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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526
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One of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, Boston's Chinatown is...

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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Chinatown need i say more

Chinatown need i say more. This place is full of Chinese businesses markets, stores, bakery and restaurants. My only two complaints is that parking is hard to find and second why... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mocheerchick
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North Miami Beach, Florida

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown need i say more. This place is full of Chinese businesses markets, stores, bakery and restaurants. My only two complaints is that parking is hard to find and second why is it soo small?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

On my travels I have been to many Chinatown throughout different states. By far Boston has the worst Chinatown that I've been to so far. There was nothing exciting about it the stores or lack there of stores was horrible. There was nothing that interest me whatsoever on any of the streets that I went on in Chinatown. Usually people... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We stayed at the Double Tree and wanted to walk to Qunicy Market via Washington St. Little did we know that Chinatown is actually between the 2 locations. Not as many Chinese signboards that one will find in other Chinatowns in the US. Found a Penang restaurant that serves pretty authentic Malaysian cuisine.

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Thank Erico2709
Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Chinatown is easy to get into from the metro west Boston suburbs, now that the big dig is finished, a very easy in and out, about 30 minutes, for the best asian food around. For breakfast get dim sum at the Winsor dim sum cafe on Tyler street . It is very popular for local mother and daughters on sunday... More 

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Thank Tara508
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Chinatown in Boston is interesting. If you go there expecting anything like San Francisco you will be disappointed. Perhaps I didn't find the right hidden places/

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Thank Chooqui D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Small chinese area with many restaurants, I thing the place is a good option to eat while you are shopping in the stores near fron downtown crossing. If you go don't forget to visit the gate.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This small neighborhood is conveniently located for those who arrive at South Station and have a few hours to pass between bus or train connections. Lots of dining options in all price ranges within a few blocks of each other.

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Thank MiamiMimi
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Don't listen to these haters above. I have lived in Boston my whole life and just moved to Chinatown and it's the best! Awesome food and there is always something going on. I have never felt unsafe.

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Thank rf2998
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband and I loved Chinatown. We stayed in an apartment about a 15 minute walk away. What a great place to get an inexpensive breakfast sandwich or bowl of pho soup before hitting the Freedom Trail or Museum of Fine Arts. While some people might feel the area was dirty, etc; we felt it was lived in. Compared to... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We got off of the hop on hop off bus to walk to Chinatown and have some tradional food. Our views of Chinatown were not favorable. It is a run down, dirty area of the city. Plenty of restaurants, junk shops and strange shops. Not a place we would return to.

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Chinatown
A small area rich in Chinese cultural influences, visit Boston’s Chinatown for some great Asian cuisine and small, authentic bakeries. Enter through the iconic Chinatown gate and stroll down Beach, Tyler, and Kneeland streets to explore the compact area. Rest your feet from walking and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around Chinatown. From traditional Chinese to Vietnamese to Malaysian, there is a wide range of Asian food available, within easy access of South Station. At night, Chinatown becomes a late night food destination after the bars close.