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snl1129 Nov 6, 2008 02:10 PM

Are there any worthwhile spots for great chinese/asian along the I93 corridor between Manchester and Metheun??

  1. whs Nov 7, 2008 09:35 AM

    The only great Chinese restaurant I know is off Rte 3 Exit 27 in Billerica--Sichuan Gourmet

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    1. re: whs
      pinehurst Nov 7, 2008 09:49 AM

      Is Sichuan Gourmet mmediately off the exit, whs? Some years ago when I worked at Merrimack College, people swore by a place in a stripmall on 114, though I can't remember the name. Not China Blossom or anything near 125/133. This is hearsay; I haven't tried it.

      I do not know if there is a sit-down portion, but I had good duck take-out delivered from Wah Sang in Methuen (just off Rt 28).

      1. re: pinehurst
        Infomaniac Nov 7, 2008 11:45 AM

        The place on Rte. 114 might have been Jasmine Restaurant which was very good the few times I went. I have not been in quite a while though or know if it is still around.

        For bowls of Pho, try T & N Restaurant on S. Broadway (Rte. 28) in Lawrence.
        For Korean I like Hee Bin on S. Union Street in Lawrence close to the Andover line.

        1. re: Infomaniac
          lexpatti Nov 7, 2008 06:13 PM

          I had gone to Jasmine several times, as well and very good. but haven't been in a while too.

          If you venture into downtown lowell, we enjoy a new place called Etsogo (some nice malaysian dishes)

        2. re: pinehurst
          whs Nov 7, 2008 01:38 PM

          It's closer to the center of Billerica, in a little strip mall next to the one with Market Basket and KMart. If you like spicy, authentic Szechuan, this is nirvana.

      2. greygarious Nov 7, 2008 05:51 PM

        For an elegant but average-price Americanized Chinese restaurant with excellent food, try Chen Yang Li, off 293, at exit 3, in Woodbury Court, which is the small strip directly across the street from Macy's/Wayfarer Hotel. It is literally visible from 293. Love the Sunkist Scallops and Walnuts and the Two Brothers Special Shrimp, with a creamy sauce I cannot identify or duplicate.

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        1. re: greygarious
          whs Nov 8, 2008 05:50 AM

          Forgot about CYL--it's very good too. The Peking duck is delicious.

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          lexpatti Nov 8, 2008 05:54 AM

          A lot of people love the China Buffet in Salem NH - I personally don't enjoy buffets as a rule but they do keep it very fresh and there are many nice choices (not you typical buffet) - almost on the Metheun line on 28.

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          1. re: lexpatti
            djr222 Nov 9, 2008 05:07 AM

            I agree, not a huge fan of Buffet , but have been here a few times its real good at a good price,

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