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Best things to do in Chinatown, Boston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“For good Dim Sum and dishes try Great Taste Cafe on Beach St. Also for Dim Sum, try Hei Lan Moon Restaurant at 88 Beach. There are also places to get bubble tea, pastries. For good Vietnamese food, try Pho Pasteur on Washington St.”
25 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“A big night club, check out their shows - prepare for a line especially if there's a popular artist”
15 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Dumpling Cafe vs Gourmet Dumpling House is a Yankees vs Red Sox rivalry. They're both great, so why not try both?”
23 locals recommend
Theater
“Right next to the Boston Commons, the Public Garden is a popular tourist attraction especially during the spring and summer seasons. In the middle of the garden is a huge pond where tourists have the option of riding Swan boats that take you around for a short, relaxing ride. The garden is well-decorated and maintained with beautiful flowers and a common place for people to picnic, take a stroll, walk their dogs, & take photos. Although substantially smaller than New York's Central Park, the Public Garden is a great place to check out!”
14 locals recommend
Theater
“Check the calendar for shows. You may be able to get last minute great and less expensive tickets.”
13 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“One of several historic venues in the Theatre District. The Wilbur has lots of high profile comedians.”
8 locals recommend
Hotpot Restaurant
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“Highly recommended. Great chinese food and sushi. You should especially check out their hot pot, one of the best in boston!”
7 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Best club/lounge in the city. It's intimate enough, but large enough to have a wicked good time! Awesome dance floor and awesome separated lounges and multiple bars. BEST!”
9 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“The best Vietnamese around and you can also people watch and hop over to Downtown Crossing for shopping.”
17 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This place doesn't look like much but trust me they have really delicious vegan food.”
4 locals recommend
University
“Visiting your kid at school has never been easier! Emerson is across the street!”
2 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“For those who like to dance to electro and techno! Rather casual but fun parties! Covers are about $20/person”
5 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
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“For when the dim sum cravings hit. This place is authentic as it gets and they still have the dim sum carts!”
9 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Shojo is a tiny paradise hidden away in one of the many corners of Boston's Chinatown. Inside is a new world of cuisine and the tight atmosphere makes it a intimate dinning option for anyone looking for a low key but high quality dinning experience. It's always full of Bay Area and Financial District professionals, young students and the type of people you'll want to be friends with.”
8 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“They bought the Superduck big trolleys so they are comfortable to ride in and give great tours.”
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“"when in Boston, eat as much seafood as possible. Local specialties include the 'sacred cod,' fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell and thick, creamy chowder. You can eat seafood around the city, but especially in the fish-centered Seaport District, where it's accompanied by spectacular harbor views”
6 locals recommend