Boston >Food & Dining > Chau Chow City Restaurant
81 Essex St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211142.352335 -71.060226
11AM - 1AM
Neighborhoods: Central, Chinatown, Chinatown / Leather District, Downtown
Cheating on the Price – 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.
Gotta Love This Chinese – 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.
The Chau Chow City – They call it the Chau Chow City because it's not only a chinese resturant but it's a city, a HUGE 3 story restaurant. This restaurant has DIM SUM which most other chinese resturant in Massachusetts does not offer. Also caters to all mixes and celebrations including weddings and special events. Overall one of the top chinese resturants in Boston! Affordable and nice atmosphere for all ages!!!
No, No – I don't know this place got such a high rating. I expect bad service for a Chinese restaurant but this goes beyond. The dim sum is some of the worst I've had. I'm a student from AZ and even they have better dim sum. The only thing good here is their egg tarts.
best dimsum in Chinatown – Chau Chow City has the best dimsum in Boston's Chinatown. I was always taught that the bigger restaurants had better dimsum because of increased food turnover (thereby ensuring fresher food). The fact that this restaurant is fully packed every time I go means that other folks feel the same way. The food is not quite as good or interesting as what you would get in the big cities of Asia or California, but what do you expect? This is only Boston after all.
WAY Over rated – I was very disappointed. I picked this restaurant because it was rated pretty well in citysearch to take my friend from LA. We were all disappointed. First of all, the restaurant was NASTY. Crusty dried up rice pieces on utensils and their sauces for all their dishes were so weird and so thick and creamy. We ordered Crispy Sesame Chicken, Pepper Sauce Steak and Scallops with Asparagus and vegetables. I was very disappointed with everything. I really hope to find a real authentic and well prepared Chinese food in Boston. I definitely do not recommend this one to anyone!
The Best Chinese Chow – I love this restaurant. It serves the best chinese food. It also has great service and people from everywhere come to eat here. It's just so good! I wouldn't change going there for the world. My family and I go almost every weekend. I'm telling you if you haven't gone to Chau Chow then you haven't tasted chinese food.
Fantastic Chinese ! – This place is worth the wait !
great fish dishes and dim sum !
Crowded Cusine – Every friday people gather from everwhere just to experience this fine restaurant. The food is great, but you should always ask them to cook it the 'chinese way' so they won't add too much msg in it.
Dim sum within walking distance to OFC – If you work at One Financial Center, then step out the back door and take the short stroll to Chau Chow for dim sum (or check out the lunch menu, where you can find a great meal for very little cash). I also attended a large party here and the staff was more than happy to serve a vegetarian meal that was not part of the set menu.
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