Myers + Chang

★★★★☆
  • 1145 Washington St

    Boston, MA 02118

    Cross street: East Berkeley Street

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  • 617-542-5200

About Myers + Chang

Hours
Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm; Thu-Sat 11:30am-11pm
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The food is delicious, unique and can't be beat. the customer service is great - attentive and very friendly. Never had a bad dish!

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★★★★★

The food is delicious, unique and can't be beat. the customer service is great - attentive and very friendly. Never had a bad dish!

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Joanne & Cheri & the whole darn team are great, awesome people. These are people who love what they do, care about their customers & have fun. It's much appreciated!!

Anyway, I've been to Myers + Chang on multiple occasions. I've only had a wait once. That was this past Saturday/V-Day/Chinese New Year slamfest. We had a reservation, our table was dissecting their dessert and/or performing Gatz in its 7-hour entirety... who knows? Anyway, we had about a 30-40 minute wait. Cheri comped my party drinks. Totally nice of her, I felt it was a good way to handle the situation. A Changarita makes everything better, no?

I love the funky atmosphere. I love that stuff you order comes out as it's ready so it's piping hot and you don't feel like a complete fatty because you ordered the entire menu and it is currently on your table. That would also cause a space issue.

Tip: go with a group. Eat family style. More options, less cost. I thought going with 6 people was the perfect number. We had to be rolled out for about $33/person.

My personal faves:
- Garlicky spicy wings: OMG Winged goodness... so crispy and messy and yum
- Nasi Goreng - Indonesian fried rice that's spicy with a poached egg on top that you mix in and it becomes ooey gooey tastiness
- The homemade sodas in fun flavors like lychee-vanilla & aloe-yuzu. I like cherry-ginger best.
- Short rib tacos. MINE. I want all 3 for myself. Get your own.
- Mama Chang's pork dumplings. Juuust keep em coming and no one will get hurt.

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★★★★☆

Joanne & Cheri & the whole darn team are great, awesome people. These are people who love what they do, care about their customers & have fun. It's much appreciated!!

Anyway, I've been to Myers + Chang on multiple occasions. I've only had a wait once. That was this past Saturday/V-Day/Chinese New Year slamfest. We had a reservation, our table was dissecting their dessert and/or performing Gatz in its 7-hour entirety... who knows? Anyway, we had about a 30-40 minute wait. Cheri comped my party drinks. Totally nice of her, I felt it was a good way to handle the situation. A Changarita makes everything better, no?

I love the funky atmosphere. I love that stuff you order comes out as it's ready so it's piping hot and you don't feel like a complete fatty because you ordered the entire menu and it is currently on your table. That would also cause a space issue.

Tip: go with a group. Eat family style. More options, less cost. I thought going with 6 people was the perfect number. We had to be rolled out for about $33/person.

My personal faves:
- Garlicky spicy wings: OMG Winged goodness... so crispy and messy and yum
- Nasi Goreng - Indonesian fried rice that's spicy with a poached egg on top that you mix in and it becomes ooey gooey tastiness
- The homemade sodas in fun flavors like lychee-vanilla & aloe-yuzu. I like cherry-ginger best.
- Short rib tacos. MINE. I want all 3 for myself. Get your own.
- Mama Chang's pork dumplings. Juuust keep em coming and no one will get hurt.

Pros: Nasi Goreng

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I've been to Myers + Chang a few times now and have enjoyed it each time. Most recently, I went on a double date and Myers + Chang provided the perfect environment for us to laugh, taste food, talk and laugh some more. It is so laid-back and I'm reminded of how this is such a great place for a group dining experience or even for a date because you can share lots of different plates in such a relaxed atmosphere. Some of my favorite dishes include the Asian pickles, braised pork belly buns, and braised short rib tacos.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to Myers + Chang a few times now and have enjoyed it each time. Most recently, I went on a double date and Myers + Chang provided the perfect environment for us to laugh, taste food, talk and laugh some more. It is so laid-back and I'm reminded of how this is such a great place for a group dining experience or even for a date because you can share lots of different plates in such a relaxed atmosphere. Some of my favorite dishes include the Asian pickles, braised pork belly buns, and braised short rib tacos.

Pros: Great food, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere

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This is good for special occasions because the presentation is great and the prices are a bit high. Great ambiance.

4
★★★★☆

This is good for special occasions because the presentation is great and the prices are a bit high. Great ambiance.

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Pricey for Chinese and pan asian, but ultra creative addition to the South End. Great chicken and beef dishes.

4
★★★★☆

Pricey for Chinese and pan asian, but ultra creative addition to the South End. Great chicken and beef dishes.

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Everything that we tried on the menu was loved. The dumplings, rice,tiger tears, mussels were all great. But the two things that everyone agreed were amazing were the Fried Chicken and the tea smoked ribs. The service was eccelent, we were provided great suggestions and the food just kept coming at an even pace. When the menu says spicy, they really mean it as well! Everything was excellent, I will be going back many times.

2
★★★★★

Everything that we tried on the menu was loved. The dumplings, rice,tiger tears, mussels were all great. But the two things that everyone agreed were amazing were the Fried Chicken and the tea smoked ribs. The service was eccelent, we were provided great suggestions and the food just kept coming at an even pace. When the menu says spicy, they really mean it as well! Everything was excellent, I will be going back many times.

Pros: Best Fried Chicken ever

Cons: very little bar space

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I have been several times and love the style of the place and am hooked on the Dan-dan noodles!! We go with a large group and it is fun to order a bunch of things and get to try everything. Food comes to the table at different times(when ready) and that is fine with me. Love the music!!

2
★★★★☆

I have been several times and love the style of the place and am hooked on the Dan-dan noodles!! We go with a large group and it is fun to order a bunch of things and get to try everything. Food comes to the table at different times(when ready) and that is fine with me. Love the music!!

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I have been to M+C a 1/2 dozen times now and have always had a good experience from the service, to the cocktails and the food. We are not talking a typical Boston Chinatown food experience but rather South End does Chinatown in a very kitschy, clever and innovative way. Ribs are great, so is the fried chicken, dan dan noodles and green papaya slaw. Would also recommend the tiger prawns. I think this is a great neighborhood spot - just wish the bus stop was about 100 feet down the street so that they could have some outside tables in the summer. Go, enjoy and have fun.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to M+C a 1/2 dozen times now and have always had a good experience from the service, to the cocktails and the food. We are not talking a typical Boston Chinatown food experience but rather South End does Chinatown in a very kitschy, clever and innovative way. Ribs are great, so is the fried chicken, dan dan noodles and green papaya slaw. Would also recommend the tiger prawns. I think this is a great neighborhood spot - just wish the bus stop was about 100 feet down the street so that they could have some outside tables in the summer. Go, enjoy and have fun.

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With our 1-year-old, we're always looking for trendy restaurants that don't mind young kids. After hearing the hype, we visited for dinner on a Sunday. The hostess and waitress were very pleasant and we were seated immediately (the place was filled but no lines). Overall, my husband was disappointed with the taste and portions. The shiitake and greens dumplings were far too salty and his pork sausage skewers dish (should have been listed under the "snacks" section) consisted of exactly two 2-inch cubes of meat ("good but not memorable") placed on a bed of plain greens and a side sauce that was too potent to use. My udon + tofu dish was fine albeit a bit salty and greasy and the charred tofu tasted odd because tofu is best when soaked in a delicious sauce; this simply tasted plain/blah with a burnt exterior. A waitperson delivered our meals (not our main waitress) in a strange order: my udon dish first, then the snack, then the pork skewers 15-20 minutes later, so my udon dish was cold when finally eating it. He also delivered my udon dish twice. Confusion understandable if it were two different waitstaff, but he had delivered the first dish just minutes before. Best things are that the place seems family friendly as it's informal with a fairly loud atmosphere so no one would notice a temper tantrum; and the vegetarian options, although I wouldn't classify that food as "healthful" since it was still salty and greasy.

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★★★☆☆

With our 1-year-old, we're always looking for trendy restaurants that don't mind young kids. After hearing the hype, we visited for dinner on a Sunday. The hostess and waitress were very pleasant and we were seated immediately (the place was filled but no lines). Overall, my husband was disappointed with the taste and portions. The shiitake and greens dumplings were far too salty and his pork sausage skewers dish (should have been listed under the "snacks" section) consisted of exactly two 2-inch cubes of meat ("good but not memorable") placed on a bed of plain greens and a side sauce that was too potent to use. My udon + tofu dish was fine albeit a bit salty and greasy and the charred tofu tasted odd because tofu is best when soaked in a delicious sauce; this simply tasted plain/blah with a burnt exterior. A waitperson delivered our meals (not our main waitress) in a strange order: my udon dish first, then the snack, then the pork skewers 15-20 minutes later, so my udon dish was cold when finally eating it. He also delivered my udon dish twice. Confusion understandable if it were two different waitstaff, but he had delivered the first dish just minutes before. Best things are that the place seems family friendly as it's informal with a fairly loud atmosphere so no one would notice a temper tantrum; and the vegetarian options, although I wouldn't classify that food as "healthful" since it was still salty and greasy.

Pros: Can bring young kids

Cons: Certain waitstaff need more training

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"Perhaps it was because I had heard so much, but this was a major league disappointment. The range of flavors in the food was limited and it was what you would expect from a suburban Chinese restaurant in the all too trendy South End, If you're in the mood for Chinese food go to a real Chiinese restaurant, not here."

1
★★☆☆☆

"Perhaps it was because I had heard so much, but this was a major league disappointment. The range of flavors in the food was limited and it was what you would expect from a suburban Chinese restaurant in the all too trendy South End, If you're in the mood for Chinese food go to a real Chiinese restaurant, not here."

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Just got back from my third dinner at Myers and Chang since they opened several months back and I loved it. My friend and I started off with the vegetarian dumplings and the grilled whole prawns and then we shared the Myers and chang fried chicken, the kale, the beef and broccoli chow fun. It was way too much food but it was all so good and i felt full but not overly stuffed (plus i have lunch now for tomorrow!). All of my meals here have been really fresh and full of vegetables and it's clear that they are using top ingredients. I didn't love the kale, that was the only bad note this time around. But I've had lots of their other "wok vegetables" and they've all been really great.

The service is terrific too! My waiter seemed to recognize me and was super friendly and helpful and we felt really welcomed.

The music is awesome - the atmosphere is cool and hip without being too trendy. I love this addition to the hood. It's priced well, it's fresh food, it's comfortable and I plan on coming back a lot.

2
★★★★★

Just got back from my third dinner at Myers and Chang since they opened several months back and I loved it. My friend and I started off with the vegetarian dumplings and the grilled whole prawns and then we shared the Myers and chang fried chicken, the kale, the beef and broccoli chow fun. It was way too much food but it was all so good and i felt full but not overly stuffed (plus i have lunch now for tomorrow!). All of my meals here have been really fresh and full of vegetables and it's clear that they are using top ingredients. I didn't love the kale, that was the only bad note this time around. But I've had lots of their other "wok vegetables" and they've all been really great.

The service is terrific too! My waiter seemed to recognize me and was super friendly and helpful and we felt really welcomed.

The music is awesome - the atmosphere is cool and hip without being too trendy. I love this addition to the hood. It's priced well, it's fresh food, it's comfortable and I plan on coming back a lot.

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W really enjoyed the service and the food was great. Our waiter was amazingly nice and the prices were very reasonable.

2
★★★★☆

W really enjoyed the service and the food was great. Our waiter was amazingly nice and the prices were very reasonable.

Pros: Family Style, very unique

Cons: limited menu

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we were all very excited to go out to a great birthday dinner. this place seemed like the perfect place for our night out. well, we thought wrong... the hostess had some issues, i'm not sure he gets the empty table, seat people concept. it took forever for a server to come over. but when she did she apologized. fine, we understand its busy. during that time we all commented how much we loved the space; cute, trendy little spot, loved the simpleness of the decor. we ordered a few apps and dinners for the table to share... summary: food was overpriced - especially since the quality was poor, food was a bit bland and boring, there was a hair in 2 of our dishes and a bone in another (yes, we still paid for them), a dish we ordered never made it to our table, but showed up on our bill (and the waitress had the nerve to correct me and tell me it was the last thing brought to our table... ah, no... i don't think so... unless tofu is the new udon... that dish was thankfully was taken off our check). i will NEVER EVER go back, and neither will my friends. save your time and money, there are plenty of other great new places to try.

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★☆☆☆☆

we were all very excited to go out to a great birthday dinner. this place seemed like the perfect place for our night out. well, we thought wrong... the hostess had some issues, i'm not sure he gets the empty table, seat people concept. it took forever for a server to come over. but when she did she apologized. fine, we understand its busy. during that time we all commented how much we loved the space; cute, trendy little spot, loved the simpleness of the decor. we ordered a few apps and dinners for the table to share... summary: food was overpriced - especially since the quality was poor, food was a bit bland and boring, there was a hair in 2 of our dishes and a bone in another (yes, we still paid for them), a dish we ordered never made it to our table, but showed up on our bill (and the waitress had the nerve to correct me and tell me it was the last thing brought to our table... ah, no... i don't think so... unless tofu is the new udon... that dish was thankfully was taken off our check). i will NEVER EVER go back, and neither will my friends. save your time and money, there are plenty of other great new places to try.

Pros: fun drinks, great decor - fun& trendy

Cons: poor serice, small portions, bland food, pricey for what it is

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My wife/I went last night. Arrived at 8PM, were seated relatively promptly. The hostess sat us at the bar.
It took 15 minutes before our server even acknowleged us (Ian?), after waiting 10 minutes, a person sitting next to us told us that he had to work hard to get our server's attention. We ordered our drinks/food at the same time. 20 minutes went by-no drinks. The hostess brought by our first order (fantastic "Tiger's Tears-a cold steak/pepper dish, seasoned with Thai basil, and crunchy pearls-an A+ dish!), and brought our drinks when we said we never got them.
The restaurant cleared out-our server did his side work rather than serve us-polished spoons, glassware, and set tables, while we, were just feet away from our food that was left to sit there. Another server noticed the food/delivered it to us-spare ribs (excellently cooked, perfectly spiced, delicious, smokey/tea taste), and lettuce wraps (curry/chicken dish on this evening-bathed in coconut milk, which could have had a bit more "kick"). No rice was served, despite it being ordered-our server, who, rather than get the rice, asked if we had in fact ordered it-we had, at his suggestion-then put the order in, polished more glassware, set another table, upon which the hostess brought over the rice-our food sitting all the while.
At the end of the meal, I got up to use the restroom, my wife caught our server, and asked for the bill. was promptly brought to us, I got out my card, and our server took it.
15 minutes went by, us waiting to pay in a nearly empty restaurant. I saw the bill/card sitting right next to the register, with our server setting tables...
Finally, he brought it over, apologized for it taking so long (no reason given, nor was there one). We paid, tipped a bit less than 15% (hey, the food was great, the hostess/owner wonderful) and left.
I would give about a 4.5 stars for food, and 2 for service (only because other servers jumped in to serve us, when our disinterested server bailed).

1
★★★☆☆

My wife/I went last night. Arrived at 8PM, were seated relatively promptly. The hostess sat us at the bar.
It took 15 minutes before our server even acknowleged us (Ian?), after waiting 10 minutes, a person sitting next to us told us that he had to work hard to get our server's attention. We ordered our drinks/food at the same time. 20 minutes went by-no drinks. The hostess brought by our first order (fantastic "Tiger's Tears-a cold steak/pepper dish, seasoned with Thai basil, and crunchy pearls-an A+ dish!), and brought our drinks when we said we never got them.
The restaurant cleared out-our server did his side work rather than serve us-polished spoons, glassware, and set tables, while we, were just feet away from our food that was left to sit there. Another server noticed the food/delivered it to us-spare ribs (excellently cooked, perfectly spiced, delicious, smokey/tea taste), and lettuce wraps (curry/chicken dish on this evening-bathed in coconut milk, which could have had a bit more "kick"). No rice was served, despite it being ordered-our server, who, rather than get the rice, asked if we had in fact ordered it-we had, at his suggestion-then put the order in, polished more glassware, set another table, upon which the hostess brought over the rice-our food sitting all the while.
At the end of the meal, I got up to use the restroom, my wife caught our server, and asked for the bill. was promptly brought to us, I got out my card, and our server took it.
15 minutes went by, us waiting to pay in a nearly empty restaurant. I saw the bill/card sitting right next to the register, with our server setting tables...
Finally, he brought it over, apologized for it taking so long (no reason given, nor was there one). We paid, tipped a bit less than 15% (hey, the food was great, the hostess/owner wonderful) and left.
I would give about a 4.5 stars for food, and 2 for service (only because other servers jumped in to serve us, when our disinterested server bailed).

Pros: great food, good drink selection, conscientious chefs/owners

Cons: terrible service for us

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Food was below average. One of the dishes was way to salty. For the quality of food this place is way overpriced. Any mediocre Chinese restaurant would have better food at a lower price. I'm definitely not going back.

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was below average. One of the dishes was way to salty. For the quality of food this place is way overpriced. Any mediocre Chinese restaurant would have better food at a lower price. I'm definitely not going back.

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I don't know how it operates for dinner, but the self-service aspect at lunch doesn't work well. You order and pay at the counter, and the food comes whenever it becomes ready, even if your appetizer comes last. If they forget something, it's up to you to remember, because you've already paid. Curried squash soup was excellent (don't miss it), hot and sour less so because it was missing any sour aspect. Tiger's Tears beef salad had a good and spicy taste but a couple of pieces had to be messily discarded because of gristle. Dan Dan noodles and spring rolls were good. Portions are very small. Sake "sangria" (red) was good but overpriced. The decor in various sections might strike you as either diner-style or college-cafeteria. Overall, the food was very pleasant and the other aspects were not disastrous, but the overall experience would have been better with traditional table service.

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★★★★☆

I don't know how it operates for dinner, but the self-service aspect at lunch doesn't work well. You order and pay at the counter, and the food comes whenever it becomes ready, even if your appetizer comes last. If they forget something, it's up to you to remember, because you've already paid. Curried squash soup was excellent (don't miss it), hot and sour less so because it was missing any sour aspect. Tiger's Tears beef salad had a good and spicy taste but a couple of pieces had to be messily discarded because of gristle. Dan Dan noodles and spring rolls were good. Portions are very small. Sake "sangria" (red) was good but overpriced. The decor in various sections might strike you as either diner-style or college-cafeteria. Overall, the food was very pleasant and the other aspects were not disastrous, but the overall experience would have been better with traditional table service.

Pros: tasty food, spicy, not greasy

Cons: self-serve aspect, decor, small portions

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To start, our soup of the day - a creamy squash soup with a large scallop encrusted with sesame and seasing was amazing! Probably the best soup I have had in a long time. Unfortunately my noodle salad, and my partner's chick dish would have been better, cheaper, and bigger in Chinatown. The free little desert cup was a nice and delicious ending.

As for the decor that everyone keeps raving about: I don't think it works. It is one part diner, one part modern Asian, one part tacky Chinese restaurant, and it's all watered down and held together with a bad hotel contemporary feel. They should have taken one or two themes and made a new edgy look - but it just doesn't quite get there.

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★★★☆☆

To start, our soup of the day - a creamy squash soup with a large scallop encrusted with sesame and seasing was amazing! Probably the best soup I have had in a long time. Unfortunately my noodle salad, and my partner's chick dish would have been better, cheaper, and bigger in Chinatown. The free little desert cup was a nice and delicious ending.

As for the decor that everyone keeps raving about: I don't think it works. It is one part diner, one part modern Asian, one part tacky Chinese restaurant, and it's all watered down and held together with a bad hotel contemporary feel. They should have taken one or two themes and made a new edgy look - but it just doesn't quite get there.

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We read about this new Asian restaurant, and being Chinese myself and a huge fan of Asian cooking, I was really looking forward to it. I appreciated the edgy decor, clean bathrooms and great service. The staff was very helpful and very on top of things.

However, I was thoroughly disappointed with the serving size and prices. Evidently "family style" means, "family of one". In addition, while I know food tends to be overpriced in the South End, I could not believe that $11 got you only 5 (albiet tasty) potstickers. We had to split the last potsticker in two. The entree of chow fun could probably fit in the palm of my hand. It was the first time I could remember ever leaving a restaurant only to go to another one because we were both still hungry and very unsatisfied. I often say to friends, if it's a good asian restaurant, you'll see an Asian chef and Asian customers-I should have taken my own advice and just driven a mile down into Chinatown. I know that the food would be authetic and while the atmosphere wouldn't be as stylish, I know that I wouldn't be paying for it!

They have a saying on their wall that says something like Confucius says: I love this food. I would add: Confucius says: if your guest leaves feeling poor and hungry, you will not be blessed in the next life. Adding a few more potstickers wouldn't hurt!

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★★☆☆☆

We read about this new Asian restaurant, and being Chinese myself and a huge fan of Asian cooking, I was really looking forward to it. I appreciated the edgy decor, clean bathrooms and great service. The staff was very helpful and very on top of things.

However, I was thoroughly disappointed with the serving size and prices. Evidently "family style" means, "family of one". In addition, while I know food tends to be overpriced in the South End, I could not believe that $11 got you only 5 (albiet tasty) potstickers. We had to split the last potsticker in two. The entree of chow fun could probably fit in the palm of my hand. It was the first time I could remember ever leaving a restaurant only to go to another one because we were both still hungry and very unsatisfied. I often say to friends, if it's a good asian restaurant, you'll see an Asian chef and Asian customers-I should have taken my own advice and just driven a mile down into Chinatown. I know that the food would be authetic and while the atmosphere wouldn't be as stylish, I know that I wouldn't be paying for it!

They have a saying on their wall that says something like Confucius says: I love this food. I would add: Confucius says: if your guest leaves feeling poor and hungry, you will not be blessed in the next life. Adding a few more potstickers wouldn't hurt!

Pros: ambience, clean bathrooms, great staff

Cons: expensive, small portions

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Admittedly, I just picked up an order from this place, and when I went in the restaurant to get it, it looked pretty fabulous. Very hopping, very buzzing; I'd definitely try a sit-down meal here. High style, low 'tude, which I love.

But when I sat down (at home) to eat my meal: tigers tears, baby bak choy, and some pork and tofu combination that looked great on the page, everything was so spicy I could barely taste it. The tofu/pork combo was super oily, too--even the bak choy was greasy. I enjoy sesame oil, but this was sopped. The tigers tears was amazing and the steak was cooked perfectly; but it was so spicy it brought tears to my eyes. I suspect there are great flavors in there, but I couldn't taste it.

The place is so decently priced and it looks like fun--I'd absolutely give it a(nother) go. But order "mild," and tell them to go easy on the oil.

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★★★☆☆

Admittedly, I just picked up an order from this place, and when I went in the restaurant to get it, it looked pretty fabulous. Very hopping, very buzzing; I'd definitely try a sit-down meal here. High style, low 'tude, which I love.

But when I sat down (at home) to eat my meal: tigers tears, baby bak choy, and some pork and tofu combination that looked great on the page, everything was so spicy I could barely taste it. The tofu/pork combo was super oily, too--even the bak choy was greasy. I enjoy sesame oil, but this was sopped. The tigers tears was amazing and the steak was cooked perfectly; but it was so spicy it brought tears to my eyes. I suspect there are great flavors in there, but I couldn't taste it.

The place is so decently priced and it looks like fun--I'd absolutely give it a(nother) go. But order "mild," and tell them to go easy on the oil.

Pros: great space, fantastic vibe, good service

Cons: crazy oily and spicy

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Power couple Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers were bound to give partnership a go. Enter Myers + Chang, a cheerfully slick, surprisingly cheap Pan-Asian diner---in short, just what the South End ordered. We like the verve of the hot-spot…

 

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