Hot Eastern

42 Beach St, Boston
(617) 988-0660

Recent Reviews

Adrianna Hernandez

Chinese food and the setting at this spot is very good. I will be bringing family next time. The place has a great atmosphere.

Clark Meadows

I adore this restaurant a lot. It has a friendly mood. The kitcen is marvelous. the service is efficient and the waiters are trained. The pay is honest. extremely recommend.

J Glass

Excellent food, nice staff, consistently awesome mood. They charge convenient rates and the food quality is good. I recommend this place.

Joe W

Small underground restaurant for spicy food lovers! Not so much for non-spicy. Beef mala bang was very salty, but good ingredients.


This place has good food and is delicious. The wait times can get longer during busy times do plan accordingly. The food is worth the wait though. The atmosphere is lovely and this us a good place to eat with a group

Polly Y.

This is actually such a hidden gem in Chinatown. So much so that I struggled to find it the first time (it's located in the basement, at the corner). The atmosphere feels very young, and is a popular location even during lunch on a weekday. The menu is quite sizable and so are the portions! You definitely get your money's worth. As someone who loved spicy food, I will say that the spiciness level is not over-the-top, but is rather a nice tasty spicy. Their dumplings are also pretty good for those who don't like spicy foods. As I write this review, I'm already looking forward to the next time I come here!

Jay B.

I really like this place. The food here is amazing and the Szechuan is truly authentic. I prefer Szechuan over typical american Chinese food and this place checks off all the boxes for me. Beef in hot chilli oil, check. Chilli Crispy chicken, check. Garlic sautéed vegetables, check. Singapore noodles, check. Fried dumplings, check. Super happy that we found this place and decided to try it out. I have taken family here and they love it as well. I make sure to stop in whenever I get a craving for it. Its worth the trip to Chinatown. Do yourself a favor and try this place if you are looking to eat in Chinatown. Happy Hunting Yelpers!!!

Joe Wong

Small underground restaurant for spicy food lovers! Not so much for non-spicy. Beef mala bang was very salty, but good ingredients.

Ana D.

I absolutely love this place. Food is always good and spicy hot. Portions are big, most of the times the dishes are for two people or more. The beer selection is also good. Last time I went on New Year's Eve and still got a table. Delicious food!

Ruta U.

Authentic Spicy Scezhuan food in China Town Boston Really loved the spice level and the taste of every dish. Service is super fast and staff is friendly. We loved our choices, the appetizer potatoes were tasty, didn't expect them raw or cold, but they were delicious. The main course , Scezhuan fried chicken was delicious and the star, however the eggplant, and the pork bao buns and chicken fried rice were REALLY tasty also. Not a disappointment not at all!

Kelly B.

Most patrons were Chinese. The pork dumplings were soggy and barely warm. Not tasty. The beef Mala Bang I ordered was medium but it was trill way too hot. I could only eat part of it. My husband said his fried pork ribs were good. The rice was hard and dry as if it had been scooped hours ago.

Cecilia M.

Always our #1 restaurant in Chinatown and one of its best kept secrets. The food is of a schezuan cuisine and there is everything you can imagine on the menu. We always have a few staples like the veggie mala bang but vary the other dishes and have never been disappointed. We usually order a dish per person and share everything, always thinking we'll have leftovers but managing to finish it all. The service is great with water constantly being poured and food recommendations. The atmosphere is no frills: we're here for the food. Always a favorite!

Jon J.

What a piece of heaven this place is! Totally enchanted with the Szechuan spicy hot sauce fish! Not for the timid, but if you achieve ecstasy by eating the most flavorful food amped up in spicy heat to 11 with snot running and tears streaming, both for the heat and the indescribable experience of flavor and heat, this is your place. Friendly service and brightly lighted so you can see exactly what you are in for. Highly recommended.

Tony Cheung

Nice little restaurant in the basement. Make sure you like spice food.

Jennifer LaPierre

We ordered the sichuan fried rice and the veggie mala bang. The food was delicious and came out in a matter of minutes. Service was good too. I'd go back.

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