Hey, my girlfriend and I just moved to Cambridge from LA, and have been sorely disappointed in the Asian food offerings thus far in Boston. While I'm sure it's too much to ask that Boston meet LA's standard, surely we're not doing the best we can...
That in mind, we're looking for:
1) A delivery Chinese restaurant in Cambridge (obviously quality can be lower on this)
2) A mid-range Chinese restaurant within 20 min of Cambridge (by car if need be)
3) A nice Chinese restaurant for special occasions.
4) A Vietnamese restaurant with decent Pho, as Pho Pasteur is exactly the sell-out front that one would expect from a chi-chi Cambridge restaurant with a French name (colonial occupation notwithstanding.)
As a side note, we've "discovered" the very good Passage to India buffet (on Mass Ave right near the Porter Sq. T-stop), which is the only buffet I've ever found to serve chicken tikka masala, and -- occasionally -- samosas. By far the best Indian buffet I've ever had, and it's only $6.50. Highly recommended.
Thanks in advance,