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Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

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411 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2903
(617) 232-2955
Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. No frills.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
CoachJames24
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had our luncheons here about half a dozen of times in the past 6 months. Its location is more than 40 miles from our home, so considering that is a good sign. • The food is good, not that great • The money is OK • Service is very friendly and accommodating • We don’t think much about ambience... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ate here with friends for the first time. Great food! Larb Salad was cool, refreshing but complex. Had to send one dish back because it came out brutally spicy for some reason but the staff was kind. Overall one of those great Thai experiences (which don't always occur) of leaving very full because everything was so good.

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BOSTON
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went over to Dok Bua Thai Kitchen on Saturday, September 13th for lunch. We had an expired Groupon so decided to check the place out. Food and service were excellent. But I am giving this place only 3 dots!! First every bill comes to you with 18% tip added!!! In addition, they add something which I have never seen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Dok Bua in Coolidge Corner has fast become our favorite eating spot in Coolidge Corner - and it has some tough competition with Otto, The Regal Beagle, Zaftigs and a rake of other places. The reasons are threefold. First: The food is very good value for money. Very tasty and plenty of options. You can even eat quite healthily here... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ordered in a few nights ago. My husband got a dinner special which came with a lot of food but was short on duck in the pad Thai dish. I ordered chicken pad Thai. My husband and I both enjoyed the tom yum soup that came with his meal. Our pad Thai dishes were not so good. Mine tasted... 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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