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Hei La Moon

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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh dim sum, lots of variety

Very good dim sum -- went as part of a tour but I'd go back anytime. The variety was impressive -- pretty much anything I've seen at any other dim sum restaurant went by on a cart and if you're there on a busy day the turnover is such that all seems to be fresh as it can be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Margaret L
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Boston, MA
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thiis is our go-to dim sum restaurant when we leave our neighborhood for the ten minute train ride. The wait is never too bad and the dim sum is fresh and delicious.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Hai La Moon many times for dim sum. Until today, my experience has always been very positive. Good food, good service etc. But today was a real disappointment. Though the restaurant was almost full of guests, there were few carts going around. There was little choice of items and many of the typical dim sum offerings... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Very good dim sum -- went as part of a tour but I'd go back anytime. The variety was impressive -- pretty much anything I've seen at any other dim sum restaurant went by on a cart and if you're there on a busy day the turnover is such that all seems to be fresh as it can be.

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Thank Margaret L
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Just a terrible experience. We went in last night, New Years Eve, at around 7:30pm. The restaurant was mostly empty, which should have been a sign right there. The manager sat us and seemed friendly, but that didn't last for long. We ordered boneless spareribs, pork fried rice, pork egg foo young, and general chung's chicken. We asked for Mai... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

After living in Los Angeles for many years and trying different dim sum restaurants there, dim sum at Hei La Moon is comparable to the middle end one's in LA. We ordered a few plates and all were hot and decent. The beef rice roll was ok, the rice roll was really thick and the beef tasted different from what... More 

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Thank leep116
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I always say that if one does not try a Chinese breakfast or Dim Sum, that one has not lived enough. And it´s true if you are a food lover. I went to Hei La Moon´s brunch on a Sunday morning after Thanksgiving and trust me, I was yearning for a change of palate from gravies, cranberries, cornbread, and turkey.... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

First of all, the food is really great. I can see why this place tends to get mentioned as "the" place to get din sum in the city. If you want to eat a wide variety of Chinese dishes prepared well, you will probably be satisfied here. That said, the place is a madhouse. The entrance is just a jumble... More 

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Thank Kevin C
Wardsboro
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Chineese food was AMAZING. It was the best we have ever had. Also this was the dirtiest restaurant i have EVER BEEN IN. The carpets and chairs were totally discusting. However I would go there again in a hearbeat!!! Everything we got was great with one exception. I ordered the chicken and cashews and it was so bland and... More 

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Thank Maus10Wardsboro
West Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

One of the best n cheapest Dimsum in Boston. Almost 4 hours of eating Dimsums and family 8 we we just paid almost $80. The Dimsums was very good and we mostly ate the steamed stuffs it was delicious though some are a Lil salty for me but it was a recommendable place.

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Thank Carapatanrolly
Lake City, Florida
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373 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was not overly impressed with the Dim Sum here. It is far from the best I've had in different parts of the country. While I understand this is a Chinese restaurant, in Chinatown, I could not understand at all what the women bringing the carts around were saying the different dishes were. We just had to guess and pick... 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, Asian

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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