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Chilli Duck

#362 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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829 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2610
(617) 236-5208
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chanced upon this place while I was looking for a reasonably priced Asian food joint in this prime downtown Boston location near Prudential Center and thought I will give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. The basement restaurant was clean and spacious and the menu offered a wide variety of food and beverages to choose from. Service was fast... More 

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Thank Suesinbox
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Legit Thai I go with the pineapple fried rice with and chill Thai tea. I've also had the pad Thai and crispy duck as well. All three were legit.

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Thank Ed R
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Hidden on the ground floor on Boylston street, this is a great lunch spot. The chicken pad Thai is phenomenal. The take out is prepared quickly. The amenities are very basic if you eat there.

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Thank Tom M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Small basement Thai restaurant with delicious food and great staff. There is a lunch menu which is great value, but the full a la cartel has some Thai classics that are spicy and true. Staff are friendly and professional

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Thank Duncan F
Hollis, New Hampshire
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food here was good, not great. The portion sizes are quite large, so take that into account when ordering. 3 of us had pad thai, which was good. They fish dishes were the best. We had the Mango Salmon, which was delicious. Our guest had the whole fish, which she said was quite good. The service was very, very... More 

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Thank Terri P
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Went back here having previously been 3 years ago. Still serving great food. Wide choice of menu. Friendly helpful staff

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Thank Buggeredifino
Maroochydore, Australia
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396 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Had a very delicious meal at the Chilli Duck. Doesn't look much from the outside, but the Thai girls serving are very friendly and helpful. The meals come out very quickly and are very reasonably priced. Give it a go and enjoy.

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Thank Rhonda E
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a simple restaurant, nothing posh, and the charming Thai Ladies make you feel like you're in Thailand. Their Thai food is simply delicious that makes it my favorite restaurant in Boston.

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Thank Alla L
Verwood, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Doesn't look much from the outside but take a chance and go in. The service and food is very good and well worth a visit.

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Thank Cullen652
Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

As another commented: "Don't be fooled by the ambiance." Food is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. Draws a college crowd which is a sure sign of quality and value. p.s. The restaurant is below grade so when you're looking for the entrance be sure to keep your eyes down below street level. Best health always, Supermom-in-training

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 236-5208

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

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.