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Hei La Moon

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Downtown
Chinese, Dim Sum
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Noisy but great dim sum

They have two floors and because there were 12 of us we ended up downstairs. It was a large room and because it was jammed packed very loud. I don't know Chinese and the wait staff for the most part don't speak English. Luckily you could just point to something on the cart and using fingers tell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Bonnie2288
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Newton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

They have two floors and because there were 12 of us we ended up downstairs. It was a large room and because it was jammed packed very loud. I don't know Chinese and the wait staff for the most part don't speak English. Luckily you could just point to something on the cart and using fingers tell them how many... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were 11 of us that night for dinner and we decided that the Imperial 8-course Dinner was the most appropriate. Extremely blown away by the quality, preparation, freshness, and presentation. It consisted of twin lobsters, seafood "nest", beef, chicken, shrimp, fish, duck, and vegetable dishes. We'd definitely return for dinner, in addition to their well-known Dim-Sum!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband brought me to Hei La Moon for dim sum as a surprise. I was excited since it had been almost a year since I last enjoyed dim sum. It was terribly difficult to find parking so we parked in the garage above the restaurant at $20/hour. The place was busy and the hostess directed us to a table... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When do you know a Chinese restaurant serves the best Dimsum? Answer: When almost all of the people dining there are Chinese. Even though this is a large place, it can get pretty crowded so get there early.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

4 of us showed up around 2:00pm - maybe closing time and the employees were tired and want to go home thus explain the very sub-standard and rude service. The food were actually quite decent - typical dim sum fare. It's the attitude of the server that was appalling. Funny when most people who works for tip would try to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were seated and immediately served hot tea. Then a lady came around with a cart and offered us some food, we quickly saw that there were lots of carts. If you chose something they gave it to you on a plate, there were 4 of us and most items were served 3 or 4 per plate they were little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Get ready to not knowing what you're eating... In a great way!! I always have a blast going to her la moon.. We never understand what the waiters say, so every dish is a surprise! And the food is amazing! The restaurant itself is a tourist point. Totally worth it!

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Woonsocket
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been going to the Hei La Moon for years and it is a very good place for dim sum. We have tried a number of other places in Boston Chinatown and this one wins (China Pearl started to go downhill and we needed a new place!!!) Lots of carts, lots of seating, and the food is well-prepared. We... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wanted to write a praise for Hei La Moon near Boston South Station. When I saw the most recent review by Buddy C, I totally agreed with it and became lazy. But then I recovered and here I go. We went into Hei La Moon by default. We were searching for another place, but couldn't find it. It was... More 

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Halfmoon, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very busy place, not a ton of ambiance. Food rocks but, sort of confusing as to what is in each steam tray--but so much Excellent food at a very reasonable prices. I am allergic to shellfish and the folks bringing the carts around really could not understand "Shellfish" --so be very aware and knowledgeable of what is on the plate.... 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, Dim Sum

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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