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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.
Boston, MA 02116
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are expecting a Chinatown lit up with neon like Toronto or San Francisco, to make you feel like you are in Hong Kong, you will be disappointed. Boston's Chinatown is much smaller and much more of an actual working neighborhood than a tourist...More

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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 SteveR426
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the biggest or extensive China Town but nice nonetheless. We didn't find it smelly or dirty and the people were very nice and accommodating. We didn't spend more than a couple hours there and enjoyed it.

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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Was quite underwhelmed by this Chinatown. Thought is would be bigger but it’s ok. Good to wander through if you’re in the area but wouldn’t go out of the way to visit it.

Thank HayleyNZ87
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Yes, this is a place to go shopping and eating asian food. Go into one of the pastry shops, there are many yummy cakes and sweets. I dine in one of the restaurants and there are lines outside, so go early ! The C-Mart supermarket...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed September 27, 2018

China Town can be reached by getting off the subway at Park St of Green Line or Downtown Cross of Red Line, or Chinatown of Orange Line. There are a lot of shops to see on the way from subway stations to China Town. As...More

1  Thank OmarLien
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I stopped by Boston Chinatown before I stared Freedom Trail Walk.The Chinatown is located near Boston Common which is the starting point of Freedom Trail.I walked around the Chinatown.I found a lot of interesting stores and restaurants.I visited around 7am in the early morning.The most...More

1  Thank MarkT4358
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Chinatown is still primarily an Asian neighborhood with the residents and restaurants to prove it. Easily walked, close to Washington Street and the theater district, its worth a visit and definitely seek out one or two of the neighborhoods restaurants.

Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed August 13, 2018

As a Bay Area and Southern California transplant, I can safely say Boston's Chinatown is the cleanest I have ever seen. A lot of people seem to be complaining about the smell, I do smell grossness around but I feel that is normal/typical of an...More

Thank leatherbag1
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Nothing like the other Chinatown I have been before (New York , Toronto). The place was dirty and very small, maybe 4 blocks. The kids loved the fact everything was in Chinese and we liked trying different foods but that was it.

Thank Lucybelle1
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to Chinatown while we in Boston today for FanExpo. The place is small, very dirty and a really bad smell. The entry point Chinatown with the gate and park was ok but overall very dirty.

Thank David V
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We live on the South Shore and LOVE to go into Chinatown for dinner. Not only is the food always amazing, but just walking around is such a cool experience. Several times we've walked into the small grocery stores, and the owners have shown us...More

Thank Becky Lynne A
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pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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