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May 23, 2014 12:39 PM

Ethnic or Interesting in and around Metro Southwest

I have moved to Westwood. It is desolate. I wonder if there are places hidden near-ish-by that I have not found yet. I am looking for great ethnic food. (Note that for a romantic date night my wife and I drove to Super 88 recently.) I just found Zamzam and intend on trying that tonight.

Are any of the chinese places in Norwood good? And by good I mean not americanized or at least have traditional menus?

We tried Masala Art and found it much better than we expected. We enjoyed the food there.

We absolutely love Vietnamese (usually go to the one in Randolph) and Cantonese (Lowell is really far), Ethiopian and so on. If there is traditional Thai that is always hard to find as well (I will not eat the boiled meat in flavorless sauces that americans think is Thai food). And so on.

So, what is around Westwood? Walpole, Norwood, Dedham, Canton, Needham and Dover. All those touch the Westwood border. What do you think?


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  1. There is a branch of Sichuan Gourmet in Sharon. The middle eastern groceries/takeout(sabbs?) place on route 1 near ocean state job lot in Norwood. Haven't been in a while but there used to be others on 1a (Byblo's?). Taso's greek food at the airport in Norwood. Byblo's has Belly dancing on Friday's and is probably more of going out place then the others.

    1. We like Siam Lotus for Thai food on Rte 1 in Norwood.

        1. Al wadi in West Roxbury is very good, as well as Byblos. There is a very small Thai place on Washington St I used to enjoy some years ago

          1. Agree with Al Wadi for Lebanese on VFW Parkway.

            Also Kouzina Estiatorio on High St. in Dedham for family made Greek food. Nothing fancy inside, order at the counter, but delicious generous portions.