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Fortune Palace II

99 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1305
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Ranked #16 of 22 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Chinese
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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156 reviews 156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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Essex, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Westchester County NY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We are vegetarians, and always come to the North Shore for an extended period of time in August. So, we always end up eventually at Fortune Palace. Honestly we like the food, it is well seasoned, not heavy handed in terms of corn starch or sugars. My sister had the black pepper shrimp and loved it. I love the way... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Fortune Pa;ace Chinese restaurant was considered to be one of the best Chinese restaurants on the North Shore of Ma. Thier dishes were freshly made and always tasty. You never left feeling tired from the MSG. . Thier first restaurant in Peabody was small but because of the excellent food and service it was always full of customers. They... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Food is surprisingly good. Order seafood. It will be fresh.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012 via mobile

There are so many restaurants in Essex and this should be your last choice. There's a funky smell like wet carpet in the dining room so I always sit in the bar to wait for takeout. The food is standard issue Chinese that you could get at any strip mall.

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Additional Information about Fortune Palace II

Address: 99 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1305
Phone Number: 978-768-3839
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: Chinese

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