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south garden chinese restaurant

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217 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169-6799
+1 617-328-6628
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I will seek out Chinese restaurants that serve authentic Chinese food such as those that can be found in Boston's Chinatown. South Garden definitely fits the bill. My companion and I dined in and shared an appetizer of spring rolls and chicken wings. We also ordered fried rice and spicey salted calamari. Food was very good but the highlight was... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were "tipped off" about this place; decided to give it a try at the start of Chinese New Year. The food was authentic and terrific! It Our plates were all cooked to order and flavorful. On this festive day, there was a whirl of activity...setting up tables for large groups. We observed so many deliveries of stick for the... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Our second time here and we pretty much consider this the best place for authentic Cantonese cuisine. I was able to speak to the manager and he guided us with choices that were delicious. Of course we ordered too much food, but ended up enjoying the leftovers for another meal, and it was delicious even re-heated. Be prepared for the... More 

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Swanzey, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a place where you will want to go if you want really authentic asian food, particularly things like jelly fish that are not normally available in the USA. It is very casual and designed for families coming in to eat together. In the entire restaurant, my table was the only one with people who were not of asian... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We had a party of 4 & all had something different. Service was quick & all dishes were good. A little high in price to buy a hole fish & have it cooked. So didn't go for that. They didn't rush you & all were happy with our meal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

TA has a few favorable reviews + the restaurant was recommended by a local newspaper article too! We went there expecting to enjoy a good lunch Instead, we were very disappointed. The ingredients used tasted like inferior quality. (the table really could have used a good cleaning - even had gum stuck on the side!!) And overpriced If you are... More 

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Thank Shiraz-2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This restaurant is small, and very busy. It seemed that most of the staff speaks very little English, or maybe just didn't want to speak English. We ordered take-out, which took a lot longer to receive than expected. We were not sure if there was some confusion or if we had been passed over for the Chinese customers. However, we... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

The more we go to this restaurant the more we enjoy the Food. The food is always great. We love especially the fish which is always fresh out of the tank. We get it streamed and ask that the head be made soup. They have excellent chicken. Usually we order either the deep fried chicken or the Hainanese chicken and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

This is not an Americanized Chinese fast food restaurant. If you are looking for authentic Cantonese-style food, I would highly recommend South Garden in Quincy. Standouts of our meal were The Salted fish and chicken fried rice which was well seasoned compared to other restaurants I've ordered it at. The eggplant with minced meat hotspot was equally tasty, and the... More 

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hingham, MA
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

If you want Chinatown quality and selection south of Boston you have to try this place. Excellent fresh seafood and noodle selections. If you want want saucy, goopy boring standards served with rolls, egg rolls and brown fried rice, stay away.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169-6799
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 617-328-6628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?