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Chinatown

Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
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Ranked #142 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Owner description: One of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, Boston's Chinatown is located at the edge of the...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Owner 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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Whitman, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As they say when in Rome do as the Romans and when in Chinatown treat yourself to real Chinese food and dine at one of the smaller restaurants off the normal track where the locals go and you will be surprised...Heck even go to a Chinese bakery and grab some take out meat puff pies!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Walked through here early morning and if felt like being in China again. Lots of interesting eateries and probably the beset place to get an oriental breakfast.

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Sunnyvale, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

i visited this place because it was on the tourist map and seemed like a good idea and was not that far... I walked to the friendship arch and it was suggested to be a big deal in the map but i was hugely disappointed. The arch is nothing fancy and i had seen it multiple times in other cities...it... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We walked for blocks and checked many stores and restaurants, we ate at Winsors Dim Sum. Small place with great food. The place was packed and we had to wait for 15 minutes to get a table and we shared with others. It was great and worth every minute.

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Oxon, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Why do British travel agents always push Chinatown wherever there is one? Chinatown, San Francisco is clean but not particularly interesting. Chinatown, Boston is horrible, dingy and looks like a run down neighbourhood. You are not missing anything if you do not go there.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are expecting a Chinatown lit up with neon like Toronto or San Francisco, to make you feel like you are in Hong Kong, you will be disappointed. Boston's Chinatown is much smaller and much more of an actual working neighborhood than a tourist attraction. Having said that, it's my favorite place to go eat in Boston. Food is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,758 reviews 1,758 reviews
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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