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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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
Most recent review
Authentic Sichuan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Rome
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Boston
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

As far as Chinese restaurants go, which can tend to be a dime a dozen, this one stands up particularly well. There are always a good amount of people in there and the staff is very attentive.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We came back to this restaurant, trying to sample the Hunan and Sichuan styles of Chinese cuisine. We have been eating here in the last 3 years, whenever we drive through the state/city. The taste is excellent, authentic chinese and delicious, reminds me of my times in Peking and Hong Kong, some years ago! We find some "out of the... More 

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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: Asian, Chinese
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?