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“MUCH better, more authentic, than typical Chinese...but do take out”
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Char Koon
Price range: $20 - $35
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Char Koon has been hidden -- and thriving -- in the two-blocks of commercial businesses that is South Glastonbury for about 18 years, so that says all you need to know about the food here. You can get the basics at any neighborhood chinese place. Every neighborhood has one. This place has special stuff. Authentic dishes, pasta dishes, all made with quality and fresh ingredients. Plus some of the basics (Lo Mein, Gen Tsao, etc.). The walls are covered in great reviews from all the local papers and magazines, and the NY Times. But here's the thing. I've had take out here four times and the place is tiny, loud, has only 9 tables with the cash register in the middle surrounded by people like me waiting for their food to go. I can't imagine paying more money (drinks and tip) to eat here. Maybe it's quieter a bit later, and/or on a Saturday.

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Reviewed December 27, 2011

The food is delicious so there's no complaints with having lots of leftovers. We ordered a few noodle dishes, soups, spring rolls and would definitely return to try more.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

I have been eating at Char Koon with friends and family for many years now and it only just occurred to me to write a review. While occasionally I've been a little disappointed with my dinners there, overall they have been fantastic. Last night I ordered one of the specials (sole in a black bean sauce) and it was perfect. The restaurant is small and cozy and the service is always efficient. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed May 12, 2011

Worth a stop if you are ever near it. Truly great food, service, and very customer friendly.

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Reviewed December 8, 2008

The Sa Char Me Fun dish is great.

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