For Over 20 Years Joseph Lin was chef and owner of Seven Star Mandarin House located in Newton Centre, MA. During that time Joseph’s cooking earned the praise of many, as he was known for his fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Seven Star Mandarin House was owned and operated by the Lin family and became known not only for its food but its warm customer service. The Lin family through the restaurant developed many life-long friendships in the area and thus the Seven Star Mandarin House customer base became an extended family.
Having grown up in the restaurant business, Christopher Lin, Joseph’s son, developed a love of Chinese cuisine, and an attachment to the family atmosphere that the restaurant provided. After Seven Star Mandarin House closed its doors in the late 90’s it became Christopher’s mission to one day revive the family business. His passion for food expanded well beyond the doors of Seven Star Mandarin House. After completing culinary school at San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, and years working in various restaurants throughout the country, Christopher decided the time had come to re-open Seven Star.
Combining Master Chef Joseph’s classic techniques, with Christopher’s modern ideas we bring to you, Seven Star Street Bistro. Our menu features Xiao Chi (which translates to small simple food), and carefully selected wok dishes from the Seven Star Mandarin House menu. At Seven Star Street Bistro, we will carry on the same traditions as Seven Star Mandarin House, using the freshest possible ingredients and bold flavors to deliver high end Asian Cuisine. We continue the tradition of family, friendship, and community. Our location is perfectly set between two already thriving communities, Roslindale and West Roxbury and we are thrilled to be a part of them. We look forward to your friendship and hope to make your experience at Seven Star Street Bistro as enjoyable as possible!
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