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50 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-6666
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not so good

I would have to say that the food was mediocre at best. We are no experts, but it just wasn't very good. I don't think the dishes were prepared to order. They were served way too fast. I may be wrong, but that is what it seemed to us. Also, the potatoes in my beef Massaman were not cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
swift98b
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You will enjoy the delicious Thai food at this very small downstairs restaurant on Harvard Square (50 JFK Street). They offer

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stumbled upon this place. It was crowded but had one table left for two. The food is delicious, the service is fast, and the atmosphere is fun. At one point we closed our eyes and enjoyed listening to the crowd, lots of clinking plates and laughter.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I would have to say that the food was mediocre at best. We are no experts, but it just wasn't very good. I don't think the dishes were prepared to order. They were served way too fast. I may be wrong, but that is what it seemed to us. Also, the potatoes in my beef Massaman were not cooked through.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I am new to the area and was looking for a local thai restaurant. I order take out mostly. I find them to be a very good, consistent, friendly thai restaurant. The are the best compared to others I have visited in the immediate area. Their pad thai (all verities) is the best!!

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are into Asian food, and you are visiting Cambridge, You have to try this one. I ordered to-go for two from their dinner menu. Fresh and testy, we really enjoyed the food.

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is was delicious and the service superb. The staff was very friendly, and our waters were always full. The ambiance and decor is always great.

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London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

It is a fairly spartan place and the service is quite brusque, but efficient. I had the bento box for lunch. It was tasty, but nothing special (The Thai Basil Restaurant in Boston is better). To be fair, the prices are good, so they probably rely on quick turnover to survive.

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Orange, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We usually check TA and then ask the locals for some recommendations before we choose a restaurant so we were pleasantly surprised by our meal. Local police led the way so we thought, this place might be better than the TA consensus...and it was. My husband and I had the box lunch specials. We found it interesting that the basil... More 

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Dined alone for lunch, thank goodness for the diversity and language barrier or I would have been embarrassed as the seating was extremely close. Food was excellent, I had two small portion entree items, pad thai and red chicken curry in the bento box along with a salad and Thai iced tea. I chose this place because of the conversations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

They took our money via an online order for delivery. 1 hour later, they said it was on its way. 2 hours later they said they had no record of the order. Rude, unapologetic staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 547-6666

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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