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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim
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685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
617-451-6373
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here few times. Casual ambience - try apetizer 'roti canoy' ( naan with veg or chicken curry), it has indian flavor in it. Not expensive restaurant

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Thank kumar r
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick stop for lunch after walking around the Public Gardens. Highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Started with pork dumplings and the roti. I am not a fan of onions but the onions in the roti were cooked just enough to mellow out that flavor. We then shared the fried spare ribs, vegetable and tofu curry... More 

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Thank aem783
Tomball, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Clean restaurant in Chinatown. Hubby and I aren't really into exotic food, so we played it safe. I ordered the pineapple fried rice and he ordered the spare ribs. They did offer squid, shrimp and chicken, but trying Malaysian food for the first time, we weren't too adventurous. Nevertheless, the food we had was very good and the restaurant was... More 

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Thank Stephanie F
solihull
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner here.had to wait for a table for 10 mins .can get easier after 830. Huge selection of food,Malaysian ,Chinese some Thai,great selection of nonalcoholic drinks .parties catered for. Ate Sizzling beef dish was superb Dry chicken hot dish had an amazing tasting coconutty sauce ,NOT spicy really ,only problem was the chicken had dried out ,though there was... More 

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Thank rosem111
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit had hoped for a light lunch but most items are dinner size. Had the vegetarian steamed spring rolls. Too hot and only contained cabbage. Crab rangoons had good chunks of crab. Rice dish with pork was good. If you enjoy seafood then you will find many choices. Good service and popular with the locals.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Passed this place one evening and decided to try it. Quite a busy little place, friendly and welcoming staff. We ordered the Tom Yam soup and the Nasi Goreng each, thank goodness the waiter advised us one soup would be plenty! And it was! Delicious too. The main was also very tasty, probably more authentic than any Nasi Goreng we'd... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went with a large family group of six adults and three kids. Couple of vegetarians included. Let me comment right away that no one was unhappy with your food or service. Your Roti and gravy were fantastic. In most Indian restaurants I take as little gravy as possible. Here I wanted some more with rice so that I could... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I can't remember when was last time I visited here many years ago, but this time because my friend really enjoy when she was here few weeks ago so I eat here with her again and it was just as bad as I remember it. I can see the place is really new, I think they did some renovations since... More 

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Thank leo l
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I ate here the first day. The Malaysian food was great. I loved the traditional pancake with curry chicken. It's different but worth the unfamiliarity

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Thank Travelergirl998
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had heard about the roti canal and how good it was, so we called in and had one each for a bite to eat. It did not disappoint and was very good. That is the only thing we had so can't comment on the rest of the menu.

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Thank Tanya M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Seafood, Thai, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1611
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-451-6373

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Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.