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Changsho Restaurant

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1712 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
+1 617-547-6565
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lion's Head meatballs were ok but not hot. The Peking duck was cold, not even Luke warm. The Szechuan won tons were not the least bit spicy. 😳 We asked for the eggplant with garlic sauce to be 🌶 spicy but it was very bland; at least it was served warm. I won't go back when there are so... More 

Thank Robert F
Brookline, Massachusetts
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372 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Sunday brunch, if not a bit pricey. However, if you want a lot of good Chinese food, this buffet is fantastic. Dinner is also a good option. Excellent Chinese food, good service, and nice people. White tablecloth kind of place. Easily accessed by bus and T.

Thank Nancy2005
Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I usually have the buffet and eat too much!!! Particularly like green beans and potstickers. An interesting place.

Thank rhfdb
Belmont, United States
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went this past Sunday to celebrate a friend's birthday. Hadn't been here for many years. Saw the the many dishes offered in the buffet and knew that that was what I wanted to do. All of my friends also partook of the buffet. The food was simply wonderful. Not your typical buffet. Had lot's of interesting food options and on... More 

Thank Karen P
Medford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I ordered fried brown rice with spinach and chicken fried rice. When I got home we found it to be bland even after we put soy sauce on it. This place used to be better. Never again!

Thank donnaleblanc2
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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449 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Five of us had brunch here recently and it was very good with food tasting fresh, refilled often, and everything clean and neat. The dining room is lovely, tables are spaced nicely, and decor is on the elegant side. Service was excellent, removing plates, refilling water, answering questions, etc. The shrimp and veggie options were outstanding as were the "summer... More 

Thank smthibs
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We came here with friends who recommended it for Peking Duck. We love to eat duck in this style. We've been to a few spots that serve it this way but this place definitely has taken the crown. We did have a few appetizers, one being the avocado shrimp with pine nuts. They come in little spoons so it's just... More 

Thank Jessica A
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Changsho is one of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge. Eddie still greets customers as he has for years with a smile. The food and wine list still satisfy after more than twenty years. A comfortable and visually-appealing venue for enjoying conversation and good Chinese food.

Thank Anon-I-Muss
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

I dine here frequently but went in June and the restaurant was clean, we were greeted and seated promptly. The service was a little slow, it did take about 20 minutes for our server to come take our order, but the meals were delivered quickly and everything was delicious.

Thank happysquirrell
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

This post is long overdue, and a review that is entirely different than the one I would have written a couple of years ago (2014) when I first visited Changsho. That first experience was not a good one, and I’ve not been back. Fast forward to May 2016. I decide it was time to swallow my little stubborn pride and... More 

Thank DJ Shata H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-6565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?