White walls, utilitarian floor tiles and sparse decor create a somewhat stark setting, but who cares? This 20-year-old cheap-eats fixture in North Cambridge is known for its pan-fried and steamed dumplings (the pork and leek are a foodie favorite) and vast menu, which includes specialties like Szechuan-style fish with black bean sauce and cumin-spiced lamb. No alcohol is served, however, so you may prefer to take advantage of the wide-ranging delivery service and dine in the comfort of home.
|Venue name:||Qingdao Garden||Contact:|
2382 Massachusetts Ave
|Cross street:||between Alberta Terrace and Dudley St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–10pm|
|Transport:||Red line to Porter Square, then bus 77|
|Price:||Main courses $9–$17|