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East Ocean City Restaurant

#1,192 of 2,565 Restaurants in Boston
#1,465 of 2,994 Places to Eat in Boston
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Chinatown
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25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
617-542-2504
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12:00 pm - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
clean surrounds (and bathrooms!) and very good

Four of us arrived hungry after the theatre and left stuffed with our server's suggestions. The young man was very helpful and judged us correctly as willing to try a good variety of offerings. We had the dumplings (always) and they were filled with a yummy pork mixture and lightly fried - very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Marta J
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Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Four of us arrived hungry after the theatre and left stuffed with our server's suggestions. The young man was very helpful and judged us correctly as willing to try a good variety of offerings. We had the dumplings (always) and they were filled with a yummy pork mixture and lightly fried - very good. The Peking Duck (1/2 order) was... More 

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Thank Marta J
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We went there because of the good ratings we read of the restaurant. One enters and the seafood water tank aquarium was all mossy. We thought okay donot be too critical maybe the food is good based on the ratings. We ordered Hotspur soup which was okay. The bar-b-q with bone, spring roll, siomai were sickening greasy. The duck was... More 

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Thank Mary Victoria G
South Florida, Florida
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My sister and I loved this restaurant. When 75% of the customers are Chinese, that is a sign of great authentic food. We had the lobster with ginger & scallions; veggie plate and steamed rice. Everything was tasty, especially the lobster! We definitely would recommend.

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Thank Riis_7
Boston
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This restaurant is cleaner than Chau Chow's nearby but the food isn't as great. We got the duck that lacked flavor the and sesame beef also was soggy and greasy. The portions for the soft shell crab and calamari were small. We also ordered clams in black bean sauce but it came out looking like a sweet and sour dish.... More 

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Thank Kim-Marie
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

After seeing a show in the Theatre District, we walked over to Chinatown for dinner. Most of the places looked awful from the outside and we wanted to find a place that had good menu options as well as comfortable dining room. We zeroed in on this place. From the outside, the place looked very nice but we didn't see... More 

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Thank Frank B
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank foodystar
Jakarta
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Rapri22
Jacksonvile, FL
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Thank ColeenRN
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Thank JJC888
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.