Chalawan Asian Eatery
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chalawan had really great service!
I also really liked the valentines decorations!
The food was good too, and the portions were big enough.
Fantastic food and service!!! I have been there a couple of times now and I can’t wait to try everything on their menu over time.
Phenomenal food and flavors we are coming back soon. Service was great. We look forward to having the heating fixed next time
Service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely be visiting again soon
As a vegetarian, I was very excited about their separate veg menu. Ordered the Korma and veg curry, but both were bland. The desserts were good and so was the tofu starter.
Had a Nasi Goreng. Good rice but the chicken was hard and dry. They should have comped us with a dessert or coffee or something. Good social distancing and COVID care.
Other dishes like tamarind prawn and all things noodle were delicious.
So nice to find a truly unique menu, every dish was a new experience. I loved all but one but the one dish I didn't like was the favorite of another person at our table. Wish they had cocktails though ( just beer and wine) but the wine was good.
They offer a south East Asian menu - which is great - but the flavors and food really are not authentic- I guess it’s hard to be authentic - but it was really not even close
Otherwise it seems like a good place - probably more Thai
Very authentic! Easily our favorite date night restaurant with authentic Souteast Asian food!
This is a new favorite for outdoor and takeaway dining! It was really awesome that we could specifically book an outdoor seating table. They pivoted well during these times and the food was very good, although a bit uneven. Some of the dishes were sizable, others less so, so it was a little hard to judge what was enough. I would also enjoy a clearer indication of spice level (we love spicy and would like to see more info on it on the menu). But those are details; overall this is a great place!
Excellent, authentic southeast asian food, presented well, with good value and service. I loved the pork belly, scallop "shots" and the mee goreng. I will absolutely be coming back again even in the winter. The outdoor seating was quite large and accommodated a good amount of people
Nice new restaurant near Porter Square. Service was excellent with good beer and wine list, and lots of fresh new dishes. A little noisy on the sidewalk and in the parking lane on Mass Ave, but they have gas space heaters.
Fantastic restaurant. Food is to die for. So delicious and creative.
Vegetarian menu is awesome. Food is presented well, service is excellent - you get great asian hospitality.
Diverse menu spanning Chinese and southeast Asian cuisine. Great food. Wonderful service.
What a wonderful meal and friendly service. This is a quaint Asian eatery located in Porter Square. We started with the calamari and had the ribs and the pepper beef. Everything was very flavorful and you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. We will definitely go back and explore other menu items.
Lovely outdoor dinner at Chalawan. Firstly, safe environment with covid protocols. We sat outside, which was well-spaced out with heaters in between each table, utensils came wrapped, and servers wore marks properly and kept a respectful distance. Secondly, food was tasty: flavorful fish curry and schezuan eggplant, plus I recommend the $4 large scallop. Third: As per other reviews, the desserts were delicious! We enjoyed the thai tea caramel and the divine salted caramel ice-cream.
Prices are a little high for Asian food, but seems worth it given the modern take on a range of unusual dishes from Indonesia/Vietnam in addition to China/India. Owner came out to say hello and check we enjoyed our meal, which we did, thank you!
Food was excellent! A very nice variety of flavor between dishes/sauces. Would definitely return when in the Boston area!
We were excited because of the excellent reviews. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the food and the value. This seems to be an upscale date place where you would not want to eat too much. Food was very overpriced for what we got. $15 for 3-4 fish dumplings. $26 for 10 shrimp pieces with the shell on and nothing else besides some garnish and sauce,
One of my absolute favorite spots!
Everything about the food was absolutely delicious and fresh. The waiter was REALLY engaging and pleasant. We will DEFINITELY be back!
the staff are super lovely! food isn’t the best, and the prices are rather high for the quality. their deserts and tea are phenomenal though.
Delicious food and amazing service!
Great food and will come back..very COVID compliant
I’ve been wanting to try this place and finally came here for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent and they checked on us a few times throughout dinner. The outdoor dining area was well spaced and they took COVID precautions seriously, they even had individually shrink-wrapped silverware. As for the food, everything was delicious especially the crispy pork belly and soft shell crab. The desserts was amazing too, we ordered the sticky rice, Thai tea brûlée and vanilla brûlée. They even brought out an extra dessert of banana cake for the birthday boy. We will definitely come back!
Wonderful food and service, unique flavors, a true gem
Small and intimate eatery on a lively street. Everything was delicious and the owner was particularly attentive to us and other customers.
Great asian food.
Dumplings and the eggplant were the highlights
Great food and the restaurant owner took very good care of us. Very personable and kind! Enjoyed the evening.
Great food and service as usual. Putra , our server, is very attentive.
Everything was great, outdoor seating, great service, very friendly, and truly tasty food from appetizers to dessert! All for a reasonable price. Definitely will return soon!
Such a gem! The food was amazing, the staff helpful and attentive and the location fun. I am dreaming of the chicken on betel leaves....
Best new Asian restaurant in town! Apple salad and Borneo Shrimp are recommended!
Delicious meal and very attentive staff.
Delicious food, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Upscale, creative Asian food.
I went with my husband and two friends, and none of us had been to the restaurant before. Overall, the food was excellent -- so yummy -- and we all walked away satisfied and impressed. The waitstaff were hardworking -- I really wished that they had one or two more people working with them, as they seemed quite harried. Again, the service was fine -- they just seemed so busy and it might have been nice to get a bit more explanation of some of the dishes. That said, most everything we ordered we loved. And there is a feel vegetarian menu, as well as a full nut-free menu. I would most definitely recommend the restaurant to a friend and plan to return.
authentic and delicious! a bit hard to communicate with the server which stressed me out but the food was worth it. ambience is cute too.
Had dinner here with my son. Exquisite setting, food, service on the edge of the Harvard campus. Our server , Ohm, was terrific. My only complaint-earliest available reservation for 2 was 8:15, so I took it. It was obvious I could have been seated much earlier without an Open Table reservation.
Awesome dishes with a wide variety of flavor. 101/10 will come back
The food was very mediocre Thai. I expected (from reviews) to be really be good -- not just junk neighborhood place... it was a marginal restaurant even for a neighborhood place. I will not go back.
You can order delivery directly from Chalawan Asian Eatery using the Order Online button. Chalawan Asian Eatery also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Chalawan Asian Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 547-8888.
Chalawan Asian Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.