Thai Me Up: The Top 5 Thai Restaurants in Boston

Pad Thai, spring rolls and curry: no matter which way you serve it, Thai food tops many Bostonians’ lists as their go-to cuisine when the going gets hungry. Look beyond the takeout box and explore the top 5 Thai restaurants in Boston.

Brown Sugar Café

While many foodies rely upon word-of-mouth for restaurant reviews, one look inside Brown Sugar Café will tell you why their patrons keep coming back for more:  their location, quaint and charming, is always packed to the brim. Our advice:  get there early, and plan for extra time to sift through their voluminous (and largely delicious) menu.

Brown Sugar Café is located at 1033 Commonwealth Avenue in the Boston University neighborhood

Sugar & Spice

Sugar, spice and everything nice – that’s what great Thai food is made of. A Cambridge tradition for one decade running and still strong, Sugar & Spice is the perfect innuendo for when you want a sit down meal without a lot of sit down fuss. Their noodle bowls are all-encompassing, and their signature Asian-inspired cocktails can’t be missed.

Sugar & Spice is located at 1933 Massachusetts Avenue in the Porter Square neighborhood


While entertainment may abound in the Theatre District, great dining options don’t – especially those that can have you filled up and out the door in time to catch a show.  Montien offers an upscale environment for you to enjoy any of their classic curries, seafood specialties or even sushi.

Montien is located at 63 Stuart Street in the Theatre District

Rod Dee Thai

What came first: the drunken chicken or the tamarind duck? At Rod Dee Thai, you can enjoy both house specials, plus a vast variety of other Thai-infused specialties that will leave your taste buds wanting more. (We especially recommend their green papaya salad.)

Rod Dee Thai is located at multiple locations in Brookline

Bamboo Thai

Thai restaurants may come and go, but Bamboo Thai, a Brighton fixture since 1990, is here to stay. The décor is tastefully casual, and the food is casually tasty – the brave at heart will love their spicy (and unique) sriacha wings.

Bamboo Thai is located at 1616 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton