Chinatown Cafe

★★★★★
42.3471 -71.0629
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617-695-9888

262 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA

02111

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Hours
Mon. - Sun. 10:30am - 8:30pm

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it is an awkward name for a Chinese restaurant but this place serves up a fantastic lunch and dinner. You won't be impressed with the dining area since it looks more like a cafeteria than a restaurant but don't let that fool you. The food here is great, the portions are HUGE, the staff is on their toes and the prices can't be beat. They have won numerous awards over the years and it has been amazingly consistent through all of the years that I have gone here. This isn't your typical Chinese restaurant in your suburban hometown. This is a China Town Chinese restaurant with cooked ducks in the windows and some guy chopping stuff up on a wooden stump. The general gau's chicken is the best there is. The salt and pepper squid is also spectacular. I have had a couple of other dishes as well and they were also good. Unless you have a huge appetite, the portions are enough for two meals so split one thing between a couple of people or order a few things for a group of people. I had an interview in Boston this past summer and I literally walked 30 minutes to have lunch here because the food is that good. It's not the prettiest place in the world, but the food more than makes up for that.

5
★★★★★

it is an awkward name for a Chinese restaurant but this place serves up a fantastic lunch and dinner. You won't be impressed with the dining area since it looks more like a cafeteria than a restaurant but don't let that fool you. The food here is great, the portions are HUGE, the staff is on their toes and the prices can't be beat. They have won numerous awards over the years and it has been amazingly consistent through all of the years that I have gone here. This isn't your typical Chinese restaurant in your suburban hometown. This is a China Town Chinese restaurant with cooked ducks in the windows and some guy chopping stuff up on a wooden stump. The general gau's chicken is the best there is. The salt and pepper squid is also spectacular. I have had a couple of other dishes as well and they were also good. Unless you have a huge appetite, the portions are enough for two meals so split one thing between a couple of people or order a few things for a group of people. I had an interview in Boston this past summer and I literally walked 30 minutes to have lunch here because the food is that good. It's not the prettiest place in the world, but the food more than makes up for that.

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Let's just say, I can see the China Town Cafe from apartment window. And let's just say, I've been here more than a couple of times.

Born in raised in the suburbs, my Chinese foods desires involve American-ized flavors: sweet and sour chicken, lo mein and fried rice. China Town Cafe is as close to those suburban chinese restaurants that I'm used to that I can find in chinatown.

The portions are huge. My BF and I usually get one dish and split and we're good for dinner and then lunch the next day. We usually get the chicken or pork lo mein or fried rice. It is flavorful and satisfying.

For rice dishes, I recommend the Soo's General Gau Chicken (R38). It's a breaded chicken and the sauce is just the right tangy-ness.

Not everything is so great about this cafe. I can't really explain the szechuan chicken, but it's not great. Mostly it was a strong raw peanut scent/ flavor. It was really undesirable. Also, the lo mein and the fried rice lack a lot of the good stuff. It's a lot of noodle and rice and not so much meat and vegetables.

For cheap and quick Chinese food, you can't beat it!

4
★★★★☆

Let's just say, I can see the China Town Cafe from apartment window. And let's just say, I've been here more than a couple of times.

Born in raised in the suburbs, my Chinese foods desires involve American-ized flavors: sweet and sour chicken, lo mein and fried rice. China Town Cafe is as close to those suburban chinese restaurants that I'm used to that I can find in chinatown.

The portions are huge. My BF and I usually get one dish and split and we're good for dinner and then lunch the next day. We usually get the chicken or pork lo mein or fried rice. It is flavorful and satisfying.

For rice dishes, I recommend the Soo's General Gau Chicken (R38). It's a breaded chicken and the sauce is just the right tangy-ness.

Not everything is so great about this cafe. I can't really explain the szechuan chicken, but it's not great. Mostly it was a strong raw peanut scent/ flavor. It was really undesirable. Also, the lo mein and the fried rice lack a lot of the good stuff. It's a lot of noodle and rice and not so much meat and vegetables.

For cheap and quick Chinese food, you can't beat it!

Pros: quick service, huge menu, cheap

Cons: szechuan chicken

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great place for a quick cheap eat. huge portions too.

menu is mile-long. prep yourself in advance or your neck will hurt staring at the board hung at ceiling height. crowded during peak times; best for takeouts.
:)

4
★★★★☆

great place for a quick cheap eat. huge portions too.

menu is mile-long. prep yourself in advance or your neck will hurt staring at the board hung at ceiling height. crowded during peak times; best for takeouts.
:)

Pros: quick, inexpensive, variety of food, best for take-out

Cons: no ambiance, noisy, packed at peak time

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I work right by this place and I only wish I could justify going out to eat more so I could eat there everyday. One entree is rarely more than $8 and can almost feed two people for dinner (no problem for lunch). The food has a good clean taste and they have a great variety of noodles. The only problem is that the menu is a little tricky to navigate as it is not always clear what you're getting unless you know exactly what types of noodles or rice each dish has already. If you ask, though, they are pretty helpful about explaining it to you (though they might try to rush you a bit) and you can pretty much tell them what you want and they will make it for you.

5
★★★★★

I work right by this place and I only wish I could justify going out to eat more so I could eat there everyday. One entree is rarely more than $8 and can almost feed two people for dinner (no problem for lunch). The food has a good clean taste and they have a great variety of noodles. The only problem is that the menu is a little tricky to navigate as it is not always clear what you're getting unless you know exactly what types of noodles or rice each dish has already. If you ask, though, they are pretty helpful about explaining it to you (though they might try to rush you a bit) and you can pretty much tell them what you want and they will make it for you.

Pros: inexpensive, good quality, good variety

Cons: atmosphere - not a date night restaurant! tricky menu

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Very good barbecued boneless spare ribs, roast pig and duck. Okay for noodles, but better for rice based platters. Service is fast. A place to stop in and pick something up real quick, as there's nothing in the way of ambience.

4
★★★★☆

Very good barbecued boneless spare ribs, roast pig and duck. Okay for noodles, but better for rice based platters. Service is fast. A place to stop in and pick something up real quick, as there's nothing in the way of ambience.

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Good Chinese food for fast-food prices. Don't expect a fancy atmosphere, but the food is good and they make it fast. Great for a quick lunch or take out meal. Try the soup noodles too... delicious with Char Siu (roast pork)!

5
★★★★★

Good Chinese food for fast-food prices. Don't expect a fancy atmosphere, but the food is good and they make it fast. Great for a quick lunch or take out meal. Try the soup noodles too... delicious with Char Siu (roast pork)!

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