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Chau Chow City Restaurant

#1,167 of 2,686 Restaurants in Boston
#1,303 of 2,899 Places to Eat in Boston
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Chinese, Pizza, Sushi, Chilean
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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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:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Frederick, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This China town area is nice but not what I was expecting. They have a great archway in front of the China town. The Cho Chow restaurant is easy to find. Once you enter the restaurant it is very noticeable to see the place is very dirty. It stands out from the moment you enter the front door. They did... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Midweek is when to go to Chau Chow. Place was mostly empty and we had 2-3 waiters working our table of 9. Brightly lit with a big screen showing the Celtics game, it was not a haute dining ambiance. However, the food is well prepared, shows up rather quickly and is nice and hot. Service is typical for a Chinatown... More 

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Additional Information about Chau Chow City Restaurant

Address: 83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: (617) 278-2121
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Pizza, Sushi, Chilean

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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, Pizza, Sushi, Chilean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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