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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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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Gilford, New Hampshire
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  • Dining on a budget
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it the first time, but the second time was disappointing. We would probably try it again, since the food was fresh and preparations interesting. The prices were very good, but the fish dish was a little greasy and not made with fresh oil on the second visit. Pluses- the menu is extensive, and you can find something for... More 

Thank ecokap
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I travel to Thailand once a year but I still dream about dok bua. The atmosphere is unpretentious, the pricing is reasonable and the staff are amazing. Grilled Pork is the best main by far.

Thank Suitecaser
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ithaca_new_yorker
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Nat G
Gilford, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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!

Thank thGrassyKnoll
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank M10N
Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Thank MeKat513
New Hampshire
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank CoachJames24
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.

Thank pianosue
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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