Best of Boston

2023 Best Thai, Thai Restaurant


From Thai tea Sazeracs and pandan daiquiris to a tightly curated menu of dishes that remind the restaurant’s Thailand-born staff of their various hometowns, Mahaniyom hits all the right notes and then some (see: crispy chicken skin, crab fried rice, and the unique green-papaya pad thai, which replaces noodles with thin strips of fruit). We’re also very excited to check out the team’s next project, Merai, which will offer a different take on Thai cuisine when it opens later this year.

236 Washington St., Brookline, 617-487-5986,