Best of Boston

2015 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Allston

Jo Jo Taipei

The “homemade flour corner” options reign supreme here, and the huge, aromatic xiao long bao (soup dumplings) put Chinatown’s version to shame. For intense flavor and generous portions, try a “three cups” meat special or the spicy ma-la hot pot—if you dare.

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