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“First try and really like it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wonder Spice Cafe

Wonder Spice Cafe
697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
617-522-0200
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Ranked #1,314 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, Thai, Vegetarian, Café
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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31 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“First try and really like it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Went there last night with a friend for the first time and really enjoyed our meal. The portions are very generous and price reasonable. The place has more covers than you first expect as you walk in. Serving staff are attentive and food arrived quickly though it was late and not any people were still eating. Chilli fish main was very good. Give it a go!

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Usually go there for dinner and the staff is always friendly, the food has never disappointed, and they have a really nice patio with lights strung up around the border giving it a nice romantic ambiance during the summer months.

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NJ
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“Disappointing experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife reminded me that we had eaten at this Asian restaurant several years ago and weren't impressed then, but our opinion was basically the same on this visit. We ordered a dish with mango and shrimp but couldn't find either ingredient. Shrimp dishes always cost more, so we felt gypped that they left this out. We had two chicken dishes but in both cases the meat was tough and chewy. The service was gushingly overwhelming contrary to what other reviewers have said, but that didn't save the day. All of the dishes served were only luke-warm at best and actually a couple were cold. Presentations are generally very artistic at Thai restaurants but not here. I don't believe we will return. Twice was two times too many.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Good Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Never had a bad meal here, usually get the drunken noodles and spicy basil. Service is quick and friendly staff. Great for dine in our take out.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good Quality Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Visited this little local whilst staying in J.P . and we were pleasantly surprised - sat out the back in the " courtyard " area which is basically a concrete area with a few potplants , tables and fairy lights - I'm guessing looks much better at night than during the day and beats sitting on the main road.

Food was tasty when we went last year and very generous serves ( ended up with doggy bag ) - we had entrees and curries for our mains. If I lived in J.P. would certainly be one of my regular spots.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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