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Brown Sugar Cafe

#262 of 2,880 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
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
BU Staple

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
KS_Dub
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our family loves Thai food, but there seem to be little differences from one restaurant to another. Brown Sugar surprised me when they took the same Thai menu found everywhere and kicked it up several notches with incredible flavor. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in to a table of Buddhist Monks chanting (this was just after the restaurant... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have been to Brown Sugar several times and have always been pleased with the food and service. Their menu is huge and they offer traditional Thai dishes and others with a more Westernized flare. The portions are good size- I usually end up having leftovers. My go-to is the yellow curry. Take out is available and prompt.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been here a few times and is one of the best Thai places that I have been to in the US, Europe or Thailand. The food is really excellent with lots of options for both really authentic Thai food as well as the more westernised options. I love Thai food and am so often disappointed by places but Brown Sugar... More 

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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: Coffee Shop, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
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?