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BEST Chinese Restaurant

1981 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Chinatown

China Pavillion

Boston

This one kind of snuck up on us. Excellent menu top to bottom (unusual for Chinatown), with outstanding dim sum and clams in black-bean sauce. read more »

1981 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Outside Chinatown

Peking on Fresh Pond

Cambridge

A big, overdecorated room that kind of looks like a United Auto Workers hall gone oriental. The seafood’s excellent here, and the menu long and eclectic. read more »

1980 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Chinatown

Carl’s Pagoda

Boston

It’s nice to see what happens when an owner—in this case Carl Seeto—makes an extra effort to handpick his raw materials. read more »

1980 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Outside Chinatown

Hsing Hsing

Cambridge

The cuisine sings, sings. A small intimate kitchen adept at Szechuan and Mandarin cuisine. read more »

1980 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Fern Bar

Yangtze River

Lexington

Who would go to a Chinese restaurant decorated with ferns and butcher’s block? What about Bogart’s? Oh. read more »

1975 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Peking Style

Peking on Mystic

Medford

If Chairman Mao came to town, this is where he would eat. Peking on Fresh Pond, 307 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, is also excellent. read more »

1975 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Cantonese Style

The Moon Villa

Boston

Fresh ingredients imaginatively combined make for out-of-this-world Chinese. read more »