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East Ocean City Restaurant

25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
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Ranked #1,068 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about East Ocean City Restaurant

Address: 25 - 29 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: 617-542-2504
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Seafood

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