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Shing Yee Restaurant

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1255 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2128
+1 617-332-0888
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Pretty standard Chinese restaurant menu but better prepared than most, with less oiliness, and responsive to requests to make a dish milder that they have listed as spicy. No matter how long they say a takeout order will be to prepare, it's invariably ready in much less time.

Thank Joel U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have been getting Lunch take out at this restaurant for many years. They have recently changed their take out menu to spring tools instead of egg tools. Also they seem to be giving you more rice and less entree. But for the price, you get an app, soup, entree and fortune cookie. Good choices for lunch

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, New York
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Always a good choice for Take Out. Our food is hot, not salty, good quality of ingredients. Consistency, keeps us coming back. Good job!

Thank Bean18
Brookline, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Three 'of us ate here after going to the movies across the street. We all have different tastes with Chinese food' however, we all do like spicy. The ordering was left up to me and my friends were very pleased with the selections I made and felt that it was a good balance. We started our meal with spare ribs... More 

Thank Voyager2480
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

First taken there by local Chinese food maven and have been returning there as our local preference.

Thank James B
new haven, ct
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417 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Friends ordered take out from Shing Yee. None of us were very hungry so we stuck to appetizers. Two orders of chicken wings, an egg drop soup (which I thought would be a quart for the price, but was a pint) and - as they had no dumplings (?!) the shu mai, which were very good. Arrival was somewhat slow... More 

Thank sullific
Newton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This restaurant has been a standby for us -- for lunch specials and the occasional takeout dinner. The staff is wonderful. Unfortunately, our recent experiences have been disappointing, in the quality of the food and the overall value. New chef, perhaps?

Thank eye-of-newton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The atmosphere is quite and calming it is a smaller restaurant the wait staff are very attentive and the service is very fast. The food is fantastic, they have so many options to choose from they can make it in many different ways to suit your liking. They have fantastic hot tea on every table. The can do large groups... More 

Thank liagherardi
Miami, Florida
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

LOVED the scallion pancakes!!! SO GOOD. All the food here was great! What I liked the most, it was greasy, which is a big problem with lots of chinese food. The crab rangoon were perfectly crisp. We ordered the chicken wings well done, but they could've been cooked a little more. They weren't raw but our personal preference is very... More 

Thank MiNena77
Boston, MA
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410 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

They have all of the standards -- General Gau's Chicken, Orange flavor beef, Crab Rangoon, etc. etc. It is all perfectly fine for what it is. Prices are fine, food is consistent.

Thank Cindy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 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: 1255 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-332-0888

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