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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

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  • 2
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Go with the right expectations

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2014
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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Boston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Dracut, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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mass
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I get a kick out if sitting in the bar area and sipping on a pretty good Mai Tai. The place has original 1968 decor in good condition. Besides the nostalgia, chinese food like the PuPu platter and other classic, if not a bit greasy, foods done well. The Hot and Sour soup is pretty good too. There is something... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Ordered over the phone, and went to pick up food. They charged me 80 $ instead of the 20 they were supposed to, and consequently I was out of money because of that, and had to wait the entire weekend before I had the money replaced into my bank account. When confronting the manager about the incident, he was hostile... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Sure it is unhealthy and a tad greasy, but this is the way American Chinese food is supposed to taste! Even the inside is a throw back to the 80's...

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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
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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