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China Pearl
Chinese Restaurant$$
Today 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
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9 Tyler St Boston, MA 02111
9 Tyler StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02111
$$Chinese Restaurant, BarToday 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmThursday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmFriday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmSaturday 8:30 am – 9:30 pmSunday Closed
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Chinatown standby draws crowds with dim sum carts & an extensive menu of traditional dishes.- Google
"Their pork buns are delicious and are, perhaps, the perfect size."
"Traditional chinese food like mom used to make."
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Sophie Park
9 months ago
The dim sum experience is truly unique. Although I do have friends that are Chinese, most never speak Cantonese. Ordering food is always a mixture of pointing, nodding our heads yes or no, and enjoying sharing numerous plates for only $10/person. The highlights were definitely the shrimp shu mai (dumpling), taro deep fried dumplings, pork buns, and the crunchy dish with flat rice cakes. I wish I knew the names of the rest, but honestly I just go and point at the ones that I like. This is a very cheap way to get dangerously full!
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Veronica Zavala
a year ago
Stopped here while visiting Boston, beat the lunch crowd by arriving around 11:45 am. We were seated quickly however our waiter showed very little interest in us. We had to get up and ask for a Chinese food menu and stand up to grab our waiters attention. My friend has sweet &a sour chicken. I had a taste it was good. I had the dim sum and it was fresh and good. If you get the fried dim sum ask for it fresh otherwise it will be cold. They need a better system at the register to pay. The lady there mischarged my friend and only got angry when she was corrected. I would recommend!
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Clem Leung
9 months ago
My favorite dim sum place. Reasonably priced and fresh.
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kacy oen
a year ago
Good food and friendly service. They have carts too!
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Jill Silverberg
a year ago
*This review only pertains to my experiences with their Dim Sum menu* While not my preferred place to go for Dim Sum, this place is growing on me. Their pork buns are delicious and are, perhaps, the perfect size. Not too big but not to small either. The rice dish that is tucked within a lotus leaf is also quite good, though China Pearl's features some king of meat within it, something I found odd since I always thought this was a vegetarian dish. A friend who has grown up on Dim Sum and acted as my group's culinary navigator confirmed that it doesn't usually have meat inside but can on occasion. Other things that my group of six ordered: shrimp dumplings, those long, flat noodles, sticky rice, pork dumplings (you can tell I'm a Dim sum expert), and those delicious sesame balls for dessert. They do have a buffet bar with other things but I've never ventured over there so I cannot stay what they have/don't have. I will say that this place can be super crowded, especially if you are thinking about visiting on the weekend. Plan ahead; you might have to wait up to a half hour to be seated, though those tables do turner over fast. Also, waiters can be hit or miss. Same for the carts. You could be waiting fifteen minutes for the right cart to come by only to have it run out of food (again) before it reaches your table. Despite the cons, this place is great, especially if you are new to Dim Sum or introducing it to your friends. One final thing: don't come here if you are a vegetarian. One of my friends is and she could only eat maybe two dishes, both of which our Dim Sum navigator had to find for her. If you love meat though, come on by.
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Jenny Choi
a year ago
Average dim sum experience. Not the most attentive servers but dim sum selection is decent. I do really like their bar of miscellaneous foods (e.g., vegetables, fried stuff) so you can go up and get whatever you want rather than having to order it separately.
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James MacLellan
2 years ago
The wife and I were in town for a show and decided to stop by. We were never asked if we would like a drink... of ANY kind. So I had water and colored water called tea. The standard meats (chicken fingers, wings and spare ribs) and the Lo Mein were ok. It was the pork fried rice that had us both shaking our heads. It tasted off. Like it was old or cooked in dirty water. Oh, and our waiter had the foot long hairy mole as well (ever hear of a razor or scissors?). Nothing against you if you have one, but in the food service industry, not a good thing. Thank god the wife missed the hairy mole. Not a fan of this place. Oh and they like to vacuum while you are eating.
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Eun Kyung Park
2 years ago
Best if you go during actual meal hours than awkward hours like brunch time for the hottest and freshest dishes.