Restaurants in Cambridge

Best Restaurants

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Oleana

Oleana 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge Mediterranean • $$$
134 Hampshire St, Cambridge

“The food was delicious and experience was mind-blowing. I loved the small plates concept and got to try so many different dishes. Every bite was extremely flavorful and delicious. Za'atar bread was to die for. Staff was EXTREMELY polite!They were also very conscious of allergens and accommodated and offered allergan-free options.Place is a bit small and crowded but nothing too inconvenient.”

4.7 Superb155 Reviews
Pammy's 928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge New American • $$$$
928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“My wife and I found ourselves stuck in Cambridge as a result of certain family entanglements. We were feeling glum with no bright options for spending the evening. THEN.... we stumbled into Pammys and things went technicolor. We were seated at the southeast end of bar and were almost immediately sipping a 29 degree Martini and an Oaxaca Old Fashioned. In addition to being a really great bar full of fashionable, chatty and probably interesting local people, Pammy's also has a full menu of really great food including asparagus served with a cured egg yolk and a circle of something very tasty that resembles a large egg white cut into a slice. We also tried crispy mushrooms, some fish, pasta, bread pudding and some really delicious bread (which is offered free of charge, at least at the bar.) The staff of the restaurant, including a woman who I believe was the Eponymous Pammy of Pammys, were all very friendly and made us feel welcome being in Cambridge. We met a very nice person from Maine which was another exciting wrinkle to the experience. We will definitely go back the next time life throws us a curveball and we are stuck in the Boston metro area. A big thanks to Pammys for salvaging our night!”

4.5 Superb355 Reviews
Season to Taste 1678 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge American • $$$
1678 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Chef & owner Robert Harris gave us an wonderful experience by serving both delicious omnivore and vegetarian on the Tasting Counter. The spot gives a nice view of the cooks preparing dishes.”

4.5 Superb202 Reviews
Alive & Kicking Lobsters 269 Putnam Ave, Cambridge Seafood • $$
269 Putnam Ave, Cambridge

“Not easy to locate, definitely a hidden gem for lobster sandwich. It absolutely worths the price. One lobster sandwich already stuffed me so much. I LOVE BOSTON LOBSTER!!!”

4.7 Superb96 Reviews
Urban Hearth 2263 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge New American • $$$
2263 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Ate at the chefs counter last night with a buddy. The food was delicious and fun. Was delighted by each course. Very well executed. Wine pairings were wonderful. Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was cozy and comforting. If I lived in Boston, I would visit here often.”

4.7 Superb173 Reviews
Bosso Ramen Tavern 24 Holyoke St, Cambridge Japanese • $$
24 Holyoke St, Cambridge

“Absolutely loved it! We had the karami and enmi ramen, and shared the gyoza. We finished every last drop of the ramen and wanted to bathe in the sauce on the gyoza OMG. It was thriving and happening on a Wednesday night, and the waitstaff were lovely and attentive. Will definitely be returning to try more of the menu!”

4.5 Superb152 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

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Giulia

Giulia 1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Italian • $$$
1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“A past Boston local first introduced me to Giulia by donning it the only Italian restaurant they’d go to on that side of the water. So there’s that. Not only did they very kindly fit us in on a Friday night, the food and service was absolutely excellent. Top notch food and drink, great vibes. Will absolutely be back. Special shout-out to their incredible co-owner who very kindly sent me my Project Paulie hat I left there by accident. You guys are the truly the best! THANK YOU!”

4.4 Superb198 Reviews
Sugar & Spice Thai Restaurant 1933 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Thai • $$
1933 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“So many gluten free options! The service was fast and the food was delicious. All the gluten free items came out marked as gluten free: highly recommend the gluten free dumplings!”

4.4 Superb151 Reviews
What A Soup 125 River St, Cambridge Asian • $$
125 River St, Cambridge

“It was an enjoyable lunch overall. The wait initially between placing an order and the appetizers coming out was a bit long but once the appetizers came out, the rest of the meal came out quickly too, with generous portions. All three of us left VERY full and barely could finish the three noodle soups and two appetizers!”

4.6 Superb154 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Dumpling Xuan 465 Cambridge St, Cambridge Chinese • $$
465 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“The best dumplings I’ve ever had. My friend and I ordered seafood dumplings and we enjoyed it. We also had pork soup dumplings which was quite decent too. I recommend trying Dumpling House for the best food options if you’re in Cambridge area.”

4.7 Superb103 Reviews
Umami Omakase 2372 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Japanese • $$$$
2372 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“This was one of the BEST omakase experiences I have ever had. The attention to detail was extraordinary. I ate at several two and three star Michelin restaurants last summer in France and I was happier with my dining experience at Umami. The quality of ingredients is absolutely stellar and it is truly a treat for all the senses. Go!!”

4.5 Superb89 Reviews
Wusong Tiki Bar 112 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge Tiki Bar • $$
112 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

“From start to finish it was amazing. The drinks and food were delicious. Atmosphere was so unique and you felt like you were truly in another place. The bartender we had was so different than anyone we've ever met. His food and drink recommendations were spot on.”

4.4 Superb380 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

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Talulla

Talulla 377 Walden St, Cambridge American • $$$$
377 Walden St, Cambridge

“Amazing food. Don't miss out on the pasta dishes or the bread. They actually make for great sharing apps. The staff is so nice and welcoming. Drinks are delicious and unique.”

4.5 Superb55 Reviews
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Cuban • $$$
2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“We ordered scallop ceviche, ensalada de remolacha, chuletas de Cordero, puerco asado, ropa vieja, and Santiago sour.The Santiago sour drink, I thought was really good. Not too sour, and it goes well with our dishes.The scallops ceviche was OK. IT wasn't anything special. It was missing something.The beet salad and the lamb chop are a must!The slow braised pork with rice and salad is good, too.We never got our ropa vieja even though we ordered it. When the bill came out, we noticed that we were charged with ropa vieja. We spoke to our waitor and he took off the bill.Service was good. The meals came out fast for the most part until the ropa vieja. My drink came out with a broken piece of glass at the bottom, so it was fine. It wasn't in the drink.Overall, the food was good. It does get busy on the weekend. Good date place. The food prices were reasonable. FYI, there is a kitchen service fee when you get your bill.There are plenty of parking spaces in the back.”

4.3 Superb162 Reviews
Lamplighter Brewing Co. - Broadway 284 Broadway, Cambridge Brewpubs • $$
284 Broadway, Cambridge

“I liked this brewery. The interior design was kind of industrial noir but with a friendly feeling and the layout for seating was done well. Very excited I got a seat at the window bar top. Bar staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They had a unique selection of beer, a few good choices with high ABV, and some beer types I’ve never heard of. I didn’t get one but they do offer flights. They also had a selection of games you could play at your table. The street parking was tricky but that’s because of the Cambridge and not the brewery’s fault.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

The Hourly Oyster House 15 Dunster St, Cambridge Seafood • $$
15 Dunster St, Cambridge

“The oysters are amazing!! Came in with my dad, and had one of the best meals ever! We ordered A Tale of Two Oysters, and is the way to go. This way we both could try all 8 of the day’s oysters. Hailey was our server, and was absolutely amazing. She brought over paper menus to make it easier, as my father didn’t have his phone with him. She was attentive, engaging, and just a joy to be around. She treated each able as if they were her only table, and was great at explaining and offering suggestions. We will definitely be back!!”

4.4 Superb278 Reviews
Oak Bistro 1287 Cambridge St, Cambridge New American • $$
1287 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Today was our last day in Boston during our four day outing and we were looking for a place to end off our trip with a bang. Did not disappoint!!! The layout and vide of the restaurant is beautiful, perfect for a date night or night out with any loved ones. Our waitress, Shivahni, was amazing! She was very nice and super attentive. For appetizers, we got the cornbread and their croquettes. Both were tasty and had their unique flavors. For entree, both my mother and sister got the mushroom risotto, my father got the scallops, and i got the panini. This has to be one of the best french dip panini's out there. 100% would recommend!!! I wish they had this exact place back in Miami! When we come back, we are totally coming back here :)”

4.8 Superb116 Reviews

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Moona

Moona 243 Hampshire St, Cambridge Mediterranean • $$$
243 Hampshire St, Cambridge

“This place has amazing food. Every dish we tried, top notch. It was the dip platter, fritters, a dish with eggplant (can't recollect the name, but the hostess suggested it and it was amazing) we are 1000% going back.”

4.4 Superb94 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Stoked Pizza Co. (Cambridge) 1611 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Pizza • $$
1611 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“I was dejected from having the displeasure of a quite frankly awful experience at a putrid spanish restaurant down the street. I had decided to come here in a pinch to satiate my growing hunger, and it did not disappoint.The waiter was helpful and nice, and the environment was quite lovely. I was seated in a booth with my group, and I ordered the New york Bianca with Italian sausage and hot honey. The pizza was absolutely delicious and I couldn't recommend more. The other pizzas looked great as well.I can not speak on the appetizers as we did not order any. However, they looked good too.5/5”

4.6 Superb98 Reviews
Mae Asian Eatery 781 Main St, Cambridge Asian • $$
781 Main St, Cambridge

“Feel like something's changed in the past year or so. The food doesn't seem as cared for and has lost some of it's charm. not sure if just a bad day or if the chef has changed but other way feeling a little sad. still tasty but not the WOW it was ”

4.5 Superb70 Reviews

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Viale

Viale 502 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Italian • $$
502 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“We walked around Cambridge looking for the right stop for dinner and for oysters. Viale had amazing outdoor dining. The staff and service was amazing and the food and drinks were even better!”

4.3 Superb116 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen 270 Third St, Cambridge Chinese • $$
270 Third St, Cambridge

“I came here for birthday drinks with my girlfriends and I was amazed with their cocktails. The lychee martini is delicious! Probably best one I've had in Boston. Ambiance is hip and beautiful. Shout out to Bao for making us feel extra special that day ! Will definitely come back to try the food!”

4.2 Good184 Reviews
The Druid 1357 Cambridge St, Cambridge Irish Pub • $$
1357 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Strolled in at 2.30 hoping for a full Irish breakfast. Was not disappointed!! Seated with great speed and served food and drink’s very promptly. Cathal served us he was amazing !!!”

4.8 Superb93 Reviews

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Si Cara

Si Cara 425 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Pizza • $$
425 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“I love this place, the pizzas are magnificent, the staff is very friendly, especially the bartender. In addition to the pizzas, the chefs know how to handle vegetables very well, they have phenomenal starters and salads.”

4.3 Superb100 Reviews

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Row 34

Row 34 314 Main St, Cambridge Seafood • $$
314 Main St, Cambridge

“We booked the private dining area and had a great experience. Service was great and we were not rushed at all. Food and drinks were good and the overall booking process with Zoey was easy and transparent.”

4.4 Superb149 Reviews

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Moëca

Moëca 1 Shepard St, Cambridge Seafood • $$$
1 Shepard St, Cambridge

“Absolutely fantastic! Some of the best, and prettiest food in Boston! Authentic and creative, with passion in every detail. Amazing cocktails and wine list. Friendly, professional staff that make you feel at home at every meal! Our highest recommendation! Cheers!”

4.3 Superb274 Reviews
Judy's Bay 279a Broadway, Cambridge Japanese • $$$
279a Broadway, Cambridge

“Went here for my birthday dinner and loved it! Such a cozy little spot with plenty of options to choose from and an abundance of sake's to pick from! The space is a little small so I would definitely recommend making a reservation ahead of time!”

4.5 Superb87 Reviews

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Forage

Forage 5 Craigie Cir, Cambridge New American • $$$
5 Craigie Cir, Cambridge

“Our server Jack was just wonderful. The owner also came over and helped us pick out wine and really nice. We felt very well taken care of and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was delicious, but quite pricey so I would save this for a special occasion. But it's a must!!”

4.3 Superb231 Reviews

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Ittoku

Ittoku 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi Bar • $$
1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Great food, great service. The yakitori are grilled to perfection. The wait staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The drink menu offers an array of sake, cocktails, wine and beer. Cannot wait to go back and try more food!”

4.7 Superb52 Reviews
The Lexington 100 N First St Fl 2, Cambridge American • $$
100 N First St Fl 2, Cambridge

“Nice rooftop views, good for a group dinner. Limited menu with pretty standard American food. Had the onion dip, jalapeño-bacon croquettes, & fish tacos. The tacos were meh but I'm rarely impressed by tacos. Liked the dip itself but didn't like how we given normal waffle fries with the dip rather than the potato waffles I had seen in pics. The croquettes were my favorite--very cheesy with a kick of spice. Friendly and fast service.”

4.2 Good115 Reviews
Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant (Cambridge) 228 Broadway, Cambridge Taiwanese • $$
228 Broadway, Cambridge

“Got Mu Lan fillet fish, green beans, and fried pork chops. The food was very tasty, but I did feel that what I ordered felt a bit heavy. Recommend mulan for people who are looking for a filling and flavorful meal. I was there at 8PM and waited about 10 minutes to be seated.”

4.4 Superb106 Reviews

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Gufo

Gufo 660 Cambridge St, Cambridge Italian • $$
660 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere. We enjoyed all of our dishes and left satiated and happy with the experience.The renovations (since Loyal 9) are thoughtfully decorated. Not a lot of vegetarian options so would recommend ensuring vegetarians review the menu beforehand.”

4.4 Superb106 Reviews
Zuzu's Petals 204 Hampshire St, Cambridge Wine Bar • $$
204 Hampshire St, Cambridge

“The owner was very understanding at my confusion about cancellation fees and in the end I was able to come in and enjoy a lovely evening of wine and earl grey mousse (all delicious). I’ve been many times before for fondue and other dessert and have always enjoyed. Thank you Alexandra!”

4.3 Superb70 Reviews
Veggie Galaxy 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Vegetarian • $$
450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“The food is so delicious. I loved it because it was vegan and was good vegan food. It was so good that my non vegan parents liked it.Kid-friendliness: It was super kid friendly even though it didn’t have a kids menu.”

4.5 Superb165 Reviews
LA ROYAL 221 Concord Ave, Cambridge Peruvian • $$$
221 Concord Ave, Cambridge

“You'll definitely find something you've never eaten! Good selection of vege, gf, other options. Limited selection of Peruvian, Spanish, and French wines and good beer list. Definitely would return to try something else.”

4.2 Good87 Reviews
The Smoke Shop BBQ - Harvard Square 8 Holyoke St, Cambridge Barbecue • $$
8 Holyoke St, Cambridge

“Service is friendly but the BBQ is only ok. Blue Ribbon is a lot better but if you're in Harvard, this might have to do. The brisket isn't that tender but the sausage is decent. The pulled pork is passable. I liked the cornbread and the brussel sprouts though!”

4.2 Good84 Reviews
Base Crave 344 Huron Ave, Cambridge Asian Fusion • $$
344 Huron Ave, Cambridge

“Omg soooo good I want to come back and try all the vegan dishes and all the levels of spiciness. Gundruk Soup! Get it!Vegetable Mo Mo! Get it!Can't wait to come back for more. Great food, friendly service. Get ready for a flavor experience you will love.”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Puritan & Company 1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge American • $$$
1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“We came here for Easter dinner with a group of 4. The seating area is warm and comfortable while still feeling a bit more upscale - a great location for a date night or special occasion. We enjoyed the dishes overall and appreciated that you could get a glimpse into the kitchen from the dining room. What we ordered: - Tuna crudo: Interesting flavors. The fish tasted fresh but could have used some more acidity. - Fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms: Nice, crisp, and well seasoned. - Sautéed heirloom carrots: The carrots were nicely cooked but the glaze was a bit too sweet. - Seared scallops: The scallops were perfectly seared and paired well with the lentils and sauce. - Phyllo-wrapped cod: We were surprised how crispy this was even though it was sitting in the sauce. The lobster stew was full of flavor. One of our favorites of the night. - Seafood risotto: The risotto was well cooked but the dish could have included more seafood. - Lemon pepper half chicken: The juices of the chicken soaked into the beets to make a delicious bite.”

4.2 Good258 Reviews
Cafe Barada 2269 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Lebanese • $$
2269 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“The most delicious food! My favorites are the lentil soup and the fattouch salad. ALWAYS delicious. My absolute favorite place to sit and enjoy a yummy lunch when I’m working in North Cambridge. Beautiful decor and atmosphere. Kind, authentic people making it all happen. Sweet, family run business.”

4.8 Superb48 Reviews
Hot Chix Boston 1220 Cambridge St, Cambridge Chicken • $$
1220 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“The fried chicken sandwich is really good. The. Sides are pretty bland. Fries are ok but not great. Get the hot. It's not that hot.Kid-friendliness: They have highchairs”

4.4 Superb75 Reviews
Muqueca Restaurant 1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge Brazilian • $$
1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Wow so impressed by this place. Owner is so nice and food is amazing. I’m vegetarian and loved the tofu plantain Moqueca. Out of this world! Excited to go back and try more vegetarian options- they have tons!!”

4.6 Superb75 Reviews
Chalawan Asian Eatery 1790 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Thai • $$
1790 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Amazing place. My girlfriend and I are regulars, the price and quality are just unmatched.The food is kind of a southeast Asian fusion. Honestly it's very unique and I haven't been to many restaurants that serve and pull of these kinds of flavors. Strongly recommend.Try their brunch menu. So cheap, but so, so good.”

4.3 Superb98 Reviews
Frank's Steak House 2310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Steak House • $$
2310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Can't say enough good things. Went there this evening for dinner and the food was A MA ZING just fantastic, the place was busy busy busy which was great to see and our waitress was great, friendly and very accommodating. As usual A+ dinner.”

4.2 Good183 Reviews

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Pagu

Pagu 310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Japanese • $$$
310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“outstanding!! we missed our flight to South Beach Miami so we decided to spoil ourselves and boy were we spoiled. so so good. everything was outstanding. excellent cocktails too”

3.9 Good96 Reviews
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Hamburger • $$
1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Where can you get a great burger and crispy brussel sprouts? This is your place. They have a variety of sides to choose. The Brussel sprouts are my favorite, but you can’t beat that big mound of onion rings.”

4.3 Superb90 Reviews
Alden & Harlow 40 Brattle St #3, Cambridge New American • $$
40 Brattle St #3, Cambridge

“Food and atmosphere was so perfect for what we were craving! Last time we came was with a large group, so I think coming with only two people made it a much easier experience. We came during a very busy Friday night and were still able to quickly grab bar seats. Our bartender was very prompt and classy, and made delicious drinks! We started with the burrata on a cake-y bread topped with orange jam. This was probably my favorite dish of the night, perfect balance of sweet and salty. Then we had the carrots, which were crunchy and actually a pretty big portion for two people. Lastly, we tried the duck, which was delicious, but definitely wasn't the best cooked duck I've tried. I personally prefer well cooked meat and theirs was slightly undercooked. For dessert, we tried their plum cake. This felt like it could feed five people because of how dense it was, but it was super yummy. Overall, we had a great dinner here and I highly recommend the bar seating if you're going with one or two people!”

4.1 Good530 Reviews
Wasabi at Porter 2088 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi • $$
2088 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Best sushi spot I’ve found in the area. The food is phenomenal. The nigiri always comes with a generous amount of fish that is super tender and flavorful. And they serve toro and mackerel, two of my favorites that aren’t always easy to find.”

4.9 Superb30 Reviews
The Boiling Crab 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge Seafood • $$
96 Winthrop St, Cambridge

“The service was great! We were amazed by how sweet the workers were! Food was great of course! I love me a seafood boil! Usually it’s the service that makes or break my experience and it was definitely made by the two workers there tonight! So not come here if you’re going to be mean to the staff they deserve the world!”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews
Mediterranean Grill 2401 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Mediterranean • $$
2401 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Wow. Wow. What a discovery! I ordered delivery and expected something “okay”. I am left speechless. This was arguably the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Quality, quantity, taste - phenomenal...I had the Mediterranean mix which was a great sample of all different tastes. The rice (usually just fill in deliveries) was excellent with that slight bit of saffron coating it. Thank you!”

4.3 Superb71 Reviews
Puritan Oyster Bar 1164 Cambridge St, Cambridge Cocktail Bar • $$$
1164 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Amazing seafood dishes and cocktails as usual! The best service. We were impressed by the Caesar salad with lemon and anchovies, and the crab Rangoon dip is always a favorite. The “two fish” cocktail in a pitcher with two straws is delicious and fun!”

4.6 Superb50 Reviews
The Friendly Toast 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Brunch • $$
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“You will not die happy if you don't try this breakfast place. Everything in this place is absolutely impeccable. Stomach gurglingly delicious. Salivatingly spectacular. We got the mimosa and coffee flight and the Cookie Monster pancakes and the grilled cheese with the Tuscan tomato soup and licked out plates and sucked our cups clean. Holy shit you have to go here”

4.4 Superb105 Reviews
Happy Lamb 485 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Hot Pot • $$
485 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“I recently had the pleasure of dining at Happy Lamp Hot Pot, located in the vibrant heart of Central Square, and what an experience it was! From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere promised a fun and engaging dining experience, and it certainly delivered.The hot pot itself was absolutely delicious. The broth was rich and flavorful, creating the perfect base for all the fresh and high-quality ingredients we could choose from. Whether you're a meat lover, seafood enthusiast, or vegetarian, there's something for everyone, and the adventure of cooking your food right at your table adds an exciting twist to the meal.What stood out to me, apart from the delectable food, was the sheer fun of the experience. Happy Lamp Hot Pot is the ideal spot for a group of friends or family looking to enjoy not just a meal, but a truly social and interactive dining experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, guiding us through the menu and making recommendations that enhanced our meal.The Central Square location is perfect for anyone looking to dive into the local culture and enjoy a lively dining scene. It’s easy to get to, and once you’re there, you’re in for a treat”

4.2 Good98 Reviews
Life Alive Organic Cafe Harvard Square 22 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge Vegetarian • $$
22 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

“Life Alive Organic Café has been a consistent favorite of mine during graduate school, serving as a reliable spot for healthy and tasty meals. With over 300 meals enjoyed here, I can confidently say that it offers a great variety of fresh, organic options that cater well to anyone looking to maintain a balanced diet.The café itself has a welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place for both studying and relaxing. Their commitment to quality ingredients and sustainable practices shines through in every dish. The staff is friendly and attentive, adding to the overall positive experience.For anyone in the area looking for nourishing food in a pleasant setting, Life Alive is definitely worth a visit. It’s been a great support to my routine of fitness and yoga, providing meals that are not only good for you but also delicious.”

4.2 Good97 Reviews
State Park 15 Hampshire St Building 300, Cambridge American • $$
15 Hampshire St Building 300, Cambridge

“State Park is my fav local bar. It’s a great place to catch up with friends and meet people in the neighborhood. Staff is friendly, professional, and helpful. The ambiance is one of the best in Cambridge. This place is a classic and must stay for the community.”

4.3 Superb59 Reviews
Orinoco Harvard Square 56 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge Latin American • $$
56 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

“We went to Orinoco a little under an hour before closing. We were seated immediately and the waiter was very attentive. We had hoped to eat some arepas but they were out of them. I recommend getting here earlier if that's what you're craving. We ended up getting the empanada trio, the Pabellon Criollo (which I did not realize also had plantains), the maracuchitos and the tostones. Yes, all the plantains in the menu. It kind of happened by accident but it worked out great. We got our food incredibly fast! Everything was delicious. However, the tostones and the empanadas were my favorite. I also had a maracuya juice, which was sweet and refreshing. We really liked our waiter, we was very nice and attentive. I wish I remembered his name to give him a shout out. I really enjoy the food from Orinoco. Historically, I had only gone to the restaurant in the South End but I'm glad to see the one at Harvard Square maintains the same flavors. I can't wait to be back for arepas.”

4.5 Superb62 Reviews
Momi Nonmi 1128 Cambridge St, Cambridge Japanese • $$$$
1128 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Chris is a talented chef and a kind host. He was attentive to our unique tastes and was informative on the decisions for each dish. His description of the dishes and how they paired with sake made the experience memorable. The ingredients felt fresh and special. Absolutely worth a special evening.”

4.5 Superb33 Reviews
9Zaab Thai Street Food 569 Cambridge St, Cambridge Thai • $$
569 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Oh my Goodness, i love this place, we have khao moo grob, woon sen in pot And Hoi tod .. all were delicious. Top-notch service too. And very nice staff. Can’t wait to go back again! High recommend.”

4.1 Good53 Reviews
Nirvana The Taste of India 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Indian • $$
1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“This is my favorite Indian restaurant. Everything I’ve ever ordered here is fantastic. The tikka masala is the best I’ve ever had!!! Tons of vegan options is a huge plus too!Vegetarian options: Tons of vegetarian and vegan options”

4.2 Good83 Reviews
The Helmand 143 First St, Cambridge Afghan • $$
143 First St, Cambridge

“Great flavors. We had the Aushak as starter, the dopiyaza and koufta challow for mains, and finally topped off with the pistachio and cardamom ice cream. Very fulfilling dinner experience for our anniversary.”

4.3 Superb191 Reviews
Little Donkey 505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Tapas/Small Plates • $$$
505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Little Donkey is an absolute gem. We were there for first seating at 10:30 am on a Sunday. Glad we had a reservation since they were very busy and tables we blocked off by 11:20. Our dishes were delicious and came out pretty quickly. Someone at our table had a nut allergy and every dish was brought out with a clearance of the allergy so that incase she wanted to try other dishes, she knew what was safe. The salmon and Tuna Tartar is delicious, but unbelievably small and honestly not worth the $19. We ordered it to hold us over while waiting for friends who were running behind. It is bare 4 actual bites. We learned from our waiter that most of the items we initially wanted were tiny. This is a really cute spot with an open kitchen which is cool to look into, and the bar tender is great at creating new drink concoctions.”

3.9 Good172 Reviews
Faialense Sport Club 1121 Cambridge St, Cambridge Portuguese • $$
1121 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“Wonderful staff, very accomidating and amazing space. Love that you can be creative with the space. Had my daughter's sweet Sixteen there. Hosted about 50 guests and enough space for a full dj setup and a full spread buffet as well.”

4.8 Superb26 Reviews
Brick & Mortar 567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Cocktail Bar • $$
567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Brick & Mortar is an absolute gem nestled in the heart of Cambridge! From the moment you step in, you're enveloped in an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication. The ambiance is unparalleled, with cozy seating arrangements and just the right lighting to set the mood.The service here is top-notch, with staff who are attentive, knowledgeable, and always ready with a smile. Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur or a novice, they make you feel right at home.I had the pleasure of trying their golden banana cocktail, and it was simply divine! Each sip was a burst of flavor, perfectly balanced and expertly crafted. And let's not forget about the food – it's delicious! From small bites to more substantial dishes, there's something to satisfy every palate.Overall, Brick & Mortar gets a resounding 100% recommendation from me. If you're in the mood for a fantastic drink and a memorable experience, look no further than this charming spot in Central Square. You won't be disappointed!”

4.2 Good70 Reviews
The Red House Restaurant 98 Winthrop St, Cambridge Seafood • $$
98 Winthrop St, Cambridge

“Great building and a wonderful quaint restaurant is inside. Cozy seating in several small rooms. The menu includes seafood and pastas and more. My date started with the zucchini fritters and then had the fish and chips. I had the kale salad with salmon. My only complaint with my food was the hot salmon wilted the kale. I was just expecting a crisp salad. Not to worry though. Wine was a generous pour. Our waiter, Jeffrey was fantastic. Very attentive. There was live music playing starting at 6 PM which was a nice surprise. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Probably best to make a reservation as it's a small space.”

4.1 Good125 Reviews
Evoo Restaurant 350 Third St, Cambridge American • $$
350 Third St, Cambridge

“5 stars! We had a last minute very large party to book. The staff was helpful and fast to get us a comfortable table for everyone at the right time. The food and service were top notch, highly recommend!”

4.5 Superb44 Reviews
Sakana Sushi 983 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi • $$
983 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Great small sushi restaurant right on Mass Ave in Cambridge. Specialty rolls such as Sakana, Rocky Road, and Crimson are really impressive with a variety of flavors and textures. Standard sushi such as salmon avocado also very good. Great service and great sake options as well. Small space but very cute and comfortable for a date night.”

4.2 Good59 Reviews
Lamplighter Brewing Co. - CX 110 N First St, Cambridge Brewery • $$
110 N First St, Cambridge

“That the young man overseeing the entrance and merch counter was reading Sartre’s The Plague was a good sign. So was being located along and near the end of the Somerville Community Path, at least to this cyclist in need of a pit stop. There are three standards by which to rate a microbrewery: food, physical location and quality of beer. Since I only had time (and good sense) for one marzen lager at the bar (tasty and refreshing), and tried none of their food, I can’t rate their beer or food. However, as a place to hang out, either inside—open but small enough to seem cozy, or outside on the patio overlooking The Common, it rates a 5.”

4.2 Good58 Reviews

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Harvest

Harvest 44 Brattle St, Cambridge American • $$$
44 Brattle St, Cambridge

“Definitely an upscale place where people dress up. I was definitely not dressed for the occasion and yet all staff members were still very kind and attentive. It was pretty packed for a Tuesday night but service was still quick and my food was phenomenal! I got the salmon and it was delicious. I also enjoyed my cocktail. I came here in March but could see that they had a beautiful outdoor space. I will definitely be coming back in the summer to sit outside and enjoy this place again.”

4.2 Good526 Reviews
Dumpling House 950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Chinese • $$
950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“The best dumplings I’ve ever had. My friend and I ordered seafood dumplings and we enjoyed it. We also had pork soup dumplings which was quite decent too. I recommend trying Dumpling House for the best food options if you’re in Cambridge area.”

4.3 Superb102 Reviews
Boston Burger Company 1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Hamburger • $$
1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Boston Burger is a great burger place with unique and delicious burger options. Always cooked perfectly their burgers are accompanied by equally creative milkshakes/frappes. Great choice for my favorite burger”

4.1 Good94 Reviews
The Smoke Shop BBQ 25 Hampshire St, Cambridge Barbecue • $$
25 Hampshire St, Cambridge

“Very good ! The food is great if you like to eat meat. Rally good.The sides are good but not a great variety of them.There aren’t any spicy side. And they don’t have any Tabasco or any other spicy sauce to order , that was a bit weird for me.The waiter was so kind and servicial . Very good.All was as expected , very good .”

3.9 Good96 Reviews
Shine Square Pub 2046 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sports Bar • $$
2046 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Ordered food through Uber eats last night & couldn’t of been happier. I was having a craving for hot pretzel sticks so that’s what I searched on Uber. I came across this place & omg it was sooo worth it. I also got a paper explaining who the owners are and more about the place. I can’t wait until I can come with my family when this all ends! So happy I found you guys. Thanks!!”

4.3 Superb34 Reviews
The Coast Cafe 233 River St, Cambridge Soul Food • $$
233 River St, Cambridge

“Once again you and your wonderful staff at Coast Cafe, have outdone yourselves!! Joshua's birthday celebration was an amazing time and partly due to your delicious food. Everyone gave high praise to every dish and went back for seconds and thirds. Thank you so much for being such a Beacon of Light in the Community! We love Coast Cafe!!”

4.2 Good47 Reviews
Fresh Pond Beer Garden 168 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge Beer Gardens • $$
168 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge

“Beer and Techno ! Whether you want to dance or chill on the tables with your friends, the Fresh Pond Beer Garden is a good place to go. There is plenty of parking :)Parking: Tons of parking space for free.”

4.3 Superb32 Reviews
Daedalus Restaurant 45 1/2 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge Pubs • $$
45 1/2 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

“Awesome steak. Like heavenly Great service Only feedback is the music was kinda screechy. I think it was Miley Cyrus and for like a verse, it interrupted conversation Very good restaurant”

4.3 Superb75 Reviews
Shy Bird 390 Third St, Cambridge Salad • $$
390 Third St, Cambridge

“Adding yet another great review for another year in a row! Brought a big group of 14 for a birthday and everything from the service to the food was superb. The staff here seems to always go out of their way for us and the space is the perfect blend of trendy with not too expensive. The piri piri is spicy and delicious, and the butternut soup was great as well”

4 Good182 Reviews
Trattoria Pulcinella 147 Huron Ave, Cambridge Italian • $$$
147 Huron Ave, Cambridge

“The food was excellent. The staff was lovely, making for a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The staff seemed to know everyone who came in besides us [our first visit, but we will go again]. It is a small dining area so noise level depends on your neighbours. The only drawback was that our table was just a little unsteady.”

4.3 Superb64 Reviews
S&S Restaurant 1334 Cambridge St, Cambridge Diner • $$
1334 Cambridge St, Cambridge

“A nostalgic deli experience in Inman Square.As the oldest restaurant in Cambridge, S&S has cemented its status as a beloved local spot that serves a wide range of classic deli fares. l came here for lunch a few times and always had a satisfying experience.Among the appetizers, the Chopped Liver was my favorite. Although it was unexpectedly paired with pineapple and melon slices - a combination that didn't entirely complement the inherent sweetness of the liver spread - it was still enjoyable when paired with crackers and red onions. Bathed in their signature sauce, the S&S Fried Shrimp was also good. The sauce leaned more towards sweet rather than spicy, but the jumbo shrimp was still nice and crispy.The Seared Tuna Salad was fairly basic, but with its generous portions, it was an ideal choice for a hearty meal. Corned Beef Reuben came with perfectly toasted marble rye bread, and the corned beef itself was solid.One of the biggest perk of S&S is their own free parking lot, but empty spaces might be hard to come by during peak lunch hours.Overall, a great spot that provides a slice of the city’s culinary history with the timeless appeal of a classic deli. If you’re looking for a comforting meal with a warm, nostalgic atmosphere, I highly recommend giving them a try.Parking: Free street parking lot (enter via Hampshire st)Paid parking lot next to Olé (Springfield st)Paid street parking on Cambridge St & Hampshire st”

4.1 Good62 Reviews
Area Four 500 Technology Square, Cambridge Pizza • $$
500 Technology Square, Cambridge

“Area Four is a fantastic spot! I recently tried their Mushroom and Fontina pizza with chicken, and it was incredibly fresh and flavorful. The staff were super friendly and attentive, which added to the overall great experience. My only suggestion would be to add more sauce options to make it even better. Overall, I highly recommend giving Area Four a try for a delicious meal and excellent service!”

4.2 Good144 Reviews
Geppetto 100 N First St, Cambridge Italian • $$$
100 N First St, Cambridge

“Great cocktails to start, and we felt like something green as an appetizer and had the Brussels sprouts, which were most wonderful! Pasta was also great, the cappelletti being our favorite!”

4 Good141 Reviews
Barcelona Wine Bar 1688 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Spanish • $$
1688 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Had a nice time catching up with a good friend at the bar area. Atmosphere very nice for it and the staff person helped us pick nice wine selections. Tasty snacks too. Got there early before it got noisy.”

4.2 Good135 Reviews

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Asmara

Asmara 739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Eritrean • $$
739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Amazing as always! The honey wine was stronger, more dry, and less sweet this time but still delicious. The Begeeh Mloukhiya was seasoned well and very spicy and flavorful. The Zighny Fitfit was pretty unique with sauce soaked injera and beef pieces. The timtimo went perfectly with the meals and salad.”

4.3 Superb53 Reviews
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ 16-18 Eliot St 2nd Floor, Cambridge Japanese • $$$
16-18 Eliot St 2nd Floor, Cambridge

“We had a lovely waitress who was very attentive for lunch on Thursday, March 28th and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal of Boneless Short Ribs (Galbi), Boneless Chicken with a pesto sauce (Dak Galbi), Thin Sliced Beef Brisket (Chadolbagi), Short steak (jumulleok), Flank Steak (Chimasal), and vegetables, such as zucchini, mushrooms, peppers, and other veggies. We started with miso soup that was excellent, a large salad that we shared with horseradish dressing, and a bowl of rice. The Korean BBQ uses charcoal which gives the meat a more authentic flavor. The meat was thinly sliced and marinated before cooking. Korean BBQ grills are designed to be used indoors, and when the grill started getting pieces of food stuck, our waitress, removed the grill and gave us a new grill. There were three sauces to enjoy with the meat which were teriyaki, ponzu, and spicy sauce. We very much enjoyed the experience, and spent two hours enjoying our meal. My colleague is from Seoul, and she knows an authentic barbecue restaurant, and I chose the restaurant because of all the positive reviews. We will be back again! Thank you so much for a wonderful meal! Our sincere thanks!”

4 Good110 Reviews
Cafe Sushi Shoten 1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi • $$
1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“TL;DR: TAKEOUT REVIEW. Everything was so good! Ikura was the starOrdered takeout/delivery on our last night in Boston for our late night snack. We had gone earlier in the day, but their chef's were not doing ala carte orders yet (they had just opened). But the store has a good selection of grab-and-go items from sushi, to drinks, to other merch like soy sauce and snacks.FOOD:~Chef's Sampler (5/5) and Signature Set (5/5): each of these sets came with 5 pieces of nigiri, and they were all so good. Each of them were topped with a unique seasoning/sauce, and they accompanied each of the fish so well!Salmon don (5/5): came with a great assortment of salmon, all of it very fresh (salmon belly was my fave). But the star of this dish to me was the ikura and the cucumbers. SO DELICIOUSGreat quality sushi, great portions, delicious flavors, and affordable prices! Definitely a must visit!”

3.9 Good43 Reviews
The Longfellow Bar 40 Brattle St #3, Cambridge American • $$
40 Brattle St #3, Cambridge

“Friendly, accommodating staff who were very familiar and knowledgeable with the menu. Very interesting choices for cocktails, can't wait to go back and try more.”

3.8 Good93 Reviews
Cloud & Spirits 795 Main St, Cambridge New American • $$$
795 Main St, Cambridge

“Came here for the suasday pop up. The Cambodian Sandwiches were the feature event. Lemongrass Chicken, Kroeung Beef Curry , and Pandan Custard. Everything was delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful. The place is very clean.”

4 Good74 Reviews
House of Chang 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge Chinese • $$
282 Concord Ave, Cambridge

“Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease two years ago, I've missed eating Asian cuisine. My husband, son and I thoroughly enjoyed to food. I had no negative reaction. We will be returning!”

4.3 Superb36 Reviews
Toscano Harvard Square 52 Brattle St, Cambridge Italian • $$
52 Brattle St, Cambridge

“Came for Dine Out Boston! Their lunch menu was a good deal at $36 since normal entrees are already around $30. Pasta and desserts were the best parts of the meal. Good service and upscale casual environment. * Apps: salmone affumicato, panzanella salad. The salmon was nicely smoked but a bit boring. Panzanella was meh but I generally don't like salads. * Entrees: rigatoni norcina, veal scaloppini. The rigatoni was perfectly al dente with the yummiest truffle cream sauce. SKIP the veal--so chewy and weird, almost like dog food. * Desserts: torta di mirtilli, panna cotta. Both nice but I preferred the panna cotta.”

4.1 Good304 Reviews

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Batifol

Batifol 291 Third St, Cambridge French • $$$
291 Third St, Cambridge

“We had our wedding at Batifol, with ceremony next door at the bakery. It was literally the most amazing experience. The Batifol team was extremely responsive, organized, and executed everything perfectly. The food was amazing - all of our guests said their Salmon and steak were cooked perfectly! And they allowed dietary changes for guests with all different kinds of restrictions (vegan, gluten free allergies). 100% recommend any day of the week. I also love their brunch and dinner menus. And If you want to have an intimate event, their event coordinators are out of this world!!! Thank you all for making out day so perfect!”

4.1 Good298 Reviews
Grafton Street Pub & Grill 59 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge American • $$
59 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

“This restaurant is a part of the group that brought you Russell House Tavern and Hourly Oyster. I think it may be the best of the three! We had the chicken wings, beet salad, and slow-roasted half chicken and it was mind blowing. The service was excellent and attentive even on a very busy Saturday night. The beet salad was a standout and the flavor of the slow-roasted chicken was insane. A strong recommend!”

4.1 Good225 Reviews
Waypoint 1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Seafood • $$
1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Went with friends this last weekend and had a great time. Service was top notch, food was well prepared and tasty, drinks were creative and delicious. We’ll be back!”

3.9 Good245 Reviews
Source Restaurants 27 Church St, Cambridge Pizza • $$
27 Church St, Cambridge

“It really is the best pepperoni pizza in Boston. While I would love to gatekeep this Harvard Square gem, I can't. Great food, cocktails, and beer list. The warmest and most welcoming staff around. You'll come back again and again.”

3.9 Good208 Reviews
The Maharaja 57 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge Indian • $$
57 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

“A fantastic place to dine! I was surprised to see that they have salmon tikka masala. I liked it a lot! I had a bowl of lentil soup, the salmon dish, and ice cream. All were delicious. Their dining room was spacious and nicely set. Waiters were all polite and professional. Location is also convenient.Dietary restrictions: They offer a good variety of gluten free options.”

4.1 Good165 Reviews

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Sulmona

Sulmona 608 Main St, Cambridge Italian • $$
608 Main St, Cambridge

“Perhaps best pizza I've ever had. Chicken parm was excellent too- maybe needed a bit more sauce. Very attentive male bartender was fantastic. Was a little stuffy/hot in there, but still a very inviting atmosphere overall.”

3.9 Good190 Reviews
La Fabrica Central Restaurant 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Caribbean • $$$
450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“I celebrated my birthday here a couple weekends ago and it was FANTASTIC. Janice helped us in organizing the event and she was very flexible and understanding. At the day of the event Isaura was in charge of our table and she was the sweetest . I felt like home. The music was amazing and the food delicious. I definitely recommend the passion fruit mojito and the margaritas. All my friends said that this was the best party of the year. Thank you again !”

3.9 Good169 Reviews
The Sea Hag Restaurant & Bar 49 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge New American • $$
49 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

“This place brings back the charm and soul of Harvard Square that's been missing for so long, and deserves nothing but five-star reviews IMO. I visited the bar on St. Patrick's Day, and from the moment I walked in, I knew I was in for a treat. The restaurant faces south, so the sun was pouring in, and the vibe was just perfect. The owner greeted us with a smile and showed us to our seats right away. And let me tell you, the menu had something for everyone - even the pickiest of eaters would find something to love here. Since it was St. Paddy's Day, we went all out and ordered the corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips, and boy, were they delicious! I've never had corned beef and cabbage that tasted so good, and the fish and chips were fried to perfection. But that's not even the best part - a live band started playing at 4 PM, and the music was fantastic (I can't recall the band that was there tonight but it was Bon Iver Vibes A++). They have live music every Sunday. It's a top-notch spot that I can't wait to go back to again and again.”

4.3 Superb20 Reviews
I Love Sushi 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi • $$
1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Staff were so, so sweet, but the food was not it. The salmon sashimi was super funky to the smell and mouth... That was their last serving of salmon, so I didn't want to be that person to ask for exchange. So, I held my breath and ate 'em all.”

4.3 Superb19 Reviews
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Food Court • $$
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“Wanted to give Fatima an individual shout-out. We were enjoying breakfast by Pavement inside the Smith Center and Fatima was cleaning the tables near us. She came up to us to say good morning and our 2 year old daughter loved her and they played together for several minutes while we had breakfast. Thank you Fatima.”

4.7 Superb7 Reviews
Amelia's Trattoria 111 Harvard St, Cambridge Italian • $$
111 Harvard St, Cambridge

“What an absolute gem, traditional Italian brasserie feel with exemplary menu and high quality service and food. The arancini were the best I’ve eaten… the special ravioli pasta with shrimp and tomato cream sauce was genuinely one of the best pasta dishes I’ve had since in Boston! We can’t wait to come back.”

4.1 Good113 Reviews
The Mad Monkfish 524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge Sushi • $$
524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

“This place is sick. I wish I could have been there for the live jazz music, but happy just with the Sushi and sake with friends. We got the smallest boat along with 2 side orders of eel. The service was great and the Sushi was just as good. Highly recommend the avocado eel rolls.”

3.9 Good125 Reviews

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