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Central Square Gets Another Sichuan Restaurant

5 Spices House is now open on Massachusetts Avenue, serving dry pot and more

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5 Spices House
A dish at 5 Spices House
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Chinese restaurant 5 Spices House is now open in Central Square (546 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge), where it has taken over a space previously occupied by Shalimar of India, which closed in March 2016.

The new restaurant appears to take after its Chinatown sibling (58 Beach St., Boston), which serves a large menu of Chinese food, particularly Sichuan, including dry pot. There’s another sibling in Malden (95 Middlesex St.) that has a different focus: hot pot and sushi.

Eater has reached out to the restaurant for more details on the Cambridge menu and will update this story when more information becomes available. But if the new location follows in the suit of the Chinatown one, Cambridge diners may find dishes like steamed pork with garlic, fried chicken wings, spicy duck tongue, Sichuan cold noodles, steamed dumplings, and lots more.

An early review of the new 5 Spices in Cambridge confirms that it serves dry pot, a Sichuan meal similar to hot pot but cooked with dry spices instead of broth. The restaurant also serves alcohol.

5 Spices House isn’t the only restaurant serving Sichuan cuisine in Cambridge’s Central Square: Mary Chung is just a few doors down, while Dumpling House is about a half a mile up Massachusetts Avenue.

5 Spices House Opens in Cambridge’s Central Square [BRT]
5 Spices House [Official Site]