The Ultimate Guide to Chinatown

Chinatown Gate Boston

A gift from the government of Taiwan, the Chinatown Gate features characters that translate to “A World Shared by All.” / Toan Trinh

A new generation is taking over, and the neighborhood is changing faster than ever. From culture to politics to food—and just in time for the lunar new year—55 reasons to visit Chinatown right now.

Giles Li Executive Director Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Giles Li is the executive director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. / Toan Trinh


Lost and Found in Chinatown

Chinatown’s New Power Players

The Other Chinatowns

Spicy World Chinatown Malatang Sichuan skewer pot

Diners tuck into malatang (Sichuan skewer pot) at the aptly named Spicy World. / Toan Trinh


Chinatown Eats: The Definitive Dining Guide

Rolling in Dough: The Best Pastries in Chinatown Right Now

Late-Night Buzz

Dim Sum for Dummies

Chinatown Tied Together By a Thousand Threads Mural in Phillips Square

The Phillips Square community mural Tied Together by a Thousand Threads is a colorful tribute to the neighborhood. / Toan Trinh


Chinatown Uncovered

What to Do When You’re Not Eating