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Chinatown

Boston, Boston, MA 02116
617-495-5526
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Ranked #141 of 209 attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
Description: One of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, Boston's Chinatown is located at the edge of the downtown shopping and financial districts.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
702 attraction reviews
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's big when compared with Chicago or DC Chinatown's. It looks very authentic. There are lots of Asian restaurants and bubble tea juice bars. We tried a Vietnamese place but food was awful. Although it looks very popular among locals and tourists.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love to hit Chinatown for lunch when I visit the city. There is a hubway rack close by so if you are using the city's bicycle rentals (which I strongly suggest), it is a nice stop to make. The red line also stops at the edge of the neighborhood. It's a small neighborhood with many options for lunch, every... More

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Trinidad
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I loved this Chinatown! It just so happened that the day I went it was Chinatown Main Street Festival! So there was a nice little show with dancing and singing.The shopping is also very good. There are some beautiful little finds available. You really should visit!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

China Town in Boston Ma.. Is a Very Good place For Discovery. It has worlds within worlds. Like the Sea. Something on top and a whole life under water. The shops are a thrill to browse and Buy. They are Very affordable. The Food is Awesome. The Diners and pastry shops are Very Good to Eat in. You can Find... More

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Trento, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Probably not the most clean and relaxing place of the city, however it has some strong character and charm. If you are in Boston and have half a hour free, it could be a worth place for a short visit.

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The area was interesting to see, but not as much to see or do as I expected. I was ready to spend hours walking around checking things out, but the concierge told us 30 minutes would be enough - she was right. We ate at the Eastern Ocean restaurant (can't find it on TripAdvisor), and it was good, but not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Like the title states. Had higher expectations for Chinatown but it was still something to see and experience. Finding good food seemed to be hit or miss but it's worth trying different places.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My heritage makes me visit almost every single Chinatown wherever I go. I'd say this is a fair one. There are not many museums nearby. Instead there are tons of restaurants (which is good in some sense, but I didn't visit any of them so I can't judge their authentication). I really liked the gate though, reminds me of similar... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Visit Chinatown in Boston has been a walk in a part of the ancient culture of China. Represented in its architectural elements, sculptures and meals and the market in general that you find here. I was impressed greatly and made me remember our historic Chinatown in my beloved Havana Cuba. I also got to know about the significance or symbolism... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Having been to San Francisco's Chinatown, Seattle's and Portland's international districts we were expecting more. Looked like a few good restaurants (that weren't touristy) and a few good bakeries (we bought at one). Beyond that, didn't seem to be much of interest. Benefit of the doubt: maybe we missed something.

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