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The 13 Best Chinese Restaurants In Cambridge

Updated: September 21, 2022

Hungry for hot and sour soup and sesame chicken? These are our top Cambridge venues for Chinese food. We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites, and determined the best Chinese restaurants in Cambridge. Here you’ll find the best Chinese neighborhood gems in Cambridge serving classics like chow mein and ma po tofu.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Chalawan

Asian, $$, PeabodyAsian, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Dumpling Xuan

Chinese, $$, East CambridgeChinese, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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Mae Asian Eatery

Asian, $$, The Port - Area 4Asian, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine

Asian, $, East CambridgeAsian, $Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

Asian, $$, East CambridgeAsian, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021
  • Eater, 2019

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Wusong Road

Asian, $, West CambridgeAsian, $Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Dumpling House

Chinese, $$, RiversideChinese, $$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022
  • Thrillist, 2021

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House of Chang

Asian, $$, West CambridgeAsian, $$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021

Changsho

Asian, $$, PeabodyAsian, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021

5 spices house cambridge

Chinese, $$, CambridgeportChinese, $$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Dumpling Daughter - Cambridge

Asian, $$, MITAsian, $$Cambridge, MIT
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Shanghai Fresh

Chinese, $$, Mid-CambridgeChinese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Cilantro

Chinese, $$, Mid-CambridgeChinese, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 15185 Cambridge restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Cambridge restaurant reviews, and 1052 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater and TimeOut had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - The Hottest New Restaurants in Boston, June 2022, Eater - Where to Eat Dumplings in and Around Boston and TimeOut - The best restaurants for Chinese food in Bostonwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Dumpling Xuan, Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine, and Mu Lan are some of the highest-rated late-night Chinese spots in Cambridge.

There are 19 Chinese restaurants in Cambridge.

Dumpling Daughter - Cambridge is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Chinese restaurant in Cambridge.

Dumpling Xuan, Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine, and Mu Lan are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants for a quick lunch in Cambridge.

The highest-rated Chinese restaurants for delivery in Cambridge are Dumpling Xuan, Silk Road Uyghur Cuisine, and Mu Lan.

Drink pairing tips

  • Riesling and pork in sticky soy glaze


    having pork in sticky soy glaze and not sure white wine to drink with it? Go for Riesling. Its off-dryflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The perfect match for your prawn dumpling

    When having prawn dumpling, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of jasmine tea, a popular tea.

Fun facts

  • April = Chinese festival

    Have you ever seen people tend to the graves of departed ones? It’s a sight to see at the Qingming Festival, where they also have China. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to China.

  • A fast eater

    Are you a fan ofdim sum? The current record for eating the most dim sum is 18 pieces! Do you love dim sum enough to beat this record?

  • A classic meal

    The delicious, renowned dish peking duck needs to be had if you take a trip to China!

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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 Chinese spot.

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