Chau Chow City Restaurant
83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Take Out, Sushi, Chinese
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Good For Family: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
08/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I just love this place! It has awsome food and reasonable prices, If you like authentic Chinese cuisine then you will find it here. They also have some Chinese-American dishes for the unadventurous. They have plenty of space and parking, and it's open till 3 AM! The seafood is so fresh, it's still swimming in one of the tanks when you place your order. They also have the game on in the evenings and karaoke upstairs late at night. The Dim Sum is probably the best in Boston.
09/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered a takeout and 3 days later found out that the restaurant overcharged my credit card 10% of the amount I agreed to pay. This is rediculous - so the restaurant ASSUMED that I should pay tips without my awareness? I called the restaurant and was just pushed around. I guess this is a way they make profit!!
07/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
As far as atmosphere, Im not hard to please so I wasnt concerned with the place itself. My friend was raving about the calamari and it wasnt good at all. The fried rice was the only thing that was good. I ordered beef lo mein and I wasnt impressed at all. The noodles were super thin, and I asked for no bean sprouts and they still put them in there. For the amount of money I spent, I should of gone to PF changs.
05/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I wondered into Chau Chow after visiting the DMV one block over. I had no idea what the reputation of the restaurant was, nor what to expect. I was ushered into the back, up-stairs room which I later learned was the Dim Sum Room. Here, waiters and waitresses push around little carts of dumplings, rice, veggies, and dessert. I had no idea what I was ordering, and just pointed to random dishes. Everything was fantastic! I was a little nervous that they didn't accept credit cards (everyone else in the room was paying with cash), but they do take cards! I highly recommend the Dim Sum Room for lunch! I had lobster, shrimp, and pork and all of the food was fresh! fresh! fresh!
04/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
for dim sum this place is ok, but i usually prefer ""hei la moon"" on the other side of the gate (franklin street). it seems a bit ""cleaner"" (and tables less squished together) there. food is slightly there better too.
one thing special about this place is, any club-goer knows this is THE place to go to for after-party eats and ""cold tea"".
09/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I love chau chow's for their dim sum on sundays! It's a fun place to take your family for brunch. They go around the room with carts filled with dumplings and other things that you can choose from. It can get a little too hectic in there sometimes but overall it's one of my favorite places to go with the family.
07/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered a Peking duck last Sunday (Sept. 26) as a takeout. I paied by my bank card. The price was $37.15 including tax and that was what I wrote on the bill. Today I checked my bank account and found out the restaurant took $40.70 from my card. I called several times and always got the answer that the manager wasn't there and no one else there could handle this.
Is it worth to lose your reputation as being honest for just 3 bucks?
I will tell all my friend not to eat there again.
04/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This place is outstanding, period. Upon walking in to Chau Chow City we were greeted by an entourage of Chinese men anxious to seat us. Having been to China, it felt Chinese authentic. The menu is comprehensive, though it lacked a wide selection of beer. We ordered appetizers, which I kid you not were on our table within 3 minutes. I don't know how many people they have working back there if ya know what I mean, but that was lightning fast. The service was OUTSTANDING. If you have an empty plate on your table, I promise you it'll be gone within 30 seconds. Definately eat here.