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#1,012 of 1,812 Restaurants in Boston
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

It was the spinach on the veg fried rice that turned me off. I never ate any chinese fried rice. The taste was just off. The wings did not taste good either. The General Tso's was spicy thats for sure. I ordered take out and...that took longer than the order the people who came in after us and got their food before us.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

I had both dumplings and noodle soup at this place...very disappointing and tasteless. Stay away from it if you want some good Chinese food.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

This used to be my favorite dumpling place but tonight I got legitimately raw dumplings. The internal part is completely uncooked. Absolutely disgusting and a major health code violation... guess I’ll be looking for a new dumpling place

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Impromptu visit as we were walking to find lunch while in town for a conference. The food was amazing. Very quick service. Not overly friendly but sufficient.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

My meeting is finally over. Had my seafood fix, but have not been to anything Asian. A speaker in our last season recommended this place. It’s very small and very busy, but the service is great. I ordered way more than I can eat, but...I am sure my son will love it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Place - not in china town which threw me off a little but it made sense. Food - it was fair to good depending on what you get. It looks like dumplings is their specialty so you may want to stick with it. Service -...it’s fast. They tend to speak Chinese a lot but they do speak English so it should not be a problem. No frills just food. It can get expensive if you do not control how much you order. There was only 2 of us for lunch and it was $70 plus tip. It’s worth a try but not something I will run to go to on a whim.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Not a big restaurant, no frills, no fuss. Since this is a “Dumpling Palace” we decided to try one of their dumplings. We ordered Mini Juicy Buns with Pork. “Juicy Buns” basically meant soup dumplings. It was a bit on the salty side, but had...a good amount of ginger in it which was nice. The wrapper was nice and chewy, I just wished if it was not so salty… Not the best soup dumplings I’ve had. For main, we ordered Hearty Noodles with Pork & Vegetable and Vegetable Fried Rice. The portion here was HUGE! Even though the soup dumpling was not a hit, we were happy with their food. Not amazing, but good Asian comfort food. So, we actually went back again on a different day to try some other dishes. This time, we ordered Ma Po Tofu and Yang Chow Fried Rice. They were both good, but as for the fried rice, I preferred their vegetable fried rice over the Yang Chow. Most of the staffs here were nice, but I felt like the older staff were only nicer to the Chinese customers and returning regulars… I didn’t feel as welcomed… The food was good, not amazing but good. Comforting and with the huge portions, super affordable.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

My husband and I stopped in here for dinner on a Saturday. The place was packed, but they kept the tables moving so we only had to wait a few minutes. We ordered some dumplings as an app (delicious) and two meals. Prices were reasonable...and the food was great!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Very good spot. Simple decor and curt service but that's part of the experience and the food is good. Definitely try the dumplings. Bok choy was excellent. Egg drop soup also a great choice.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

This place caters more to the Non-vegetarian population. Vegetarians do not have too many options and the only available options are not cooked well enough. The only reason I went here was that this is the only place where we can get Asian food well...past midnight. Food was terrible. I had the Lo Mein Vegetarian noodles, which was bad because they used a version of rice noodles which did not manage to hold the flavors well enough. Would definitely not recommend this to a fellow vegetarian.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Great location on Massachusetts Ave, near Boylston Ave, this is a very simple restaurant with great authentic Chinese food. Their Orange Chicken was cooked to perfection, spicy flavor also included. I will go back to try a different dish next time. While I was eating...there, people came and go, mostly students from the nearby music college, which means this is a really good place!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Went with my sister to Dumpling Palace for a chill lunch and stumbled across it. Overall, food quality is average. We ordered mixed vegetables and orange chicken; slightly undercooked when we got it, orange chicken’s seasoning was also meh. Service was quick, wait staff was...cordial, but the food quality was just not what we were expecting for 42.00. It was a good place to sit down since we were both hungry, but for a place that is pretty expensive, we expected a bit more. Would not recommend overall.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

It was difficult to order because the waitress spoke little English, and she became frustrated with me after the third time of asking a question in another language. Another waitress intervened and we were able to order. We had the sticky buns and pot-stickers and...they were both excellent. Just your run of the mill hole in the wall restaurant, great for catching a quick lunch or getting take outMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I went with a couple of co-workers for a quick lunch - I wasn't expecting much but was very surprised with the quality of the meals served. A low-key atmosphere coupled with well-priced menu items made for a very enjoyable break. The staff was very...attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

A group of us had lunch here when having a conference in the nearby conference center, trying to avoid the crowd in prudential. We didn’t have high expectations given the review was not great. The place was okay, but the seatings were too small, basically...they cramped too many tables and seats. I didn’t realize it until when we were trying to leave, when I pushed the chair back to stand up, I saw my seat back went straight into the other patron whose was seating behind me. The food was very mediocre, portions were big, but not tasty. We will not go back for sure.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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  • Service: 3.5
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