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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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Small, but some very good food

I was searching for a good dumpling restaurant for a client meeting. Some very small and cramped restaurants reminded me of my trips to Singapore and the East. Lots of locals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris G
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Highlands, North Carolina
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Highlands, North Carolina
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was searching for a good dumpling restaurant for a client meeting. Some very small and cramped restaurants reminded me of my trips to Singapore and the East. Lots of locals and although a bit intimate for a business lunch, the food was worth it. China town was smaller than expected, but all the shops you would expect.

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Bilbao, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Chinese neighborhood. Walk for a walk and enjoy the views! You can even have a delicious and cheap Chinese dinner.

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Thank Arrate R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around in China Town during our recent stay in Boston. There is a plethora of amazing authentic restaurants with a variety of asian cuisines. The streets were busy and we felt safe.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eldo Cake House is the best bakery in Chinatown and the cleanest. Staff very nice and recognize their regulars..Asian or Caucasian. A must have: warm coconut buns. You have to ask for them!! Everything baked is inexpensive and delicious.( Have never tried the candies).

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Thank DelilahDew
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very walkable area with many restaurants and bakeries. No place to park so don't drive. Not far from theater district.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a nice walk from downtown Boston to Chinatown. The same old hustle and bustle of every single Chinatown, the same old pink plastic bags with vegetable, the mouth watering roast duck hanging in the restaurant windows. The cars tried to squeeze through narrow streets. The bubble tea seemed to be about the same price as NYC. The "three... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This part of Boston is very dirty. Almost impossible to find parking. You are best to park elsewhere and walk to Chinatown or take the train. The combat zone was here years ago. A place of strip clubs and adult stores and violence. The zone is gone, but it is not a place where you would want to walk alone,... More 

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Rexford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We really enjoyed Chinatown. We ate at the Dumpling cafe and walked around the area for a bit. I was glad that we didn't order a dessert at the cafe, because we found some wonderful chinese bakeries nearby and bought some sesame buns and steamed pork buns. The prices were good and the food was delicious. There was a rather... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

For me, as a visitor, this Cinatown was for real all the way and not mixed with Western influences. It is not that large but id clearly divided from the rest of the city

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Not too much to do, but lots of places to eat. Fun experience! Enjoyed walking around and seeing all the places. Lots of weird things to eat too.

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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.