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Chinatown

Boston, MA 02116
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Chinatown today. Found the whole place very run down, dirty and smelly. I have been to Chinatown in San Fran, Toronto,London and New York and this one in Boston leaves a lot to be desired. Only found one gift shop. On the whole a...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston;s Chinatown is compact but exudes all that is China. Signs are written in Chinese. The people speak Chinese dialects. Bakeries and restaurants have delicious Chinese food. Nice place for photos but parking is very tight on congested narrow streets and city driving is not...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in London for a long time and love Chinatown there. Also visited Chinatown in Liverpool and both have a great buzz with a selection of amazing places to eat. If you expect something like that you will be hugely disappointed. This place is...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

During the day Chinatown is unique and exciting, so many food options. After dark though I didn't feel safe walking around - arguments, drug deals, maybe prostitution? We were in the area because we found an AirBnB for a couple nights, we won't stay there...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

What surprised me most about Chinatown is a lot of restaurants are open even past 12:00 am. The atmosphere is nice although you will find a couple of homeless walking the street but they are harmful.

1  Thank Isabee01
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We took an evening stroll in this neighborhood of Chinese shops and restaurants. For some reasons, I was expecting something more from this as a tourist. The only thing that I remember from this whole visit is the big gate. I believe the best of...More

Thank travelsafer
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Wondered around Chinatown and quickly realized that it was nothing like Chinatown in NY or San Francisco for that matter. There's a few restaurants and shops, and the arch looks nice, but that's about it.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Hard to beat Chinatown in San Francisco but Boston is comparable. Great things to see everywhere. All sorts of food I don't recognize but I definitely want to try. For the sights, the sounds, the smells. You have to go!

Thank RonL40
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If your looking for authentic Chinese food I suggest checking out Chinatown!!! My nephew and I picked a restaurant solely on the smell of the food and our noses did not steer us wrong! Wish I could remember the name, we arrived in the area...More

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My best friend and I went to Chinatown not too long ago to wander around and go to one of their markets, as you can get things you wouldn't get in the stores we have back in our town. We had so much fun walking...More

Thank Sarah E
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Chinatown
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
...More
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