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“Just a disappointment..”
Review of Hong Kong Eatery

Hong Kong Eatery
Ranked #851 of 3,320 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed June 10, 2013

A friend sent me to Hong Kong Eatery raving about the food, so of course, I was excited to give it a try. Located in Boston's China Town it had all the right reasons to go, including the look that just calls out to travelers looking for the authentic China Town experience. The soup, a beautiful clear broth with dumplings that had shrimp straining against the noodles to pop out, looked delicious...it was cold with a flavorless and flat taste. Roasted pork and duck were greasy, room temperature, and the flavor was not there. The highlight of dinner was the spicy string beans with roasted pork, they were steaming when they arrived at the table, and I couldn't stop popping them in my mouth. In retrospect, I don't know if that is because there really were that good, or if it was just due to starvation and finally having a smidge of flavor to sample.

If you are thinking about going to Hong Kong Eatery, stop, turn around, and find somewhere else to indulge your desire for China Town food.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The food is simple but superb. The noodle soups are great, the barbecued meats are the best and if your looking for a roasted pig this is the place to go. The decor is maybe low rent but your here for the food and it is good and inexpensive. Roast pork and roast duck are always on the table when we go here and they never disappoint.

Thank PackaBagJohn
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Everything we ate was good, but expected much more from a top rated Chinatown restaurant! Hot and Sour soup was on the bland side; Stir Fried Squid with Spicy Salt, nicely cooked but not spicy at all; Szechuan shrimp, very good, but again no zip; house fried rice, big portion, but had to use lots of soy sauce to get some flavor.

Not sure why, but everything including the tea was just above lukewarm.

NB: No Credit Cards, cash only

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Thank xxramxx
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place has good attentive service and very good authentic and inexpensive Hong Kong style food. If you want a tiki lounge with waterfalls Mai Tai's and a Pu Pu Platter, then this place isn't for you. It has absolutely NO ATMOSPHERE! But if you're there with good friends enjoying good food, who needs to look at the ceiling and the wallpaper?

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Well presented, delicious food.
Great service and price.
Fish straight out of the tanks and the garlic & ginger lobsters were great.
Five plates for four of us and we allleft well fed!

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Thank MassTraveler78
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