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Billy Tse's Restaurant

#1,146 of 2,727 Restaurants in Boston
#1,280 of 2,941 Places to Eat in Boston
North End
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240 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1315 (Atlantic Ave.)
Commercial St @ Fleet St (4) Atlantic Ave @ Commercial Wharf (4) Commercial St @ Battery St (4)
(617) 227-9990
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 17
    Very good
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  • 2
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Affordable and good sushi

Ordered take-out sushi while staying on the waterfront. Affordable, delicious and gluten-free. Delivery was also available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Machipongo, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ordered the 'special' steamed cod with ginger and scallions. Was sooooo fresh, perfectly cooked and presented. Definitely will visit again. Portions are medium and pricey for one diner, but not for more. Yum.

Thank kellie h
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ordered take-out sushi while staying on the waterfront. Affordable, delicious and gluten-free. Delivery was also available.

Thank Isotope12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Billy Tse's is conveniently located on Commercial street and it has outfoor seating, but the food is not great, and it's overpriced. I do like their scorpion bowl when there's a big group. It is a fun spot to watch a game with a big group. Their sushi is better than their Chinese.

Thank Bostonmich06
Watertown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Unfortunately it was the greasiest food I have ever seen. The sesame chicken appeared to have been fried twice. The pork fried rice had no taste so you have to drown it in sweet sauce. The beef teriyaki and chicken fingers were ice cold. I have to wrap the egg roll in two paper towels to remove all the grease.... More 

Thank Pmc5156
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372 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Can sit outside if find room and weather is good. The inside is interesting: somehow this place feels like original of more than 50-70 years ago, with many types of restaurants and events having taken place. Something between old, original, antique with a certain style. Certainly it does not look like the typical sushi place. The sushi's are ok, the... More 

Thank SunriseSki
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Some food is fine...very uneven...it depends on who's cooking that night...some food is very greasy...some dishes have very little taste or are too fried..It is a crap shoot on what you get for the night...However his prices were once reasonable and now they are not...Food is just OK nothing special

Thank Nicholas J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I really wanted Shrimp w/Lobster sauce (brown w/gound pork) that I cannot get anywhere in VA/MD/DC area. Billy Tse's was highly rated on tripadvisor. We decided to try it. The restaurant is 'tired' and needs a serious update/renovation. My husband liked the hot n' sour soup - a 3 1/2. He had the scallops w/garlic sauce and rated those a... More 

Thank sylviaroseva
Ra'anana, Israel
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for late lunch Service is good House specials are good as well Noodles are only so-so We didn't try the Japanese part Ok overall

Thank Alon B
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Today was a beautiful sunny day, so I decided to eat outside at Billy Tse's. It's on a good people-watching street in the north end (little Italy, of sorts). I had a spicy salmon and a roe shrimp roll. Both were good enough (although I'm a rice snob, and this seemed a little too firm & sweet). I wouldn't say... More 

Thank Braden2006
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While walking round north end, Italian neighborhood, you may go a street away too far and end looking at the waterfront. Then, if you look to one side you find this Asian restaurant... If you get over the shock of a Asian restaurant in the Italian hood you may go inside an be surprise by an excellent sushi bar. Surprises... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1315
    (Atlantic Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Commercial St @ Fleet St (4) Atlantic Ave @ Commercial Wharf (4) Commercial St @ Battery St (4)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 227-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?