BLR is one of the coolest restaurants in Chinatown, a dark, lantern-lit basement place with really good small plates. The bone marrow is something we’d always eat, and if you come with a group you can do some fun shared plates like the pig’s head bao. This is probably your best bet in the neighborhood for a date night spot or a business meal.
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Shojo is a fun and colorful Asian restaurant in Chinatown that feels more like a bar than a restaurant.
Dolphin Bay is a tiny Taiwanese spot in Allston that doesn’t have a liquor license, but does have some really good popcorn chicken and wontons.
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