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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great experience

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have always been a fan of China Pearl when it comes to dim sum in Chinatown but We'd decided to try Hei La Moon yesterday. To our dismay, the food was only do so and we found the quality to be not as good compared to CP. The service from the wait staff was lukewarm at best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Cavernous, crazily noisy and extremely busy with hoards of Dim Summers, Fan Quai Los and Chinese. There are plenty of roaming carts with a varieties of steaming, piping hot dim sums. The food was overall ok and the service was intermittently available. The parking is free with a meal and that is certainly a big deal in Boston Chinatown. Early... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

About a month ago,on my recent trip to the Boston area,I was fortunate enough to have a delightful Chinese dinner at this huge restaurant.I had a tasty eggplant platter with white rice and tea.My platter not only was very tasty,the portion was very generous.Considering that restaurants in Boston are more expensive than in most parts of the United States,it was... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've lived in Boston for over 50 years, but never even seen this place until yesterday's lunch with a Chinese friend. (Truth be told, when I'm in Chinatown, I rarely cross the Surface Artery to the south side.) The fact that it was packed with Chinese customers was a good sign and most of what we had supported that initial... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have just come to America with a tour group, and we came here for dinner especially for the lobster. In terms of lobster, it was nice however simple as it seemed like all they did was steam it-I was hoping for a bit more effort to be put in. The other food was badly presented and in particular with... More 

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Cupertino, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A great selection of dim sums, plus you can also order from the menu for things like crispy noodles, vegetable dish, or soup. This restaurant is huge, got plenty of space and round tables for big groups. Services are good and waiters/waitresses are friendly and helpful, as they willingly went to get hot freshly made dim sums for my daughter... 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 1 - 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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