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Szechuan Taste & Thai Cafe

19 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2614
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Ranked #67 of 87 Restaurants in Newburyport
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch while Christmas shopping in Newburyport. Having never eaten here before, I didn't know what to expect. I ordered the Happy Noodles luncheon special that came with soup. They also offered a pot of complimentary tea, which few places do these days. Anyway, the Happy Noodles dish was the best I've had, and I was... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After a bad experience here several years ago I decided to try it again. I ordered the orange chicken thinking how hard can that be. Well it made me ill and I'm still paying for it a day later. The food quality here is absolutely awful and there are so many good choices in Newburyport. Do not let the location... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We should've left right after the waitress asked whether we needed nailing and silverware... I naively believed it was a normal practice to have these items on the table. Apparently not here. The food... Pad Thai specifically... It smelled like wet dog. No joke. It was impossible to even have it on the table. When we asked the waitress to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food here is average at best across the board. The details are lacking in a big way. From the Chinese offerings ... Wonton soup features the most tasteless broth I have ever had. Crab rangoons were dry, over fried and missing the 'crab'. Everything I have had seems bland. For Chinese Food in Newburyport, China One wins even though... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When you give an estimate of 20 minutes on the phone, it should never take 1 hour. Don't believe the estimates. Seems that sushi orders can significantly delay your order. I would not order from here if you are in a hurry.

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Rowley, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited Szechuan Taste on a late Saturday evening. It can always concerning when you visit a restaurant at the end of a night. However, Szechuan Taste did not disappoint. The food was fresh and nicely presented. The waiter was very friendly and added to the experience. The Hunan Chicken was nicely spiced and had plenty of mixed vegetables. The... More 

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112 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I'm pretty much in agreement with the other reviewers here. It seems to be a matter of taste. There are a number of restaurants that serve Szechuan this way back home, and I wasn't really impressed with any of those either. For example, I ordered the Bean Curd Szechuan Style expecting it to be "hot" as Szechuan is supposed to... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were the only diners there, at 6:00 pm, and now I know why. The food was seriously bad, and all of the dishes seemed to have the same "sauce". Some of our party of 5 were brought things that we didn't even order. The bartender was not familiar with the different brands of gin. We will not be back.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We just moved to Newburyport, and was not sure about trying Szechuan after reading some of the reviews... but figured how bad can Pork Fried Rice be? So we went ahead, ordered takeout and were very satisfied with the quality and quantity. We stuck with the classics-Fried Rice, Fried Shrimp and Chicken in Garlic Sauce. Everything was very good, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

At least once a year my wife and I visit Downtown Newburyport, MA and almost always, dine at the "Szechuan Taste and Thai Cafe" at 19 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Their phone number is 978-463-0686 and their fax number is 978-463-4308. It's nice when a card is provided with this info! This past Monday, we had Chicken Lo Mein... More 

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Additional Information about Szechuan Taste & Thai Cafe

Address: 19 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2614
Phone Number: 978-463-0686
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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