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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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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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62 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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