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Wonder Spice Cafe

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Neighborhood:
Jamaica Plain
Asian, Thai, Cafe, Vegetarian, Cambodian
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697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
617-522-0200
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Today
12:00 pm - 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I visited Wonder Spice two weeks ago with my brother and his wife. I ordered salmon choo chi, which arrived at the table about 10 minutes after my sister-in-law's meal. It was quite good, and the portion was generous, but the fact that our three plates arrived sequentially detracted from our meal... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
MuddyShoesMedford
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early dinner Thursday proved disapointing 4 people total in resteraunt, food was cold as ice, pad thia hot in the center. Pic looks ok but tasteless cold food. Windows, tables , floor dingy. Restroom atrocious. We are in area frequently now , and would not return

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Thank Patricia T
Belmont, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Wonder Spice two weeks ago with my brother and his wife. I ordered salmon choo chi, which arrived at the table about 10 minutes after my sister-in-law's meal. It was quite good, and the portion was generous, but the fact that our three plates arrived sequentially detracted from our meal together. My brother ordered gingered scallops and was... More 

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Thank MuddyShoesMedford
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The vegetables are fresh but it ends there. The sauces have no depth, nothing is very interesting except the drunken noodles come close. Great location, but they need a menu overall and a really good cook.

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Thank JPdiner2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you would like to go to a reasonably priced, wonderful atmosphere and family friendly Thai Resuarant - this is the place. It is outside of downtown Boston in a funky neighborhood. Easy to reach by train or bus. The staff is very welcoming and the food is to die for!

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Thank AMandFM
Stokesley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visiting the area, we wandered into the restaurant for dinner. The decor is pretty basic but it was busy, which was a good sign. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was freshly cooked and very tasty. Portions here are huge so a little caution is required when ordering. We were very happy to return for another... More 

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Thank OttoThiel
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We wandered in to this Cambodian and Thai restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. The place was quiet and relaxing, a typical Asian restaurant when its not crowded. The decor was very interesting with beautiful carvings on the walls. We ordered Scallion pancakes, ( a little too fried, couldn't taste much), golden triangles, (OK, not too flavorful), crispy Pad Thai,... More 

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Thank s P
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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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Thank IFK2015
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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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Thank markmd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Claire S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Cafe, 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?

Staying in Jamaica Plain

Neighborhood Profile
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.