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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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    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
No frills, traditional dim sum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Kait_De
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife, daughter and I really enjoy coming to this noisy and bustling restaurant. The dining room is enormous and usually packed during the weekends. Carts of steaming buns, chicken feet, rice pancakes, prawns, snails, and shumai roll endlessly around the place. The food is always good. Many of the patrons are chatting away in Chinese. A fun place for... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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, Dim Sum

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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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