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East Ocean City Restaurant

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25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
617-542-2504
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
if you are in Boston and crave chinese cuisine, this is the place to go to.

you know you are doing right when you enter a Chinese restaurant and 95% of the patrons are Chinese. this place serves what I believe to be authentic cuisine from some province in China. Soft Shell Crab, Clams in Black Bean Sauce, the Sweet corn soup, house special lobster, cant recollect the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

you know you are doing right when you enter a Chinese restaurant and 95% of the patrons are Chinese. this place serves what I believe to be authentic cuisine from some province in China. Soft Shell Crab, Clams in Black Bean Sauce, the Sweet corn soup, house special lobster, cant recollect the chicken but it was great . all of... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First i thought is going to be a so so restaurant..but after i taste the food, its definetly one of the best.. The spicy and salted squid, the pan fried noodle, pork chop crispy, sweet and sour pork is so so but not bad.. Overall is delicious

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Jacksonvile, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I always eat in Chinatown area when traveling. We had not selected a place ahead of time, just wandered the streets looking at menus. What we figured out is that many of the restaurants in Chinatown in Boston are actually Vietnamese. We had dinner here and split two chicken dishes. The one was prepared differently than most... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One of the best places in a restaurant-packed Chinatown, especially if you like seafood. The baby clams in black bean sauce are superb, as is the lobster and scallions dish. Scallops with black pepper are also terrific. Non-seafood dishes are also excellent, with orange-flavored beef or chicken and General Gau's chicken perfect examples. Attentive staff, reasonable prices, and a nice... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went to China Town, after a fabulous Day, in Cambridge and Harvard. Thought we would have a lovely last night meal in China Town, how wrong we was. Was sat by a fish tank of what looked like nearly dead fish, so many fish they couldn't move. Ordered two hot and sour soups, not the usuall flavour, the mains came... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had great impression in the past. Recently, one visit made us so disappointed and had to revise our recommendations to our friends. Don't go there, especially for lunch. The real chef won't be there by then.

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White Mountains of New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We go whenever in Boston for clams in black bean sauce, salt and pepper shrimp or soft shell crab" scallops in scallion and ginger, lobster, and schezuan beans. And never forget the Peking duck. We order the same thing every time. Wine list has been greatly improved from last visit. It's nice to find a Chinese restaurant with white table... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Yes it's noisy. Yes, the waiters may have trouble understanding you (if you're not Chinese) and vice versa. Yes it's crowded. Yes, service is rushed and, like the restaurant itself, lacking a certain refinement (but it's clean). Yes, there are the ubiquitous plastic table-cloths and the white, smooth and stubby ceramic dishes that you've eaten off of a thousand times... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spilled into this restaurant as the wait here was shorter than another place we were thinking of going. We started reviewing EOCR via Tripadvisor and Yelp while waiting, and seriously considered leaving after reading some of the reviews. But we were stuck because of timing and other factors. Saw the steamed scallops on the half shell on the menu,... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stumbled onto this restaurant while visiting Chinatown in Boston. This no nonsense eatery keeps the seafood for you to pick alive in water tanks in the front of the restaurant. The service is quick and efficient. The twin lobster meals are unique to my experience and a must order. Also had a great sea bass in ginger and scallions.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-542-2504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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