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Great Food, Hawker Style! :)
by Nick - Saturday 10th 2004f April 2004
Iíd heard great things about this little restaurant (both on and off this board). Itís quite overlooked, at least by me, as Iíve gone past frequently without noticing it on my way between... places andÖ other palaces! To agree with other comments on this board: The food is excellent, no doubt about that. Probably the best Iíve eaten in Cambridge, or anyway bar Asia. Also, a big bonus for me, they serve their Chinese Tea in a pot (none of this rubbish where they will only sell it to you per cup like some other restaurants, no names mentioned!).
One thing that, to me at least, is always a great indication of quality is that the majority of customers were non-English and speaking Mandarin. Iím happy to follow ďlocalĒ judgement on whatís good to eat, thereís rarely a better indicator of quality.
The venue is clean and set out in little rows. It reminded me of a spruced up hawker-centre (which made me smile, I always loved those places) and as mentioned, the food was excellent to match hawker standards. However, portions are *TINY* which means you will pay a lot more than you are expecting when you have to order several dishes to feed yourself properly (yes, for sure itís expensive!)
Service was neither good nor bad but I was mildly annoyed that they have a bar but no beer on tap (but again, not a great criticism) and any canned beer ordered will be Asian style (i.e. a Coke can rather than a full size one).
YikesÖ seems likes I made lots of criticisms! Itís not supposed to be a bad review, this is probably the best Chinese in Cambridge, just giving a more balanced view than some of the other reviews found hereÖ Next time I need to go out for a special meal it will be here!
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Yum! by ggundam1991
I agree w/hpdog259962, the best food service, etc... Too bad the Charlue Chan is not in IL (or the U...
If you are within 5,000 miles of Charlie Chan you will not fing adything better by hpdog259962
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Absolutely awesome! by California girl
First time I've ever been grateful to miss a reservation! My friends and I first went to Charlie Cha...
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