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Discover great contentment at BLR by Shojo in Chinatown
THROUGH THE NEON STEAM swirling from the sewer caps, past the clicks and murmurs of men huddled about Chinese chess boards, a short flight of stairs descends and disappears through an unassuming door on Hudson Street. BLR (Best Little Restaurant, from the same team behind Shojo and Ruckus), has the feel of a high class, albeit covert, gambling den turned gourmet restaurant: hanging Chinese paper lamps shine light off of the gold painted brick walls, then a tray of simmering Oxtail Chow Fun emerges from the kitchen alongside a cocktail in a color you’ve never seen before. Nothing on BLR’s menu will disappoint, but the ginger-scallion shrimp will change your life for the better, and their infused liquor cocktails are unlike anything else in Boston. 13A Hudson St., 617.338.4988