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Hei La Moon

Dim Sum Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Boston, Boston
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  • JY
    "Probably the best dim sum in Boston."(9 Tips)
    Sandy W.
    "still one of the best dimsum place in Chinatown..."(3 Tips)
    Nelson C.
    "Chicken feet, har gao, siu mai, cheung fun."(4 Tips)
    Frank P.
    "The pork buns and black bean chicken feet are definitely..."(3 Tips)
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  • Mayee
    MayeeJanuary 24, 2015
    Sunday dimsum brunch! Ladies pushing the carts can't speak/understand English well; not explain the dish so do your homework; look at the menu/website. Usually 3 pcs per plate.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MaAugust 8, 2014
    if you don't see what you want or are waiting too long, take matters into your own hands by going up to the cart with your sheet and order it yourself, don't feel bad cuz everyone's doing it too!
  • Mayee
    MayeeJanuary 24, 2015
    Try the crunchy noodles, see photo - forget what it's called. Sticky rice (with meat inside and wrapped in leaves) and any shrimp dimsum.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseySeptember 6, 2015
    Choose your dim sum from carts-- pork buns, shu mai, noodle "wraps" all good; others may be at your own risk! Fun to try new weird stuff so be adventurous
  • A S.
    A SMarch 1, 2015
    Love the dim sum on a cart service. There might be a small language barrier when it comes to ordering. But I'll still visit for the food - shumai, shrimp-veggie dim sum!
  • Jan J.
    Jan JanSeptember 1, 2014
    If you don't see a dim sum dish you want, you can ask any of the staff wearing a red vest. They'll hunt down the right cart for you, or fire it from the kitchen.
  • David B.
    David BJanuary 27, 2015
    Dim sum! Best place I've been to in Boston. Good pork buns, har gao, siu mai, shrimp noodle rolls. A little better than China Pearl, but pretty similar.
  • Pierrick T.
    Fun experience, great variety of dishes. It might be better to have breakfast first if you are not used to eating dumplings in the morning!
  • Xavier T.
    Xavier TeoJanuary 8, 2010
    This is the best place for Dim Sum in boston, great place for dinner as well. Reasonable prices great local vibe. I'm chinese so trust me. Read more
  • Stan T.
    Stan TranDecember 2, 2012
    Best baked char siu bao of all the dim sum restaurants I've been to in the US (NY, Boston, Houston, Honolulu)
  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuAugust 11, 2013
    Dear non-Chinese people - ask for xiao long bao, xia jiao, jiu cai jiao, and shao mai. And the waitstaff isn't rude - they're just Chinese. Nothing personal. :)
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmSeptember 2, 2014
    Best dim sum in Boston, hands down. Come early on a weekend morning and eat your little heart out.
  • Jeannie
    JeannieNovember 9, 2009
    Bring two or more friends at noon on a Sunday. Take a number, wait for a table, gorge yourself on dim sum, and pay no more than $10/person.
  • Jason N.
    Jason NJuly 13, 2013
    If you see this... GET IT. This tapioca dessert with watermelon is a perfect way to end your dim sum.
  • Erwin C.
    Erwin ChukDecember 25, 2010
    Perfect place to bring my baby in a stroller as it's located on the ground floor, spacious, and has lots of tables.
  • Margaret W.
    Mainstay of Chinese dim sum in Boston. The feng chang is very good - excellent rice noodles.
  • chinsel
    chinselApril 30, 2012
    Don't be shy to ask for what you want! Best dim sum in Chinatown. Never a long wait, and always fresh and tasty!
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GSeptember 8, 2013
    Amazing food and incredibly cheap! A ridiculously filling dim sum for five was less than $50. Highly recommend!
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprJuly 10
    We always come here for #dimsum definitely the best in #Boston
  • Grace K.
    Grace KanazawaMay 14, 2013
    A definite MUST GO PLACE for dim sum lovers. This is the best in Boston<3
  • D
    DJuly 5, 2015
    Bagging for leftovers cost $1 per package, and you need to do bagging yourself! Better eat them all.
  • Mike Wonho H.
    Mike Wonho HongApril 7, 2014
    Everything is good. Go with someone who knows... That's the best way.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SApril 10
    Yummy dim sum. Crowded on weekend days. Great prices
  • Iris
    IrisFebruary 17, 2011
    Best dim sum in Boston. Food has always been hot and fresh. Enjoy leftovers!
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PhamDecember 22, 2013
    Hot tofu with ginger sugar syrup is like crack. Ask for extra syrup
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleJanuary 25, 2015
    quick service, double the restaurant downstairs below ground level, inexpensive
  • ChanLing B.
    ChanLing BeswickSeptember 6, 2015
    Sadly, the dim sum isn't that great. Though convenient location near South Station. And seating is quite fast.
  • t
    tAugust 12, 2012
    I'd say this is the best place to get dim sum in Boston. Hot, good food
  • Nelson C.
    Nelson ChanMay 5, 2015
    Chicken feet, har gao, siu mai, cheung fun.
  • Frank P.
    Frank PelletierAugust 28, 2014
    The pork buns and black bean chicken feet are definitely worth trying
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeJanuary 5, 2012
    this place is NYC's equivalent of Golden Unicorn. stick to the basics: har gow, char siu bao, har cheong, and law bak goh
  • Fred S.
    Fred ShilmoverSeptember 5, 2010
    If you arrive when it's crowded, stay close. They pick people at random if a table opens up.
  • Kimble
    KimbleJuly 25, 2010
    Get here before 11 on Sundays or you may end up waiting a long time.
  • Jade N.
    Jade NgDecember 27, 2014
    This is the destination dim sum spot in Boston for my family.
  • Christine
    ChristineJanuary 2, 2012
    Good place for dim sum but there's a RAT in the lower dining area!!
  • Susan G.
    Susan GOctober 6, 2012
    Good for dim sum, not so good for dinner. Canned mushrooms, lackluster shrimp, fishy- tasting fried squid.
  • Tianyu F.
    Tianyu FangDecember 4, 2015
    Very cheap but super delicious!
  • Julia C.
    Julia C.June 14, 2011
    Best to get there early on weekends (10:30-11:00 a.m.) Read more
  • Francisca T.
    Francisca TanApril 3, 2014
    Best cha Sui bao evahhhs!
  • JY
    JYApril 16, 2015
    Authentic push cart. Probably the best dim sum in Boston.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RobbinSeptember 14, 2013
    Bring a native speaker, or take what you get.
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WSeptember 16, 2012
    still one of the best dimsum place in Chinatown...
  • Cecilia W.
    Cecilia Waikoko-WhippleSeptember 6, 2014
    Dim sum was good but tea pot was dirty and the customer service was HORRIBLE. We had the LAZIEST waiter ever. We asked for water, he looked like we inconvenienced him. So disappointed. :(
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanApril 19
    Good dim sum esp if you get here early!
  • Linda P.
    Linda PhanOctober 30, 2011
    Great food, very inconsistent service.
  • Yujun Q.
    Yujun QinNovember 29, 2015
    Best shrimp dumpling!
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidJuly 14, 2013
    Chicken feet!
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangJuly 6, 2015
    Expected dim sum but they only had normal Chinese food for dinner. Very subpar fried rice
  • Chad S.
    Chad StollerAugust 16, 2010
    Hot spicy tofu. Go for it. You want it.
  • Enrique S.
    Excelentes dumpling y muy baratos!
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