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“Authentic and fresh grown!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Amherst Chinese Food - CLOSED

Amherst Chinese Food
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Authentic and fresh grown!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Always loved going to Amherst Chinese when I lived in Amherst. Their food is great and authentic, and you can't beat their cheap and plentiful lunch specials either! I loved their Moo Shi chicken. Best of all, the owner of this restaurant grows locally some of the produce used in their recipes, which translates into super fresh food and seasonal dishes throughout the year. Service was always great too.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank dharma22
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65 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently among the Best Restaurants around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Lunch or dinner, it doesn't matter... the service is always quite good, the management (and Mr. Chang!) are the BEST! so nice and always with more options on the menu than you can read... everything is quite good... I would recommend the Moo Shi Vegetable or Mock Goose for vegetarians... or the cashew/pepper/tomate/chicken entree... or the general tzo chicken! and the HOT and SOUP soup!!

Visited April 2012
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Thank phreebornman
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Am Chi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

Known to "townies" as Am Chi, Amherst Chinese has been here forever providing excellent fresh Chinese food, many seasonal dishes all delicious. The produce is grown locally on a farm owned by the owners.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Lynda F
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Amherst, MA
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Relax there and while you're at it have something to eat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Amherst Chinese is an institution. I have been eating there for 25 years now. The food earns a respectable C+. Occasionally, especially when the vegatables from Mr. Chang's farm are in peak season, there are very interesting and delectable specials. The restaurant itself is bright and airy but its looking a bit neglected in recent years--like a disseveled middle-aged friend. Service is always prompt and helpful. You are never hurried or rushed. Its a great place for conversation with friends. I generally order the hot beef soup (which comes with another soup beforehand). Although I must say its the only restaurant I frequent more for the comfort than for the food. Its a nice place to be for an hour at midday.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank JohnCarey
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

Large menu. Food is wonderful and has been for over 30 years. Mr. Chang grows all his own vegetables. Plenty of seating in a very attractive space with plenty of light and large windows. Great take out service. Prices are reasonable.

Visited March 2012
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Thank JCP724
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