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Brown Sugar Cafe

1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001 (Allston / Brighton)
617-787-4242
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Ranked #349 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great Thai food in the Allston/Boston area. They have a large selection of menu items and offer dine in or take out options. Service was great the last time I went. I highly recommend this!

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Stockton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had some sort of seafood medley in a rich soup mix of basil leaves and chili spices. Seriously hot. One of my favorite Thai restaurants. The servings are huge and the location on Commonwealth Ave makes it a great and affordable place.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love the food here - so many vegetarian options too! I have been quite disappointed with thai food in the US in general but I really enjoy the food here! Only 4/5 stars because the service is rather bad. The staff is uninterested at best, so go there only for the food.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I got the basil fried rice dish with beef. The rice was a bit too tough to chew on (although it could be just the way brown rice is). The ambiance of the restaurant is nice, but I definitely have much tastier thai dishes before.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were a little underwhelmed. The menu was massive but they didn't want to adapt any dish for one ingredient. The food tasted a bit sweet and not very delicate, how Thai should taste. It was just ok, I'd say. Probably better options worth searching out. That said it was a busy place and had a good vibe.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been here several times before events at either the Agganis Arena or at BU. The food here never disappoints. Portions are large and the prices are reasonable. They do not take reservations for small groups but it doesn't seem to be an issue getting in. For those with gluten concerns, they seem to be able to accommodate that... More 

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North Shore, MA
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I’m a regular at Brown Sugar for lunch and occasionally stop by for dinner; I recently had one of those occasional dinners, the start to an evening out with friends. The menu is quite long, and it is worth exploring some of the dishes that are less familiar (to US tastes). This time though, I had a simple dish from... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I love thai food. I used to go here when i was in college. Very affordable and delicious food. I was there recently and i had the chicken with cashew nuts and it was served in a whole pineapple. It was delectable. Plenty of room and parking is available on the street. The pad thai is to die for!!!

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is just the best authentic food you can get. Great value as well and the service is excellent. I just love this place!

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

affordable, tasty food with several rather authentic options (including those with names i've only heard from native thai speakers.) try the pad ga prow. my favorite!

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Additional Information about Brown Sugar Cafe

Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
Phone Number: 617-787-4242
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Café

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