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So Good Restaurant

#451 of 2,193 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 - 21:30
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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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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to So Good for over 10 years. There are many reasons for this. One of the big reasons is that Peter (the owner), goes out of the way to make food that my brother can eat even when he has allergies to many ingredients including nuts, sesame seeds, and shrimp. We tell Peter... More 

Thank aneums3
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phoned in our order for pick up. After a 20 minute drive, we were pleased that the order was already ready during a busy time (Saturday at 6:30pm). Ordered vegetarian fried rice, cream corn soup w/chicken, broccoli w/lemon grass and garlic sauce, kung po tofu and fried tofu w/pepper salt. All dishes were in generous proportions, so we have leftovers... More 

Thank Darren O
Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I was first introduced to this restaurant after I moved to the Ottawa area when I asked a colleague stationed in the Far East, where is the best Chinese food? He took me here and I haven't looked back and that was 1996. It is now my son's favourite as well. Peter So is a character. The room is small... More 

Thank Harold M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I was told this evening by the people at So Good restaurant in Chinatown that they cannot accomodate people with Celiac. I was supposed to eat there with some friends who are not celiac. When I told them I had Celiac the woman started shaking her head and saying "no, no, you can't eat here, we have an open kitchen,... More 

Thank MsLina O
Ottawa, Canada
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Celebrated Chinese New Year here and found the restaurant very busy. Thanks to the reservation, we didn't have to wait by the door. If you want peking duck, two days notice in advance is sufficient. The order comes with soup, peking duck with Chinese pancakes, and a stir fry dish. The restaurant is relatively small. There is only one round... More 

Thank Toroniee T
Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great dinner, highly recommended for going out with friends, the owner is super friendly too. Order wu see chicken, Szechuan beef, wrap and roll brochettes, all fresh and tummy

Thank NS422
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out on a Friday night. Highlights - General Tao's was slimey, stuffed veggie dumplings were rubbery and the sticky rice was dry. We will not be ordering from So Good again.

Thank Sarah G
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Wonderful little restaurant in Chinatown. Has a huge menu,, which usually is a bad sign ... however here, everything I have had I have enjoyed. I have been here 4-5x in the last year.

Thank 485shelleyh
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124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

For those looking for tasty, fresh Chinese food that is low in MSG, So Good is an excellent choice. The restaurant is small and not glamorous, but serves up some tasty food. I had take out, which was ready when they said, and very good. Enjoyed the Thai fried rice, which appeared to have curry in it, as well as... More 

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Pierrefonds, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A favourite of mine, with lots of vegetarian options and efficient service and knowledgeable staff. It is a diner environment and may not reach the tidiness level of some individuals but it is more than adequate (In response to some reviews). Now to the good stuff. My wife (meat) and I (no meat) have never had a bad dish, but... More 

Thank André G

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?