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Seven Star Mandarin House

Alan H Jul 18, 2001 10:16 AM

This used to be my favorite Chinese restaurant. It was located in Newton Center, and closed while I had been living out of the area.
Anyone know if the owners/chef/etc ended up anywhere else?

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    chuck Sep 3, 2001 12:52 PM

    We enjoyed it for many years. Even after moving from Newton to Cambridge, we would go back and bring our Cambridge friends. The owners were Yale educated and just got tired. If anyone knows anymore, I would like to know also.

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      slimjim913 May 6, 2010 02:23 AM

      hey alan,
      the head chef - joseph still lives in newton.

      i know you posted back in 2001, but i just googled my family's restaurant jus for curiosity's sake today...lol. My grandmother was a co-owner and my mom and dad used to work there....i used to play there as a child...haha.

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        C. Hamster Jun 19, 2011 05:10 PM

        Dear Lord, how I totally loved that place!!

        I was sooooooooooooo sad when it closed.

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        slimjim913 May 6, 2010 02:32 AM

        here's a few photos...i also hold this restaurant dear to my heart, even though i was very young at the time. My father is second from the left. Head chef Joseph, is second from the right

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          OLDCHEF May 6, 2010 03:57 AM

          Wow i loved your familys restaurant it was a great spot with great food and great service is chef joseph still cooking

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            Science Chick Jun 28, 2011 11:58 AM

            I'm wondering if this is the same folks at the Roslindale location. There wasn't a single Chinese/Asian individual in the kitchen or on the premises. Maybe the chef/owner's weren't there that night? A woman I presumed to be the chef actually came out to the counter to answer a few questions we had about some of the dishes. All pretty young folks, seeming to care considerably about the quality. The same woman came out later, as we were leaving, to talk to us about how we liked everything.

            Oops.....didn't see post below about the owner opening it with their dad (former chef joseph). Guess that answers that!! At any rate, the staff they have maning the kitchen did a great job! :)

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              devilham Jun 28, 2011 01:18 PM

              I have chatted up Chris and the counter staff there, and they are seriously the nicest people, they know me by name now and it's just a freindly, freindly place. Doesn't hurt that the food is outstanding either!

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                Science Chick Jun 28, 2011 01:42 PM

                You got that right, devilham!! So nice.....food made with love!

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            suzysue2 May 6, 2010 09:28 AM

            This was a Saturday night staple of my childhood and it is sorely missed! We at dinner there the last night they were open.

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              Christopherflin Oct 12, 2010 03:32 PM

              My father Joseph and I are opening a new restaurant in Roslindale, called Seven Star Street Bistro. It will be a mix of old and new, combining many of the classic dishes from Seven Star Mandarin House, with a selection of Xiao Chi (small plates) The small plates will be a mix of classic comfort food or "refined street food." We will aim to carry on the tradition of Seven Star Mandarin House with a modern twist. Can't to welcome back our former customers! We will hopefully be finished with our menu and renovations by the middle of November, and welcome you to become our friend on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roslind... We will post pictures, updates on our opening, events, and specials. Feel free to share your favorite dishes from Seven Star Mandarin House, and if it is not on our menu, we will try our best to feature the dish as a special. Thanks for the continued support - Joseph and Christopher Lin

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                lc02139 Jun 4, 2011 07:43 AM

                Let's breath some new life into this old thread, Chris's Seven Star Street Bistro opened this week.
                Stopped by last night for some great take out, the hot and sour soup brought up memories of numerous lunches in the original Seven stars in Newton.

                Starting out they are only open for dinner and only have 8 dine in seats, if you are looking for good to great Chinese food get out there!!


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                  bakerboyz Jun 4, 2011 07:54 AM

                  I loved Seven Star in Newton. What did you try at the new place?

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                    lc02139 Jun 4, 2011 09:03 AM

                    As it was only a post movie takeout, the hot and sour soup, hunan chicken, pickled vegtables, and asian tossed wings. All were terrific, and I'm having leftovers for dinner tonight. I'm looking forward to sampling more of the new dishes, but last night was for the memories. Chris's dad the original chef and owner of the newton place was cooking in the kitchen with Chris last night. Great warm and friendly feeling already just after one visit.

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                    chuck s Jun 4, 2011 05:12 PM

                    Glad to hear that they are open. I was a regular in Newton for many years. Can't wait.

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                  hynespb Jun 19, 2011 11:41 AM

                  The food is amazing here! I am so excited to have a great chinese place so close to my house!

                  1. C. Hamster Jun 19, 2011 05:12 PM

                    Where is Rozzie is it????

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                      lc02139 Jun 19, 2011 06:32 PM

                      153 Belgrade ave, just finished my second takeout meal from there, everything was great. I had the Shanghai shredded pork, chicken pan fried wide noodles( chow foon?), hot and sour soup, and the best dish was the orange soy glazed baby back ribs, tender and flavorful. Everythings is cooked to order so if you are in a big rush call in the order and it will be ready for you when you get there. http://sevenstarstreetbistro.com/
                      Also check them out on facebook

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                        Science Chick Jun 24, 2011 05:06 PM

                        We ate there tonight for the first time. It was fabulous! We had crab rangoon (gulity pleasure). These were lovely pillows stuffed with real snow crab and cream cheese, wonderfully seasoned, not greasy and the dipping sauce had a nice chili bite. We had sauteed chinese broccoli with garlic - crisp/tender pieces, good amount of garlic slices, light thin delicate sauce. Also Szechuan Shrimp- nice jumbo shrimp and lots of them, w/peanuts, bell peppers, water chestnuts and szechuan peppers. Straightforward, but yummy. Super nice people.... We'll definitely be back!!

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                      burny carbo Jun 27, 2011 11:42 AM

                      My family also got friday night take out for many years at Seven Star. Can't wait to try the new place. BC

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