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Chinese restaurant Boston metro with a parking lot?

yumyum Feb 10, 2013 08:47 AM

Friends want to gather for Chinese food tonight but we are driving from various locations around the city. Looking for great food with a parking lot. Anything jump to mind hounds? Thanks!

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  1. beetlebug RE: yumyum Feb 10, 2013 09:01 AM

    Mulan. But the parking lot is tiny.

    Eta - they may be closed since today is the new year.

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      lc02139 RE: yumyum Feb 10, 2013 09:26 AM

      How about the one in the hotel on solders field road or china pearl in Woburn or sichuan gourmet in billerica or garden in woburn.

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        chuck s RE: lc02139 Feb 11, 2013 06:40 AM

        That's Joyful Garden. Pretty good the one time I tried it.

      2. MC Slim JB RE: yumyum Feb 10, 2013 09:39 AM

        There's a public garage in Chinatown on Beach St.

        Changsho between Harvard and Porter Squares is not my favorite, but it has a private lot, though I don't know its post-blizzard status.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com

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          cambridgedoctpr RE: MC Slim JB Feb 10, 2013 09:58 AM

          there is an indoor parking garage across the street from East Ocean Seafood in Chinatown; there are several parking lots scattered around Chinatown. Parking there should pose no problem once the snow is removed.

          And you can get there via the orange line, either Tufts or Chinatown stops are quite close

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            Gio RE: cambridgedoctpr Feb 10, 2013 10:09 AM

            There might be difficulty using the orange line today.

            Message at the MBTA website...
            " Limited Subway and Bus Service to Resume at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 10"...

            The details are here:
            http://www.mbta.com/weather/

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            Gabatta RE: MC Slim JB Feb 10, 2013 10:11 AM

            To note, the Changsho lot is across Mass Ave from the restaurant. The lot right next door to the restaurant is a private lot where they will tow your car. It can be a bit confusing for the first time.

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              yumyum RE: Gabatta Feb 10, 2013 10:15 AM

              We punted and picked changsho. Big lot and a reservation for 10. I know it's not great but is anything especially worth checking out on the menu?

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                Gabatta RE: yumyum Feb 10, 2013 10:25 AM

                To me it is basic Chinese, all done reasonably well, less heavy than the norm and served hot. I don't have any must gets, but some things we have enjoyed in the past include:
                -lo meins
                -cold noodles with sesame paste
                -salt & pepper shrimp
                -dry cooked string beans
                -vegitarian steamed dumplings
                - specials are usually good
                -I haven't had it, but the peking duck actually looked very good.

                It's not haute cuisine, but it is always fresh and will be great for a get together under the circumstances. If anyone is bringing kids, the food comes out fast. Enjoy.

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                  yumyum RE: Gabatta Feb 10, 2013 10:31 AM

                  Thanks gabatta. We do have little ones along so good to hear they will be appeased. I'm not anticipating great but after being housebound it will be good to celebrate with some lucky noodles. Long life.

          3. yarm RE: yumyum Feb 10, 2013 10:25 AM

            Sichuan Garden II in Woburn.

            http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

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