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Chau Chow City Restaurant

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83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2126
(617) 278-2121
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8:00 am - 4:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day trip into Boston and decided to get Chinese food in Chinatown. This restaurant seemed to be fairly empty and it was nice to have a quiet place for my family to have lunch. They service was excellent. The food was terrific. We ordered chicken lomein, a combination plate with teriyaki beef, chicken fingers , and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I toured around the world from London to the bank... and this is top notch Dim Sum lunch. Quick service. Tasty, variety and so good. Full meal for 4 for $40. The neon interior recalled a side alley in Bangkok. When I'm in Boston I don't always eat Dim Sum but when I do its Chau Chow City.

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Colchester, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Not sure my family would completely agree with this review, but I was not fond of this place. That it was fine is the best I can say. We did the Dim Sum. The staff was pushy and the restaurant wasn't so clean. The only thing that was right was the price.

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Thank Doug B
Hockessin, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Good value, tasty food. Can't ask for much more. Prompt delivery. Not fancy. Just average, American style Chinese food.

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Thank danieljamesgullo
Medford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I loved the dumplings that I ate today, it was really what I needed to get me through my morning...I was hngry, real hungry, looking to find a chill place to eat dim sum, and came across Chau! Sat down, asked for dum sum, and boom came right to our table. filled me up and left me S A T... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Four of us had Sunday Dim Sum. It's so much fun seeing push carts with steaming delectables. So many choices. We had to remind ourselves that our eyes are bigger than our stomach. Once seated, the steaming carts come out you all at once. We had so much food on our table in just a few minutes that we had... More 

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Thank ugojoema
Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

They came to our table with different dim sums, which were excellent !!!! We also ordered some typical dishes like egg rolls, fried rice, chicken and broccoli, and egg foo young. Everything was delicious ............. we had enough to take home for several more lunches.

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Thank Pubkahn
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Having read the reviews I was optimistic even on seeing the very basic decor but I was sooooo disappointed. I opted for one of their speciality dishes of soft shell crab, squid and shrimp. Never before have I not been able to cut or chew squid. The crab & shrimp were so 'unfresh' that they tasted awful and my stomach... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Really good and a lot per plate. Downside is nothing comes with side. If you want fried rice to have to order a whole order.

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Thank ingy2009
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

once a month when in boston we stop off at chau chau for dimsum. you have ladies pushing little carts with warmers filled with tapas size (small dishes) Cantonese breakfast plates. delectable shrimp dumpling (har gau). rice noodles- plain, shrimp or beef filled, shu mai (pork and shrimp filled top open wonton like purses and much more. Chinese breakfast is... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2126
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (617) 278-2121

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.