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BEST Thai Restaurant

2016 BEST Thai Restaurant

Cha Yen Thai Cookery

Watertown

With a degree from Johnson & Wales and training under Todd English, Manita Bunnagitkarn could very well have gravitated toward fine dining. Lucky for us, the skilled chef set up shop in a former Watertown wing spot to concentrate on… read more»

2015 BEST Thai Restaurant

S & I to Go

Allston

Sometimes the most unassuming places pack the most punch. This humble haunt serves up pad see ew with ample wok char, just-sweet-enough pineapple curry, and a soulful pad gra prow with enough heat to make you sweat. About that sweating… read more»

2014 BEST Thai Restaurant

Thai North

Brighton

Upon entering this tiny Brighton storefront, you’ll want to turn to the wall on your right: It’s entirely covered with images of the dizzying array of Thai specialties on offer. If this selection doesn’t overwhelm you, the chalkboard by the… read more»

2013 BEST Thai Restaurant

Thai North

Brighton

The best way to order at this tiny Brighton eatery is off the handwritten chalkboard in the back, which showcases northern Thai specialties such as Chiang Mai curried noodles and fiery nam phrik num (a spicy pepper dip surrounded by… read more»

2012 BEST Thai Restaurant
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Brown Sugar Café

Boston

All the exotic Thai flavors you love are here: The som tum papaya with sticky rice is a garlicky experience, with crunchy strands of papaya and dried shrimp. A lime dressing adds pep to the minced pork laab with herbs… read more»

2011 BEST Thai Restaurant

Dok Bua

Brookline

How do we love thee, Dok Bua? We love the Thai-American comfort food you so expertly turn out (the gloriously delicious pad see ew; the rich, spicy-sweet pineapple curry). We also can’t get enough of your more-authentic dishes, like the… read more»

2008 BEST Thai Restaurant
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Brown Sugar Café

Boston

The sheer size of Brown Sugar’s menu and the sizzling tease of the plates that come flying out of its always-busy kitchen can turn the most decisive diners into covetous rubberneckers. Fortunately, it’s hard to go wrong here, whatever the… read more»

2007 BEST Thai Restaurant

Dok Bua

Brookline

A confession: We’re still working our way through Dok Bua’s marathon menu. (This is partly because we’re compelled to order the sublime mango curry and the miang cum appetizer—betel nut leaf filled with ginger and shallots—at least every other visit.)… read more»

2006 BEST Thai Restaurant

House of Siam

Boston

Despite what your chowhound friends tell you, it is not true that the quality of an ethnic restaurant falls as its sanitation scores rise. And it’s certainly not the case at House of Siam, where cream-colored tablecloths, scarlet walls, and… read more»

2005 BEST Thai Restaurant

Khao Sarn Cuisine

Brookline

Order pad thai, if you must. But what makes Khao Sarn worthy are its specialties from the northern reaches of Thailand—miang kum, for example, is a do-it-yourself dish that lets you wrap a few flakes of baked coconut, roasted peanuts,… read more»