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Hong Kong Eatery

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79 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111-1909
+1 617-423-0838
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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393 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was looking for some good Chinese food while in Boston for a meeting. Read about this place online and seems like food was decent and prices very reasonable, so came here tonight with a friend for dinner. Service was severely lacking. We asked several times if we should seat ourselves or wait to be seated and twice I was waved... More 

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Thank IzzyEdmonton
Clayton, North Carolina
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563 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with 5 others, was seated fast, the service was fast but the food was bland. we had 4 kinds of meat and none was that tasty.

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Thank firebear1961
Midwest
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Met a friend for dinner here, for my second visit to this restaurant in 6 months. Found the food tasting very bland, a marked drop from first visit back in summer time. Suspect the ownership + chef of this place had changed over this past few months, as some recent Yelp reviewers had pointed out. What a shame, this place... More 

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Thank QuakernJayhawk
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My first time in Boston and I was not disappointed with the China town restaurants. Hong Kong Eatery was delicious just like the food back home in Toronto. I went back to this restaurant twice in my short trip of 4 days. Don't expect great service cause you are going for the cheap and delicious food. But the people working... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Give this place a 3.5 stars. The place is small, but it can get extremely crowded during lunch time. Was here for lunch and the hot tea was warm tea. So we had to return our tea pot for hotter tea. I ordered the wonton dumpling noodle with char siu pork along with chinese spinach on the side. The wonton... More 

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Thank Calvin N
Armidale, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Found this tiny restaurant on spec. Crowded with locals..... good sign! Half BBQ duck & General Gau's Chicken "D"licious! Cheap & cheerful. Great service.

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Thank Alex H
Crown Point, Indiana
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429 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good Chinese restaurants everywhere seem to have the same basic template; most are hole in the wall place with odd, little, or no English outside, service is definitely not their focus, the food is the focus. It's all about the food. Add Hong Kong Eatery to this list, because they too are all about the food. There is a big... More 

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Thank MrWarrenM
New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were on a cruise and Boston was one of the stops we had. We saw on TripAdvisor that this place had great reviews and decided to check it out. Well, we were very disappointed. Not sure why this place had such good ratings. We ordered char siu (叉燒) and soy sauce chicken (油雞), neither of them taste good. The... More 

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Thank nyc1234dan
Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for Cantonese food in Boston, this place is a good choice. The crispy pork aka siu yok is delicious and whenever I want it for takeout I come here. I recently sat in and ate for the first time and everything was pretty good. The yee min was pretty spot on, the wonton were actually homemade and... More 

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Thank smitcoli
Redington Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

For years when we went to Boston my wife would stop here to buy Roast Duck and Cha Shu (BBQ Pork)... The best around... This trip my wife and two daughters decided to have lunch in-town so we sat down while they prep'ed our take-out order... WRONG MOVED... Rather than just "on-Rice" dishes or noodle soup, we ordered four "normally... More 

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Thank Frederick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111-1909
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-0838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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 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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