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Feb 10, 2013 08:47 AM

Chinese restaurant Boston metro with a parking lot?

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. Mulan. But the parking lot is tiny.

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

    1. 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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      1. re: lc02139

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

      2. 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.

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          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

          1. re: cambridgedoctpr

            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:

          2. re: MC Slim JB

            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.

            1. re: Gabatta

              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?

              1. re: yumyum

                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.

                1. re: Gabatta

                  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.