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Great Finds in Boston’s Chinatown

Great Finds in Boston’s Chinatown

Like many other major cities in the United States, Boston has a bustling Chinatown neighborhood filled with amazing eats, cool drinks and plenty to see and do.

What to Eat, See and Do in Boston’s Chinatown


Every great Chinatown needs a fine “paifang” (traditional gate) and the handsome Boston portal is a favorite destination for selfie seekers. In the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot, Boston not only doubled for New York but Kaze Shabu Shabu restaurant also disguised itself as Zhu’s Authentic Hong Kong Food—movie buffs will get a kick out of the location.

Boston's Chinatown Gate |
Boston’s Chinatown Gate (Courtesy Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)


Ruckus takes the house-made noodle to a new fast-casual level and Montien Thai Restaurant has loads of animal-free flavor.

On a warm day, try a refreshing “Black Sugar Boba” beverage at Tiger Sugar. Phở Pasteur offers Pan-Asian cuisine alongside Vietnamese classics like pho and numerous vegetarian specialties.

Boba Drinks at Tiger Sugar |
Boba Drinks at Tiger Sugar


While there is certainly plenty of Chinese food to be eaten, these fun Chinatown restaurants offer other culinary delights too. Shojo has the best selection of Japanese booze anywhere in Boston. Fans of both the bean and the grape will love Jaho Coffee Roaster & Wine Bar, while the bar at the hot pot joint The Q is a great place to meet and snack before exploring further with friends. Station Bistro & KTV is ideal for late nights out with sake and karaoke.

Karaoke Mic |
Karaoke Mic (©Kane Reinhold)