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“Serviceable and recognizable Chinese takeout” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chengtu
Ranked #33 of 61 Restaurants in East Syracuse
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Lowell, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Serviceable and recognizable Chinese takeout”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This isn't your five star kind of Chinese takeout, it is good Americanized Chinese takeout. The prices are reasonable, and you won't get a surprise when something turns out to be very different than you've ever seen if you eat Chinese regularly.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Ottawa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Their menu selection in terms of noodles was small. They did not even have Shanghai noodles which is a staple at most Chinese restaurants. Therefore we ordered the Singapore style noodles. The portion size is huge. 2 people could share 1 order. This is what we should have done since my husband barely touched his order. What a waste. Threw out virtually the entire portion. Don't think he was crazy about the taste. Definitely not the best Singapore style noodles I have had. Also, a bit on the expensive side at about $10 per dish. I guess given the portion size perhaps not but if it tasted better it would be more worth it.

Utensils - not included in the bag. There is a stand near the counter where the customer has to remember to pick them up and put it in the bag. I thought that was there for people who were going to stay to eat the meal there. So when I got to the hotel I had no utensils to eat with. :(

Nice touch is that they offer free ice tea in one of those big coolers. So you can have a cool drink while you wait. Also, they included a free eggroll. Nice little surprise. Yummy too.

Gross factor: on the way out by the door, there is a pipe which seems to be dripping brown fluid whereby they have put a bucke there to catch it. Made me wonder about the cleanliness of the restaurant.

Given all the positive reviews for this restaurant, I was a bit disappointed with the menu selection and the taste of the meal that I had ordered...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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East Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Chinese take out on east side.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

I keep trying other places and I always come back.

My father is not a ethnic food person. Itialian is as close as you get.. He loves the General Tau's

I like just about anything. The veggie egg rolls are good.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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