Chinese Restaurants in Somerville

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At House of Chang, you can just as easily find a happy family sitting at one of the restaurant’s cozy tables as you can find one on a plate. The Happy Family, of course, is one of House of Chang’s specialty dishes, a reunion of shrimp, beef, chicken, pork, and broccoli in brown sauce. It shares menu space with other house dishes, including plum duck and sesame chicken. The rest of the menu has everything from lo mein and chop suey to moo shi, which wraps mushrooms, scallions, eggs, and meat in a pancake, much like the severance package that an omelet gets after it leaves its kitchen job. A review of House of Chang in The Boston Phoenix lauded the eatery simply for its “swell food at moderate prices.”

282 Concord Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Chinese and Japanese culinary traditions unite inside the walls of Asia Palace, appeasing polar cravings with meals ranging from spicy General Tso’s chicken, scorched with red peppers, to sushi hand rolls with cooling ingredients such as cucumber, raw salmon, and creamy avocado. The sushi bar also churns out specialty sushi rolls with some heat, including the wasabi roll with tuna and yellowtail as well as the lobster roll topped with crunchy spicy tuna. Classic dishes from other areas of Asia include pad thai with peanuts and egg; singapore rice noodles with wok-fried shrimp, pork, and chicken in a curry sauce; and lychee nuts—which are played with in place of marbles in Korea.

442 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

A banner printed with tiny white fish flutters above Ma Soba's sushi bar, where chefs in pert white hats tuck ribbons of fish atop rice and seaweed. In the kitchen, stovetops sizzle with Chinese, Korean, Thai, and other Asian dishes, such as bulgogi, tempura-battered seafood and vegetables, and entrees spiced with chili-and-ginger general tso's sauce. Wine and water goblets moor maroon tablecloths in the softly lit dining room, where potted orchids and bromeliads complement a Japanese screen painted with branches and cherry blossoms. Ma Soba also packs entrees into tidy containers for carryout and delivery orders to offices, homes, and tree houses.

156 Cambridge St
Boston,
MA
US

Years after his father's eatery closed in the '90s, Christopher Lin decided to reopen this spot in Roslindale with a few contemporary touches. Today, the family members man the revived ship, combining dad’s traditional Chinese techniques with son’s modern ideas to create excellent wok dishes and xiao chi (“small bites”) such as orange-soy baby back ribs.

153 Belgrade Ave
Roslindale,
MA
US

Head to East Ocean City Restaurant in Boston and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Dieters beware — East Ocean City Restaurant does not offer low-fat cuisine. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — East Ocean City Restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at East Ocean City Restaurant. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, East Ocean City Restaurant is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.

Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Put the suit away when heading to East Ocean City Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Through their catering service, East Ocean City Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.

East Ocean City Restaurant validates parking, so you don't have to spend a fortune on your space. For those who wish to avoid traffic, East Ocean City Restaurant is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Washington St. @ Essex St. (SL4, SL5), Chinatown Station (Orange), and Washington St. @ Tufts Med Center (SL4, SL5).

Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at East Ocean City Restaurant for next to nothing.

27 Beach St
Boston,
MA
US

Head to W and P Hong Kong At Faneuil Hall in Boston and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Dining at W and P Hong Kong At Faneuil Hall comes with dancing and a DJ, so make sure to wear your party shoes. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.

The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.

Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's Chatham St business. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Aquarium Station (Blue), State St. Station (Blue, Orange), and Government Center Station (Blue, Green).

Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at W and P Hong Kong At Faneuil Hall for next to nothing. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to W and P Hong Kong At Faneuil Hall since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

65 Chatham St
Boston,
MA
US