For a while after I finished college, I was disgusted by both Chinese take-out
and Domino's pizza, which had provided my only relief for late-night
study-session hunger. Although I vow never to eat another Domino's pizza, I am
slowly recovering from my fear of Chinese take-out, thanks in part to Lucky
At this incredibly inexpensive three-table eatery, Chinese chefs bustle behind
the counter. Lunch specials, which change daily, are only $3; I recently had a
large plate of pork fried rice, sweet-and-sour chicken, and spicy beef teriyaki
on a skewer. Other favorites include the peppery but sweet ginger noodle lo
mein, abounding with fresh egg noodles and scallions ($3.50), and hot-and-spicy
Szechuan chicken with garlic sauce ($4.50).
The menu has over 100 items, including soups, roast duck, and many vegetarian
dishes. Prices range from $1.35 for spring rolls to $8.95 for large seafood
Lucky Wah, located at 1391 Beacon Street, in Brookline, is open Monday
through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., on Friday and Saturday from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 a.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 232-3838.
-- Theresa Regli