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East Ocean City Restaurant

25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
617-542-2504
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Ranked #588 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Order the seafood and you'll be very happy. The twin lobster with ginger and scallions is to die for. The black beans clams melt in your mouth. And the succulent salt and pepper squid and soft shell crab are definitely worth the visit. Prices are very reasonable given the food. (And yes, the decor is average but we go there... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I like the special tea that they served when I first sat. The price was good and the variety was good too but I did not like the order I ordered, may be because I am not big fan of Chinese food. However, the waiter who served me was not %100 friendly but I understand that he just came to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have had several meals over the years at East Ocean City. It is not fancy and it is noisy but everything else if fantastic. Recommend calling ahead for reservations if you are have a large party but they won't take them if you are less than 6 or so. The waiter will bring your dinner to the table for... More

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Zagat loves this place, and the food IS very good. Everything is cooked fresh and delicious. But the atmosphere alone would prevent me from ever going back. Very crowded and noisy and, worst of all, there are big-screen TVs -- several on each wall! -- throughout the place. You'd think it was a sports bar. The service was a little... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is the best and freshest Asian food you'll ever eat! There are huge fishtanks at the door with the fresh fish; so when you order, the fish is scooped out of the tank right in front of you. The service is great. There are pictures on the menu so you know what to order and the choices are numerous.... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Located on Beach Street in the heart of Chinatown, this restaurant serves a large selection of excellent food at very good prices. Service was a little slow, but this place is always busy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal, good portions and fair prices. I would recommend this as a place tory for chinese food.

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cape cod, mass
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Graduation time in Boston is generally overcrowded, with restaurants booked days--sometimes weeks-- in advance. Fear not if you and your family can't get a reservation at one of the well known fish houses. If you like Chinese food and are willing to walk a bit, Chinatown's East Ocean City restaurant is a sure fire choice. A few days ago, we... More

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