Best of Boston

BEST Chinese Restaurant

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»

1984 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Chef Chang’s House


Where else can you get Peking duck without calling ahead? read more»

1983 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Moon Villa


Regardless of the Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation into after-hours clubs and unlicensed premises serving alcohol, Moon Villa is a superlative restaurant. The waiters aren’t surly anymore, either. But know that when you order “cold tea” you may not get a… read more»

1982 BEST Chinese Restaurant

Mary Chung


In recent years, Cambridge has become a cornucopia of good Chinese cooking. And Mary Chung, a newcomer, is the best. read more»