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Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

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411 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
(617) 232-2955
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Thai in Brookline

Best Thai food I've had in Brookline. Their Pad Thai is always solid and their curries are really good. It's also a really good deal since the portions are large!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
thGrassyKnoll
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Gilford, New Hampshire
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dok Bua has a busy atmosphere and lots of tasty dishes for all kinds of eaters. The architecture is open and informal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Something negative has happened to this restaurant, which several years ago got raves and now, based on our recent experience, is no longer to be recommended. Our Crispy Duck with Tamarind Sauce, Onion, Pineapple, and Ginger featured dry, tough pieces of duck; our Crispy Chicken Stir Fried with pineapple, onion, cashews in a Thai sweet sauce featured dry chicken.Tofu Pad... More 

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best Thai food I've had in Brookline. Their Pad Thai is always solid and their curries are really good. It's also a really good deal since the portions are large!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This delicious local spot was recommend by a co-workers sister who lives in Boston. I'm very happy I made my way to this side of town. Drunken Noodles - spicy and delicious, texture of noodles were perfect Vegetable Dumplings- so good, nice mixture of crunchy and soft texture, with yummy thicker than normal soy sauce Sticky Rice with Mango -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are familiar with good Thai food. We ordered a few selections. One item was Sai Krog I-sarn (North Eastern food), but we were given Sai-Oua (Northern food). These are different in taste and ingredients.The restaurant should not cheat the customers. Many people are not familiar with Thai food will eat whatever the kitchen gave to them. Stir-fried egg plants... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a very nice meal at Dok Bua last night. Ordered the basil and chili chicken and was very pleased that it was as tasty as my favorite Thai place in New York! The staff were attentive and the food was ready quickly. It's not a super fancy place and the prices were very reasonable. Would definitely dine there again!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fast, inexpensive; BYOB; funky and flavorful. unpretentious. old fashioned, basic decor; new yorkers will feel at home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although there is no shortage of great restaurants in Brookline, this is where I go 95% of the time whenever I'm at Coolidge Corner. I love Thai food and all too often find Thai restaurant menus to be limited and practically identical, and the flavors adapted for the general American palate - too sweet or not spicy enough. Dok Bua... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have eaten at Dok Bua a number of times; the food is always good and fresh. This visit we got take out and I really loved having complimentary ginger tea served while we waited. The staff is friendly, the service is fast. I've never had a bad meal here. For my daughter, who lives in the neighborhood, this is... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very fast service, food was delicious (I had the dinner special in order to try out more distinct dishes), tea was lovely (I was thrilled to discover that they had a decaf green). Not the most comfortable seating or rarefied atmosphere, but I was looking for something casual and comfortable where I wouldn't feel awkward eating alone, and this fit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 232-2955

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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