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Travellers' Choice2023
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Theater District
0.4 km from Freedom Trail
Sponsored by: The Q

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Experience our hot pot
1. Experience our hot pot
"If you haven’t tried Hot Pot, beware…. It is addictive."
teeville51
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2. Eat like a real asian
2. Eat like a real asian
"This was the best Asian food I’ve ever had!"
hwhi0218
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3. The highlight of your trip
3. The highlight of your trip
"Don't leave Boston without trying The Q!"
Karen D
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About
Take a culinary tour through Asia at The Q. This restaurant serves a mix of classic Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian hotpot in upscale, hip surrounds that include a cozy lounge. Sift through a vast menu packed with hot pot specials, sushi and savory entrees. A popular neighborhood destination, The Q is a nice pick if you're in the mood for some pan-Asian cuisine. The restaurant's spacious interior plays well to small- and medium-sized groups.
PRICE RANGE
C$34 - C$137
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Chinese
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Boston, first among much great food. The drinks are simply outstanding, especially the Mai-Tai and the Lychee Martini. They have a great collection of Japanese whiskies as well. The hot pot, which seems to be their most popular dish,...is backed by some of the best broths in the city. Quality of meat and vegetables is always first rate, as is the sushi. The noodle dishes are fantastic, all having a wok seared flavor. The servers, bartenders are fantastic; there is always a manager/owner on site. All make you feel special. You simply cannot go wrong with Q, and the prices, given the quality, are most reasonable for Downtown Boston.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 8, 2024 via mobile

There were 8 of us and of all our restaurants while in Boston, this was our favorite. The items were well prepared , served quickly and accurately. We recommend getting a reservation and parking is right next door in a garage. I think the parking...rate was reduced with restaurant validation. Our server was amazing and they even held a cake we brought in to serve for our graduate. We had both Chinese and Japanese, both equally delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 23, 2024

Disappointing experience. I explicitly asked for a Sichuan disk, made with the Sichuan peppers. I selected the Kung Pao chicken and it had only chili peppers, no Sichuan pepper at all. Staff has no clue what Sichuan food is supposed to be.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 28, 2024

Love this place!!! First time here and it was fantastic. Staff is so friendly!! Food is fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! Will DEFINITELY be back!!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 6, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing and unique. One the best sushi experiences I’ve had. The Mongolian hot pot was also to die for. I’d come here every week if I lived here.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2023

Hello Aaron, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed November 5, 2023 via mobile

My favorite Hot Pot experience! Everything was wonderful, the food, the setting, the servers. The staff was funny and friendly and happily answered all of our silly questions. Restaurant was clean and comfortable. We had a spicy broth and a mild broth, both were absolutely...delicious. We enjoyed boneless short rib, tendon, noodles, vegetables and the ball platter. We hadn’t been to Boston for Hot Pot for a few years, but we won’t let that happen again. I can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2023

Hello Samantha, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed November 2, 2023

We popped in on the way to the theatre and it was absolutely spot on, We had never had a hot pot before and the lovely waiter was very patient and ensured we got everything we wanted (and cleverly steered me away from the super...spicy broth reserved for total masochists). The cocktails were delish and the entree was easily adapted to be gluten free which was fabulous. Reassuringly knowledgeable about cross contamination.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2023

Hello, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed October 31, 2023 via mobile

Excellent Restaurant on Washington Street in Chinatown Most people it seems come for the Hot Pot ! We had 2 starters and 3 mains and all were delicious Dan Dan Noodles were delicious Friendly staff See pics for what we ate and the bill Hopefully...will be back In Boston soon for a return visit !More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2023

Hello Karen, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed October 23, 2023 via mobile

We walked in off the street to friendly staff, excellent service and wonderful food. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and return again!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed October 17, 2023

Wonderful happy hour at the bar! Great food and fabulous service! Kiana is outstanding and has impeccable customer service. The place is so nice inside! If you are in that part of Boston, make sure you check it out!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

Unique Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown near Tufts Medical Center on the Boston Southside. Great sushi - the Paradise Roll was excellent. And a dumpling app that was equally good and filling. Good service and a really nice bar with wide array of liquor.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello Remi, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed October 14, 2023 via mobile

This is one of the best hot pot restaurants you will ever eat at. The service was amazing Johnny was our server and he guided the experience for us deftly. He was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Try the beef sampler and my daughter loves the...steak skewers.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed September 30, 2023

This was my first time trying hot pot and it was such a great and unique experience. I attended this restaurant for a business dinner and we were a party of 8. Our waiter was so patient with us. He answered all of our questions...and took his time walking us through the menu and explaining the different options on the menu. The food was great and tasty and the drinks were awesome!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello Bella, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed September 27, 2023 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a guy in the wine store a few doors up the street. We were not disappointed. Food and service were both excellent. Our waiter told us we did not need to order more rice as he thought we would...have enough with the 2 entrees we had ordered and he was correct, we had plenty. The food was excellent and very flavoursome and the waiter (Johnny) was very chatty and helpful. It was a very pleasant experience all round and if we are back in Boston we will be making a return visit. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2023

Hello Rocky, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

Reviewed September 22, 2023 via mobile

Don’t be afraid to try the hot pot! Our waiter Lu was fantastic and explained everything we needed to have the best possible experience. And the food? It is DELICIOUS. We had the meat combo with Asian veggies. If you live in or visit Boston...this place is a must!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Billy Gu, Owner at The Q, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2023

Hello Kirsten, Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad that you had enjoyed your dining experience with us. Looking forward to serve you again. Best, Q Team

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Response from capecodda | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above answer. Check the menu. I am sure you will like the food. Just depends on what you are looking to eat. Hot Pot was not expensive and sushi is average priced. Definitely worth a try. Location is... More
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no idea but all food was great so give it a try , it's not very expensive
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Q

Yes, The Q offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Q is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Q is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5