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#889 of 1,865 Restaurants in Boston
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

Sweet Rice was never a place to write home about, but it was convenient since there are not many Thai restaurants near us. On their best day, their Thai food is a B- or a C+. I cannot speak to their sushi. Today, 10/16/20, I...ordered two dishes. When I went in to pick our order up, I was greeted by two people not wearing masks. They had them around their neck but were chatting to each other without them on. This made me suspect of the kitchen, but I tried to put it out of my mind. We took the food home and, as I was eating, I sensed a long hair in my chicken curry. I gave the benefit of the doubt and thought maybe it belonged to me EXCEPT that is, my hair was pulled back in a ponytail, and the strand of hair was embedded in the food not just sitting on top of it. I tried to ignore it until Hair Strand #2 showed up further into the dish. That did it. I felt sick to my stomach. I immediately called Sweet Rice and was asked the color and length of the hair--who studies this???--and was offered a refund or a credit for a future visit. There will be no future visits and a refund does not nearly make up for this disgusting experience. Sweet Rice, you need to clean up your act. I do NOT recommend this restaurant. They are not taking COVID precautions seriously nor are they taking cleanliness and hygiene seriously.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Found this little restaurant by way of recommendation from the hotel we were staying in and was very pleased with the food and service. Big portions for a good price.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for Thai AND Japanese/Sushi check out this wonderful CHARLESTOWN spot. Located across from Whole Foods parking plaza therefore parking is not a problem. Takeout food a bit overpriced considering the quantity of food. Tasty, numerous selections! Best bet is to eat...in!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I was impressed at this out-of-the-way restaurant in the heart of Charlestown. I've given up on finding "authentic" Thai in the Boston area but this comes the closest in terms of ingredients, appearance, and flavor. Thai Beef salad was appropriately hot and sour, and probably...the best dish ordered in our group - definitely recommend! I ordered Pad CU noodles with beef, and asked for no sugar and spicyness level of 2 (out of 5) but it was still a little sweet and not at all hot. I then asked for the little hot chiles in fish sauce that restaurants in Thailand serve with dishes which Sweet Rice didn't have, but they chopped some fresh chiles which was appreciated. There is also a nice collection of vegetarian dishes on the menu, which one of our party liked. Kids ordered sushi, which was pretty good considering it's a Thai restaurant. The "deluxe" platter costs $20 and is a lot of fresh sushi, impressively presented.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful spot for Thai food away from the tourist areas of Boston. Great service and fantastic food. Fast and efficient. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

My husband & I ate here during a recent weekend trip to Boston. We have a "thing" about having sushi everywhere that we travel. We thought it is very good. Portions were excellent and not overpriced for being in the Boston area. The service was...fantastic. We had edemamme, sushimi appetizer, Sushi bomb roll (but not tempura, we prefer totally uncooked/raw rolls), and for dessert we had Sweet sticky rice with mango (which is "to die for" good), my husband had a beer & I had a glass of wine. We would definitely recommend and definitely dine here again.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

My friends took me here to try Thai food for the first time and raved about how great it was. I really enjoyed it and they had a variety of offerings. I recommend chicken pad thai, lemongrass chicken, red curry (if you like spicy) and...pad c u with beef! It's a quaint atmosphere with quick service.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A very extensive menu, probably works against the timeliness of receiving your dinner, but it was well worth the wait. Service was very good but a bit slow, allow extra time if you are hungry. The sushi rolls were more generous than any you have...had before. (bigger diameter) and there were fresh and great. We had the California rolls the chicken dish with peanut sauce. All delicious and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I prefer the sushi over the thai options at Sweet Rice. The sushi always seems to be fresh and you definitely get your money's worth. The vegetable spring rolls and gyoza are great appetizer options as well - always consistently good. The thai fried rice...is a bit bland, which is unfortunate. Overall, it's a decent option in Charlestown for takeout or delivery sushi.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Very good Thai menu with excellent customer service in a smallish, cozy setting. Take-out also available. Very big portions. I could only eat about half of my tasty crispy chicken pad Thai. Same with the partner and her red curry. Both dishes were very good...with fresh ingredients and balanced spicing. Pad Thai noodles were very thin. Washed down with cold Singha beer. Prices reasonable. Manager runs a tight ship. We will return.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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