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China Pearl Dim Sum & Restaurant

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288 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801-2062
+1 781-932-0031
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As much as I loved coming here for a quick lunch buffet a few years ago, now that I return, it seems more depressing than I remember. The outside of the building needs a major overhaul and frankly, it's an eye sore for up and coming Woburn. There is a grand entrance hallway but you walk by this dilapidated looking... More 

Carlisle, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you want great dim sum in the Boston area, you have to go downtown. You can do pretty well at China Pearl in Woburn, however. The trick is to go when it's about to get busy, around 11:30am on a weekend That way, there's a lot of variety and the dishes are fresh, but not too much of a... More 

Thank Aaron G
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Walking in it smelled like putrid mold and pool chemicals, a sign of the horrors to come. The food was ok tasting but pretty cold. Service was pretty slow too, even saw some waitresses eating before the patrons did. Eventually they starting coming around. They seem not to understand the word no though and always are pushing food on you.... More 

Thank chan928
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ok, I have been defending this restaurant despite all my friends have been telling me how awful they taste compare to other Dim Sum restaurant. I don't have high standard with food and with the proximity of where I live, I can get there in about 20 min, so I still go there for Dim Sum when I crave for... More 

1 Thank Esthercheung
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is probably the best Dim Sum place north of Boston. They push the carts around which is loaded with nice eats of great variety, and you get to pick whatever dishes that you find interesting.

Thank Ming F
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151 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went there for lunch on a weekday. The dim sum was good and hot. There were two carts. One cart had steamed foods and the other cart had baked and fried foods. While we had dim sum and ordered beef chow fun from the menu, I went to look at the buffet. The buffet looked tired and dried out.... More 

Thank retiredorange
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It was Saturday morning. We were assigned a table promptly. The waitresses were very attentive; they cleared old dishes quickly and kept the teapots filled. There were sufficient number of Dim-Sum carts circulating; thus, the wait time was minimal. The restaurant served authentic Hong Kong style Dim-Sum. The taste was very good. It had sufficient varieties. All in all, we... More 

Thank watsonk
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I came here for dim sum several times and outside of Chinatown this is one of the best dim sum places I know of. I was surprised to see so many negative reviews for this restaurant and none of them seems to be about dim sum.

Thank Jinsong H
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Our son had been raving about this dim sum (and he knows San Francisco's terrific ones), so when he wanted to take us for Mother's Day we did not hesitate. They said a 20 minute wait and it was twenty-five, which is more than honest in my book. Immediately we were struck by how friendly the staff was and when... More 

Thank Katherine p
Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place kind of assaults your senses. Really dated, not very well kept, one person is friendly, while the next person is aloof. All that said, I needed something quick to take back to my hotel, and this served the purpose well. I had the Chicken Lo Mein, and it was surprisingly good. Hot and fresh, well done Noodles, chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801-2062
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-932-0031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?