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Szechuan Taste & Thai Cafe

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19 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2614
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the place with 6~7 different families, party of 22. Service was good although they were missing many drunks in the menu. Food was fair, not great but not bad. We were told from some regulars of the group to stick with basics.

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

One of my favorite Chinese food restaurants here on the Seacoast. Their sushi bar is fantastic and their Chinese food is very delicious too. I have only ever ordered their Pu Pu Platter, a variety of rices and chicken, but each time I have ordered them, it has been fantastic. The wait staff are always very attentive and the atmosphere... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

I would suggest that Szechuan Taste be avoided. We ordered five different dishes and every dish was quite awful - the scallion pancake was soggy, tasteless and difficult to chew; the fresh broccoli could not have been fresh (although when I asked, they claimed it was; maybe just poor quality produce?); the dumplings were pasty; the fried rice very salty... More 

Thank llama100
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I apologize for my lack of support, but the fact this establishment has prime downtown location and is super friendly staff, their chef is not qualified. We ordered several dishes including appetizers, the only thing respectable to eat were the appetizers, all the main dishes just fair at best. Why? I don't know, but I am hopeful this restaurant will... More 

Thank Bruce B
Salisbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

My wife and I went there for lunch last Sunday and had to keep our jackets on while we were eating. Looking around the place every table (6 others) also had everyone wearing their jackets. The host and hostess also had on their jackets, the servers were in short sleeve shirts. No comment or mention of the cold temp was... More 

Thank Al O
Aiea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

Being from Hawaii, I know good Asian food... First experience...Thai food. I ordered Pad Thai. The noodles were not pad thai noodles but, rather, pasta noodles. The flavor was just not right. Pad Thai is a comfort food - this was not. Second experience...Chinese food. I ordered a take-out of Wor Won Ton Mein, my go-to food when I have... More 

Thank Kailaj_99
Coventry, Connecticut
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210 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visiting relatives, we are on the way to Plum Island for bicycling, stop by the downtown , we had a very nice lunch! We tried both Chinese and Thai cuisine dishes! We had the triple delight soup for two and hot tea, Thai salad, and the fisherman's platter w/rice. It was so very tasty and filling. The ambience is "older"but... More 

Thank Felixberto E
Oakland Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

Extraordianry varied menu with Peking Duck one of my favorites...but don't miss the Sushi! The interior is soft and low key , the staff super friendly

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BH Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

We are so surprised by the poor reviews for Szechuan Taste. My hubby and I are picky, especially about Chinese food, and we've enjoyed every meal we've gotten here over the years! We will continue to eat there, and we hope you'll give it another try for your traditional Chinese meal orders. Deeeelicious!

Thank Carol T
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the 2nd time in a row I've ordered from here and been told '20-25 minutes' for my pick up order and it took one HOUR instead. There has to be a better way to estimate how long it takes to complete orders. Making a customer wait over 30 minutes in the lobby, while also not even acknowledging how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-463-0686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?