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Chow Thai Cafe

187 Main St, Boston, MA 02129-3201 (Charlestown)
617-242-5232
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Ranked #1,512 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese, Café
Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Charlestown
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Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Charlestown
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've reviewed over 25 Thai restaurants, and this is my first "Poor" rating. We were driving into downtown and decided to avoid parking for lunch by stopping here. The salad was iceberg and featured two hard boiled egg halves that looked like they had been in the fridge for a vey long time. My pineapple fried rice was greasy/oily and... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I had spent the morning walking the northern portion of the Freedom Trail and needed a lunch break. After a quick search for places to eat, the choices were pizza, sandwiches, or Thai. Since we live right next to a Thai restaurant back home, I wasn't too keen on having Thai for lunch. But since Sonia didn't... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Friendly and personal touch makes this a repeat dinner spot. I meet friends who live locally every few months. I order something different each time - this time, the crispy pad thai. The server asked if I knew how that was going to be presented and wanted to be sure that I knew the noodles would not be soft. My... More

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manchester
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Pad Thai was pretty inedible. Prosecco was served in a half pint beer glass. Overcharged on bill and took an age to rectify. Need I say more? Really needs to up it's game.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I'm feeling mean. I would like to give this place a 4 and it's almost there but not quite in "very good" land. That said I would definitely welcome it as a great place to dine in an area of Boston that really doesn't have enough eateries. The tofu and vegetable rolls as an appetizer were OK but small, and,... More

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boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The pad thai was flavorful and the noodles perfectly cooked. We shared a shrimp stir fry that was also well prepared. If we're back in the area, we'll try the delivery!

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Charleston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We moved to Charlestown eight years ago. We ate at Chow Thai a few times, but weren't impressed. We took a hiatus of a few years, and when we returned to Chow Thai - wow! What an improvement! It may not be the best Thai food I've enjoyed, but it is very good, and they deliver (quickly). I love the... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

The best pad see ew I've had outside of Thailand -- just like we got from cafes. Friendly staff, too. I place a large order with them weekly and we've never had anything go wrong. The best!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2007

mmmmmm nescafe :):):)

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