Best of Boston

2012 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jo Jo Taipei

One bite of this Allston beauty’s crisp, pillowy scallion-and-roast-beef pancakes, and you’ll never order those sad, green-flecked cardboard slabs from your local Chinese takeout joint again. Here, it’s all authentic Taiwanese dishes—like three-cup cuttlefish, spicy beef-noodle soup, and dry-cooked chicken with three peppers—and none of that greasy cream cheese-stuffed crab rangoon or gloppy General Gao’s chicken you get elsewhere.

103 Brighton Ave., Allston, 617-254-8889,