Last Updated: January 25, 2022

Boston Chinatown Attractions

Hayden Building

The Hayden Building is one of the best places to visit in Boston’s Chinatown for a little history lesson. The building was constructed in 1875. It was designed by and for Henry Hobson Richardson. The National Historic Register entered it in their books in 1980 as a historical piece. It is one of the last remaining buildings that were used for commercial retail built by Richardson in Boston. It has historical value throughout the rooms. They have placed nice signs that tell you of the history, and the story behind the building.

The Hayden Building is located at 681-683 on Washington Street in Chinatown. Walk in’s are welcome, or if you prefer to call them to schedule a date and time for a tour. This will allow you to view the historical building with a group, rather than explore on your own.

Kam Man Foods

This grocery store specializes in Chinese food, herbs, and much more. If you wanted to bring the taste of Chinatown home, now you can. There is so much to offer when you visit this grocery store. All of the items were shipped in from China, and here for the residents who want a little piece of home right at their doorstep. Of course, it is open to tourists who would also like to bring a little piece of China back home. These grocery markets are also found in other Chinatowns throughout the United States and were founded in New York’s Chinatown.

China Pearl

Home to over 200 restaurants, this Chinese restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown is known for places to eat. This restaurant has received critical acclaim from various community media outlets. Not only is the dim sum of the highest quality, but the rest of the dishes are also as well. Not to mention the award-winning customer service, speedy checkout times, clean establishment, and fresh food. You will be sad you did not stop by while out in Chinatown. It has earned the approval of many community venues, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, as well as many others.

China Pearl is conveniently located at 9 Tyler Street, right in the middle of Boston’s Chinatown. They are open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you have any questions about what they have to offer when you come to visit then they can be reached by calling them on the phone at 617-426-4338. The theater district in Boston is a short distance from this restaurant so you can grab a bite to eat before or after the show.

Imperial Seafood House

If you want some specialty seafood dishes then this is the place to stop at in Chinatown. They are one of the most popular restaurants in Chinatown that offer dim sum. On top of the dim sum, they also serve vegetable and meat dishes. Seafood is their specialty, and they have a number of seafood dishes to choose from depending on your tastes. All of their food is cooked fresh when you order it at their establishment.

They are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. throughout the week. This means no matter what time you’re hungry, you can stop by for some great seafood. They are located on 70 Beach Street. If you need more information about their menu or services they offer they can be reached by phone at 617-426-8439.


August Moon Festival

This is one of the biggest festivals that is held throughout the years. Tourists and residents flock to the excitement, food, and entertainment that the festival holds. They offer vendor booths for handmade items, culture and traditional items, food, desserts, and other items of value for the tourists and residents to purchase. They offer Chinese dough art for anyone who wants to partake and learn the art. If you would like to see one of the best Chinese shows around, they also hold a Chinese Opera. Talent is also spread around at the festival with children’s Chinese folk dancing, martial arts performances, and lion dancers from around Chinatown and throughout the world who come just for the festival. This is one place of fun, friendship, and culture that shouldn’t be missed out on.

It is held every year in the middle of August. It lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can visit the festival in the streets of Chinatown where everyone is celebrating through dance, music, arts, and culture. Don’t miss out on what the August Moon Festival has to offer.

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade – Boston, MA

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