Best of Boston

Best Chinese Restaurant

2003 Best Chinese Restaurant

New Shanghai Restaurant

Sure, you’ll find General Gau’s chicken, lo mein, fried rice, and other Chinatown favorites on New Shanghai’s endless menu, but it’s unexpected details like a […] read more»
2002 Best Chinese Restaurant

Taiwan Café

Taiwan Café’s light-as-a-feather handmade pan-fried dumplings, delicious tilapia braised with scallions and spicy bean curd, or garlicky sautéed watercress are a welcome change from the […] read more»
2001 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

On any given night you’ll find some of the city’s top chefs here after work with chopsticks waving. The eight water tanks filled with live […] read more»
2000 Best Chinese Restaurant

Jumbo Seafood

It stands to reason that seafood is the speciality of the house at this bright little spot near the Chinatown gate. To wit: The restaurant […] read more»
1999 Best Chinese Restaurant

New Shanghai

Nestled near the Chinatown gate, New Shanghai is, literally and figuratively, a step up from its neighbors. The decor is passable—it won’t depress you like […] read more»
1998 Best Chinese Restaurant

Grand Chau Chow

No matter whom we ask, Grand Chau Chow is the first place people mention for authentic Chinese fare. In addition to such adventurous dishes as […] read more»
1997 Best Chinese Restaurant

Grand Chau Chow

Don’t let the illusion of space from the many mirrors fool you—Chinatown’s Grand Chau Chow, at least from the perspective of room to move, is […] read more»
1996 Best Chinese Restaurant

New Shanghai

Chinese food doesn’t get any better than the Crispy Eels with Sweet Sauce, Vegetarian Goose, Crispy Scallops with Black Pepper Sauce, and General Gao’s Sphrimp, […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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»