Boston Chinese Options Range from Outside the Box to Americanized Fare

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven.-Ancient Chinese Proverb 

Boston proper, as well as the outskirts, are filled heavenly Chinese cuisine that will wow your taste-buds with their winning Chinese fare. Some serving simple, basic, American standards like Brookline's Golden Temple, as well as those taking a more adventurous route like Allston's Jo Jo Tai Pei, and others that go super upscale like Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger in Wellesley. Of course, Chinatown is not to be overlooked because some of the more authentic experiences lie within. From the simple surroundings that focus more on food than...  Read more »

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    Lotus Blossom

    Local Expert Tip: "Lotus Blossom is a popular restaurant with locals and gets crowded come 5pm, go a bit later for a shorter wait."

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    Jo Jo Tai Pei

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Brighton

    Local Expert Tip: "Worth leaving Chinatown, this Allston spot is just a green line ride away from the center of the city. "

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    New Shanghai

    Local Expert Tip: "A fun place to go with a group and dine family style. That way you can sample a little of everything."

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    Jumbo Seafood

    Local Expert Tip: "The giant tanks filled with live seafood create a unique ambiance. Kids will love watching the "food" swim around."

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    Billy Tse

    Local Expert Tip: "Free valet parking makes finding a spot in the busy North End easy."

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    Blue Ginger

    Local Expert Tip: "Reservations are recommended."

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    Chau Chow City

    Local Expert Tip: "You may be underwhelmed by the decor but venture in because the food is fantastic."

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    Local Expert Tip: "This Cambridge outpost of the Lotus Cuisine chain is easily enjoyed, but pop in on Sunday's to indulge in their spectacular selection of Dim Sum."

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    Golden Temple

    Local Expert Tip: "Parking is tough in Washington Sq. Take advantage of the Green Line"

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    Bernard's Gourmet Asian Cuisine

    Local Expert Tip: "Occasionally, guests are treated to live music and contemporary art shows, call the restaurant to see what is going on when you plan to visit."



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