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East Ocean City Restaurant

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25 Beach St # 29, Boston, MA 02111-1608
+1 617-542-2504
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Today
11:30 - 03:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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San Francisco, California
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864 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking around China town and my tummy decided it was time for a refill. When I feel like that, I get impatient and I go for the nearest food refill station. I peeked inside and I thought this will do. Yes, it did but not necessarily became the best dining experience. It was uneventful. Servers are dry, no... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2.0 star rating 11/9/2016 I have been going to East Ocean City for many years and because I loved the food and the service was always quick albeit a little impersonal. On Sunday 10/31/16, 4 of us showed up at 5:30 PM. The restaurant was relatively empty but we got very slow service. The food came quickly as it always... More 

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Thank BostonTraveler690
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I got a table straight away. First thing you notice is all the seafood in the tanks. Order was placed quickly and I was not waiting long. The portions were very generous in fact there was too much for one person and I couldn't eat it all, tasted very nice though. Bit pricey but I thought worth it. Only downer?... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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236 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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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Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Beach St # 29, Boston, MA 02111-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-542-2504

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Staying in Chinatown

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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.
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