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The Top Chinese Restaurants in Boston

Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
Hei La Moon
Dumpling Cafe
Five Spices House
Taiwan Cafe
Mala Restaurant
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
MDM Noodles
Myers and Chang
Clay Pot Cafe
Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
Dumpling Cafe
Five Spices House
Taiwan Cafe
Mala Restaurant
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
Myers and Chang
Clay Pot Cafe

Boston’s Chinatown is by far the best place to visit if you’re searching for a gastronomic experience, but you’ll find delicious Chinese options scattered all over the city. If you get a craving for Chinese food while you’re in The Athens of America, the dishes from the restaurants on this list are sure to satisfy your hunger and delight your senses. Ready for your next gastronomic experience? Here’s our picks for the best Chinese Restaurants in Boston.

 


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Winsor Dim Sum Cafe

10 Tyler St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-1688

Winsor Dim Sum Cafe offers hearty and light dim sum options, and their congee is a must-try. From deep-fried pork dumplings to white turnip cakes, you’ll be able to get your fill of stuffed dough at Winsor. If you’re feeling adventurous, the chicken feet are hot on the Winsor menu.

 


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Hei La Moon

88 Beach St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-8813

Experience Boston’s best dim sum in an upscale, traditionally furnished venue at Hei La Moon. You’ll find this two-level dining hall in the Leather District across the way from the Chinatown entrance. Be sure to try the barbecue pork buns.

 


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Dumpling Cafe

695 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-8859

At Dumpling House, you’ll find dishes originating from all over China and Taiwan, but the dumplings are the main attraction. Fried dumplings, sweet and spicy eggplant, and mini-juicy pork buns are hot on the menu. Enjoy dining in or take your delicious dumplings to go.

 


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Five Spices House

58 Beach St #2017 Boston, MA 02111
(617) 574-8888

There’s something for everyone on the menu at this Sichuan restaurant. The menu at Five Spices House can be a bit overwhelming, and there are plenty of unique dishes you won’t find on the menu at typical Chinese restaurants. Pig guts and duck tongues pair well with the Chinese watercress and a side order of steaming, hot dumplings.

 


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Taiwan Cafe

34 Oxford St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-8181

Taiwan Cafe is one of Chinatown Boston’s most renowned establishments. Noodles, dumplings, and liver are popular here, along with the white fish from the Sichuan section of the menu. If you are looking for a late-night snack, Taiwan Cafe is open past midnight to serve you whatever your heart desires from their menu, whether it’s an octopus ball, fried pork intestines, or crab rangoons.

 


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Mala Restaurant

129 Brighton Ave Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-1839

Add a little spice to your life with the food from Mala Restaurant. You’ll want to order a couple of beers to wash down your food. If you can’t take the heat, you can still enjoy lunch from Mala Restaurant’s kitchen. All dishes are spiced to order, so you can get your food made exactly the way you want it. If you’re not sure what to order, you can’t go wrong with the dan dan noodles.

 


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Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe

86 Bedford St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-1888

Boston is home to a growing hand-pulled noodle trend, and Gene’s is the origination point. Lamb skewers, pulled pork, and hand-pulled noodles dressed a variety of ways are available for takeout and delivery. Add some tea eggs, peeled boiled eggs steeped in cinnamon with a bay leaf, to complete your order. The menu at Gene’s is simple and concise, but each dish is unique and bursting with flavor.

 


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MDM Noodles

351 Washington St Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 208-8663

Xi’an-style hand-pulled noodles are available here. Whether you are craving a protein fix or a light, vegetarian meal, you can get your noodles dressed any way you like. Order hand-pulled noodles with egg and tomato, beef and scallions, or ask for them spicy. The lamb meat soup will warm your soul on a chilly day, and the spicy cumin lamb burger is a must-try.

 


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Myers and Chang

1145 Washington St Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200

Head to the South End and enjoy “Asian-ish” dishes in a bright and airy venue. Cuisines from all over Asia can be found at Myers and Chang. Traditional Chinese food, dan dan noodles, and dumplings are mainstays here. Past customers praise the restaurant’s exceptional service, pleasant dining atmosphere, and exquisite food.

 


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Clay Pot Cafe

74 Kneeland St Boston, MA 02111
(617) 357-5262

Enjoy Cantonese food prepared traditionally in clay pots. As the name suggests, the dishes at this restaurant are made in clay pots, as is the norm in Hong Kong. Fish, chicken, and beef clay pot dishes are available alongside traditional Chinese favorites like wonton soup.