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Hei La Moon

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88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-8813
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Boston Dim Sum

My favorite place for Dim Sum in Boston. Located between Chinatown and South Station. They still use the carts here - which is fun for Dim Sum newbies but can occasionally lead to tired dishes although I've never had any here. Every time I've been it's been pretty full with a mixed customer base... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Thom M
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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My favorite place for Dim Sum in Boston. Located between Chinatown and South Station. They still use the carts here - which is fun for Dim Sum newbies but can occasionally lead to tired dishes although I've never had any here. Every time I've been it's been pretty full with a mixed customer base. Prices are decent and they've got... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recommended by a colleague, this place is bustling, loud and definitely not the swankiest place around. However the food, atmosphere and value makes this place worth visiting. The various dumplings we tried were all delicious. Service was tricky to get so we often had to get out of our seats and call a waitress down. However that adds to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great spot for Dim Sum in Chinatown; come here at least once a month. Incredible food and quick service! And won't hurt the bank!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We have been here a few times. The food is very good and there is a great variety of carts. Most of the servers don't speak English, so it's your bet guess for what the dishes are, but that's part of the adventure.

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is one of the two decent dim sum places in Boston, but the service is abysmal. We arrived late (2:20) for dim sum after being told that they offer dim sim until 3:30 on a Sunday. Half of the carts were half empty and never got replenished. The other half went past us without stopping and I would have... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here for Dim Sum on our way to Chinatown. We found it to be a very authentic (food and ambiance) and the Dim Sum choices were varied and delicious. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful in making choices.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were invited to the buffet dinner as part of a wedding weekend. So much good tasting food. Thanks to our Chinese friends in the group, we got a good explanation about the different dishes. The servers seemed to be a bit rushed. The place was packed and there were several tour groups. While maybe not a place for an... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came out here for brunch on a whim. Not your traditional american Chinese restaurant but more authentic. A good place for a bit to eat at a very cheap price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am Chinese and try to find dimsim everywhere I go, because it is not available in my home area. The dimsim at Hei La Moon was wonderful! The shrimp dumplings were deliciously plump and seasoned with a little ginger. Everything we had was absolutely first rate!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food, service, and environment was below par. I cannot understand why this restaurant is rated highly by the foodies in Boston. If you like fatty, cold dumplings, and overly sweet, and salty food, this is your place. I will pass. There is not one food item I can recommend. The tea was cold, and the service was painfully slow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-8813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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