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Brown Sugar Cafe

#360 of 2,727 Restaurants in Boston
#390 of 2,941 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Allston / Brighton
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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Thai

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
James M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Washington DC
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31 reviews
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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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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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Melbourne, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?