Best of Boston

2024 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Chinatown

Taiwan Café

Taiwanese cuisine embraces flavors from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Sichuan — hence the versatility and enduring popularity of this cheery spot. Even rookies to Chinatown’s food scene can safely skip the General here in favor of beautifully rendered traditional dishes like scallion-pancake rolls with roast beef, Taiwan-style pan-fried dumplings, sautéed littlenecks with basil, and beef noodle soup.

34 Oxford St., Boston, 617-426-8181,