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Rice Barn

1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
781-449-8300
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Ranked #11 of 57 Restaurants in Needham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food is always tasty - chinatown street noodle, spicy eggplant basil, etc. Highly recommend, great for eating in and take out.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I went there for lunch. It was not so great. Everything tasted too sweet. Too much sugar.. Service was so so. I don't think I am coming back..

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Bellaire, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Recently went to dinner at this establishment and had a reservation, which was good because they filled up shortly after we were seated. Problem was not enough wait staff or just slow wait staff. Several tables that were seated quite a while after us, ordered before we were even asked about drinks. Eventually the waitress came and took our order.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Rice Barn in Needham is a really lovely spot...quiet (except when commuter train goes by), live piano music, low light and candles on the tables. I don't love all the things I've tried on the menu, but the shrimp appetizer wrapped in crunchy noodles is great; the vegetarian dish made with peapods, soft tofu, and mushrooms is wonderful, and the... More

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Boston, MA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very nice, upscale dining in Needham, MA. Excellent service and interesting variety of dishes. Particularly enjoyed the Roti Canai and the Chiang Mai noodles. Hope to go back soon!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Went with family for weekend dinner. Initial greeting at the door and the lady taking orders was very pleasant. Calamari that we chose for starters was far too chewy. The jungle curry and the mango shrimp rice dish were pretty good. The duck on rice was average. The evening was ruined by the server who was very grumpy and more... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I had dinner with my sweetie and my best friend and her husband at The Rice Barn. We had reservations and went when they opened. The food was good, very "clean"......it didn't bowl me over, but it was good. There was a little hiccup with the wine that was ordered......we ordered a Cab, and a Merlot was brought. Thank goodness... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great local restaurant. Food is perfectly acceptable and you can pretty much always get a table.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My company gets catering from here often; I have not actually been inside the restaurant. They have great pad thai and fresh rolls. Gyoza are pretty salty.

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Boston MA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food is wonderful. The Saigon rolls were tasty with a piquant sauce. Steamed mussels, succulent and sweet, done in a wine broth and served with a tangy sauce. A special of swordfish was cooked perfectly and served with a pyramid if brown and white rice, not exactly not. Another special if shrimp, scallops, asparagus and snow peas was uneven.... More

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