcase the contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese architecture, the Akari Room Upstairs at Margaret Kuo's exudes Asian ... More
Margaret Kuo's Akari Room Upstairs - Japanese Cuisine
Designed to showcase the contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese architecture, the Akari Room Upstairs at Margaret Kuo's exudes Asian intimacy & cultural romance. The menu, ranging from sushi to Shabu Shabu,, is traditional & authentic. For authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, please visit Margaret Kuo's Dragon's Lair.
Margaret Kuo's is obviously upscale oriental, and you are paying for atmosphere as well as food, presentation, and service; however it's not strictly a special-occasions type of place. I wouldn't really call MK's EXPENSIVE; good sushi ain't cheap (if sushi is cheap, beware!) MK's will run you more than the Chinese-takeout place, but I'd call it reasonable for fine dining on the Main Line.
My wife loves sushi, while I really prefer Chinese to Japanese food, and you've pretty much got it all at Margaret Kuo's; good food and excellent service in what I'd call an art-Asian atmosphere.
The real issue is parking, as you're hoping for something in that row of angle spaces fronting the line of shops across from St Katherine's. It's a hike from the public parking behind the Wayne Hotel...
If you like Yangming, you'll love Margaret Kuo's. The food is fantastic. I'm extremely picky about my chinese food, and Margaret Kuo's exceeds my high expectations. The egg rolls are fantastic, and the General Tso's is out of this world. The shrimp is delicious, too. Those who like exotic dishes will be pleased because they have some items on the menu that many other chinese restaurants don't offer. People who have the taste buds to distinguish between take-out chinese food and high-quality Chinese food will love and appreciate Margaret Kuo's.
I've been eating chinese food for a long time and I can honestly say that you can find better food in a cheap takeout restaurant than this over-priced place. The service and the location is catered toward the affluent Wayne/Radnor residents but the food is poor. My wife ordered a beef dish and the meat was exteremly tough. The serving portions or small for the price you pay. The ambiance is good but it doesn't cater toward a chinese ambiance.