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Wonder Spice Cafe

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Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Cafe, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Cambodian
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697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
617-522-0200
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My Go-To Takeout

I often get Thai takeout from here while in downtown JP. The staff is always very nice, the takeout orders are ready very quickly, and they are piping hot! The pad Thai here is quite good (my favorite dish) and I wouldn't hesitate to come here for a sit-down dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
Native_Maine-ah
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love the food here. There are big portions and many vegetarian options. The atmosphere is very casual but nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Quick, courteous, very tasty. My host paid for the meal, so I'm not certain of the cost, but I had the impression that it may have been a bit more expensive than I anticipated. But the meal fed the six of us with leftovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have been coming to Wonder Spice since I lived in Jamaica Plain (for 12 years), Ma. I moved to the North Shore 13 years ago. When I drive into Boston this is the first resaurant I crave for. I travel to South East Asia every year for work. I take my friends fom Thailand here when they visit. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We started going here last year and have always had a good meal at very modest prices, compared to Cambridge, Brookline or Downtown Boston. The appetizers are the best feature and plenty of vegetarian options. My personal favorite is the Chicken Saraman, but the Pad Thai and other dishes are also very tasty. This is located in the "main Drag"... More 

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Sharon MA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

went here with a group -- lots of options that included tofu and wheat gluten. The fake duck was fun. soup and vegetable dishes were all very good. everyone found something tasty to eat. They also had brown rice -- a nice option that many Thai restaurants don't offer. service was very good

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

From the minute we walked in I should've known to go somewhere else. We stood at the hostess desk for at least 15 minutes waiting for someone to acknowledge us but the waitresses just kept walking by not even making eye contact. I finally said something to one of them and she told me they had to clean off the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I often get Thai takeout from here while in downtown JP. The staff is always very nice, the takeout orders are ready very quickly, and they are piping hot! The pad Thai here is quite good (my favorite dish) and I wouldn't hesitate to come here for a sit-down dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went to the Wonder Spice Café for Dinner and was excited to try the restaurant. The menu is extensive and the portions are really huge. I went with a group of friends who really liked their food but I opted for the make your own entrée and ended up with a chicken dish that was bland and dry. Too many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Went there last night with a friend for the first time and really enjoyed our meal. The portions are very generous and price reasonable. The place has more covers than you first expect as you walk in. Serving staff are attentive and food arrived quickly though it was late and not any people were still eating. Chilli fish main was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Usually go there for dinner and the staff is always friendly, the food has never disappointed, and they have a really nice patio with lights strung up around the border giving it a nice romantic ambiance during the summer months.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
  • Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
  • Phone Number: 617-522-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Cambodian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?