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Whats the address of Super 88 in Chinatown

Dio di Romanese Jul 4, 2007 04:36 PM

Im going friday and to know so i could put it in my GPS, thanks

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    hargau RE: Dio di Romanese Jul 4, 2007 04:42 PM

    The large super 88 is not in chinatown but close by. There is a small market just on the outskirts of chinatown that is now owned by super 88 and marked as such but thats not the one everyone talks about.

    It is at 50 Herald street. http://www.super88market.com/loc.htm

    1. C. Hamster RE: Dio di Romanese Jul 5, 2007 08:15 AM

      The one IN Chinatown is on Essex street. Not sure of the address. Like Hargau says, the one on Herald St. is larger.

      But if you are really serious about shopping, skip both of those and drive down the Xpressway to the Super 88 in South Bay. It's the best of all their stores* unless you are going for the food court. No GPS needed. Get off at Mass Ave if traveling south or at Andrew if heading north.

      *Have not yet been to Malden store ...

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      1. re: C. Hamster
        Science Chick RE: C. Hamster Jul 5, 2007 10:04 AM

        It is right next to Chau Chau seafood on Essex, if that is a help :)

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          hargau RE: Science Chick Jul 5, 2007 10:14 AM

          They usually dont have anything im looking for there, its very small and the selection isnt all that great. I think your better off going to Herald st, you also have Mings on Herald as well. If you must go someplace in the chinatown area, I suggest the market thats in the same building as Hei La Moon, On the opposite side.

        2. re: C. Hamster
          Chris VR RE: C. Hamster Jul 5, 2007 12:12 PM

          Between the Super 88 Malden and the one in South Bay, I much prefer the one in Malden. It feels bigger, cleaner, and I really hate that wacky-ass parking lot at the South Bay location. I prefer the market over the one in Allston, too, but I just love that food court in Allston.

          Super 88 Market
          101 Allstate Rd, Boston, MA 02125

          Super 88 Market
          188 Commercial St, Malden, MA 02148

          Super 88 Market and Food Court
          1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

          1. re: Chris VR
            C. Hamster RE: Chris VR Jul 5, 2007 01:59 PM

            I'll have to check out the Malden location.

            The thing about Super 88 is that the ownership decided to "Americanize" their stores and offer more and more nonasian products, leaving less space for the cool asian stuff.

            The Comm Ave store seems pretty Americanized and doesn't have nearly the product selection that the South Bay location does. The Herald Street store, while not as Americanized, doesn't have the nearly breadth of inventory as South Bay.

            The Chinatown store is just too small to bother with -- plus no parking. And if you think the South Bay's parking situation is nuts, try their Quincy store!

            1. re: C. Hamster
              Chris VR RE: C. Hamster Jul 5, 2007 06:51 PM

              I have noticed that dilution, especially in the Allston location. The Malden one did have a fair amount of American products, but the selection is a lot more like South Bay. And I'm not sure if South Bay has this now (haven't been there since Malden opened) but Malden has a bakery/roast meat counter up front where you can get roast duck and bahn mi and other pastries (bahn mi only on Saturdays, though).

              1. re: C. Hamster
                joestrummer RE: C. Hamster Jul 6, 2007 12:43 PM

                Haven't noticed too much of an americanization at the quincy branch.
                I prefer the selection at South Bay but i'll take the parking situation at Quincy vs S Bay anyday.'
                They're reconfiguring the lot there with new curbing, ditches, and jersey barriers everywhere.
                It's ugly and seems to encourage the scofflaws to drive even more poorly.

                1. re: joestrummer
                  C. Hamster RE: joestrummer Jul 6, 2007 12:53 PM

                  Plus, in South Bay, the addition of the Olive Garden and the Applebees :( right in the middle has made it really confusing. But once you get into the 88's lot it's fine.

                  1. re: C. Hamster
                    joestrummer RE: C. Hamster Jul 6, 2007 12:57 PM

                    I knew they were adding in the middle.
                    Wow, possibly the two worst chains imaginable.

                  2. re: joestrummer
                    Dax RE: joestrummer Jul 6, 2007 01:21 PM

                    Yeah but if you go to the South Bay 88 during the work week you can grab a dog from Speed's right down the road ...

                    1. re: Dax
                      joestrummer RE: Dax Jul 6, 2007 01:25 PM

                      Have to keep that in mind.
                      When shopping 88 I'm usually focused on food of the Asian persuasion.

            2. 5 and Dime Eater RE: Dio di Romanese Jul 5, 2007 10:37 AM

              I think it's this one:

              Cheng Kwong Market: 73
              73 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111

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              1. re: 5 and Dime Eater
                cdoobiest RE: 5 and Dime Eater Jul 5, 2007 08:29 PM

                Anyone know if Malden will have a food court. It looks like they are building something else there. FYI, saw the buffet, it looked gross!

                1. re: cdoobiest
                  Chris VR RE: cdoobiest Jul 5, 2007 08:36 PM

                  I read here a while back that it was going to be a new spot for the hardware store, and not a food court.

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                    Johnresa RE: cdoobiest Aug 29, 2008 07:05 AM

                    It depends on when you get to the buffet. I went there on Sunday and they had just filled the buffet. My roommate got some Sesame pork dish and some noodles. She said it was very good

                  2. re: 5 and Dime Eater
                    joebloe RE: 5 and Dime Eater Aug 28, 2008 10:08 PM

                    Correct, 73 Essex S. is the the new Super 88 in Chinatown. I DO NOT recommend going there unless you already in Chinatown/Tufts area. The place is small, parking is expensive and difficult, if not impossible to find in the daytime.

                  3. Alcachofa RE: Dio di Romanese Jul 6, 2007 11:44 AM

                    I love GPS! Follow these coordinates:

                    42° 30.6'N , 70° 23.7' W

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                      jonship RE: Dio di Romanese Aug 28, 2008 10:55 AM

                      I went by there last night - signs seem to have changed - is it no longer Super 88?

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                        AnjLM RE: jonship Sep 2, 2008 03:55 PM

                        It looks like a C market is going in. I went the other day and movers were moving the last of the shelves out of the store. A sign outside says C market coming soon.

                        1. re: AnjLM
                          kobuta RE: AnjLM Sep 3, 2008 05:58 AM

                          Interesting. Wondering if this is related to CMart, though it would be odd to have 3 in a few blocks of each other (unless they're relocating the smaller store).

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