Best of Boston

BEST Thai Restaurant

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»

2004 BEST Thai Restaurant

House of Siam

Boston

In a town with no shortage of commendable Thai restaurants, everyone has a favorite. But House of Siam wins us over with both big-picture style and thoughtful details. The duck with red curry alone is worth the trip—perfumed with sweet… read more»

2003 BEST Thai Restaurant, South

Siam House

Quincy

Service in this nondescript brick eatery in Quincy Center can be a bit slow, but the seafood dishes are some of the freshest we’ve found this side of Phuket, and well worth the wait. So are the unusual and savory… read more»

2003 BEST Thai Restaurant

Khao Sarn Cuisine

Brookline

Unlike the now-ubiquitous Asian fusion restaurants it resembles, this Coolidge Corner newcomer serves food that is authentically exotic. Fortunately, the knowledgeable waitresses excel at coaching diners who might otherwise steer past the Northern Thai specialties and play it safe with… read more»

2002 BEST Thai Restaurant

Montien

Boston

The city’s most delicious proof that life exists beyond pad Thai is found within these neon-lit walls. Authentic and exceptionally fresh dishes dominate chef-owner Tony Suktheva’s Thai menu (ask for it specifically, or odds are you’ll be handed the Americanized… read more»

2001 BEST Thai Restaurant

Brown Sugar Café

Boston

Spicy, sour, salty, and sweet: In Thailand, the perfect meal offers all four tastes. And with its extensive menu, Brown Sugar Café furnishes plenty of options for creating the consummate Thai dinner. Now that a second, larger location on Commonwealth… read more»

2000 BEST Thai Restaurant

Brown Sugar Cafe

Boston

Think all Thai restaurants in Bosotn are serving from the same kitchen? This Fenway spot is a welcome departure from bland curries and soggy pad thais. The dinner roster is absolutely enormous, featuring a dozens of noodles dishes and a… read more»

1999 BEST Thai Restaurant

Bangkok City; House of Siam

Boston

No doubt about it—the Tie Restaurant makes for a very bad pun. So sue us. The fact is we’re torn between two establishments that offer grace, charm, goodwill, and friendliness in abundance—and good food. Take Bangkok City, back phoenixlike from… read more»

1998 BEST Thai Restaurant

House of Slam

Boston

In the beginning, there was House of Siam’s Chicken with Basil, and it was the best. Subsequent visits introduced us to their pad thai, which gives Jae’s a run for its money, and interesting seafood dishes such as Diamond Mine,… read more»

1996 BEST Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Blue

Boston

This sophisticated new eatery across from Copley Square serves traditional Thai dishes with an exotic flair. Dishes such as Pad Thai, Satay Tom Yum, and a warm Gado Gado salad are complemented by scrumptious peanut, curry, and Pik Pow sauces…. read more»