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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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Many restaurant options

It's a pretty decent size Chinatown. I believe the 3rd largest in US, behind New York and San Francisco. There are many Asian (not just Chinese) restaurants. It's not as crowded... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came across here many times during our weekend in Boston. It's not very big but you will find a lot Chinese local shops and restaurants. We went to dine one night. Very authentic food!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a pretty decent size Chinatown. I believe the 3rd largest in US, behind New York and San Francisco. There are many Asian (not just Chinese) restaurants. It's not as crowded and I thought was much cleaner then the Chinatown in New York. Very easily accessible by the train.

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not one of the nicer China Towns. A little dirty, not that much to see. It is a 10min walk from Boston Common

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked all through Chinatown on a recent trip to Boston. It is pretty small, but the people are so friendly. Definitely a must check out for authentic foods, culture, etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is more of a china few blocks than a china town. Compares not at all to NYC or San Francisco. A little More like Phily but even Phillys is More robust. And there really are not that many restaurants. That having been said it you are in the area it is different and worth a stroll and bite. Just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Been there with my family! We had a nice walk around the town, it's cool how they have their food produce, and marchandise all from China! We ate some tasty food and took a souvenir picture before we left! I recommend it if you like to discover a new things.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband and I were going into Boston for the day and he wanted to take me to Chinatown as he had studied Kung Fu there in his younger years. I love chinese culture and couldn't wait to go. It did not disappoint. It is not very big and you can see it all in less than an hour but... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Its a tourist attraction area. You can taste variety of Chinese foods. I think you do not have to go this area.

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Boston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you are thinking of San Francisco, forget it. It amounts to 3 or 4 blocks. Ok restaurants and some interesting herb and natural remedy shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

There are restaurants everywhere and they are all better then the last. It's also very clean and not overly packed. If you are in Boston I suggest stopping here for a little bit. If you are looking for a great place to have bubble tea j suggest Kung Fo Tea and a great place to eat would be Gourmet Dumpling... 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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