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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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Providence, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a little dumpy but don't worry when you get inside you will be well rewarded with some of the best Chinese food around and super reasonable. The Dim Sum is wonderful on the weekend. I usually buy extra and to take home with me. I will travel from Providence to Boston just to eat here.

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Thank gregoryw423
Palo Alto, California
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beyond the Chinatown gate, a good place for non-Chinese because small and square tables plentiful; avoids sharing a 10 person round table. The dim sum dumplings are large and meaty, but not as aesthetic in shape or style as in more classical tea service.Early opening a plus.

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Vaughan, Canada
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180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had Dim sum in Hong Kong , Toronto and other states but I must say this place did not exceed my expectations The staff are friendly , 80% don't speak English which is fine it actually adds to the experience The food however lacked flavour... dry and very basic

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Thank NumptyBoy5
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My family loves Dim Sum and have had great dining experiences in SF, NYC, Hong Kong and other cities. We were excited to find this restaurant as it looked promising. Unfortunately, we discovered nothing positive. The food was barely edible and boring. The selection of steamed dumplings was poor and the service was even worse. We quickly left when it... More 

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Thank EDMBOSTON2016
Boston
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a dim sum "palace" like you remember. A large noisy banquet room filled with families picking the most delicious--and authentic--dim sum from a never ending series of carts. And a place where six people can eat until bursting and get change from $100. What could be better?

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Thank ScubaTravelers
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Dim sum is delicious even though you have to get line to wait to enter; however, they gonna lead you to your seat right as fast as they can

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Thank Trang Đ
Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I stopped by here to let my family experience dim sum in Boston. Because of the worst Chinese meal and unfriendly service that I have ever experienced, I rather felt sorry to my family. Only a couple of tables were filled with guests, and near to be empty, surely it's better not to be crowded, but I found that it... More 

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Thank kitwithbell
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic Chinese. Very reasonably priced. Great dim sum cart, kids really liked the fried rice. Was told by Uber driver this is where the locals actually eat and the only place his parents will eat when in town. Go here for great food vs walking thru tourist trap arch to Chinatown. Be prepared for a very hectic ordering experience and... More 

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Thank Zora S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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185 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Hei la moon is a billion Chinese restaurant, used to. an euge dining room noisy with doesns of waiters food carts shautings smells, arguing,pushing, tasting, loughing, l i v i n g! so amazing. don't ask me what I've ordered, I realy don't know and I don't care.. In Hey La Moon you feel that you are living...Big. Try if... More 

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Thank GadiB69
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We went to dim sum on Sunday at noon and this place was bustling with people coming and going. Staff was very efficient at seating everyone. It was fun to pick the dishes iff the carts and share them. Some if the dishes were delicious, such as the pork bau, buns with egg custard in them, and the bok choy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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