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Address: Boston, Boston, MA 02116
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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 interesting

This Chinatown is small compared to those in NYC or San Francisco but it is still very authentic and interesting to walk through. Visitors can enjoy a choice of many Asian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This Chinatown is small compared to those in NYC or San Francisco but it is still very authentic and interesting to walk through. Visitors can enjoy a choice of many Asian cuisines such as Vietnamese, Chinese, or Thai. There is a small kid's area with a playground to help little ones burn some energy.

Thank Terra C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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.

1 Thank Steve D
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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 

2 Thank Wilson S
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 25 August 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 22 August 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 13 August 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 

1 Thank Tchrmom06

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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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