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Brown Sugar Cafe

#421 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#455 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Allston / Brighton
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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
617-787-4242
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place near BU

I had Green Curry (as always). the sticky rice was perfect and the spice was just right. Great place for large groups...make sure someone "has a birthday." The place turns into a Thai DISCO!! Fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Kneelknurd
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had Green Curry (as always). the sticky rice was perfect and the spice was just right. Great place for large groups...make sure someone "has a birthday." The place turns into a Thai DISCO!! Fun.

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Linton, North Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I ordered the spicy Country Style Pad Thai and others in my group had different meals. They were all very tasty and the portions were too big to finish. Definitely would go here again.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I ordered takeout country style pad Thai and fried egg rolls. The egg rolls had a delicious flavor and were unlike any I had had before. The country style pad Thai was good and a huge portion. I'm not sure what makes the country style different from their standard pad Thai, but it did have radishes, green onion and bean... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Passed by the restaurant the other night, it was packed with people, thought it should be good. But I am very disappointed. I used to have a Thai friend who happened to be a very good cook. I know what Thai food should be. The food from this restaurant doesn't even close to Thai. The dish was greasy, salty, &... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always referred to Brown Sugar food as the best refined Thai food in the city. I've coming to the place for many years and food was always good and service almost perfect. This year, it's been getting worse. Food was just OK. The service wasn't bad, but got worse too. Not sure what's going on. Hopefully, it's all seasonal.

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España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's our new favorite Thai restaurant. The food is yummy. End of the story. Go yourself and enjoy it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Way too sweet, not authentic Thai. Very few northern Thai choices - disappointing to say the least. Cocanut Thai in Wellesley Hills is a much better choice as is Green Papaya in Waltham. Thai North in Brighton is much much better choice.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I checked out Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews for Thai restaurants while I am attending a conference in Boston, and found great reviews for Brown Sugar Cafe. They are well-deserved! I was seated promptly, water with lemon arrived immediately, and three different servers asked if they could take my drink order before I had had a chance to read the menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I brought a large group for lunch. Service was very good for this. Large menu with many choices. Very good flavors, portions.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great thai restaurant. Good value. Ate here probably much more than I should have while studying at BU.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: 617-787-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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