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Gourmet Garden

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430 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907-1354
+1 781-599-1780
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this Chinese/Japanese restaurant and also have dinner delivered a couple times per month. We have probably tried two-thirds of the items on the menu and have always enjoyed our meals. Some excellent options are their sushi which is top shelf, and salt and Pepper shrimp with garlic noodles, Peking duck with moo shu, and too many others... More 

Thank Mollymaggie1
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Neat as clean with semi unfriendly front staff . I usually do take out so can't really say as to wait staff. Place seems clean and has the best sushi around

Thank makemelaugh
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went to Gourmet Garden for lunch and was very pleased with my meal. I ordered off of the lunch menu--C25--Gung Bo Chicken. It's served with soup and either white or pork fried rice. Tea is available on request, and it's hot and tasty. The food was fresh, and cooked to order. Since my meal was spicy, I ordered it... More 

Thank Andrea L
Boylston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best Chinese restaurants on the north shore. Food is always delicious and the service is very good. Bartender Mike is super friendly and the Gourmet Garden is our go to place when visiting the grandchildren in Marblehead.

Thank Michael H
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The atmosphere is great. The service is pretty good and the food is usually good. Family friendly, But also good for solos or couples. Easy to get to. Would recommend.

Thank 204paulaa
Salem, Massachusetts
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364 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Gourmet Garden is our "go to" restaurant when we are in the mood for Chinese food. The wait staff is always friendly and accommodating, and the food (and drinks!) are always top notch. We usually go to the GG in Swampscott, but have also found ourselves at the one in Hingham. Same story there too. Good food, great people ...... More 

Thank NancyG-818
Scarsdale, New York
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Twice we've gone here for dinner with an extended family group. We order a bunch of different dishes, so family members (some of whom are not daring eaters) can sample some Asian dishes they would never order on their own. No one has ever gone home with an empty stomach.

Thank robertpf2015
Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I order delivery or pickup from Gourmet Garden fairly frequently. The maki is always delicious and friends always love whatever they get whether it's from the Chinese or Japanese menu. Unfortunately, I tend to get delivery because the service is lacking. The older woman (I'm not sure if she's an owner, manager, or what) who often greets and seats at... More 

Thank Ceilidh86
Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stopped in for some sushi at lunch and it was great. Wait service was friendly, but like some Chinese Restaurants, there was an employee peeling/cutting vegetables on a nearby table watching the TV near the sushi bar where we ate; while it was not disruptive, maybe they could do that in the kitchen.

Thank John M
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We love coming here. We are never disappointed but prefer the sushi bar to the restaurant. The sushi is always fresh and creative, the cans of Sappora ice cold, and the staff friendly.

Thank robroy18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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: 430 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907-1354
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-599-1780

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