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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
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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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Nothing compared to the big Chinatowns in major cities. But it offers a different look at the city and the people who immigrated here. Definitely worth checking out and having... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is authentic and cheap! Doesn't get much better than that. i was really surprised by the choices and services of the restaurants.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The place is dirty and smell is not good along the street. But the food in five specy house is decent Chinese food, not like other resturants which customized too much.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Chinatown is small and relatively devoid of shops. Restaurants do not look very inviting and the area, when compared to the rest of Boston, is dirty.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is not San Francisco. Restaurants are all pretty much the same. Same menu just about everywhere. There is no parking anywhere and the area is not always very sample or friendly. Also not very close to the major sites of Boston (though nothing is far apart).

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Dallas, Texas
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1,215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nothing compared to the big Chinatowns in major cities. But it offers a different look at the city and the people who immigrated here. Definitely worth checking out and having lunch or dinner. The reviews comparing it to NY or Vancouver are unfair as those are the largest in North America.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Chinatown is a busy part of Boston where the Chinese have settled. I was told to find a restaurant and order the soup-filled dumplings. This place was pretty good but I found another I liked better when I returned with my daughter. The dumplings with the ground pork is the best. Tasty. Better than your average Chinese food.

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I generally love Chinatown wherever I go, and Boston's is no exception. Lots and lots of quirky shops, you know the ones, they sell everything a Westerner associates with the Orient, but in a good way. So many pretty things! Also, a lot of restaurants. You can't go wrong with Chinese food in my opinion. There's always a good choice,... More 

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Sydney
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After reading a number of bad reviews I almost didnt bother with Chinatown. No its not grand Chinatowns like in NYC or Sydney but more a small Chinese like village with a good selection of restaurants and bakeries. Loved the smells of food in the streets. Had great Japanese one night and Cantonese for lunch another time. Check out Shojo... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This Chinatown is awful. There are hardly any street vendors selling "authentic" purses and wallets and the overall shops are underwhelming. We were expecting a Chinatown similar to that if NY (after all, Boston is #7 in USA today's top 10 Chinatowns in the U.S.) but unfortunately this was not the case. Go and take a stroll, but don't expect... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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