Clay Pot Cafe



Price Range : Under $10 ($)

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    4 stars

Clay Pot Cafe is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!


Adress: 74 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 2111

Phone: (617) 357-5262

Work Hours

Mon 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am-10:00 pm

Business info

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    Takes Reservations
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    Accepts Credit Cards
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    Good For
    Lunch, Dinner
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    Street, Private Lot
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    Bike Parking
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
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    Good for Groups
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    Noise Level
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    Good For Happy Hour
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    Outdoor Seating
  • wifi
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    Has TV
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    Dogs Allowed
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    Waiter Service
  • fastfood


  • Christiana G.

    star star star star star 22 September 2020

    Very small place! About ... maybe 20 people can fit. Food is brought out quickly and it's delicious. I had the clay pot rice with Chinese Sausage and Bacon (its Pork Belly) and it was amazing! The owners speak so/so English but the menu is in English and it's easy to communicate. It's delicious!

    I also had egg drop soup, it was good and had mushrooms in it.

  • Vi L.

    star star star star star 21 September 2020

    It's a little mom and pop store tuck away at the edge of Chinatown with limited seating but a steady flow of customers in and out. The decor is simple and minimal, and service adequate for being in Chinatown. It's cash only so bring your greens!

    Once you enter, you will be immediately greeted by the smell of homemade food. Since clay pot is in the name, my dining companion and I decided to stick to the classics. We each ordered a rice clay pot-- pork ribs and Chinese sausage/ pork belly. The dishes were simple, something mom would cook up for dinner at home, but the flavors and nostalgia are priceless. The pork ribs were tender and the meat sauce from the pork was drizzled onto the rice for extra flavors. The Chinese sausage and sweet BBQ pork belly (they called it bacon on the menu) harmonized well together.

    Overall, I had a very pleasant dining experience here. Prices are cheap and nothing beats rice cooked in a clay pot. The restaurant itself looks kind of dull, but the food here is definitely done right.

  • Cashew C.

    star star_border star_border star_border star_border 17 September 2020

    This is probably the WORST restaurant in Boston coming from somebody who has been living here for 5 years+. Mainly for the service: we went in with 3 people, ordered 3 clay pot rices, and there were 3 serving spoons in each pot. Since we decided to share between the 3 of us, we asked VERY KINDLY for some small eating spoons. And the server somehow took away ALL our chopsticks and gave us 3 big SERVING spoons. We looked around and saw that other tables had small spoons for eating AND chopsticks, so we asked if we can have our chopsticks (to eat the food with bones???) and the server literally went: YOU NEED 6 CHOPSTICKS AND 6 SPOONS for 3 PEOPLE??? and still didn't give us our chopsticks back. And he stopped saying a single word to us afterwards. I don't remember trashing him/anything remotely about the restaurant since we had a good impression from other yelpers. I don't understand, is it outrageous to have serving spoons and eating spoons separately since we were having dinner with newly made friends?

    The food is very bland, got yellow eel, short ribs, chicken + sausage rice, but they all taste the same. I only randomly get up and go on yelps at 4 am because it bothers me so much. Bye angry server i hope you have a day.

  • Jane P.

    star star star star_border star_border 13 September 2020

    I was so excited to try this place because all the photos looked so great and the food looked so delicious, but the clay pop was okay here. I felt like everything was way to salty and I felt glad I ordered a extra side of rice to balance out the saltiness, but after eating so much rice I felt so sick. The meat was tender and the flavors were good, but I don't know how anyone could eat such salty food. Also, I felt like the rice was way too hard and not as soft as I envisioned it to be. All in all, I would not go back and I would probably try something else when I go to Boston.

  • Simon B.

    star star star star star 1 September 2020

    Old time real deal hard to find in the modern whirled.

    We talking OLD SCHOOL here.
    1970s Hong Kong maybe.
    Early daze times for this writer.
    Pre mobile phones.
    Credit cards- fuggetaboutit.
    Cash only.

    Authentic Cantonese.
    Hot pots.
    Hot pots clay pot rice topped with various delectables are the specialty here.

    We chose chicken/ Chinese mushroom medium @ 18 bucks approx, a generous size fed two very well. Deliciousness. Crunchy rice bottom and edges just like it's supposed to be.

    A big stir fry of tong choy, simply done with GARLIC took me back....well executed. 10 bucks

    A cauldron of herbal bone broth with walnut and coconut.

    Wotta treat.

    Special interest dining unexpected in Boston.

    If y'all don't speak the lingo, there is an English translation on the menu.


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