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Taam China

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423 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2429
+1 617-264-7274
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Just had dinner last night with 9 co-workers and it was a hit. Seating was a little tight, since the restaurant is not large, but once settled in we all enjoyed the food. Most comments were along the lines of "It tastes just like regular Chinese food, what makes it kosher?", which I interpret as a success, not knowing the... More 

Thank Dan S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Didn't expect much, especially after reading some of the reviews. Upon walking in the restaurant, expected even less. But the food was truly a pleasant surprise. It was fresh and very tasty! There were 5 people in our party and only one was Kosher. We all agreed the meal was very good. Not fancy but definitely recommended!

Thank Traveler_Eyal
Middleton, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It is a real treat to get kosher Chinese. We had the poo poo platter, hot and sour soup, kungpow chicken, Mongolian beef, sweet and sour chicken, chicken lowmein, and happy family. The meals were excellent service was prompt and friendly. The tea was hot and tasted good. It looks and feels like a small mom and pop Chinese restaurant... More 

Thank Jeff L
Stamford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for years! Delicious cozy family run Kosher Chinese restaurant . Great for take out or dining in. Very friendly staff and great service! Very reasonably priced lunch specials.

Thank Leah W
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As someone who group up in Massachusetts and now lives in Israel, this place is awesome. Israel has nothing compared to this authentic Chinese food. I look forward to their scallion pancakes, Peking (fried) raviolis and spring rolls every time I am in the Boston area. It's not a fancy restaurant but the servers are friendly and the food is... More 

Thank Jon S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The main attraction of this restaurant is the $9 lunch special (between 11 and 3, not on Sundays) where you got soup or an egg roll and a dish with chicken/beef and fried/steamed rice. My favorite is egg drop soup, spicy kung pao and fried rice. Their beef is okay. The service is only okay and can lag a bit... More 

Thank Elisheva D
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

There is so many restaurants around Coolidge Corner, why would you want to go to Taam China? Well, obviously because you care about kashrut and it is the only kosher Chinese place. Obviously the owners know that they don't have to try making palatable meals at all, just maintain the license and sell bad to mediocre food to people who... More 

Thank magictoken
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

A solid choice for Kosher Chinese. Large menu, good value for the tasty authentic cuisine. The decor in the restaurant is in need of serious updating.

Thank Stephen K
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151 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Went for a big family lunch and left well satisfied. There were lots of options to choose from and we covered a lot of ground! Food was really tasty and the restaurant was comfy with decent, if not exceptional, service. Prices weren't too bad - definitely recommend.

Thank AussieRhino
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The restaurant is a throwback to a 1950-60 Chinese restaurant. Decor is very dated however food is anything but. Food is good, very fresh and the portions large. Service is excellent and I have yet to have a dish I didn't like. Unlike Kosher Chinese restaurants in NY though, rice is an extra fee but that shouldn't keep you from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2429
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-264-7274

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