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Zoe's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

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289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
+1 617-864-6265
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just over the Somerville line from nearby Porter Square in Cambridge sits this small, but amazing little place. I first read about them in the now defunct Boston Phoenix newspaper. They were raving about their authentic hot pot, Szechuan dumplings and scallion pancakes. I had to know for myself and made a point to swing by the next time in... More 

Thank Ihsahn
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Happened to be in Somerville last week and figured I'd give them a try. Had both the sesame chicken and the mushi beef. Both were loaded with flavor and very hardy portions. Definitely recommend.

Thank Steve T
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

They took the trouble to find us a lovely table. Then, there was the smiling service, efficient and unobtrusive. And the food was superb, by itself 5 stars - a surprisingly ample selection of vegetarian offering. In spite of the construction on Beacon well worth the 2-block March.

Thank bhaskar51
Billerica, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This place was described to me as "more authentic than your typical suburban Chinese place." I'm not Chinese, but the food was fresher, tastier, and different than other places. And as other reviewers had noted, there did seem to be a large number of Chinese people dining there. The place is not really big, but they were able to seat... More 

Thank Mws101
Baltimore, Maryland
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711 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I only wish Zoe's had an outpost back home! The menu is full of delicious but different options. You should definitely try the Chines okra with bamboo mushrooms. But everything we ordered tasted great. Much authentic than the typical American Chinese restaurant. All served in a very modern and pleasant room. Excellent service to boot.

Thank Wanderlust777
Boston, MA
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Ate dinner at Zoe's after doing grocery shopping at the Star Market across the street. A great way of combining errands with eating out (as well as justifying leaving our car parked in the supermarket parking lot:). We ordered "vegetarian ravioli," sea scallops sautéed in garlic sauce, and frozen bean curd with fresh mushrooms. The "ravioli," aka jiaozi or dumplings,... More 

Thank GracefulUnderFire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We tried to go to Pho & Rice, but they were closed. Tried this place instead-- the food was pretty good and the atmosphere was clean and bright. We'd go again.

Thank Deanna D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Zoe's is one of our favorites for take out Chinese. The portions sizes are good and the food is always tasty. We like to ask for recommendations but some of our go to dishes include their steamed fish w/vegetables, cumin spicy beef, and wide flat noodles with chicken or shrimp. We've eaten onsite a few times and the service was... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I like this place. They have excellent soups and food. I am not from China but I see a lot of Chinese people come to the restaurant which makes me think is pretty authentic.

Thank Jose C
Brockport, New York
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224 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We did take-out (actually, they deliver). Discount for cash. Excellent quality. The eggplant w/ garlic sauce was a little greasy and not enough garlic, but the Lamb w/ scallions was perfect. Dumpling filling more flavorful than most, but the wrappers a little thick.

Thank David N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
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: 289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-6265

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