Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Yenching in Cambridge's Harvard Square Has Closed

A decades-old restaurant in the heart of Cambridge has shut its doors for good.

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that Yenching in Harvard Square closed suddenly on Sunday, with a note in the window of the Mass. Ave. eatery saying "It has been a great pleasure serving you. Thank you not only for your patronage but also your friendship." It is not yet known why the dining spot shut down, and workers at the restaurant declined giving any further comments on the closure to the Crimson; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Yenching first opened its doors 40 years ago, offering Szechuan-style fare and Chinese-American dishes such as spare ribs, crab rangoons, kung pao chicken, shredded beef, Singapore noodles, chicken chow foon, and moo shi pork.

The address for this Chinese restaurant in Harvard Square was: Yenching, 1326 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Thanks to @bellegardbastos for initially bringing this to our attention.

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