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Chau Chow City Restaurant

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83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2126
+1 617-278-2121
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Apr 9, 2017
“Dim Sum”
Jan 21, 2017
“Excellent food despite gentrification ”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
83 Essex St, 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2126
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

They do a good business but there's rarely a wait. We love Sunday morning Dim Sum before the theater. Our family favorites are the steamed pork bun and the rice noodles with shrimp. The soup pork dumplings are also good. $15 flat rate parking in...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The food it's great, specially the dumplings. Also the service is fast so you eat almost right after you order.

Thank Jorge V
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Chau Chow City has been a Boston staple for many years, and many people still go there for dim sum out of habit. But the food has declined in quality, at the same time as many truly excellent dim sum restaurants have opened up nearby....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We go to the restaurant on a Sunday lunch time, plenty of seats, so no need to wait. The service is fast and food is delicious, everyone seems relax and the price is reasonable.

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I visited this location because as I was walking through chinatown in Boston I saw this establishment. After reading the menu in the window and thinking to myself... if i see nothing else, this will be a suitable option... I walked around for 20 minutes....More

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Reviewed August 31, 2016 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...More

Thank vevevanessa
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...More

Thank Neil F
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...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed February 20, 2016

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

Thank danieljamesgullo
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...More

Thank hungrynug
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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: +1 617-278-2121
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