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Zoe's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

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289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
617-864-6265
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't tell anyone, but this place offers great tasting food and is a good value

Zoe's has been around for a while. We appreciate the good food and decent prices. Try the Stir Fried String Beans, the Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, and the Ma Po Tofu. Their Stir Fried Pea Pod Stem is excellent. Friends like and consider the Tea-Smoked Duck a signature dish here. Also try the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Zoe's has been around for a while. We appreciate the good food and decent prices. Try the Stir Fried String Beans, the Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, and the Ma Po Tofu. Their Stir Fried Pea Pod Stem is excellent. Friends like and consider the Tea-Smoked Duck a signature dish here. Also try the Crispy Whole Fish with Ginger and Scallions.... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my second visit to Zoe's and it's entered my list of favourites. Three of us had a brilliant meal with a range of vegetable, meat and shrimp dishes and two types of rice. The aubergine/eggplant with mushrooms and garlic was beautiful to look at - a bejewelled masterpiece and delicious to boot - and the other dishes were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I lived in China for many years and went to Sichuan several times. The Sichuan dishes that I have ordered from this restaurant are truly authentic. This does not mean everyone will like them. The Ma Po Tofu and the Dry Diced Chicken with Hot Chili for instance have typical Sichuan spice(s) which will make your tongue tingle. What I've... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I can't remember when I've had such delicious Chinese food. My husband and I adore Chinese food. Unfortunately, the Chinese food in our home town restaurants is, at best, good if we order carefully. I can't remember the last time we have eaten such uniformly delicious Chinese food. I have to think back to our two trips to China to... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Zoe's is one of the very best Chinese restaurants I've been to. The menu is interesting and varied and their staff are smiling and kind. You also get 10% off the check if you pay in cash. Their food is never greasy and does not taste sticky, which is what happens when they put too much whatever-it-is in the food... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is near Porter square station. There are so many dishes that are very good there. It also supports delivery. There are many big round tables there. It would be best to have a party of 6-10 there. The plates are really big.

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am a big fan of Hunan and Sichuan style restaurants and Zoe’s Chinese is the only place offering Hunan dishes around the Boston metro area that I am aware of. I tried Zoe’s Chinese a couple of years ago and had good experience. Then Zoe’s went through a year-long renovation, and just reopened for customers recently. We went to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

authentic food including some unusual dishes like hundred year eggs. I'm a fan of the house special noodles and the garlic broccoli.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

As of now (March), Zoe's is closed after the stone facade around it collapsed. But it sounds like they will be open again "soon". This place has some of the best chinese food I've ever eaten. It's always packed with Chinese patrons, and the food is not Westernized. Be warned, spicy dishes are crazy spicy. They have some photos on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is authentic Chinese fare that attracts a large following of loyal Chinese and non-Chinese customers. The prices are very reasonable and they even give you a 5% discount if you pay cash. My favorite dishes here include the 鱼香肉丝, 拍黄瓜 and 四季豆. I also enjoy their specials and the stone pot dishes they have. Great place for groups and... More 

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Additional Information about Zoe's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

Address: 289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
Phone Number: 617-864-6265
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-864-6265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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