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Zoe's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
+1 617-864-6265
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“porter square” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
289 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-3509
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Ihsahn
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
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...More

Thank bhaskar51
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...More

Thank Mws101
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...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank GracefulUnderFire
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

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
Reviewed 28 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

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