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“sticky brown sauce” 1 of 5 stars
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Number One Taste
381 Franklin St, Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 662-5777
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Ranked #29 of 46 Restaurants in Melrose
Cuisines: Chinese
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“sticky brown sauce”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

A year ago this was by far the very best Chinese takeout in a 6 mile radius, The food was superb, light, fresh and always properly cooked. Sadly it was sold and the new owners are unable to produce much of anything edible. Even their fried rice is miserable. Frozen from a supermarket is better. How sad.From the top of the mountain to the very very bottom. The worst in town. Seriously avoid buying anything from them. We can only hope that the original owners will come back. They had pride in what they did.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Melrose, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“They cook without MSG, so this is my to go place for Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

The food is always fresh and the prices are very moderate. This is the only place I go for Chinese food.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston Metro
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent take out Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Delicious standard Chinese fare. I love the hot and sour soup!

Visited October 2011
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“best chinese food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

my family has been going to number one since it opened and all other Chinese food is compared to this little whole in the wall. yes it is a tiny little place that you wouldn't think twice to walk into if you didnt know the wonders held inside, but if you like szchuan cooking look no further. the menu holds all the staples prepared excellently with fresh ingredients and moderate prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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