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Hei La Moon

88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
(617) 338-8813
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Ranked #681 of 2,819 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When Hala Moon first opened, the food was so good. However, the last 2 Asian banquets I went to were horrible. The presentation was sloppy, food was cold and taste was lacking. Came back for the dim sum another time and more of the same. Not sure if management changed, but definitely not good anymore.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We love dim sum and try to seek out the places with great ratings. This place was disappointing. The carts came, however, the food on them was often cold and of poor taste. Staff spoke very little english and didn't do a good job of explaining what was what. The place obviously does a great business as they were crowded,... More

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Waldo, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We've been here a number of times, we have always eaten downstairs, so unable to comment about the upstairs part of the establishment. The downstairs is a large bustling room of dim-sum carts pushed by very conscientious servers who will show you what the carts contain and answer questions. There are a couple of "floor bosses" around also to help... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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