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Tom Can Cook

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374 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Very good food -- Moody Street, Waltham, MA -- and BYOB !

One of the many very good ethnic restaurants on "restaurant row" on Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts. Thai/Vietnamese food ... Pho, Pad Thai, and a very full menu, moderately priced. All the better than you can bring your own wine or spirits. I enjoyed a dish of Pad Woon Sen -- stir fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston L
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many very good ethnic restaurants on "restaurant row" on Moody Street, Waltham, Massachusetts. Thai/Vietnamese food ... Pho, Pad Thai, and a very full menu, moderately priced. All the better than you can bring your own wine or spirits. I enjoyed a dish of Pad Woon Sen -- stir fried glass noodles. The taste was fine. Could have... More 

Thank Boston L
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

How often have we been here for Pad Thai? Many times. I told the waitress that Tom, whoever he is, can indeed cook. She brought him out from the kitchen. He does cook, and really well. He serves up a variety of Thai foods, all nicely prepared and in ample portions. When we visit, we are treated like old friends.... More 

Thank Charles O
northern New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

With a name like "Tom Can Cook", I wasn't sure exactly what to expect of this restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised at just how *well* Tom can cook! :) Our waiter was helpful and guided us to dishes that suited our moods and tastes. The dumpling appetizer was fantastic, as were the chicken teriyaki, mango curry, and crazy noodles (I... More 

Thank nygns
Boston, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Don't be intimidated by the sketchy curb appeal that Moody St. offers. This restaurant may not look like much from the outside but serves up some excellent Thai food. For those of you who aren't culinarily adventurous, there are some basic Chinese food options as well as basic American options. Also, be on the lookout for some online deals for... More 

Thank Evan M
Niantic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

The waitress gave me a complimentary miso soup which I finished just in time for my catfish chili dish. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank Forest H
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited here on a weeknight around 9 pm; they stay open until 10 pm. There was only one other couple dining when we arrived. The menu is quite varied and the prices are very reasonable. We often order spring rolls, but their spring rolls contain shrimp. They have vegetarian rolls, which they said were fried, so instead we opted... More 

Thank esj59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went for an early meal with my young daughter. I had the chicken noodle soup and gladly paid an extra $ for more vegetables. It was fresh and delicious. My daughter ordered the chicken teriyaki with vegetables. There was not a piece of white meat on the plate and it was all over cooked. The cost of her meal was... More 

Thank 617Boston
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with my friend from nearby Weston...she had eaten here before and assured me that I would love it. It turned out to be a delightful evening with great Asian Thai cuisine. Some of the usual Thai cuisine you know and love...but also interesting, extremely creative, and best of all....delicious options. Many vegetarian choices as well as chicken, pork,... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had one of the best soups there ever. Very authentic. If in Waltham and visiting and liking Thai food....stop here.

Thank daksterinwaltham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The menu is very varied, with an interesting selection of dishes. Our food was very tasty and the service was very quick. I was actually surprised that it was so quiet the night I visited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 374 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: 781-891-6977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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