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“The Freshest Chinese Food Around” 4 of 5 stars
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Teatone Restaurant
17 Railroad St, Andover, MA 01810
(978) 623-8102
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Ranked #24 of 55 Restaurants in Andover
Cuisines: Chinese
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“The Freshest Chinese Food Around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Strictly take out. They must turn over the stock quickly, because the food here tastes fresher than the typical Chinese take out (see Peking Garden).

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“STAFF NEEDS TO LEARN TO SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWICE -- AND WASH!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

I have ordered take-out, as well as eaten in, at this authentic Chinese spot along the tracks for almost a decade. The last half dozen times or so, I've said, "never again". Today, I said it again, and I meant it!

My dinner companion and I each left half our meal because it was so poorly prepared and tasted just blah. I had Szechwan Chicken and my dinner guest, the General Tso's Chicken, each with pork fried rice. The Harvard grad owners were savvy when they first opened this spot in Andover many years back. A welcome change from the boring Cantonese fare typically offered in the burbs. Their youngest daughter's advanced artwork -- always displayed prominently on the walls, gave it a progressive and liberal feel, which the locals lauded. Unfortunately, the owners are rarely around, and although they personally never cooked, they hired well -- initially. Unfortunately, the quality and flavor of the food has diminished over the years, precipitiously. The last straw was when I noticed that the kitchen help, each of whom came out front to use the restroom, didn't stay long enough to both flush and wash...just gross and disgusting -- I'll pass from now on and no longer extoll it as being as good as ChiTown fare :(

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Brilliant take-out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

I'm in the process of moving to the area, and found Teatone one evening. I had the crab rangoons (delicious), shrimp fried rice (with plenty of shrimp) and the beef & broccoli (also delicious). Perfect place for takeout -- food was great and the service was very quick.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“all the cool kids work at teatone.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

all the cool kids work at teatone.

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