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Chinatown

Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
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Ranked #187 of 413 things to do in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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, Other
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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Edison, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Whitman, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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