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Billy Tse's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North End
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240 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1315 (Atlantic Ave.)
+1 617-227-9990
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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La Quinta, California
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217 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small place but lovingly run by the owner. The food is terrific: Peking Duck, Wok Roasted Lobster at a fraction of what you would pay at a fine dining Chinese. This joint was so good I ate there twice and the bill was 60$ per head with lots of wine.

Thank Steven W
Larchmont, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This pan Asian in the North End was recommended by our concierge. The California maki barely had any crab artificial or otherwise and the shrimp tempura was greasy and the vegetables were undercooked. This place is mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

Thank booklover45
Columbia, South Carolina
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Walked over to Billy's and it was a great choice. Seated in the dining room (I think you need a special handshake or signal to be seated in the bar. We were told it was full but watched several parties be taken and seated right after us). But no worries. Dining room was quiet and the food was wonderful. Nice... More 

Thank houseelfdobby
Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was very surprised by the poor food after reading positive reviews. Restaurant was clean, service was fine, but food was greasy and bland. Will not return. It was probably our fault for going for Chinese in the North End.

Thank DLJC2016
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

On the edge of the famous north end, Billys is awesome It has to be by far the best chinese food Ive ever had. The quality and freshness of the food is superior and hard to beat.

Thank dorygirl
Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I love Billy Tse's. They're an unusual place that does pan-Asian food right. I particularly like the Thai and Singapore style dishes (Try the Singapore Fried Rice if you like curry). I can't comment on be sushi. Never tried it. But for Chinese/Thai: Very good. Dependable. Seemingly always open. Fun for eat in our (as I usually do) take out.... More 

Thank Traveler6500
Newark, New Jersey
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. We were leaving on Sunday and we were bummed we didn't find this place sooner! The sushi was very good and the fish very fresh. The sushi came as 2 pieces per order. We also ordered spring rolls (2 rolls-very large per order) and chicken fried rice, which was also very... More 

Thank Erin K
newcastle, england
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Fell across this place when staying at the marina nearby. I've never been in a Chinese restaurant where the action takes place in the bar! Very social, with both locals and tourists eating in the dining room, the sushi bar, but mainly the bar bar. Wide variety of food, reasonably priced, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it very much.... More 

Thank usagirl
Anaheim, California
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

WOW, I have missed the East Coast Chinese food. This place had great food and an outdoor patio to enjoy the warm evening. Highly reccommend.

Thank treebird1
Central Oregon, Oregon
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ate here by recommendation of the Rodeway Hotel and we were not disappointed! We checked out the dishes the folks next to use were eating and they recommended we try the Tangerine Shrimp. This is on the menu as Tangerine Beef, but they said we could get it with shrimp. OMG- was it ever good!! We ordered a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1315
    (Atlantic Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Commercial St @ Fleet St (4) Atlantic Ave @ Commercial Wharf (4) Commercial St @ Battery St (4)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-9990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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