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Japanese/Chinese/Seafood near Andover?

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lorita113 Jun 27, 2011 06:35 AM

My cousin and her family are visiting from Thailand, and would like to eat either Japanese or Chinese (preferably Cantonese) while here. Alternatively, a really good seafood restaurant. Anyone have any recommendations?

Given that they live in Bangkok, I'm concerned they'll have a tough time finding something comparable to what they're used to, but whatever you can suggest would be most helpful! If there isn't anything of great quality in the area, then let me know what you think is best in the area regardless of cuisine.

I live near Fenway, so I'm afraid I don't know any of the restaurants up there. Thanks!

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    STL BOS RE: lorita113 Jun 27, 2011 09:31 AM

    Mootone is a pretty good Japanese/sushi restaurant near the commuter rail stop in Andover. Next door is its sister restaurant, Teatone, which bills itself as Chinese, but I have never tried it.

    My favorite restaurant in Andover is Yella Grille, which is Lebanese, located off of Main St near the post office. Unfortunately, options are not great.

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    Yella Grille
    16 Post Office Ave, Andover, MA 01810

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      Jana RE: STL BOS Jun 27, 2011 09:48 AM

      Ditto on the very limited options. Teatone is primarily a take-out joint of mediocre food. The only really good Chinese I can think of in the area is Top Garden in Tewksbury but its specialty is Szechuan, not Cantonese.

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      Top Garden
      1921 Main St Ste 1, Tewksbury, MA 01876

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        lc02139 RE: Jana Jun 27, 2011 10:36 AM

        Hey Jana, I heard from a friend that top garden recently went trough a shake up, not sure what kind, have you seen any change recently??

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          Jana RE: lc02139 Jun 28, 2011 06:24 AM

          The last 3 times I've gotten take-out there, I've only ordered the dry hot chicken and white rice, which I'm sort of addicted to, so I can't say for sure. However, I do feel the chicken has not been as spicy/hot lately. I used to get a nice mouth burn from the peppercorns and I'm just not feeling it anymore.

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          lorita113 RE: Jana Jun 27, 2011 11:21 AM

          Thanks everyone. I was afraid you were going to say that!

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