East By Northeast

1128 Cambridge St (btw Prospect & Columbia), Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours:
Open until 10:00pm (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • "ExNE was named one of the "The Top 6 Places to..." (2 tips)
  • "... Chinese cooking w/ New England ingredients thanks to Chinese-American chef Phillip..." (2 tips)
  • "(Chef Phillip) Tang’s food is carefully crafted, well..." (2 tips)
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    This hot spot combines Chinese cooking w/ New England ingredients thanks to Chinese-American chef Phillip Tang. What 2 order:braised lamb cannelloni w/ chili garlic sauce, Honeycrisp apple & mizuna.

    Bon Appetit Magazine · February 24, 2011
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  • Boston Magazine

    The name says it all: This tiny Inman Square spot cooks up Chinese-style dishes with New England ingredients, to delicious effect. Read more

    Boston Magazine · November 15, 2011
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  • Boston.com

    (Chef Phillip) Tang’s food is carefully crafted, well thought out, with a handmade aesthetic and an artful sensibility. No comparisons necessary. Read more

    Boston.com · July 27, 2010
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  • Eater

    ExNE was named one of the "The Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion" by Bon Appetit. In-house noodles, dumplings and bao blow away the competition, of which there is little. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 12, 2012
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  • Boston Phoenix

    French technique mixes with family dim sum recipes in a great way. Order everything that involves smoked tofu. Read more

    Boston Phoenix · September 16, 2010
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  • DigBoston

    Local flavors meshed with flavors of the Orient. A solid addition to your restaurant rotation. http://is.gd/VWjqoC

    DigBoston · February 1, 2012
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  • Bo W.

    Smoked Pork meatballs are like eating a campfire... So smoky delicious!

    Bo W. · January 16, 2010
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  • Gilt City

    Crispy pork belly on mantou bread? Don’t be intimidated by the menu—everything is delicious. Every noodle is made in house, and all ingredients are sourced from local producers.

    Gilt City · June 6, 2011
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  • Mina E.

    The chef is meticulous, tasting everything before it hits the table. Fun to watch from the bar. Try the thick noodles w pork ragout, Jonah crab shumai and the deliciously bitter grapefruit-jasmine coc

    Mina E. · November 13, 2010
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  • DigBoston

    The Weekly Dig visited East by Northeast!Check out the review: Read more

    DigBoston · July 1, 2010
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  • Sesha Sayanan P.

    Don't get the scallion pancakes, but do get a noodle dish

    Sesha Sayanan P. · January 30, 2010
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  • John B.

    8 course tasting menu is the way to go. Try their tequila speciality drink as well.

    John B. · February 9
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  • Rob A.

    Great date spot. Yummy!

    Rob A. · January 19
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  • Diana M.

    So delicious! Do the 5 course tasting menu--so much food. Do whatever your waitress tells you; she's right!

    Diana M. · September 23, 2013
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  • Amy

    The five course prix fixe menu is a steal! You will leave stuffed.

    Amy · April 15, 2013
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  • Marguerite A.

    I love what they can do with heritage pork. amazing amazing things. the thick homemade noodles are a treat. And the cocktails are quite good as well. btw Chinese restaurant doesn't quite describe it.

    Marguerite A. · December 8, 2012
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  • Gloria C.

    homemade rooibos tea-infused vodka with lemon and honey!

    Gloria C. · September 12, 2012
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  • Rue La La

    Small and intimate, this Cambridge spot offers made-from-scratch noodles and dumpling wrappers with a flavorful medley of modern Chinese flavors. Choose anything on the menu - you can't go wrong.

    Rue La La · September 5, 2012
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  • Joshua B.

    Smokey delight. The chef is absurdly talented. Not a single bad choice on the menu -- but he's known for the pork belly and confit.

    Joshua B. · May 18, 2012
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  • Zak A.

    Dim sum brunch

    Zak A. · April 17, 2012
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  • Hyoun P.

    Check out East by Northeast and other specials at @Cambervillechow

    Hyoun P. · April 14, 2012
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  • Adrian M.

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