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Rice Barn

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1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Needham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family all love Rice Barn. We get take out at least every other week, and it is one of our favorite places to bring friends and family who are visiting from out of town. The pad Thai, massaman curry, and red curry are our favorites.

Thank joshhrlw
Needham, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

large ,varied and interesting menu- many items not seen in other Asian restaurants- the service is friendly and efficient

Thank Diane S
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go to Rice Barn a lot, it is one of my kids favorite restaurants. All of us love the food and in particular we love the fact that the ingredients are fresh and all the food is made right in the location. The freshness is made clear sometimes when we get takeout as the food isn't quite as perfect... More 

Thank tuumest90
Silver Spring
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting friends and relatives for the weekend and met a couple friends at this place on a Saturday night in mid July. Was seated promptly and water brought to the table. I ordered the Tofu Tom Yum soup, was just average, unflavored broth ,barely any vegetables. for Entree I ordered the Thai Rib Steak salad, Good portion of... More 

Thank Wayne W
Boston, United States
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food is superior to every other Thai restaurant in any suburb. The chicken wings are crispy and delicious, the pad Thai is excellent. There is a steak dish that you will dream about. They offer an excellent vegetable entree with peanut sauce in the side. Incredible!

Thank Lisa G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We've eaten at the Rice Barn once, and ordered take out once. Both times, the food was REALLY great. No disappointment there. The take out was much more expensive than I'd expected. We ordered enough food for a group of 6--three of whom were children who don't each very much. $165.00 later--we were surprised at how expensive this family take-out... More 

Thank Megan M
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A colleague and I, after long travel days and blah weather, headed to The Rice Barn on the suggestion of a local. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the wait time for food reasonable, and the dinner DELICIOUS. We each had soups and they were fantastic.

Thank seancamore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I live in Boston and I was in a road trip with my friends. We passed by Needham and we wanted some food so bad because we did't eat anything in the whole morning. Then we saw The Rice Barn. We did't expect food there were like that good as it finally came out! I would definitely come to Needham... More 

Thank Louis Z
Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

The only surprise you'll get at The Rice Barn is if you're seated by the wall next to the RR tracks and a train goes by! Atmosphere at Rice Barn is "up", servers and kitchen are fully prepared to cope with special requests, ex: gluten and spice allergies. I've been here with friends (often) and with family for special occasions.

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Been trying to find a great local place for Pad Thai after another restaurant closed awhile back......................hadn't been to Rice Barn for a number of years. Good food, pleasant service..............we'll be back again.

Thank Cheryl103

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: 781-449-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?