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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
Activities: Dining
Description: One of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, Boston's Chinatown is...
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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Every restaurant we tried used MSG.

My husband and I were spending a weekend in Boston. I had loved China Town as a child and had fond memories of Yee Hong Guey and the Asian Pacific. We tried several places, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Susan01830
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Hampstead, New Hampshire

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Where we come from there is no Chinatown and actually this is my first visit to one ever. I was anticipating a lovely afternoon with great food and shopping. What I got was quite different. When I state this was probably one of the most unclean areas I have ever been to, I kid you not. Unbelievably dirty. To the... More 

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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were spending a weekend in Boston. I had loved China Town as a child and had fond memories of Yee Hong Guey and the Asian Pacific. We tried several places, but all acknowledged that they used MSG. Finally, my husband had a meal and I watched. He said it was very tasty.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is a relief from the rest of Boston's somewhat sterile feel. The main attraction is the multitude of great restaurants and bakeries to try.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a great walk through Chinatown and some good food! It was fun for a photo op or two. It doesn't take long to take a walk through, but don't expect a China immersion.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited again recently after more than 15 years. Its not the same, smaller area, dirty and didn't feel too safe after dark. May be worth an hour visit, during the day but thats about it.

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Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you're from Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, or any large city, Boston's Chinatown will seem very small. Geographically, it does not take up much space. So, as you might guess, you either have a small number of large businesses or a large number of small businesses. The latter is true. As with other restaurants in Boston, there are a few... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not really anything to do no where to shop. Not like China town in NYC, don't waste your time honestly. Your better off taking a walk somewhere else

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Yes, they have Chinese food. Yes, it's good. Yes, it's worth going to see. Yes, they have an arch. No, that's all there is, just the one block. It's Boston, though, and there is some nice history here even though it is an area that was underwater throughout most of the city's longevity. I love good Chinese food so, for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Food are inexpensive but dirty and very crowdy. Nothing to see or enjoy but cheap food. I wouldn't go there unless you wanna save money on food cost during your trip.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Chinatown in Boston is shrinking but there are jewels here. The Bao Bao Bakery has an amazing array of desserts and their cakes are art. Stop in and buy a box of small delights to go. Dim Sum at the China Pearl is an experience. So many items to choose from and the hostess is amazing. The large grocery store... More 

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Address: Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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