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Hei La Moon

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88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-8813
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Annapolis, Maryland
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting boston and was looking for a good dim sum restaurant. I ok'd the trip advisor reviews, and Hei La Moon came rated very high. I went on a Sunday am and was n to disappointed.. The place is huge! Two full floors of hungry people. Asians packed the area which is always a good sign. The baked pork buns... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped by for a late lunch on a Monday afternoon. The place was bustling, but was by no means full. My wife and I had our standard dim sum fare: shrimp dumplings, shrimp in rice noodle, beef spare ribs, BBQ port bun, steamed cake, and egg tarts. Everything was comparable to other dim sum restaurants that we've eaten. The shrimp... More 

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been coming here for years. This is the Dim Sum place. I have had better in Melborne and San francisco but for Boston its good. Packed, mostly Asians (good) loud, carts rolling by every two minutes....Waiter throwing the plates down...Line for the ladies room....this is Hei la Moon on a Sunday at 11am. As we were leaving....a huge line out... More 

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North of Boston
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316 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 11am on Sunday the place is packed. People stand in the door trying to figure out who you get a number from, while waiters, diners, staff hurry about clearing tables and delivering food. We were sat immediately and the dim sum carts arrived pretty quickly after a pot of steaming hot tea was placed on table. The large party... More 

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Thank votenochains
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loud and rowdy dim sum restaurant with trolleys and mostly Chinese diners. Very real and dim sum portions are generous.

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Boston
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a chaotic start on a weekend trying to get a table, but the system works. The food is worth it! Carts constantly going by - typical variety. I like to have greens (any greens) with my dimsum, so it's nice that it's on the carts, too. Parking is a cinch in the connected garage (you do have to walk... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst chinese meal I have ever eaten. Food was bland and barely warm, service terrible. Took half an hour before they even took our drinks order and that was after asking several times. I wouldn't mind if the restaurant was busy but it wasn't, only 4 other tables where filled. Visited this restaurant off strength of other... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We happened upon this restaurant on a Sunday morning and thought we would give the dim sum a try. Despite a long lineup out the door we swere seated in about 5 minutes. The restaurant is huge and was packed ( it was a Sunday morning). We enjoyed what we had but selection seemed very limited ad very repetitive. We... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

There are not a lot of dim sum options in Boston, so I tried Hei La Moon. I enjoyed my meal overall. The pork ribs had a good flavor but were very fatty, grisly and bony...perhaps this isn't unusual for this item. The barbecued pork buns were very doughy with little filling. I had some type of fried dumpling with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Our food was relatively good despite the filthy interior. We stuck with something safe like vegetable Lo mein and sweet and sour chicken. The service was poor due to the language barrier and lack of attention. We were left with empty glasses and no utensils, only chopsticks, my 6 year old had to wait quite a while before he could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 338-8813

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Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the 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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.