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Rice Barn

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1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
781-449-8300
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Asian Flavors

Our first return to the Rice Barn after many years and new management. Their menu has a great selection with many spicy selections. I ordered the pad thai tambal, a spicy pad Thai with seafood. Large portion and delicious. Also fried rice with shrimp, and fried calamari starter. Too much for do for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ehad2
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Needham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Rice Barn is a popular Thai restaurant in Needham Center. My family have been going there for years and its a good alternative to Chinese restaurants. The food is good and well-presented - rice comes molded into a pyramid shape, etc. On my last visit on a busy Friday the service was a disaster. Our server was grumpy and... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our first return to the Rice Barn after many years and new management. Their menu has a great selection with many spicy selections. I ordered the pad thai tambal, a spicy pad Thai with seafood. Large portion and delicious. Also fried rice with shrimp, and fried calamari starter. Too much for do for two but all delicious. I'll return to... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love the place great family resturant live the atmosphere. Owner very friendly and always there food is amazing I loved the pat Thai

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food! we eat here often, our kids' favorite place! The food is delicious! from the appetizers to the main dishes! Love the fresh roles!! and the purple rice for desert! Just a bit to pricy.

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Boston, Mass
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We returned since our last visit was a real treat, this time for take-out. Once again, every dish was well prepared, with careful choice of seasoning and cooked to perfection. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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195 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I ordered the dumplings and the shrimp pad thai. I sat at the bar and the waitress came right over and said hello but did not offer her name. She was attentive and brought me water after I asked right away. The dumplings you can tell were fresh made that day, but came probably from the fridge to the pan... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our regular place closed down but were excited to discover Rice Barn. The staff is always friendly and the food is excellent. The menu is eclectic but everything is delish. Must try the chive pancake! its fluffy and savory- not your typical scallion pancake.

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needham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rice Barn is unlike any other Asian restaurants we have been to. Really creative. Tons of options. Everything is great.

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Boston, Mass
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Although local, we had forgotten the Rice Barn, until last night. My family and I returned to be reminded how good it is. A chef has created wonderful recipes, such as a mild creamy satay or delicious curry. We'll be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Rice barn is a consistently good experience. My family really likes it. The pad Thai is very good and the people who run the place are nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: 781-449-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?