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“Good food, rest average”

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #1,203 of 3,186 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
San Juan Islands, Washington
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good food, rest average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fairly large place in Chinatown in Boston. Service good with non-smiling but efficient local faces.The double lobster in with scallions and ginger was every bit as good as all the others have written here, but two things to know: not cheap; and incredibly, almost impossible to eat. Lobster comes in the shell with an edge of each piece of shell cut off, but you have to dig it out. I am a native New Englander and know how to eat Maine lobster. But when it is in a viscuous sauce aroung the shell, with no lobster crackers available to break open the shell, only chopsticks and a fork, it is nigh to impossible to get at the succelent and deliciouos meat with which the sauce was delectable. If you can get them to bring it to you all cracked and out of the shell would be worth a rave. Bathroom as in most Chinese restaurants of this type, disgustingly dirty.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
New England
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“go for the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Not an atmosphere or romantic place. Is kind of fun though. Servers pretty serious but efficient. As others have said can be kind of salty, but overall above average Chinese seafood at a good price. Funny I have seen the same waitstaff there for 15 years now. Usually they turn over so often. You can get weird stuff like jellyfish and strange shellfish. I have gotten things I have no idea what they are or how to eat. Staff will show you. If you are adventurous give it a try.

  • Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, MN
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Chinese lobster fix”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We were excited about having lobster in Boston, but wanted something a little more complex than just steamed or buttered. Here they have four or five different preparations - we decided to go with the ginger and scallions double lobster with noodle. Soft noodles stir fried and topped with two stir fried lobsters cut in easily accessible chunks. Food was really good, but just like I've had in other cities. Price was also just like in all other cities about $40 for this dish. So guess lobster in Boston isn't so special after all.

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San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“One of our best meals in Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Great Chinese food in Chinatown. The pork fried rice is to die for! All dishes are served family style, which is great, because you will want to share. Portions are large. Atmosphere a bit noisy, but service is good.

  • Visited June 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food... atmosphere much to be desired.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

Seafood Taro Bird's Nest Bowl is excellent. Great food at a great price.

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