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#84 of 205 Asian in Boston
#617 of 1,865 Restaurants in Boston


Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered my meal as a delivery to the hotel. The pad thai was a big disappointment and the paw-paw salad was inedible.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

We discovered Kala shortly after our move to Boston and have been obsessed ever since. Not only is the food generally spectacular (i.e. Char Kway Teow, Pineapple Curry, Galangal Soup, Green/Red Curry), but the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating, too! In an effort to...save on plastic (and save the world!), Kala allows you to bring your own tupperware into the store in which they happily fill with your takeout order. HIGHLY recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

Kala has been my go-to Thai place since my friends recommended it to me. I've desperately missed decent Thai food and this really hits the spot! Honestly, every dish I've had here is just amazing - curries, fried rice, pad thai (I don't even like...pad thai), soup, see ew, char kway teow. Oh man, all of it is super mouth watering! I typically order for pickup or delivery, but definitely could eat there as well. It's a small location but it's cute and everyone is very friendly. Please, do yourself a favor and get food from here!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

The first time we came here, we liked it so much that we went back the NEXT DAY! This place is great for either sitting down or getting take out. The staff are very friendly and the service is very quick. Definitely going to be...a regular going forward.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Great food at a good price. Great service. You can not ask for more. It even reminded me (a little) of Thailand or Vietnam

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

We got the Char Kway Teow...amazing flavors! The Thai iced tea was exceptional as well. Very nice decor and very clean restaurant! We would highly recommend it!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We'll start by saying we've never been to Thailand so can't comment on whether or not this is authentic Thai cuisine. But then again, I've never had pizza in Italy. But I have had pizza all over the US and in Europe, and same for...Thai cooking. We're visiting our son and his wife who live in the North End, and while strolling around we saw Kala Thai Cookery. We all love this type of food so decided to give this little corner kitchen a try. The smell upon entering was inviting, and not too crowded even with the small space. There are small tables as well as bar type seating along the windows. We we're promptly seated, and they pushed together some tables for our group and even provided a high chair. We started with a few apps, the Poh Piah and Cheesy Shrimp rolls. Both were good. Between us we had the Massaman Curry, Stir Fried Ginger, Grilled Shrimp and the Stir Fried Garlic dishes. There was no problem to customize dishes or adjust heat levels. One of the children had the chicken wings and ate every bite so that counts for something. Each of us were very pleased with our dishes. Each was fresh, hot and very flavorful. This little place quickly filled up and there were many takeout orders as well. Nevertheless, our wait was reasonable, and the waitress was a bit stretched doing her best to keep up with the crowd. Another member of the crew stepped in to help and make sure our request for more napkins, water refills etc were taken care of. The prices seemed extremely reasonable for the well prepared portions, we all were entirely pleased with our experience at Kala Thai Cookery. We would definitely return when we're visiting, and I know our son will certainly do so.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Very good hidden new spot!! I got the pad Thai and my friend got the Ka Pow Chicken. Both were delicious!! Hip, clean interior and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This was an enjoyable little restaurant. Enjoyed the food. Tables seem reserved for 2 or more, so I, as well as other single diners, were seated at the counter along the windows. Food was reasonably priced. Portions are not especially large, but adequate. Service was...quite quick and efficient. Overall, space is just a bit cramped. Doesn't seem the kind of place to linger over a leisurely meal.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

A great lunch at a great price. Nice to visit a place in the city that doesn't charge Boston prices. On top of the great deal my wife and I both had some delicious curry. We will be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
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