Red 8 at Encore Boston Harbor
Executive chef Richard Chen oversees a menu of Cantonese food and Hong Kong barbecue at this vibrant spot inside the Encore Boston Harbor Hotel, bringing with him a constellation of five-star and five-diamond awards. He also holds the distinction of helming Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas—the only Chinese restaurant in North America ever to have earned a Michelin star. Don’t miss the long-simmered soups and the barbeque selections.
1 Broadway, Everett, 857-770-3388, encorebostonharbor.com/dining-and-nightlife/dining/red-8
Koto Grill & Sushi
The pan-Asian menu is just as appealing as the quirky atmosphere—think live hard-rock music and dark painted walls. Share everything, from the scallion pancakes and crab rangoon to the massive pu-pu platter.
90 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-8681, kotogrillsushi.com