East By Northeast

East By Northeast

(Now Closed)
Chinese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Dumpling Restaurant · Inman Square
1128 Cambridge St (btw Prospect & Columbia), Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
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  • What you need to know
    Boston Magazine
    "Chinese-style dishes with New England ingredients"(2 Tips)
    Bon Appetit Magazine
    "Chinese-American chef Phillip Tang."(2 Tips)
    "(Chef Phillip) Tang’s food is carefully crafted, well..."(2 Tips)
    "The five course prix fixe menu is a steal!"(2 Tips)
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  • new england ingredients
  • prix fixe menu
  • good for dates
  • noodles
  • cozy
  • pork
  • dim sum
  • local produce
  • lively
  • romantic
  • crêpes
  • crab
  • quiet
  • authentic
  • sandwiches
  • homemade food
  • buns
  • fried rice
  • vodka
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  • Wendy L.

    Buns are good, noodles dishes are a little overrated

    Wendy Lin · March 22
  • Enrico S.

    Spectacular menu with unconventional combinations of flavors. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Portions are on the smaller side.

    Enrico S · January 25
  • Chang Long Z.

    Ramen, buns... almost everything!

    Chang Long Zhu Jin · January 19
  • Goss N.

    New menu is really good! The veggie ramen is delicious.

    Goss Nuzzo-Jones · January 6

    We loved the Grilled Eggplant Spread, Scallion pancake sandwich, Fried rice stuffed crêpe, & the Pork Shaomai!

    CITY GRIT · August 16, 2014
  • Markeya W.

    Chef's Window!

    Markeya W. · August 14, 2014
  • Amélie P.

    Interesting. $35 for 5 course tasting meal is cheap for what you get, but most dishes were too spicy for me. Tapas portions, don't go there if you feel for a big plate!

    Amélie Patry-Mayette · July 26, 2014
  • Tiffany

    Ramen is on Wednesday nights.

    Tiffany · May 1, 2014
  • John B.

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

    John Barrow · February 9, 2014
  • Rob A.

    Great date spot. Yummy!

    Rob Ayles · January 19, 2014
  • Diana M.

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

    Diana Metzger · September 23, 2013
  • Amy

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

    Amy · April 15, 2013
  • 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 Avery · December 8, 2012
  • Gloria C.

    homemade rooibos tea-infused vodka with lemon and honey!

    Gloria Chin · September 12, 2012
  • 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
  • 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 Berk · May 18, 2012
  • Zak A.

    Dim sum brunch

    Zak Accuardi · April 17, 2012
  • Hyoun P.

    Check out East by Northeast and other specials at @Cambervillechow

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

    Check out our review of ExNE on The Fresh Dish: http://thefreshdish.com/2010/03/14/boston-restaurant-reviews-east-by-northeast-in-inman-square-cambridge/

    Adrian Mott · April 7, 2010
  • Sesha Sayanan P.

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

    Sesha Sayanan Pratap · January 30, 2010
  • Bo W.

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

    Bo Williams · January 16, 2010

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