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Tampopo

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
+1 617-868-5457
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 27, 2016
“Solid Japanese noodle shop”
Nov 17, 2016
“Went to wrong restaurant but it wasn't a mistake after all”
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1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

This hasn't been reviewed much here but is popular on other forums. On a late Sunday afternoon, the food court area was empty except for the few tables at Tampopo which was encouraging. We all had tempura and the pieces were fried perfectly. The noodles...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank BixUS
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I didn't intend to eat here. At all. I really wanted ramen, which is the shop right next door but I wasn't paying attention while on the phone and seated myself at Tampopo. After I realized my mistake, I felt it would have been rude...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank TherealVman
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a nice place to go for authentic homemade Japanese. It was recommended to me as a Japanese restaurante at Porter Square, but in reality it is inside a small shopping mall. It took me a while to find it, I thought I had...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Schirley E
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were looking for takoyaki (Squid Balls) and they had been quite hard to find outside of Boston. Fortunately, they place offers it and the takoyaki was everything we expected them to be. The service was friendly and our orders were quickly cooked.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Oranda
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Delicious food for a reasonable price! I would recommend finding parking through the SPOT app. It saved me the headache of expensive garages and impossible to find meters.

Date of visit: November 2015
1  Thank Devon B
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was expecting something special, since all previous reviews were 5 stars. But, instead, I was disappointed. I ordered the deluxe fried fish plate. Nothing was really tasty—just O.K.

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank Jim_de_Burque
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I recommend the healthy nasu bowl, shrimp tempura, steamed dumplings. Suitable for all ages This place is inside Porter square exchange mall. From the outside of the building all you can see is Citi Bank and City sports and a Coffee shop. There are several...More

Date of visit: August 2013
1  Thank foodloverCambridgeMa
Reviewed March 7, 2011

If your looking for a great little inexpensive restaurant, you came to the right place. The place is small so the waitress will always notice if you need something. Sometimes it might get packed so seating might e a problem since it looks like it...More

1  Thank xDerrickL
Reviewed November 5, 2009

I eat at Tampopo regularly and have travelled all over Japan. The restaurant is small and the furnishings are bit dated but the food is ALWAYS great. Their specialty is agemono which means fried foods. So if you go here for sushi, you are in...More

1  Thank sandwaterpalmtrees
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Reviewed March 4, 2008

Great rice bowls.

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  • Address: 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1430
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-5457
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