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East Ocean City Restaurant

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25 Beach St # 29, Boston, MA 02111-1608
617-542-2504
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went and got takeout from this place. We ordered scallops and vegetables, shrimp fried rice, and rangoon. The scallop dish was completely steamed and had zero flavor, the scallops were great size and you got many of them. The vegetables were primarily long stringy brocolini. The fried rice was not fried at all...again steamed. It didn't really have any... More 

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Virginia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

You know that Chinatown restaurant in New York / London / Anywhere? The one with basic, tired decor and brusque staff but a huge menu and some surprising tasty dishes, if you're lucky enough to order right? Yeah, this is that one. Only this one has some good seafood. Clams with black bean sauce were especially good. Good fish, too.

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Thank rhrjruk
Detroit, Michigan
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210 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Their specialty is fresh lobster and it comes quick along with other dishes you order. We had a beef dish along with a mixed seafood hot pot. Everything was fresh and we'll prepared although the taste was a bit on the bland side. An enjoyable experience overall, without the noise of a typical Chinese restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Was told the lobsters are the best. We also ordered other dishes. The service was spotty and let's just say we had much better Chinese style lobsters before.

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Thank TravelpeopleH
Brooklyn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Cook dead ones and wrong kind of crab. Charge full price. Long time customer to this restaurant. I am not returning to this one.

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Thank Vlnbo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the best Chinese food thus far(expect for nyc). The food was awesome we had the twin lobsters and the soft shell crabs. The waiter went above and beyond for us. We will make a special trip to Boston just to eat here 😊😊😊.

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Thank pat s
Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 21 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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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Beach St # 29, Boston, MA 02111-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 617-542-2504

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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.