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Chef Chow's House

230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
+1 617-739-2469
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“wonton soup” (2 reviews)
“peking duck” (2 reviews)
“chow mein” (2 reviews)
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230 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5003
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

because this is what this is - it is the kind of restaurant referenced in "Have an eggroll, Mr. Goldstein" in Gypsy - "tomato sauce goes well with Chow Mein". Although Chinese-owned and -operated (first generation), this is not a restaurant that wants to serve,...More

Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 18 October 2017

this is a wide-ranging chinese restaurant that serves good food at very reasonable prices. The portions are ample; the service good. In some sections of the country this might be called comfort food.

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I used to go to this restaurant quite often but I don't eat as much Chinese food as I used to. I also had heard that the restaurant was not as good since it was sold. I probably had not been to this restaurant in...More

Thank Voyager2480
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Brookline has a wealth of Chinese restaurants, form Bernard's to Sichuan Garden. Amid this competition, it saddens me to report that Chef Chow's House has sunk to a new low. Mongolian shredded beef, chicken fried rice, House special seafood sizzling platter -- all terrible. And...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I found their menu in my mail, so thought I'd try them for lunch. I got shrimp moo shu, which came with 5 pancakes and was decent, although some of the veggies were undercooked. I don't understand people commenting about atmosphere, of which this place...More

Thank BostonSculpt
Reviewed 15 September 2017

for Brookline, which has too many very good Chinese restaurants. Had dinner there last night. Started with the Boneless ribs. I love Boneless ribs. These were by far the worst boneless ribs I have ever had. They were grayish in color and very firm, with...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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