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Wonder Spice Cafe

697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
617-522-0200
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Ranked #1,093 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, Thai, Vegetarian, Café
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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boston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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NJ
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267 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife reminded me that we had eaten at this Asian restaurant several years ago and weren't impressed then, but our opinion was basically the same on this visit. We ordered a dish with mango and shrimp but couldn't find either ingredient. Shrimp dishes always cost more, so we felt gypped that they left this out. We had two chicken... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Never had a bad meal here, usually get the drunken noodles and spicy basil. Service is quick and friendly staff. Great for dine in our take out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Visited this little local whilst staying in J.P . and we were pleasantly surprised - sat out the back in the " courtyard " area which is basically a concrete area with a few potplants , tables and fairy lights - I'm guessing looks much better at night than during the day and beats sitting on the main road. Food... More

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massachusetts
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61 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I went here with a co worker and ordered several appitizers and dinner. As we entered it looked like a take out restaurant. The wait staff said they have another room for dine in. That room was better, but not fantsy. We ordered several appetizers and most of them were just ok. I ordered the spicy basil rice with chicken... More

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Boston
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20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The atmosphere is great. The food was good and reasonably priced. Service is good and food comes out fast.

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New England
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37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Culinary competition should create better results. That location is packed with options for a global selection of food. Simply stated- go somewhere else. For birthday parties they literally turn the lights out so you can't see your hand in front of your face; the Pad Thai dishes were lacking separation from supermarket to-go meals; rice was hardened like it had... More

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