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“Great Asian Tapas”
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Budda Chen
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

They recently added "Asian Tapas". You can choose a number of smaller items for a great price. Srvice was fun and prompt

Thank reith20
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

close to hotel and fresh food - we actually got take out and it was as well prepared as if we had sat down in the restaurant itself

Thank xenonian
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

First off decor... from the outside looks horrible since its in a lobby of an apartment building. Once inside though the place is well decorated with a huge Budda, comfortable tables/booths and a pleasant atmosphere.

The menu is great if you like chinese food or sushi. The chinese food is almost tapas style with dishes that are small and cost between 6-10 dollars which I think is a great change from normal asian restaurants.

We got the seaweed salad which was plentiful and delicious as well as Edamame while steaming hot lacked salt and flavor. We shared two sushi rolls which were well made though the spicy tuna did not have any kind of spiciness to it which I normally enjoy. The highlight of the meal was the general crispy chicken made with apples and strawberries. Yes, I was skeptical but it tasted like the best general gau chicken I have had. The sauce wasn't overly sweet like I feared it would be and while it coated the chicken everywhere did not have the same heavyness like other general gau's. In addition the chicken itself was a very good quality, not the mystery meat you sometimes get from a take out place. Lastly we had the twice drunk pork belly with veggies and garlic. It was grilled, a little spicy and delicious. We had a bottle of wine and the total meal only cost 70 dollars before tip.

Overall the food was great and while this may be a detractor we went on a Saturday night at 745pm and we were one of 5 tables in there. Generally a sign of a bad restaurant but on this occasion not at all. Good food and a nice ambiance.

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Thank Sburr17
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We had take out from here..General Tso's Chicken & Cashew Chicken-both VERY good..

Thank LovingLifejd
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We (four of us) happened upon this restaurant while walking in Brookline which is on the trolley line minutes from Boston.. The outside of the building is lovely but understated. When we went inside, we were happily surprised to find a lovely Asian themed decor complete with a large Budda statue (great for photos!) in the back of the restaurant. We did not have reservations and because it was early (6PM) we were seated. Within an hour, every seat was taken. The menu was amazing and the service top notch. The food was fabulous!!!! The presentation of the food was superb. I would highly recommend this for an intimate dinner with a special someone or a large group. Full service bar and reasonable prices make this a must go to place in Boston! Next time, I will be sure to make reservations!!!!

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Thank J G
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