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Hei La Moon

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88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2510
+1 617-338-8813
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08:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank toujoursenroute
Greenwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to come here for lunch, when the place was extremely crowded and there's a lady walking around with the cart and lets you choose your food. This last time we came here at around 4PM, because me and my wife were craving for some dim sum, and had a whole different experience, with a menu :) We absolutely... More 

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NY
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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Other reviewers are correct, food was overly MSG'd and not as delicate as the ones I have had in other cities. It may surprise you, but even dim sum in Houston was better than what this place has to offer. Unless you have better options, I would not waste my money here. I know truth hurts, but it pays to... More 

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Thank a9zn
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food is fantastic with a bustling atmosphere, but unfortunately form me the only thing that lets this place down is that no one speaks any English and the staff seem a bit moody if you ask for something off the cart! But if you're into your Chinese food this is the place

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Thank Harrison K
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Please dont ever visit this restaurant, its the worst restaurant service i have seen and experience in my whole life!!! The captain as well as the serving staffs are really damn fxxking ill-mannered. Went with my friends to try out the Boston Lobsters and other chinese dishes for dinner. The way of their service really piss us off big time!!!... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Instructions/tips for those needing it: Go early. Come hungry. Get a table, tell them with your fingers how many of you there are, have a complete party ready to be seated. Get your card and start ordering stuff. It's ok to walk up to the cart and ask them for stuff. Don't ask them to explain what things are though...... More 

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Valburg
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had high expectations of this restaurant based on reviews of other guests. Though the food we had was of good quality and very tasty, we were disappointed in the sense that many dim sum items were not available for whatever reason while we had selected this restaurant for its dim sums. In addition, the place was not clean and... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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183 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

After trying to find a chinese cafe who would deliver our dinner we struck out and decided to pick up from this restaurant which was reasonably close. Service was average with owner and staff basically ignoring us until meal arrived for collection. No tip given understandably. Food was your bog standard fare. Filled our stomachs and nothing more.

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Thank CDAussie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Good and fresh variety of dim sums steamed to perfection. Very fast turnaround and a good selection of premium Chinese tea. Well done and thanks for a great dining experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2510
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-8813

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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.
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