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Makaha Restaurant

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255 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720-4739
978-263-3371
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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Food a little greasy

The restaurant is circa 1970's. Service wasn't great, but the food was decent....a little greasy. One of the dishes I ordered was subgum chow mein, which is very hard to find in Chinese restaurants today..I love that dish if it is made properly...and this was! Made my day!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bryna289
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is circa 1970's. Service wasn't great, but the food was decent....a little greasy. One of the dishes I ordered was subgum chow mein, which is very hard to find in Chinese restaurants today..I love that dish if it is made properly...and this was! Made my day!!

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Thank Bryna289
Westford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

5 stars for the cronies and regulars who frequent this place. 5 stars for the owner Ray who is the nicest guy to ever tend bar.5 stars for kenny who is an exceptional mixologist of anything mai tai. go for the keno and the rocket fuel mai tais! as for the food, it is what it is: greasy Polynesian. we... More 

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Thank absolutahnie
Eugene, Oregon
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We walked into a restaurant devoid of people, with the exception of two at the bar laughing with the bartender. The carpet was really dirty, and had wrinkles. The entryway was not clean and the overall building was not well maintained. There was no one to great us, so we walked out. No, we didn't eat there, but given the... More 

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1 Thank Tom B
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Food is fantastic. Best shrimp fried rice I've ever had. I judge all American Chinese food based on the food from this restaurant. The staff is excellent, Raymond is an amazing host. Great bar as well. Long live the Makaha!

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1 Thank Michael C
Boston
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The restrooms are disgusting. Makes you wounder what the kitchen is like. Typical food you would expect from such a restaurant. The bar is a local hang out for the drunks.

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Tubarao, SC
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very nice place to eat a traditional oriental food. The staff was very solicitous and the food very well served, with a fair price. There is also delivery. It´s a good choice in Acton!

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2 Thank MarcioFontoura
Dracut, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Thanks guys for always remembering my face. That's so great considering all the regulars who must come alot. I was a weekly regular.friday night usually and I ate in the lounge. If your drinking the service is stellar !!but if you want tea and Siverware you will have to ask for it.other people order food , why that woman does... More 

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1 Thank lights53
MA
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Here is the thing about Makaha, if you go with the right expectations, you will be fine. This is a typical cheap Chinese food restaurant. If this restaurant was next to the campus of a large university, it would no doubt have countless loyal fans. But it is in Acton. And Acton is fancier than it used to be and... More 

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2 Thank trisarahtopss
mass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

As a Scot I'm used to very different Chinese food. Been in area 3 or so years and tried this stop last night. PUPU for 2 was a tad greasy but tasty and portions were decent. Service was excellent attentive but not obtrusive Not very expensive as I write this review am thinking of being lazy and ordering take out.... More 

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Thank highlander250
Boxborough, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

There are 3 kinds of Chinese restaurant food in my book. Bad, or really cheap. Good. Top shelf/expensive. I try to eat at the better places in the middle category. This place definitely gets friendly with the preservatives, (according to my better half's gastric system) but I put it on the high end of the good joints. A touch on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720-4739
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Acton
  • Phone Number: 978-263-3371

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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