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Founded in 1991, East Ocean City is a full-service Chinese restaurant that specializes in a variety of seafood items. It hosts various private functions and weddings. The restaurant s staff handles large parties and special events. East Ocean City s menu features fried shrimp, chicken fingers, pancakes, soups, steamed rice, roast pork and scallops. It has partnerships with FuGaKyu Cuisine, FuGaKyu Caf , KAZE Shabu Shabu and Imperial Seafood. East Ocean City is located in Boston, Mass.
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Our customers expect the best. Here at East Ocean City, we strive to exceed your expectations
  • Award-Wining Cuisine
  • Seafood
  • Chinese
East Ocean City has been an icon of Boston Chinatown since it's opening day in 1991. We take pride in making our patrons feel at home here. Everyday 600 lbs. of fresh live seafood is delivered to our Kitchen. We host the largest fresh seafood tanks in Boston and we hope you enjoy knowing that you are getting the best when you come in and have a meal with your family and friends.\n\nFor many years, East Ocean City has also been the top choice for large functions and weddings. Our staff are trained to handle large parties and special events. We will personalize your banquet and attend to your guests. All you have to do is enjoy and have a good time.
(617) 542-2504
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all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
Chinatown - Leather District
Asian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Seafood

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: International

Price Range : Average

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Best in Chinatown

BEST Chinesefood! Great tastes, Fast cooking. Fresh ingredients and long open hours !



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Terrible food and Worst Customer Service

We went to this restaurant on 1/7/2012 for dinner and ordered a dish with fried scallop, squid and pork chop with garlic and red pepper. We had always ordered this dish. This time it was so spicy that it was impossible to swallow. At first, we told the waitress that it was unbearable spicy. She told us there is nothing she can do. Then we asked for the manager. The first word came out of his mouth was ""This is not a refundable dish"". I should clarify that I did not ask for refund, I was just telling him the fact. He didn't even offer to exchange the dish for us. Then he said that since we ordered an expensive dish. After a minute of exchange in words and asking him to try it, which he refused, he said all he could do was to take the dish back to the kitchen, scrape the pepper off the bater and ""magically"" make this dish not spicy. Really?!?!?. What kind of service is this? All the other dishes we ordered were also terrible. They were either tasteless or very salty. This place used to have decent food. Now it is horrible food with even worse customer service. I guess they either changed owner or chefs.



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Best Chinese food

East Ocean City is my choice for the best Chinese food in Chinatown. Their food is authentic Cantonese style, and everything is good. I have been going there for 9+ years, and have never had a disappointing experience. They are famous for their seafood and set menus. The price is right and the portions are big. They also open very late, I think until 2 or 3am, so it's great for a midnight snack. Parking is across the street in the garage, and they validate so you pay $5 after validation. I usually just look for street parking or take the T.



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Best Chinese Rest

I eat hear atleast 3 times a week, and I have to say that it has the best Chinese food in and all around Boston. There's only been one instance where they've made a dish a way I didn't like. But that still doesn't take them off of my Most recommended Restaurant List.



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This is what I crave when not in Boston!

This is some of the best and freshest Chinese anywhere! I am a student in the area, and when I come back after the summers, my friends and I always get together and eat there because we missed it so much! Anytime any of us has a birthday or any occasion to go to dinner, we go to this place. The food is DELICIOUS!! The best is if you go with friends and share several dishes. Try the ""pee pah"" tofu (fried with great flavor and bits of shrimp)--it is wonderful and can't be found elsewhere in Chinatown.



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This is authentic family style Chinese seafood. The lobster with ginger and scallions is devine. I have been a frequent customer for many years and I have never been disapointed. Mt friends Chinese chef mother always makes a stop here when she is in town. \n



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Last sunday, I went there for shark fin soup with my friend. I ordered the small shark fin soup with crab meat that cost about 75 bucks, the waiter thought i was a student and might not be able to pay for that. That made me quite angry. After repetitively comfirming my order of shark fin soup and my understanding of the price, they came up with good service and food. foods were great, service had to be improved



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Satisfactory...I've had better

The East Ocean City Restaurant is pretty good, with authentic Cantonese cuisine, but I'm not saying that this is the best. One of the bad things is they just put way too many sauces and flavor into their dishes, it's just sometimes sickening!!! If you want the best chinese food in Boston, go to Jumbo Seafood (more natural flavors, less people), they have better food, and its a lot more comfortable (even though the tables are placed too close together). Yeah, I would recommend this restaurant, but I'm not saying it's my favorite...



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A Personal Favorite

East Ocean City, or EOC as it is commonly referred to, is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Boston. I have lived in Boston for five years and tested many different Chinese restaurants but still come back to EOC for it's delicious food. Among my friends and I, their ""Spicy Salty Squid"" is legendary because of how good it is. The service is almost always good, the atmosphere is pretty good, and the food is extremely good. I highly recommend this restaurant.



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So fresh, so flavorful

East Ocean City was a recommendation by a colleague of mine whose family has had years of experience in the Chinese food industry. This recommendation was backed by another colleague who simply stumbled upon it by accident and was pleasantly surprised. \n\nI took my out-of-town folks there and we had an amazing meal. The lobster was so fresh and the ginger sauce didn't overwhelm the natural taste and texture. Each dish was seasoned to perfection. And the best part was that dinner for five was under $100.00. The ambience isn't flashy but it doesn't matter because the wait staff is attentive and the food is incredible. A great place for a couple or a group.

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