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Rice Barn

1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
781-449-8300
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Ranked #10 of 55 restaurants in Needham
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My favorite Pad Thai out of any Thai place I have ever visited or ordered from! Was over in Dover for the Xmas break visiting my girlfriend's family and this was the go-to place on a cold weekday evening when nobody wanted to go out driving or get dressed up to go out to a restaurant. Great value for money... More

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Needham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love this restaurant. The food is always well prepared and fresh. It is Asian style but not Chinese. I especially like the RIce Barn because I do not like Chinese American, but this always satisfies my palette for Asian food. I agree with another Tripadvisor member that I never had a bad meal there, they cook to your preference... More

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Needham, MA
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is never a wait. The service is always attentive. The food is interesting, authentic, and always good. Best tea EVER- hot or cold. i need to find out where they get it from.

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Wellesley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Rice Barn is a great choice in the Needham/Wellesley Hills area for Asian food. My wife raves about the fresh ingredients which make its dishes fragrant and wonderful. Of course, we notice they aren't quite as good after the trip home when we do take out but we always enjoy the food. There are options that our kids love but... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Never had a bad meal at that restaurant .The staff is very nice and the food is not your average Thai .Very different and special flavoring make every dish interesting.Would definitely recommend this restaurant .

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