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315 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
781-862-6198
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unexpectedly Authentic, Excellent!

Wow! Expecting a hole-in-the wall with the usual greasy chinese-american food. What a pleasant surprise. Authentic ingredients and taste, hard to find better even in Boston's chinatown. Pork dumplings (pot stickers) were excellent and clearly home made, with actual ground pork. Hot and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Boston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wow! Expecting a hole-in-the wall with the usual greasy chinese-american food. What a pleasant surprise. Authentic ingredients and taste, hard to find better even in Boston's chinatown. Pork dumplings (pot stickers) were excellent and clearly home made, with actual ground pork. Hot and sour soup was subtle, not particularly hot, as would be expected for a Taiwanese version. It did... More 

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Portland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First and foremost, this is a take out restaurant! There are a couple of stools to sit at and 2 very small tables, but there is a sign from the management stressing that their location is primarily for take out. Food was authentic and delicious. Best lo mein I have had in years! Extensive menu and very quick service at... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Lexington on Christmas Eve and used trusty Tripadvisor to find this place. My husband had seen a picture of a shrimp dish on the site but there was no caption saying what it was. When I walked in to order, the owner was able to tell me what the dish was and described how... More 

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cglex
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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Less greasy than thier local competitors, more of a Cantonese style. They seem to have a fair number of natives eating in the place, so I suspect if you ask, they probably have authentic dishes too

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

By far the best Chinese food in the area. Everything we have had from here has been very good; most have been excellent. The mini juicy pork buns are a favorite. They happily adjust the level of spiciness up or down as requested. My only complaint: few tables inside. Really a takeout place.

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east coast
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

-Good Taiwanese food; shocked to find it in Lexington, MA -Friendly service -small eating area; most do take out; but they were able to seat our big party **would come here again!

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Boston
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Authentic Taiwan cuisine. The squid nugget soup (a special) is one of the best dishes I have ever had. All of the dumplings and noodle soups are excellent and cheap.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The food here is excellent and its Taiwanese food compares well to food I had in Taiwan, which is a huge plus, and different from many other Asian eateries in the area. I've gotten take-out from here a number of times, and always been satisfied with what I get. It is very reasonably priced too, and the food is usually... More 

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MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Good Chinese dinner The food was good to great. The wings were huge meaty and spiced very well. We are trying to hot ones the next time we order. The General Tzsao's was spicy and not overly breaded. The vegetable Pad Thai was good, Dumplings and spring rolls were average. The delivery was great. Less then in hour during snowstorm... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Although this is a take out restaurant, they do have a few tables and chairs for those who like to eat in. We chose to eat in and the lady behind the counter was helpful in answering our questions about the menu. We ordered a few items and I felt that the service was good. The food was pretty good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 781-862-6198

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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