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Brown Sugar Cafe

#341 of 2,854 Restaurants 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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
The best!

The Thai food in this place is just amazing. You will not be disappointed. I have never had anything that is less than awesome in this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Derek V
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Thai food in this place is just amazing. You will not be disappointed. I have never had anything that is less than awesome in this place.

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
120 reviews 120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
94 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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?