Best of Boston

BEST Chinese Restaurant

1998 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Grand Chau Chow


No matter whom we ask, Grand Chau Chow is the first place people mention for authentic Chinese fare. In addition to such adventurous dishes as Fish Head with Ginger and Scallions and Braised Duck Feet with Oyster Sauce, you’ll find… read more»

1997 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Grand Chau Chow


Don’t let the illusion of space from the many mirrors fool you—Chinatown’s Grand Chau Chow, at least from the perspective of room to move, is not much grander than the original Chau Chow, its lower-rent sister across the street. The… read more»

1996 BEST Chinese Restaurant

New Shanghai


Chinese food doesn’t get any better than the Crispy Eels with Sweet Sauce, Vegetarian Goose, Crispy Scallops with Black Pepper Sauce, and General Gao’s Sphrimp, washed down with a cold Tsing Tao beer. read more»

1996 BEST Chinese Restaurant, Suburban

Lotus Blossom


Why is this parking lot so crowded? Why are they three-deep at the register, picking up huge bags of takeout? Could be the great shrimp with pineapple, the fantastic Grab Rangoon, the ever-popular General Gao’s Chicken or the best Peking… read more»

1995 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Peach Farm Restaurant


Order from the fish tank by the entrance of this Hong Kong-style seafood palace, and ask the waiters to translate the specials posted on the walls. Don’t miss the spicy Dry Fried Salted Squid, Clams in Black Bean Sauce, and… read more»

1990 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Chau Chow


Chau Chow stays open until 4 a.m. most nights, which makes it the best restaurant in Boston after midnight. The rest of the time (from 6 a.m.), it’s just the best Chinese restaurant around. read more»

1988 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Carl’s Padoga


Tiny, open only for dinner, and BYOB, but Carl’s steamed fish has a legion of devotees. read more»

1987 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Ho Yuen Ting


A taste of the Orient. read more»

1986 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Chef Chang’s


Great Peking duck and a flair with seafood. read more»

1985 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Sally Ling’s


While the Boston Waterfront location is fancier, the Newton outpost of Ling’s gives better overall value. read more»