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Chef Chow's House

230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
+1 617-739-2469
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Friendly service but mediocre food. Peking duck was ok, a noodle dish with little meat. Scallion pancakes were good but shu mai not so much. Portions large. Alcohol available.

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We spent more than $100 for five people on March 31, and we were almost uniformly disappointed with our food. The Lo Mein was greasy, the Mongolian beef tasted awful. Some food (like Peking Ravioli) was simply standard, nothing special. We went there because of...More

Thank BLShep
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Very good Chinese food for a great price. A hidden gem in Brookline. The portions are large to don't order to much food. I went with a female friend, we got 2 soups, a Pu Pu platter and 2 entrees. Let's just say we had...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Got a takeaway, the mushroom sauce was so slimy it was really awful. Bland, tasteless and I won't be back

Thank Ballyerbonshont
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

An ok place to eat, but would recommend getting single rice/noodle dishes per person rather than multiple dishes to share with rice (more expensive). For people looking for a nostalgic taste of home though, this may not be the place for you!

Thank Bourdain_ftw
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Called in a take out order. As this was first time there, I made it very simple -soup, egg rolls, fried rice. The wonton soup had no taste and the dumplings were very soggy, disintegating into the broth. The egg rolls were very soggy but...More

1  Thank GeorgisWallingfordPA
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

On the up side, Chef Chow's has been going for years, and prices are still very reasonable. On the down side, the menu is as dull and mediocre as ever. If you want a quick bite of second-rate Chinese, it's fine. If you're looking for...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I come here whenever I visit my friend who lives nearby; I always used to eat here with my mother when I lived in Brookline. There are several lunch items, all of them generous servings. Such items are the ever traditional sweet and sour chicken...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

My friend and I had lunch on a Tuesday at 2 pm. Drinks were good and we both had the luncheon special. You get soup, appetizer, rice and entree with the specials, which are served until 4 pm. I loved the sweet and sour soup,...More

Thank Betsy32015
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Chef chows was a nice place to go to have good Chinese food in a quiet environment. After trying a few hole-in-the-wall places around Brookline it was nice to have space and quiet. The service was good and the food can fairly quickly and while...More

Thank Ann J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-739-2469
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