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Zaw's

2110 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2106 (Squirrel Hill South)
(412) 521-3663
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Ranked #250 of 1,879 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
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  • English first
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English first
north carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Look past the smoke filled tiny shop. You don't eat in here anyway. Call in your order ahead of time. This is fresh food and fresh food takes time to prepare. If your looking for real Chinese food and you don't live in ny or San Francisco this is the closest you will find. Delicious fresh large portions at very... More

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Pittsburgh Pa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have always loved the food here. They use the freshest ingredients and the chicken, unlike many other places, has only a light coating rather than being mostly breading. The food is all delicious and I highly recommend the coconut rice too. Sonny who will probably take your order is very friendly and sweet too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I head over to Zaw's every time I'm in Squirrel Hill. The food is really good, cheap, and the customer service is outstanding, thanks to Sonny, the owner. If you're looking for elegant atmosphere, this is not the place. The mostly take-out (but there's a counter if you want to eat-in) restaurant is an unpretentious place that's easy to overlook.... More

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North Versailles, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

I have been a devoted customer of Zawz's for 10 years, The food and service is so good its hard to find a place to start. First off each and every meal is cooked in Marvins wok fresh each and every time you order!! The food is awesome cant say much more, if you like spicy food they can fill... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Based on ratings I thought to give this place a "go" since we travelled far and love chinese food. They battered our eggplant and over sauced everything (would underline "over sauced" if I could) Wow...in a bad way...sorry...

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pittsburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

Consistently the best takeout I've been able to find, and I've had my share. I lived in squirrel hill for a few years and moved to the south hills 5 years ago. Whenever I get the hankering, I make the over 25 minute trip to this fantastic little operation. One man, one wok, one stove. One woman, one knife as... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

A nice selection of Asian dishes. The owners are Burmese and several dishes are in fact labelled as Burmese, although they are sensible enough to offer the expected Chinese-American menu (the Gen. Tso is actually the best I've had in the city and beyond; unlike most of their competitors theirs actually has more chicken than batter, and they do up... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Great food. The best Chinese around. The place is small, but the food is delicious and the host/owner is sooo friendly. He knew me by my first name and could recognize my voice over the phone.

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pittsburgh
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

Doesn't look like much but food is great!!! Not much for dinig in but take out is great!!!

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pittsburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

Love this place, been going for years -- they know our order when we call in. They will make anything you request, as long as they've got the ingredients for it. And if you ask for something extra spicy, you better mean it. It's take-out only, though... And they're not open on Mondays--which is when we always think about calling.

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