Best of Boston

2005 Best Charlestown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Chow Thai Café

You have to wonder why more people haven’t caught on to this oustanding family-run Thai restaurant, given that for the past 10 years it’s been consistently producing addictive and inexpensive takes on such specialties as crispy crab rangoon and spicy masaman curry.

187 Main St., Charlestown, 617-242-5232,