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Chinatown

Boston, MA 02116
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One of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, Boston's Chinatown is located at the edge of the downtown shopping and financial districts.
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“dim sum” (16 reviews)
“bubble tea” (8 reviews)
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Boston, MA 02116
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"gourmet dumpling house"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an interesting place to visit, but I was surprised at how small and compacted it was. You can get some different food here, but be ready to point and repeat yourself. English is not the main language spoken here.

Thank matt d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chinatown is just a couple blocks south of the Boston Common and worth the quick walk. Restaurants are packed into this blocks wide section of town. There are amazing baked goods and some fun shopping. Definitely take a couple hours to wander through this small...More

2  Thank zouzou_biscuit
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Visited Chinatown today. Found the whole place very run down, dirty and smelly. I have been to Chinatown in San Fran, Toronto,London and New York and this one in Boston leaves a lot to be desired. Only found one gift shop. On the whole a...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Boston;s Chinatown is compact but exudes all that is China. Signs are written in Chinese. The people speak Chinese dialects. Bakeries and restaurants have delicious Chinese food. Nice place for photos but parking is very tight on congested narrow streets and city driving is not...More

3  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I lived in London for a long time and love Chinatown there. Also visited Chinatown in Liverpool and both have a great buzz with a selection of amazing places to eat. If you expect something like that you will be hugely disappointed. This place is...More

1  Thank irina j
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

During the day Chinatown is unique and exciting, so many food options. After dark though I didn't feel safe walking around - arguments, drug deals, maybe prostitution? We were in the area because we found an AirBnB for a couple nights, we won't stay there...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

What surprised me most about Chinatown is a lot of restaurants are open even past 12:00 am. The atmosphere is nice although you will find a couple of homeless walking the street but they are harmful.

1  Thank Isabee01
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We took an evening stroll in this neighborhood of Chinese shops and restaurants. For some reasons, I was expecting something more from this as a tourist. The only thing that I remember from this whole visit is the big gate. I believe the best of...More

Thank travelsafer
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Wondered around Chinatown and quickly realized that it was nothing like Chinatown in NY or San Francisco for that matter. There's a few restaurants and shops, and the arch looks nice, but that's about it.

5  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Hard to beat Chinatown in San Francisco but Boston is comparable. Great things to see everywhere. All sorts of food I don't recognize but I definitely want to try. For the sights, the sounds, the smells. You have to go!

Thank RonL40
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