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99 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1305
978-768-3839
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Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Takeaway in Essex

The restaurant is looking a bit tired so I wouldn't suggest staying to eat. They need to give it an updating. I would recommend ordering takeaway form Fortune Palace. The menu is Chinese-American with quite a few daily specials (so be sure to ask when you call in). The prices are reasonable and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
CaraMHutchins
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Canton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Christmas Night, no one in our family wanted to cook after a long day of opening presents and eating snacks, so we ventured out to the Fortune Palace. Along the way, we realized there was not another restaurant in the area that was serving dinner. We ordered drinks, Mai Tais and Zombies. They were both delicious. The menu was... More 

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Thank Peptobiz
Essex, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only go to Chinese restaurants when their busy. Food is always fresh ! Fortune palace is the most consistent quality Chinese food in North Shore! I've been to them all!

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Thank Burty11
Salem, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We've been long-time fans of Fortune Palace. The food is always fresh and delicious. We have to drive about 15-20 minutes to get there, but it is well worth the drive.

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Thank NancyG-818
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Havnt been in a long time but went on friday and the bar service was great. So glad to see that they finally put a smiling face behind the bar. The last few visits they had the mansger bartending and he was just miserable, unhappy, stressed, and ruined my visit. The building needs some work but nice to see the... More 

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Thank Clamlobsterlover
Beverly, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having eaten here on several occasions, we decided to go there again. The service was fast and courteous, the food fresh and plentiful and atmosphere pleasant. We were even there one New Years Eve and they were able to pull it off again even though they were very busy. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Thank edodge
Boston, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The restaurant is looking a bit tired so I wouldn't suggest staying to eat. They need to give it an updating. I would recommend ordering takeaway form Fortune Palace. The menu is Chinese-American with quite a few daily specials (so be sure to ask when you call in). The prices are reasonable and you will receive good food quickly.

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Thank CaraMHutchins
Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stopped going here after getting sick after take-out meals there twice in 2012. Be warned. It was okay in the mid-2000s, but has gone downhill and obviously, making people sick isn't a good business strategy.

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1 Thank Beth S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here with our 3 children after a long hot day outside at the beach. The staff is always friendly, we think the Chinese food is great and so quick! We all love sitting by the windows watching the boats come down the river.

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Thank Lilsoco5
Essex, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I've been going to this place for 15 years at least. Then I got food poisoning after the chicken dish I ordered take out Stomach ache all night long. I won't ever go there again.

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2 Thank Easycoder99
boston, MA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The MuShi is as good as Ive ever had and they also do duck very well. The take out is difficult because of language issues; if you want to customize a menu item in the slightest way over the phone, it gets rude and hard. If you dont have their menu at home and try to describe what you want,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 978-768-3839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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