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430 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 599-1780
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Today
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: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than average (suburban) Asian food

If you're judging this place against the best Asian food in your area, it could be a step down, but as you know, there are a ton of bad Asian restaurants in the suburbs. This is one of the better ones in my area. Agree with other reviewers about the sushi - really good, but not cheap. The Chinese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
howard t
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Mass
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been going here for years. Always great service and food. The buffet is great for the money and we always get the sushi. You will always see someone you know there and grabbing a Mai tai while u wait for your takeout is the way to go!

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Boston, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is close to home for us. We go often. Good service and excellent food. Restaurant is clean. Food is always fresh. We also enjoy take-out. Parking can be difficult during the dinner hours.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being highly allergic to MSG, even the thought of Chinese food makes me cringe. SO GRATEFUL for Gourmet Garden! No MSG. No trans fat. No headaches or stomach pains! I can eat anything on their menu. They are super accommodating to allergies and have very healthy choices. Love their sushi too!!!!

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A favorite place! Great food, Amazing fresh delicious sushi...great Maitai's ! 5 star all the way! We eat here a couple of times a week when home, great service and owners remember customers and always make you feel welcome. A great neighborhood place that is excellent!

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're judging this place against the best Asian food in your area, it could be a step down, but as you know, there are a ton of bad Asian restaurants in the suburbs. This is one of the better ones in my area. Agree with other reviewers about the sushi - really good, but not cheap. The Chinese food... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We love Gourmet Garden. High quality food and you get what you pay for. The sushi is by far the best in the area (organic too). The service is always very fast and efficient. Highly recommend it for families and groups, not so much for a cosy romantic dinner as its a pretty busy n loud place.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been to plenty of Asian/Hibachi places, and what one gets here is pricey food for the cost of the service. There are other places one can go and more authentic Asian food without having to pay excessively for just the service. Go elsewhere and save your money.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant has great sushi very fresh a bit on the higher side price wise.....But then I ordered the Pad Thai. This worse Pad Thai I have ever hadd in my entire life including diet frozen food. Can't decide if it was the lack of flavor or the total dryness that was the final straw. The shrimo were hard to... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There were multiple Chinese restaurants in this location and last incarnation really pleasing. Chinese food is very good quality and surprisingly excellent Sushi .

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Boston
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31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love going to the grill section and have the chef put on a show for the dinners. They give you plenty of good food and it's not too expensive. Fun date place. I take my employees there for Christmas party nite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: (781) 599-1780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?