Best of Boston

Best Chinese Restaurant

2018 Best Chinese Restaurant

Five Spices House

The kung pao’s decent enough, but you’re here for the incendiary Sichuan—meat, fish, veggies, noodles, and more-adventurous morsels (duck tongue, pig kidney) that get wok-charred, [...] read more»
2017 Best Chinese Restaurant

Winsor Dim Sum House & Bar

The beauty of this dim sum spot's new Quincy location is in the extensive, sharply executed menu: In addition to traditional cart service, diners can [...] read more»
2016 Best Chinese Restaurant

Chef Chang’s on Back Bay

Sichuan, Xinjiang, Shaanxi: The regional cuisines of China are liberally represented by a broad selection of outstanding eats at this garden-level hideaway. From simple pork [...] read more»
2015 Best Chinese Restaurant

Qingdao Garden

Boston reps several styles of Chinese cuisine well—we have fiery Sichuan specialists, Taiwanese soup-dumpling pros, and temples to luxurious Cantonese seafood in Chinatown. For the [...] read more»
2014 Best Chinese Restaurant

Taiwan Café

The brothy xiao long bao (or soup dumpling) has long been the darling of the food world. We get it, sure, but we’d also like [...] read more»
2013 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jo Jo Taipei

Long before every trendy restaurant was putting pork-stuffed bao on the bar menu, this Allston stalwart was serving up a (perfectly) traditional version of the [...] read more»
2012 Best Chinese Restaurant, South

Sichuan Gourmet

It may look like any other suburban strip mall Chinese joint, but don't let looks deceive you: The kung pao chicken, ma po tofu, and [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2011 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jojo Taipei

The finest Chinese around, it turns out, isn't anywhere near Chinatown. JoJo specializes in Taiwanese cuisine, but there are enough options for every level of [...] read more»
2011 Best Chinese Restaurant, South

Sichuan Gourmet

Hidden behind this Chinese joint's bland exterior you'll find flavorful, expertly prepared dishes aplenty. Kung pao chicken and beef with broccoli come sans cornstarchy sauces, [...] read more»
2009 Best Chinese Restaurant


Chinese eateries have long been stuck between a wok and a hard place: hew to the Americanized hit parade, or risk alienating the crowds craving [...] read more»
2008 Best Chinese Restaurant

Mary Chung

Canny gastronomes make it a habit to trail MIT's international students to the area's top home-style Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American spots. So when [...] read more»
2007 Best Chinese Restaurant

New Jumbo Seafood

Last year a new owner added "New" to the name of this steadfastly excellent Chinatown joint. Happily, that appears to have been his only real [...] read more»
2006 Best Chinese Restaurant

East Ocean City

A good gourmet always appreciates knowing where his food comes from. And at East Ocean City, where lobster, fish, shrimp, and king crab swim happily [...] read more»
2005 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jumbo Seafood

Select a sea bass or blackfish from a giant tank, watch the waiters skillfully net it, and wait. Just 20 minutes later, said fish arrives [...] read more»