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Chef Chow's House

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230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
+1 617-739-2469
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Wallingford PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 tasted OK. The shrimp in the fried rice were tiny and some not even whole... More 

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Thank GeorgisWallingfordPA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 a good place to eat, eh.

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Thank Christopher L
Revere, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 with either pork or vegetable fried rice, savory white meat chicken chow mein, vegetable or... More 

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Thank Nancy M
Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, crab Rangoon, vegetarian fried rice, and Peking ravioli. My friend had wonton soup, crab Rangoon,... More 

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Thank Betsy32015
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 not gourmet Chinese, it was yummy.

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Thank Ann J
brookline, mass
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a big place with tables and booths and quite comfortable for an evening of family or friendly conversation. This is not haute cuisine, but some of the dishes are still quite excellent-- we always get general gaos chicken and the spicey string beans. The fried dumplings are good, and some of the large shrimp dishes are also very... More 

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Thank morgancharles
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Brookline. We always go there for great Chinese food. The portions are huge and the prices very reasonable. The servers are very polite. My mother won't eat anywhere else! We have celebrated her birthday there for years. And they offer luncheon specials every day (even on weekends). And they will add or subtract ingredients... More 

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Thank Mitchell D
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The food is pretty average, not super great. But the prices are good, cheap drinks, and plenty of space in there. If you are in a group or have kids that run around and are all buckwild this is not a bad choice.

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Thank iamtheeggwalrus
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I'm no expert on Chinese food, but I must say we've always enjoyed our meals here. Just the kind of traditional, comfortable restaurant you want for a dependable good meal. They have some nice veggie and fish options (for me and my wife) and meat options for my son. We came here on Easter Sunday and were not disappointed.

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Thank Dave S
Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Decent Chinese food; service is mediocre, but, food is fast, fresh and this place does have authentic Chinese food and "American" Chinese dishes (e.g. - Egg Foo Yung). Atmosphere is better than average Chinese restaurants. Would come back...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?