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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sumptuous buffet dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
ukusa2155
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Medford, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
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La Jolla, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is the best dim sum that I have had since living overseas. There is not one thing that I would not recommend on their very extensive and traditional menu, the dim sum is great. The environment if fast and bustling with the smell of food and carts weaving in and out of the tables almost like streaks of grey.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great traditional dim sum experience in the heart of Chinatown. Plenty of options from the endless rolling carts and high quality. Feels very authentic, and is often packed on the weekends and noisy with people chattering in English and Chinese. Reasonable prices as well. Would definitely return.

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The dim sum experience is quite authentic in comparison to dim sum in Hong Kong. Depending on the day and time you go the food and experience may vary. Dim sum is usually served from opening hours till 3pm, 7 days a week. The weekends are especially busy and the food is fresh as it is continually prepared. Each dim... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After years of going elsewhere got taken to Hei La Moon as part of a Chinatown tour. Great choice. Huge busy, noisy restaurant with carts of dim sum. Fresh tasting, good variety, and some new dishes for me. I have now changed my historic allegience and will come here instead.

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Additional Information about Hei La Moon

Address: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: (617) 338-8813
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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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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