Best of Boston

2024 Best Thai Restaurant


Bring a big group to this Brookline Village hot spot — you’ll want plenty of friends to share with as you order up bowls of nang kai tod (crispy chicken skin), warming
kang pu
(crab curry), and a unique green papaya
pad thai. Wash it down with a
cocktail (or three) highlighting Southeast
Asian flavors — we love the Sazerac with
Thai tea–infused rye — before heading
down the street for more snacks at little
sibling Merai, which is slated to open this

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