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Chau Chow City Restaurant

#1,215 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#1,354 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
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83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 278-2121
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8:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Declined

I had dim sum here more than half a dozen years ago. It was busy and good too. This time there were just a few tables of guests. The main floor was empty. The place is even worse looking then before which I didn't mind because the food was good. It is still ok but barely. Still cheap at about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
kawidd
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Moorhead, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Kansas City, MO
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This food is really good, especially the Shrimp Fried Rice. We also ordered the Chicken with Black Bean Sauce and the Fried Noodles with Beef. Both were delicious as well. I feel the food was fairly priced and you got plenty of food. I would recommend it to you. Parking is hard to find, but after all, it is Boston.... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband picked up a couple of servings of wonton soup for a late night snack and it was so bad I couldn't eat it. Bok choy was out of season, broth was boring and I nearly choked on the actual wontons. It's rare that I give restaurants a terrible review, but here I can attest that the soup was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I ate at Chau chow and the food was ok my fried food was very light. And the service was horrible there customer service suck

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had dim sum here more than half a dozen years ago. It was busy and good too. This time there were just a few tables of guests. The main floor was empty. The place is even worse looking then before which I didn't mind because the food was good. It is still ok but barely. Still cheap at about... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Returned to this restaurant for the first time in many, many years for dinner last week. It was deserted. The carpeted stairs to the bathroom were filthy and the bathroom itself was not much better. The sauce on our eggplant congealed to a gelatinous consistency within a few minutes of being left on the table. The other dish was not... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went on the recommendation of someone at a conference. Wide variety of food. Was sooooo thankful to see corn and chicken soup on the menu! I've missed that. Food seemed a bit pricey at first glance - that was until it arrived. Big portions! Like massive. I ordered the small soup - it came in a full-sized bowl. I then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Spring rolls, scallion pancakes, and sauteed veggie dishes were all good. Lo mein was overcooked, and seafood (shrimp and squid) seemed of low quality. Also, hygiene of the restaurant (carpet, bathroom) needs improvement.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I came here during a lunch break during a conference at the Boston Convention Center- only a very short bus ride (Silver Like to South Station) and walk from the BCEC. It was fairly quiet when I got there (1:15 pm), so I was seated immediately. A very cheery woman with a food cart approached and asked if I wanted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Once we arrived we were seated immediately, this was a weekday around dinner time. I am neither here or there with the food. I feel like some of the food was already prepped and re-heated, I know restaurants do this but ensure the temparture of the food. I would suggest the Calamari, the Lobster, the Scorpion Bowl and a couple... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great dim sum! We loved everything that we chose, although many carts did not come our way. We missed out on salads and seafood. The whole place needs an overhaul and the restroom was horrible. That being said, this is the second time we have been there and the food is good. We will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 278-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Pizza, Sushi, Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?