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#499 of 1,803 Restaurants in Boston
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Great experience! Super service and amazingly authentic Thai food - we particularly loved the Kapow dish. Thank you very much for a lovely and reasonably priced dinner.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

I walked into this restaurant not knowing anything about it and with both fingers crossed for a good meal. Five days later, I have eaten here every single night and it's been a highlight of my business trip. I have had both the rice and...noodle dishes, and they are equally delicious. If you like it spicy, I would ask for a 4 pepper meal (versus the 3 pepper "spiciness" on the menu. GREAT service, GREAT food, and GREAT prices.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022

Wandered over to try the Pad Thai based upon online reviews everywhere and the owner's work history. While the staff were great and the food came out quickly, the dish was very soupy and wet. It wasn't fun to eat at all. The flavors were...pretty spot on, though.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

I was craving a good stir fry and found this place on Yelp. It wasn’t too far from my hotel, so I braved the cold and walked there. Upon entering, the place was absolutely packed. The smell of fish sauce was quite strong and I...considered leaving due to it, however, my experience told me that this is exactly the type of place I *should* eat. I was SO right. It took forever to be seated, but there was only one lady and she was hustling, poor thing. The place was mostly filled with MIT and Harvard students, and some young professionals. There was a line of people also waiting for takeout orders to be filled. I took that as a good sign. I ordered the crispy rolls to start. Loved them. Very flavorful. Then came the stir-fried cashew nut with shrimp. It was a HUGE portion and, I’m sad to say, I ate the *entire* thing. I just couldn’t stop eating it. (And no, there is NO MSG in their food!) I was absolutely gobsmacked at the price. This was quite possibly the cheapest (and most delicious) meal I had in Boston. Do yourself a favor and pay this place a visit if you’re in the area!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed March 8, 2019

went with a friend; you can sit down and eat, or order and stand for a quick eat. The taste of food was good.. and the icecream. Service was nice. Relatively small place but happy to re-visit!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kala Thai Cookery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5