East By Northeast

Chinese, Asian, Dumplings
$ $
1128 Cambridge St (btw Prospect & Columbia)
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-0286
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 3:30pm



  • 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.
  • The name says it all: This tiny Inman Square spot cooks up Chinese-style dishes with New England ingredients, to delicious effect.
  • (Chef Phillip) Tangs food is carefully crafted, well thought out, with a handmade aesthetic and an artful sensibility. No comparisons necessary.
  • French technique mixes with family dim sum recipes in a great way. Order everything that involves smoked tofu.
  • Don't get the scallion pancakes, but do get a noodle dish
  • Smoked Pork meatballs are like eating a campfire... So smoky delicious!
  • 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]
  • Crispy pork belly on mantou bread? Dont be intimidated by the menueverything is delicious. Every noodle is made in house, and all ingredients are sourced from local producers.
  • 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
  • Buns are good, noodles dishes are a little overrated
  • Spectacular menu with unconventional combinations of flavors. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Portions are on the smaller side.
  • Ramen, buns... almost everything!
  • New menu is really good! The veggie ramen is delicious.
  • We loved the Grilled Eggplant Spread, Scallion pancake sandwich, Fried rice stuffed crpe, & the Pork Shaomai!
  • Chef's Window!
  • 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!
  • Ramen is on Wednesday nights.
  • 8 course tasting menu is the way to go. Try their tequila speciality drink as well.
  • Great date spot. Yummy!
  • So delicious! Do the 5 course tasting menu--so much food. Do whatever your waitress tells you; she's right!

Nearby places

1255 Cambridge St (at Prospect St.)
1166 Cambridge St. (Prospect St)
92 Hampshire St (at Windsor St)