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52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
617-338-6223
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not the best, but well worth the visit

First, be prepared to wait, there are probably only 10 tables or so. The food is good. Not great, not the best you've ever had but, if you're in Boston and craving dumplings, definitely stop by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Gregg B
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Trenton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food was very average, but the service couldn't be worse. Very unwelcoming and crowded place. I couldn't make out what they put on the check and it seemed that I've been way charged for what I've ordered. We couldn't wait to get the hell out of there. The place is good for take out only

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rhode island
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

this is what good chinese food is! The fresh dumplings are amazing, and so are the soups. Service is quick and efficient. prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is busy, but happy. This is not a cozy trendy spot, but a very good, real people eat here kind of place. I will go back!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First, be prepared to wait, there are probably only 10 tables or so. The food is good. Not great, not the best you've ever had but, if you're in Boston and craving dumplings, definitely stop by.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I read some of the bad reviews here and feel like they may have been at a different restaurant! I went for dinner with my cousin and we LOVED it. Plenty of claims of racism on this page, but we are white women and did not feel we were treated poorly at all. Sure, the service could be a bit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We loved the food here. The place is jam packed and its hard to get in. With a line out the door, you know it is good! We tried 4 different types of dumplings and loved them all. They were super busy so service is quick, but efficient. They were really nice to us and our child and again we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Went on a suggestion of a local patron. Ate spicy eggplant , bamboo noodles was the best meal I've ever had!!! I'll go again and again when I will visit Boston!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant. Tried the schezuan fish which was quite good! Also, order the salt and pepper shrimp and the chinese greens. I have had better fried rice and also, the juicy pork dumplings had a lot of sauce that came dripping out at first bite. I would return here.

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Boston, MA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just stopped in for lunch for the first time. I've been by this restaurant many times, but today was the first time I got in ahead of the crowd (there was a line going out the door by the time I finished). Ordered the xiao long bao and vegetarian dumplings-- two standard dishes-- to get a sense of the overall... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Incredible great meals/tastes there. Place is packed, small tables and shoulder to shoulder. But when there's a line out the door even at 3pm("off hours") it tells you something!! Diverse menu... kids loved discovering other edible choices! Plan on going.

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The wait for a table is worth it (just keep telling yourself that while you wait an hour) My boyfriend and I heard about this place on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The place is a hole in wall. You will become best-friends with whomever you sit next to, because you will sit that close to the other person. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-338-6223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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