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The 15 Best Asian Restaurants In Cambridge

Updated: September 21, 2022

Can’t decide between sushi or dim sum? Why not have both from these top Cambridge Asian restaurants. We analyzed top review sites, including diner and critic reviews for this list of best Asians in Cambridge. The Asian spots below are our favorite places for spring rolls and tom yum,

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Punjabi Dhaba

Indian, $, Wellington-HarringtonIndian, $Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Chalawan

Asian, $$, PeabodyAsian, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
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    Eater, 2022

9Zaab

Thai, $$, East CambridgeThai, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Mae Asian Eatery

Asian, $$, The Port - Area 4Asian, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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The Maharaja

Indian, $$, West CambridgeIndian, $$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020

Cafe Sushi

Japanese, $$, Mid-CambridgeJapanese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Sushi in Boston

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

    3 top spots for sushi in Cambridge

    Hoodline, 2019

Tampopo

Japanese, $, Aggasiz - Harvard NorthJapanese, $Cambridge, Aggasiz - Harvard North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Yume Ga Arukara

Japanese, $, Aggasiz - Harvard NorthJapanese, $Cambridge, Aggasiz - Harvard North
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2022

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    TimeOut, 2022
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Sakana

Japanese, $$, Mid-CambridgeJapanese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 4 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
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    Hoodline, 2019

Umami Omakase

Japanese, $$$$, North CambridgeJapanese, $$$$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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Base Crave

Nepali, $$, West CambridgeNepali, $$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
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Pagu

Japanese, $$$, CambridgeportJapanese, $$$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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Yume Wo Katare

Japanese, $, North CambridgeJapanese, $Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021
  • TimeOut, 2022

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    TimeOut, 2022

Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine

Asian, $, East CambridgeAsian, $Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 3 Asian fusion spots

    Hoodline, 2019
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    Hoodline, 2020

Momi Nonmi

Japanese, $, Wellington-HarringtonJapanese, $Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
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How did we curate this list?

Picking the right Asian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 Cambridge restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 1052 top lists and articles from the likes of USA Today, Eater and Hoodline. These top contenders have appeared in USA Today - Best Sushi in Boston, Eater - Where to Eat Thai Food in and Around Boston and Hoodline - Here are Cambridge's top 4 Japanese spots. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Cafe Sushi, Punjabi Dhaba, and Dumpling Xuan are the highest-rated Asian restaurants that serve breakfast in Cambridge.

Cafe Sushi, Punjabi Dhaba, and Dumpling Xuan are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for take-out in Cambridge.

Momi Nonmi, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, and The Mad Monkfish are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for Asian cuisine in Cambridge.

There are 73 Asian restaurants in Cambridge.

Umami Omakase, Judy's Bay, and Pagu are the highest-rated Asian restaurants for dessert in Cambridge.

Drink pairing tips

  • Gewürztramine and shrimp fried rice


    When considering what goes best with shrimp fried rice, we recommend a glass of Gewürztramine, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.


  • The best drink pairing for stir-fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with stir-fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some beer, particularly a glass of Kingfisher. This, dry, beer balances the spicy stir-fried chicken.

  • A next-level match for Hunan style beef

    Experts suggest pairing a Hunan style beef with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.


Factoids

  • A classic meal

    When in Taiwan it would be criminal not to try out the beef noodle. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

  • The largest mango sticky rice from 2019

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest mango sticky rice. Weighing in at 9,921 pounds there was more than enough mango sticky rices to go around!

  • A historical dish

    Oh, where does chicken tikka masala come from you ask? Well from The United Kingdom of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 1960s.

Parking tips

Parking in Cambridge can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Asian spot.

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