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The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
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12 Excellent Chinatown and Leather District Restaurants That Deliver

Kaisen don, Chinese barbecue skewers, ramen-crusted fried chicken, and more

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The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
| Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Here are 12 excellent restaurants in Boston’s Chinatown and Leather District neighborhoods that are offering delivery during the ongoing pandemic. Stay tuned for curated picks for other neighborhoods in and around Boston.

Note: To best support restaurants — and they really need support right now — order directly from a restaurant’s own website or phone number, if possible, rather than via third-party apps, which typically take a large cut of each order.

For a broader look at delivery options in Boston and beyond — and takeout options, too — check this list. For all Eater Boston coverage about COVID-19, check here.

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1. Asian Garden Restaurant

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28 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 695-1646
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Asian Garden serves a large menu that runs the gamut from Hong Kong-style tea and coffee with various toasts to Cantonese-style lobster to hot pots and sizzling hot plates to porridges. There are even lobster set menus for eight or 10 people. The best way to order from Asian Garden is via phone as the market specials (a lot of seafood dishes, especially) are not available for online ordering. Note that the delivery minimum is $100 (plus a $10 fee), and the radius includes most of Boston.

Order: (617) 695-1646 / Official Site

2. Friendship BBQ Boston

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42 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 988-0660
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With locations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Illinois, Friendship BBQ came to Boston in early 2020, serving Chinese barbecue with a focus on meat and seafood skewers. Delivery is available for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub / Ricepo / Uber Eats

Seasoned meat on bamboo skewers
Skewers at Friendship BBQ
Friendship BBQ/Official Site

3. Gourmet Dumpling House

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52 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-6223
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One of several popular soup dumpling destinations in Chinatown, Gourmet Dumpling House is currently operating under slightly reduced hours (no late-night dumplings for now) and delivering a limited menu that fortunately includes the soup dumplings. (They’re listed as mini juicy dumplings with pork on the menu.) Also available: Sichuan-style sliced fish, cumin lamb, braised eggplant with basil, and more.

Order: Uber Eats

A metal steamer containing eight plump Chinese soup dumplings
Soup dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House
WordRidden/Flickr (Creative Commons)

4. Spicy World

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7 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-2980
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Spicy World — which has a Malden offshoot in addition to this Chinatown location — is best known for its Sichuan-style skewer pots, which let the customer choose a spice level, rice and noodle components, and skewer components (various vegetables, fungi, meats, and more). Delivering lunch and dinner daily, with an abbreviated lunch menu that focuses on the skewer pot and noodle soups.

Order: Grubhub / Uber Eats

5. Penang Malaysian Cuisine

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685 Washington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 451-6373
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One of Boston’s only sources of Malaysian food, Penang is delivering lunch and dinner daily: nasi lemak, fish head soup with rice noodles, curry beef brisket casserole, roti canai, and more.

Order: Grubhub

A Malaysian fish — curry chicken, rice, and a hard-boiled egg — on a banana leaf on a blue plate
Nasi lemak at Penang
Dippy_Duck/Flickr (Creative Commons)

6. Hong Kong Eatery

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79 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-0838
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A Cantonese mainstay, around since the 1980s. Try the sauteed duck tongues in XO sauce. Hong Kong eatery is delivering lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Grubhub

A white plate with a blue floral pattern around the edge holds a Chinese beef and rice dish
Beef in Beijing sauce at Hong Kong Eatery
Herman Saksono/Flickr (Creative Commons)

7. Royaltea

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23b Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(781) 400-9047
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Cheese teas, milk teas, and fruit teas in a variety of flavors.

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Royaltea
Teas from Royaltea
Royaltea/Facebook

8. Double Chin

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86 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-0682
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Looking for over-the-top Hong Kong-style French toast, pork mapo tofu nachos, ramen-crusted fried chicken, scallion pancake sandwiches, and other comfort food? This is your spot. Open late.

Order: DoorDash / Grubhub / Ricepo / Uber Eats

Double Chin’s Cube Toast is a doughy exterior stuffed with several scoops of ice cream, candy pouring out, Pocky sticks, and chocolate syrup
Double Chin’s cube toast
Double Chin [Official Photo]

9. Tora Japanese Restaurant

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20B Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-6688
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Tora serves a range of excellent Japanese food, with a focus on kaisen don — rice bowls topped with sashimi. Delivery is available for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: DoorDash / Grubhub

A bowl of raw seafood, including salmon and salmon roe, on rice, served on a wooden tray with miso soup
The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

10. Crave - Mad for Chicken

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75 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-0188
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As the name suggests, this restaurant is all about chicken — Korean-style fried wings and drums, chicken and waffles, and more. But that’s not all; there’s also a lot of sushi and sashimi, as well as some Korean entrees. Lunch and dinner available daily.

Order: Official Site

A couple metal trays of saucy chicken wings
Wings at Crave - Mad for Chicken
Crave - Mad for Chicken/Official Site

11. APM Coffee

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99 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
(857) 971-0067
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APM Coffee is open from morning until late afternoon, delivering smoothies and smoothie bowls, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pancakes, avocado toast, tea and coffee drinks, and more.

Order: Caviar / DoorDash / Grubhub / Uber Eats

Double berry pancakes at APM Coffee
Double berry pancakes at APM Coffee
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12. South Street Diner

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178 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-0028
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The Leather District’s 24-hour diner remains open for all your 3 a.m. frappe, burger, or mozzarella stick needs.

Order: Uber Eats

A patron at South Street Diner cuts into food on a plate, with a pile of fries in the foreground
Food at South Street Diner
Nick DiNatale/Eater

1. Asian Garden Restaurant

28 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

Asian Garden serves a large menu that runs the gamut from Hong Kong-style tea and coffee with various toasts to Cantonese-style lobster to hot pots and sizzling hot plates to porridges. There are even lobster set menus for eight or 10 people. The best way to order from Asian Garden is via phone as the market specials (a lot of seafood dishes, especially) are not available for online ordering. Note that the delivery minimum is $100 (plus a $10 fee), and the radius includes most of Boston.

Order: (617) 695-1646 / Official Site

28 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111

2. Friendship BBQ Boston

42 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
Seasoned meat on bamboo skewers
Skewers at Friendship BBQ
Friendship BBQ/Official Site

With locations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Illinois, Friendship BBQ came to Boston in early 2020, serving Chinese barbecue with a focus on meat and seafood skewers. Delivery is available for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Chowbus / Grubhub / Ricepo / Uber Eats

42 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

3. Gourmet Dumpling House

52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
A metal steamer containing eight plump Chinese soup dumplings
Soup dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House
WordRidden/Flickr (Creative Commons)

One of several popular soup dumpling destinations in Chinatown, Gourmet Dumpling House is currently operating under slightly reduced hours (no late-night dumplings for now) and delivering a limited menu that fortunately includes the soup dumplings. (They’re listed as mini juicy dumplings with pork on the menu.) Also available: Sichuan-style sliced fish, cumin lamb, braised eggplant with basil, and more.

Order: Uber Eats

52 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

4. Spicy World

7 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

Spicy World — which has a Malden offshoot in addition to this Chinatown location — is best known for its Sichuan-style skewer pots, which let the customer choose a spice level, rice and noodle components, and skewer components (various vegetables, fungi, meats, and more). Delivering lunch and dinner daily, with an abbreviated lunch menu that focuses on the skewer pot and noodle soups.

Order: Grubhub / Uber Eats

7 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

5. Penang Malaysian Cuisine

685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02116
A Malaysian fish — curry chicken, rice, and a hard-boiled egg — on a banana leaf on a blue plate
Nasi lemak at Penang
Dippy_Duck/Flickr (Creative Commons)

One of Boston’s only sources of Malaysian food, Penang is delivering lunch and dinner daily: nasi lemak, fish head soup with rice noodles, curry beef brisket casserole, roti canai, and more.

Order: Grubhub

685 Washington St
Boston, MA 02116

6. Hong Kong Eatery

79 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
A white plate with a blue floral pattern around the edge holds a Chinese beef and rice dish
Beef in Beijing sauce at Hong Kong Eatery
Herman Saksono/Flickr (Creative Commons)

A Cantonese mainstay, around since the 1980s. Try the sauteed duck tongues in XO sauce. Hong Kong eatery is delivering lunch and dinner daily.

Order: Grubhub

79 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111

7. Royaltea

23b Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
Royaltea
Teas from Royaltea
Royaltea/Facebook

Cheese teas, milk teas, and fruit teas in a variety of flavors.

Order: Chowbus / Ricepo / Uber Eats

23b Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

8. Double Chin

86 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
Double Chin’s Cube Toast is a doughy exterior stuffed with several scoops of ice cream, candy pouring out, Pocky sticks, and chocolate syrup
Double Chin’s cube toast
Double Chin [Official Photo]

Looking for over-the-top Hong Kong-style French toast, pork mapo tofu nachos, ramen-crusted fried chicken, scallion pancake sandwiches, and other comfort food? This is your spot. Open late.

Order: DoorDash / Grubhub / Ricepo / Uber Eats

86 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111

9. Tora Japanese Restaurant

20B Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
A bowl of raw seafood, including salmon and salmon roe, on rice, served on a wooden tray with miso soup
The Tokyo don, plus extra salmon, at Tora Japanese Restaurant in Chinatown
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Tora serves a range of excellent Japanese food, with a focus on kaisen don — rice bowls topped with sashimi. Delivery is available for lunch and dinner daily.

Order: DoorDash / Grubhub

20B Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

10. Crave - Mad for Chicken

75 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
A couple metal trays of saucy chicken wings
Wings at Crave - Mad for Chicken
Crave - Mad for Chicken/Official Site

As the name suggests, this restaurant is all about chicken — Korean-style fried wings and drums, chicken and waffles, and more. But that’s not all; there’s also a lot of sushi and sashimi, as well as some Korean entrees. Lunch and dinner available daily.

Order: Official Site

75 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

11. APM Coffee

99 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
Double berry pancakes at APM Coffee
Double berry pancakes at APM Coffee
APM Coffee/Instagram

APM Coffee is open from morning until late afternoon, delivering smoothies and smoothie bowls, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pancakes, avocado toast, tea and coffee drinks, and more.

Order: Caviar / DoorDash / Grubhub / Uber Eats

99 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

12. South Street Diner

178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111
A patron at South Street Diner cuts into food on a plate, with a pile of fries in the foreground
Food at South Street Diner
Nick DiNatale/Eater

The Leather District’s 24-hour diner remains open for all your 3 a.m. frappe, burger, or mozzarella stick needs.

Order: Uber Eats

178 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

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