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Hei La Moon

88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
(617) 338-8813
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Ranked #602 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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91 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Dim sum is never a relaxing romantic meal. You get in, you eat, you get out. However, at Hei La Moon, the eat part is delicious. The restaurant is really just a big, noisy banquet hall but the goal is to eat delicious dim sum. The waiters with the trolleys pass by frequently with their selection of tasty treats. All... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have enjoyed finding great dim sum restaurants around the world. Finding positive comments about Hei La Moon we headed into Chinatown for Saturday lunch. A very busy place, we were pleased to see it was chopsticks only and that we were among very few non-Asians dining. That's where the positive comments end. The carts passed by regularly but even... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant looks like an authentic Chinese restaurant but food serves are far from good. Went there for Boston Lobster dinner. Lobster was good but other dishes were of very poor quality. Service were very poor, asked many waiters and waitresses to top up tea but most of them ignored.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Before I made this visit, the last time I had dinner here was 3 yrs back. I would give my last visit a 3.25 star. On this visit, I hope I can give it more, since I figure people come here for the dim sum. Before you hear my review, you should know I have over 35+ yrs of experience... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Every 5 years or so I make the venture out to find authentic Dim Sum. While some restaurants use a menu card and checklist to indicate what items you want, it seemed a lot more fun to find a traditional Chinese restaurant where staff circulate around with carts of hot dishes to select. At Hei La Moon you enter through... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are around Chinatown in downtown Boston, this is a good place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It has lots of live seafood swimming around in tanks near the entrance and is a fairly large restaurant occupying two floors. In spite of its size, it is often crowded on weekends and you make have to wait a while if... More

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New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is the only dimsum place in Boston that have push carts. All the dishes come out warm which is the way to enjoy dimsum. I have been here thrice during my 6 wk stay in Boston and to the other high ranking dimsum place along Tyler. But this place is definitely better! Raddish cake, roast pork bun (bread type),... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

we used to enjoy hei la moon until our last visit when we were presented with a large steamed cockroach perched right on top of one of our dumplings as we opened our steamer basket. what really got us pissed off was the attitude of the manager who looked at us like we were crazy when we brought this to... More

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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Periodically I visit family in Boston. Hei Lan Moon is very high on our list of eateries. Other reviews have more than adequately described the place, the ambience and the food .... suffice it to say that "IT'S THE FOOD, STUPID!" which is the big attraction. And you always know you've found a restaurant that serves good, authentic cuisine when... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

For me, there is no other place for dim sum but Hei La Moon. It's always bustling on the weekends and I can count on my favorite dim sum dishes being served. It has the typical fare of siu mai, shrimp dumplings (ha gao), and various other dumplings and bites that you would expect to have. However, they also have... More

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