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Chau Chow City

83 Essex St. (Chauncy St.) Send to Phone
617-292-7695 | Order Now! | Menu
This three-story Chinese emporium serves dim sum devotees by day, seafoodies by night and club-hoppers during the wee hours.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
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Chau Chow City Restaurant Review

: The first two floors of Chau Chow City showcase floppingly fresh seafood, from fried spicy squid to ginger and scallion boiled conch; the third floor serves that endless edible stream-of-consciousness treat known as dim sum, from the basic (shrimp dumplings) to the exotic (duck's feet; snails swimming in garlicky broth). Think of Chau Chow City as a warehouse (in need of some updating) for the chow mein set. We say head for the seafood and mainly the house specials, like the sizzling satay seafood kebabs. Scallops are a plate of beauty when served in their shell, swimming in a black bean sauce. Diced pork with cashews pairs with a savory sauce. Deep-fried stuffed bean curd and beef fried rice are worthy diversions from the swimmers. And speaking of diversions, this is a good spot to people-watch --- the crowds swarm here in the wee hours after the clubs close.

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