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Gourmet Garden

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430 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 599-1780
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi

Clean inviting atmosphere. Large selection. Willing to fill special requests. A bit pricey but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the buffet here, and when that isn't available, love to order from the menu. The food portions are generous, and it's very fresh. Everything we've ordered has been excellent. This isn't your dark brown, salty Asian food...fresh with light sauces. I don't eat sushi, but people I've gone with order it all the time. I Love their hot... More 

Thank Amy A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy the Hibachi table prepared dinners. Fun to watch! The chefs are always entertaining. Always get the Filet& Shrimp! Excellent place.

Thank Linda G
Needham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

good little place to hang out great Chinese and sushi cuisine food seems fresh to me Ive done both Hibachi and regular service and come away satisfied can be a little crowded on weekends service is good , can be a little expensive

Thank BStearns
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Clean inviting atmosphere. Large selection. Willing to fill special requests. A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank Topesquire
Middleton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great place but if you want to get in you have to either have reservations or go early during the weekend. The atmosphere and food is top shelf!

Thank Mario B
Lynn, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Gourmet Garden offers a luncheon buffet a few times a week for only $10.95 which includes your choice of soups, sushi, and many popular chinese dishes. The egg drop soup was extremely tasty as it includes pieces of corn. Just loved it! The items are brought out to the buffet in small amounts so the food is always hot and... More 

Thank lash23_13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

On the positive side, the service was friendly and efficient. However... I had the wonton soup and the Shanghai duck. The soup was bland and the wonton filling left a sour aftertaste. The duck, which I had hoped would be crisp, was fatty and unappetizing. The duck and the accompanying vegetables swam in a gravy that had no taste whatsoever.

Thank emarx
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Excellent all you can eat buffett Wednesday through Saturday. The food is hot and fresh. Have been visiting here on Saturday afternoons after swim team practice for quite some time. Have never had a bad experience :-)

Thank beachbons
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have been going to and enjoying Gourmet Garden for years. On my most recent trip home I ate in the restaurant and we ordered "to go" one night. Both experiences were not the quality we were used too. Sadly....I doubt we will return.

Thank enez
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Consistency is every thing and this restaurant is consistently good! Sign up on line and get coupons( take out only, cash orders) We also go to their lunch buffets which are a good deal. Mostly we order take out- about once a week .( order on line- it's quick and easy!) They have the best vegetable rice noodles ( vegetable... More 

Thank Betsy T

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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, Asian, Japanese
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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