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YoMa

5 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02134 (Allston / Brighton)
(617) 783-1372
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Ranked #354 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Burmese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I really love this place. There menu was full of great and interesting options, it took me a while to decide on what I wanted. I opted for the Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup and Plata. The soup was phenomenal. It was very spicy. Usually when they say "spicy" I think "that means mild", because it usually is the case. Not... More

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Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I have lived in Myanmar for years, so I know what the authentic Burmese cuisine is. YoMa serves decent Burmese food. I really like their dried shrimp tea salad, but it costs quite a lot. Considering all the tea leaves are brought from Burma, it is still worth to order. Shan noodle and other noodle are quite overpriced. For $10... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is my favorite place in town. It's a hole in a wall place and vegetarian's paradise. The mango salad and assorted noodles are to die for.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I adore this place. I like that they have a separate vegetarian menu, for starters. My favorites are the coconut tofu soup (can cure anything), the Burmese tofu salad, and the green mango salad, which I try but fail to replicate at home. In fact, Yoma has influenced my cooking a lot - it's that good and the flavor combos... More

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

The limeade is delightful & soft. My main dish, noodle 23 rainbows dish, amalgamates many ingredients, but all retain their separate identies, and the plate has a soothing aroma.

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I've been here with friends many times, and the food here is always good. Our standard order is to split a tea salad to start, a side of balachong (fried shallots and garlic, awesome to sprinkle over whatever you order) and two noodle dishes as main courses. If you've never tried it before, the tea-salad is a must-order. As noted... More

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dublin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband and I are not adventurous when eating out, however, this is one of our son's favorite restaurants, so have been here several times. It is a store front, family owned restaurant in Allston. Over the years the restaurant has been redecorated, but still nothing special in atmosphere. The food, however, has always been great, and today was no... More

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Kingston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

After our trip to Southeast Asia (where we met so many Burmese people) my friend and I had to find a Burmese restaurant in Boston, and YoMa fit the bill. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable and both waitstaff we had were friendly and attentive. The Burmese LimeAid, which was clearly very fresh (and delicious), was the perfect beverage. The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Comfort food from Myanmar (Burma) delightfully prepared. Both unusual salads using interesting ingredients such as tea leaves, and cooked savory dishes with meat, fish or tofu and pumpkin. Multiple unusual noodle dishes, too. A tranquil spot that serves delicious food. They have upgraded and redecorated several times over the years while holding the line on prices. Good for friends, family... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Yoma is on my regular rotation due to the great food and attentive service. The salads are great during the summertime when you want something light, while the curries and soups are perfect for cold new England days. The standouts are the potatoe plata, ginger salad, and pumpkin with beef. The tea is a steal at .75.

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