Gene’s was at the forefront of Boston’s hand-pulled pasta scene. | Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Esser Boston
Boston’s Chinatown is one of the best places to eat in the country, but it’s not the only area with good Chinese food within Boston’s city limits. For example, diners will find great hand-pulled noodles at Brighton, a shopping mall food court in Downtown Crossing, and a hospital food court in Longwood. Chinatown is still the focal point, of course—but the spokes aren’t bad either.
Here are 16 of the best restaurants in Boston that serve Chinese food. (Note: this map only includes restaurants in Boston itself; Boston-area cities like Quincy, Cambridge, and beyond also have their own excellent Chinese options.)