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“Our favorite Chinese restaurant in Cambridge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of House of Chang

House of Chang
282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1338
617-547-9888
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Ranked #82 of 500 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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Acton, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Our favorite Chinese restaurant in Cambridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great find for a sit down meal or take out. The food is always fresh and tasty. This small restaurant on Concord Ave outside Huron Village is consistently delicious. The owner or her daughters run the front of the house, and graciously and efficiently attend to all the guests' needs. Be sure to check for any specials: whatever they buy at the produce market that day will be featured. The scallion pancakes are light and crispy, not greasy. The House of Chang Chicken is a favorite, as is the Baby Bok Choy and the Salt and Pepper Chicken. There is no bar, just wine and beer, but come here for the food. And if you are lucky, home-made mango ice cream will be on the menu. Don't pass it up!

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Southern California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Delicious Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were in town for college tours and found this place on several websites. The food was great - the vegetables were fresh and lightly cooked so still crunchy. And, the different sauces were varied with the right amount of tang, spice and flavor. The owner was a friendly hostess who welcomed us like family.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

What a nice surprise to find such a jewel of place tucked away in Cambridge. Wide variety of daily offerings - mangos were in season, so there was a mango main dish which was delicious and a tasty sounding mango dessert which I had no room for. The hostess provided information about the fresh vegetable selection and other tips about the menu. Our waitress was also quite helpful in our selections, explaining various flavors and aspects of the dishes.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Tranquil oasis of authentic tastes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The owner of the House of Chang is an experienced restaurant owner who created a space with an understated, calming decor. She then adds taste bud awakening dishes and throws in unparalleled service and gracious hospitality. Not only that, but vegetarians and those who wish to avoid gluten are welcome here, even those who do not like Chinese food (see the "Son-in-law Special")! The dimsum (on Saturdays and Sundays) features classic Taiwanese and Cantonese offerings. Everything is fresh, from seafood to veggies. The dessert offerings are wider than most Chinese restaurants (recently they offered organic homemade pistachio-apricot ice cream). Summary: Delicious! The owner acts as host and guide to the cuisine, and welcomes newcomers, although if you eat here twice you will be treated with the exalted status of a regular. No need to fight for a parking space in Boston's Chinatown. For non-Cantabrigians, there are a few parking spaces in the small lot behind the restaurant, and on Sundays you can park on-street with no worries.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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