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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-495-5526

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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This place travels

or is it that every city has it's Chinatown. The novelty of row after row of restaurants and stores selling cheap items has lost it's appeal. Or else I'm just getting older and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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1,181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

or is it that every city has it's Chinatown. The novelty of row after row of restaurants and stores selling cheap items has lost it's appeal. Or else I'm just getting older and this isn't a s much fun. I'll leave it up to you. Go here if you have a lot of time in Boston otherwise Little Italy is... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only passed by Chinatown when getting lost in Boston once but I found it rather dirty and uninteresting and I wouldn't recommend it to anymone.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I walked through a large part of the Chinatown area. After reaching the arch we took some pictures and walked back. There were a number of eating places we would have like to gone to for a meal, however, we did not have enough time. I have visited other Chinatowns that have more to offer. Not really... More 

Thank Lee386
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A smaller area than the "Chinatowns" in say Sydney(aus) and Liverpool(UK) but with the same hustle and bustle with a great selection of restaurants.Most offering deals on Lobsters cooked Chinese style (2 for $30) .But Maine lobsters are a bit smaller than elsewhere. At the friendship arch the Chinese locals congregate to play cards and checkers . Good photo opportunity.

Thank Steve D
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been traveling for awhile, but still haven't been to a Chinatown. So our friends decided to show us the one in Boston. The Chinatown actually located in the middle of the city, as you as you saw some shop with the Chinese on the advertising boards, then you know you are there already. the size of it isn't... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Whenever i have a layover before catching a bus/ train at south station I find myself exploring Chinatown. Recently I was there on a Sunday evening and they were playing a Kung Fu movie on a large projector in Chinatown Park. Great opportunity to get some TOGO food and sit with some locals and enjoy the show. Other than that... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Nice entrance gate, shops, tonnes of restaurants and like I said much cleaner than NYC. Head over to China King restaurant for great food.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We were expecting something really good after reading the reviews and seeing photos but it was nothing as expected! We went in the evening for dinner, there were no gift shops or stalls with gifts, it was just restaurant after restaurant. No pretty lights or anything which made it special from the rest of downtown - if there wasn't a... More 

1 Thank RHulett
Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife's family came to town for her birthday -took them to the China Pearl for Dim Sum phenomenal! park next door on Tyler St. and enjoy the continuous carts of delectables like dumplings, shrimp, pork, vegetables, and plenty of tea. Chinese pastries. When we left we went to over to a great Vietnamese restaurant on Harrison new Dong Khanh... More 

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West Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to do something different so we decided to take a walk to Chinatown from our hotel. The artwork along the way, the interesting architecture, and part of the Rose Kennedy Greenway made the walk that more intriguing. Chinatown was made up of cramped streets which were very narrow. There were many restaurants to choose from.... More 

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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.
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