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Where to Eat Peking Duck in Boston’s Chinatown

Order ahead and prepare to feast at these five Chinatown spots

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Peking duck is a notoriously difficult dish to cook, so it’s no surprise that it’s a bit difficult to find around Boston. But there are still some kitchens committed to the process, and the result is pure poultry bliss — shatteringly crisp and golden-brown skin and tender meat tossed with mixed vegetables. Wrap it all with an airy Chinese pancake, and be happy knowing you’re eating a dish that’s existed in some form for hundreds of years.

Peking duck prices vary from restaurant to restaurant, and some restaurants require diners to call up to 24 hours in advance of ordering the dish — bear that all in mind when deciding where to eat. One duck can generally feed about three or four people (unless otherwise noted below), depending on appetites; plus, there are plenty of other great dishes to order at any of these restaurants in order to stretch the meal more.

Here are five of the best Peking duck options in Boston and how to order.

Note: Most of the restaurants on this map don’t list their Peking duck pricing or other pertinent details on their websites. Eater has verified the information on this map in person or by phone, and it is accurate as of November 2019, but note that pricing and other details may change over time.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Empire Garden Restaurant

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690 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-8898
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Empire Garden is more of dim sum spot — and used to be a Vaudeville theater — but it also offers Peking duck. Its version is served two ways: crispy skin with pancakes and scallions, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. A whole duck goes for $49.50 and serves two diners.

The facade of Empire Garden restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown. The sign is red with yellow lettering. The building looks like an old theater, because it was once a theater.
Empire Garden looks like a theater because it used to be one
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2. Peach Farm

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4 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-1116
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This late-night spot is a favorite among restaurant workers. Its menu is vast and includes a Peking duck feast that serves four to six. Like other kitchens in the city, Peach Farm serves its Peking duck two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. Peach Farm charges $48 for its preparation of the classic Chinese dish and does not require diners to call ahead. If it’s spontaneous 11 p.m. Peking duck you’re after, Peach Farm is your destination.

The facade of Peach Farm restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown. The overhand is painted white with red Chinese characters.
Peach Farm is popular among the late-night restaurant industry crowd
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3. China Pearl Restaurant

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9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-4338

Another dim sum spot serving Peking duck. China Pearl has the absolute best staircase in the city of Boston — it’s like a house of mirrors — and a Peking duck option that serves four to six and costs $78. It too is served two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with bean sprouts and vegetables. Diners should give the restaurant a half hour notice in advance of ordering the Peking duck.

The sign at China Pearl in Boston’s Chinatown. It is yellow with red accents and black font.
China Pearl’s sign is iconic
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4. New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

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5 Hudson St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-2823
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Like most of the other restaurants serving Peking duck in Chinatown, New Jumbo Seafood serves its version two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. At $40, it’s the best deal of the bunch. New Jumbo Requires two hours advance notice for diners hoping to eat Peking duck.

The sign at New Jumbo Seafood is gold with Chinese and English characters written in red.
New Jumbo Seafood is situated close to the Chinatown gate
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1. Empire Garden Restaurant

690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
The facade of Empire Garden restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown. The sign is red with yellow lettering. The building looks like an old theater, because it was once a theater.
Empire Garden looks like a theater because it used to be one
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

Empire Garden is more of dim sum spot — and used to be a Vaudeville theater — but it also offers Peking duck. Its version is served two ways: crispy skin with pancakes and scallions, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. A whole duck goes for $49.50 and serves two diners.

690 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

2. Peach Farm

4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
The facade of Peach Farm restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown. The overhand is painted white with red Chinese characters.
Peach Farm is popular among the late-night restaurant industry crowd
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

This late-night spot is a favorite among restaurant workers. Its menu is vast and includes a Peking duck feast that serves four to six. Like other kitchens in the city, Peach Farm serves its Peking duck two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. Peach Farm charges $48 for its preparation of the classic Chinese dish and does not require diners to call ahead. If it’s spontaneous 11 p.m. Peking duck you’re after, Peach Farm is your destination.

4 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

3. China Pearl Restaurant

9 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
The sign at China Pearl in Boston’s Chinatown. It is yellow with red accents and black font.
China Pearl’s sign is iconic
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

Another dim sum spot serving Peking duck. China Pearl has the absolute best staircase in the city of Boston — it’s like a house of mirrors — and a Peking duck option that serves four to six and costs $78. It too is served two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with bean sprouts and vegetables. Diners should give the restaurant a half hour notice in advance of ordering the Peking duck.

9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

4. New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

5 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111
The sign at New Jumbo Seafood is gold with Chinese and English characters written in red.
New Jumbo Seafood is situated close to the Chinatown gate
Terrence B. Doyle/Eater

Like most of the other restaurants serving Peking duck in Chinatown, New Jumbo Seafood serves its version two ways: crispy skin with pancakes, and duck meat stir-fried with vegetables. At $40, it’s the best deal of the bunch. New Jumbo Requires two hours advance notice for diners hoping to eat Peking duck.

5 Hudson St
Boston, MA 02111

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