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Fortune Palace II

99 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1305
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Ranked #15 of 22 Restaurants in Essex
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

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

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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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Essex, Massachusetts
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18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

If chinese is your thing nnnnnnnnnnnnvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

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