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88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
+1 617-338-8813
08:30 - 23:00
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to dim sum on Sunday at noon and this place was bustling with people coming and going. Staff was very efficient at seating everyone. It was fun to pick the dishes iff the carts and share them. Some if the dishes were delicious, such as the pork bau, buns with egg custard in them, and the bok choy... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noting many questionable comments appear to be from westerners not accustomed to these traditional Chinese breakfast goodies served in authentic style, where you get to see the freshly prepared food and pick only what looks or smells delicious. I am of Chinese ancestry and grew up proximate to New York Chinatown. This is about as authentic as it gets at... More 

Thank autostick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big but very full place with a reasonable food. Unfortunately most of the people who work there do not speak English may be because almost 100% of the customers who Chinese. Service not good and also not friendly

Thank marcelo r
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Terrific dumplings and other dim sum specialties. This is the dim sum spot my Chinese friends prefer. Since this restaurant caters primarily to Chinese-speakers, you'll need to be open-minded and check your expectations at the door. Waiters will seldom speak English and the dishes are prepared in a traditional Chinese style that uses a lot of oil. Once you enter... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You will get crazy amount of non veg variety of dim sums in very peculiar cart service. Unfortunately, there is hardly any choice for vegetarians and nobody speaks languages other than mandarin or cantonese. Good luck choosing your meats.

Thank ExplorerX9
Arlington, Virginia
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182 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Hei La Moon in Boston's China Town serves traditional Chinese cuisine the way people from the old country prefer it. The place was bustling with the type of activity and cacophony of the type that reminded me of Hong Kong in my younger years of travel. Most of the patrons were Asians, with just a few of us European types... More 

Thank DrChipB
Newton, MA
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402 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you want traditional carts of dim sum this is the best place in Boston. We have been here numerous times. Two large floors, but the same service on both floors. If you are not familiar with dim sum, study pictures before you go because you get little help from the server staff.

Thank Mark S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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357 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted duck and dim sum, and followed a friends suggestion. Was completely satisfied with this wonderful meal. The duck with mushrooms and veggies was so tasty, and the sauce an added touch. Each bite was flavorful and filling. The soup dumplings, and shrimp roll and shrimp hargrow were equally delightful. Will be back!

Thank Adderley3C
Laconia, New Hampshire
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158 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food was good. For me it's a slight problem that I don't know exactly what I'm choosing sometimes as the carts go whirring by. Of course you can't ask as the servers don't speak English and nothing is labeled. Other than that, it's fairly priced and the food is good. Lively atmosphere.

Thank toujoursenroute
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Sizzling beef was the best choice we had. How they create the sauce is amazing. Dim sum is just like other renowned place in Chinatown, I felt. MapoTofu is not Szechuan style but the taste mild so that my daughter could enjoy. Overall the fact that my nine year old daughter could enjoy everything is amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8813

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Staying in Downtown

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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.
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