Wednesday, June 12, 2019

LaMei Hot Pot Is Replacing Chef Chow's House in Brookline's Coolidge Corner

A longtime spot for Chinese food in one of the busiest sections of Brookline has shut down, and a new restaurant plans to move in.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Chef Chow's House has closed, with another Facebook post confirming that the Harvard Street eatery is indeed no longer in business. The poster on the group page mentions that a new hot pot place is moving into the space, though no specific information on the new restaurant has been given as of yet, so keep checking back for updates.

The poster on the Facebook group page says that Chef Chow's House has been in business for at least 35 years, offering Chinese-American fare such as chicken fingers, crab rangoon, spare ribs, moo shi pork, sweet and sour chicken, pepper steak, shrimp with broccoli, lo mein, chop suey, and more.

The address for the now-closed Chef Chow's House was 230 Harvard Street, Brookline MA, 02446.

[June 14 update: The Brookline TAB/Wicked Local states that the new restaurant moving into Chef Chow's House space is LaMei Hot Pot, a Chinese hot pot place that has a location in Providence.]

[January 13, 2020 update: Eater Boston mentions that LaMei Hot Pot is now open in Brookline.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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