We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beware of the lounge / bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cho Sun

Cho Sun
Ranked #11 of 35 Restaurants in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Korean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lowell, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beware of the lounge / bar”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

The lounge and the dinning room are a world of difference. We called and were given the option while making reservations. They described the lounge as having quiet music and a bar with high tops. The reality is that the lounge is a dark ski bum type bar with loud 90's grunge music. This is in contrast to a bright welcoming Korean themed dining room.

We nearly left when we realized that we were going to have eat here, but heard the food was good. Unfortunately, our dumplings were indistinguishable from those from Trader Joe's and the Miso soup was cold (not microwaved long enough).

If you come here sit in the dinning room and don't expect good dumplings if you know what good ones taste like. The other food may have been great, but we had to get out of that horrible bar.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank JBTravels_88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

124 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    31
    10
    10
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Salies-de-Bearn, France
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good authentic korean food with great service”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We have known the owners for more than 10 years. Pok Sun is a star as is Scott her chef son. We own the Sudbury Inn across the road but need a timeout from our business now and again-and this is our favorite home away from home. We ate at Cho Sun last night (11/07) and were not disappointed. Veg gyoza, chicken in a spicy sauce, a variety of home made kimchi was a treat-all washed down with some chardonnay and hot sake. We slept well!. Service was great. Go late on Sunday for half price sushi and karioke-it's a blast.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank steve t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“Korean and Japanese wonders all in one spot”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The surrounding was calming, and at the same time, elegant. And of course you can get a bit more activity at the bar. Bibimbap was very yummy, and the scorched rice tea was both a novelty (for me) and a terrific end to a great meal.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank _jar02013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winslow, Maine
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great new experience”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

On a whim, my wife and I decided to try this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised. It was outstanding. The waitstaff were helpful helping us pick dishes we weren't familiar with. Their choices were spot on. We had a wonderful dinner and a great time there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Dan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent service and great food”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We read many of the reviews which referenced real good food but subpar service. We went there thinking mediocre service was a possibility. Our waiter met us at the entrance (we were the first to arrive as they were opening) and took us to a table. He was very knowledgeable about the menu. My wife needed a gluten free meal (they have several) and our waiter gave her several suggestions. Our orders were served quickly, the food was delicious and the wait staff worked as a team. If a water glass needed filling and our waiter was not present, another staff member would fill the glass. From what we experienced tonight, service is not an issue at Cho Sun. We will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Royceautumn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Cho Sun? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing