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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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If you have time why not visit. But...

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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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 

Thank shermannj
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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.

Thank Yassine A
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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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.

Thank Hasan İ
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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 

Thank Charlotte G
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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 5 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.

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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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