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New Garden

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250 Chestnut St, Needham, MA 02492-2407
+1 781-449-1450
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

New building is beautiful and clean. Friendly staff. I ordered a lunch combination special. The food was somewhat bland. Portion size is generous but you certainly pay for it. The lunch specials are much higher than most Chinese restaurants.

1 Thank LovetoeatinCT
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The old Rays New Garden Restaurant, a 40 year mainstay on the Needham restaurant scene, has a new location and a completely new look. A stones throw from the old place, Ray So has built a beautiful restaurant that is the talk of the town and rises to, even exceeds, the most optimistic expectations! We went in as a family... More 

Thank NYCregular
Needham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We went to the "new" New Garden. I like the new place but the bar area echo's and it was kinda plain - need some decorations or something. The way they installed the TV's makes you feel crossed eyed! The food was fantastic and the drinks were reasonably priced and very good. I hope they do really well and we'll... More 

Thank CaraM51
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This is our go to place when we don't want to pay a premium for a place that calls itself "Fine Dining," and just want to pay a fair price for consistently good food. Tonight was chicken veggie soup and vegetables with crispy noodles. Moving any day now to new location a block away.

Thank RiverRoadRider
Needham, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This restaurant has been in Needham for years.They are building a new place down the street.The food is always good ,Szechuan and Mandarin.Many things to choose from on a typical Chinese menu.The drinks are also good and they have a separate room with many TVs and a bar.Soon they will move to a bigger restaurant.

Thank Paula R
Orlando, Florida
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Never been to a Chinese restaurant where they do not include white rice with the meal... or crispy noodles with the soup unless you ask for it. That said, food was very good but pricier than we thought it would be based on other Trip Advisor info. Nice, new, clean place with comfortable seating.

1 Thank Ga8tr
Westwood, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This place serves fresh, tasty Chinese food at a very reasonable price. Service is always great and they have the best bartender in town. You always get a "good pour" and a good sized glass of wine. Ask for Van.

Thank TheUglyAmerican
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Visited the New Garden again and we were still very happy with the experience. We met friends and had a nice leisurely lunch. The service was excellent. We were never rushed and the food was delicious. Chicken wings, shrimp with lobster sauce and pork fried rice. Plenty for everyone. They are moving across the street which should help with the... More 

Thank Kevin C
Westwood, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I live in an adjacent town and wouldn't usually patronize a Chinese restaurant in the next town, but I met a friend (Danny L) there and was I happy I did. Start with a great bartender, Van, and very generous drinks. The food was excellent and the availability of combo dinner plates makes it a very economical way to enjoy... More 

1 Thank TheUglyAmerican
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

prices are high for type of Restuarant more a bar than a Restuarant very noisy but help friendly been a customer for a long time

2 Thank Fiddler29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Chestnut St, Needham, MA 02492-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-449-1450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?