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Tom Can Cook

374 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
781-891-6977
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Ranked #46 of 159 restaurants in Waltham
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Boston, MA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have typically eaten at or gotten take out from Tom Can Cook every few weeks as it's just down the street from home. The past few times we've gotten food there, we've had some issues, and thus I'm not as big a fan as the last time I reviewed it. First, I agree with some other reviewers who mention... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am shocked to have to write this negative of a review. From being ignored for the first 15 or so minutes to getting food with "chicken" that tasted like soggy paper, this was a miserable experience. Tom Can Cook has a great name, but for us, that was about all that was great about it.

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Boston. MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We tried three Thai dishes and all them were good. Tom has a special Pad Thai dish which was delicious. We also had a "make your own" dinner which in our case had shrimp and chicken with basil and spices - excellent. The green curry with chicken dishes was just OK -- could have been spicier. The service was friendly... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I visited to take out. The menu was huge and took some time to settle on what to order. Chose spring rolls and pork chops. Excellent food! I'll be back again!

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a "stumble-upon" experience. The owner served us personally and was more than helpful in explaining some of the items on the menu that I questioned. Get the spring rolls but get them "fresh" rather than "fried". A unique experience for me. I also had the Tamarind Duck - a crispy skinned duck with a moist, tender interior. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It would be easy to walk past this reataurant in a street of many, but having a hankering for SE Asian food the menu looked varied enough to service a fussy eater like myself. The chicken spring rolls were absolutley unique. Moist and tasy and the sause that went with it was sweet and flavoursome. Simply delicious! The crispy coated... More

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Greenwood
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have only had Thai food a few times, so I am not an expert. BUT, our food was fantastic! We got two dishes, both were about $10. Mango Curry Chicken was perfect blend of sweet and spice flavors. Spicy Chicken with peanuts and Prik Pao Sauce was perfect with just a little spice. Everything was very fresh. Noodles and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Awesome noodle bowls. I had the Udon Noodle bowl and it was magnificent. Spice it as hot or mellow as you like.

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Burlington, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was introduced to this restaurant by a local when I was in Waltham, MA on a business trip. I'm not very familiar with Thai food, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was able to customize my food (I didn't want it to be too spicy) and got exactly what I wanted. The food was incredible! Great... More

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Weston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Average thai restaurant on Moody Street in Waltham. The Somai was not fresh made but previously frozen and warmed up. I could do this at home. The Pad Thai was average.

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