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Brown Sugar Cafe

#275 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Allston / Brighton
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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved all their dishes the first time so we went again in our 2nd trip to Boston a few weeks later. Best drink was their fresh lemonade. They had a fantastic expresso creme brule which we shared 3 ways as I don't usually indulge in desserts. Would have this one again for sure. All the items we tried were freshly... More 

Thank ilovetravel13
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brown Sugar is sooo good! It's a big spot and has a good amount of seating. The menu is friendly to everyone, including people allergic to gluten. Food is decent. We got tod munm, spicy jamaica, drunken noodle, and brown sugar duck. Loved the tod munn!! Loved brown sugar duck too - skin is crispy but meat is still tender.

Thank kayce507
Worcester, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Many Thai restaurants in the U.S. are becoming Americanized and less interesting in my opinion. Brown Sugar is better than most of the Thai restaurants that I have sampled over the past five years. The Brown Sugar fresh rolls were almost a meal and the masaman curry was tasty and not too spicy. Its difficult to really evaluate a restaurant... More 

Thank physbiz
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit. This place was more authentic than most Thai restaurants in Boston area. However this time we felt the Thai spices have been tempered down. The green curry was very mild. I guess they want you to add the spices provided on the table. Food is still very tasty and aromatic. Avoid the pad Thai because... More 

Thank Hungryghost7
Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit after graduation. Birthday celebrations are a surprise to enjoy. Delicious fried rice served in a pineapple is pictured.

Thank Gatorartlady
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went out to eat at Brown Sugae Cafe recently because my husband and I, along with another couple, were going to see The Kills at The Paradise just a few doors down. Turned out to be the best decision. Not only was it convenient, the food was some of the best Thai I have ever had and the service was... More 

Thank elf67
Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very nice place, accessible to Boston University where my son graduated. The Thai food were very delicious. The workers are very nice and attentive. Excellent!

Thank maloucrav
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Ribs tender & tasty. Rice flavorful. Veggies kept us coming back for more. For a great dining experience ask for New, our waiter! We had Mango Fried Rice, Ribs appetizer & Paradise Garden

Thank Crystal M
Providence, Rhode Island
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Wow. This restaurant is as authentic as it gets. The Chicken Laab , Chive dumplings , drunken noodles , sticky rice .... On and on Bite after bite the Mist delicious food. We were in town waiting to catch a flight out of Logan. Our daughter had been here many times and we met. The server was extra pleasant ,... More 

Thank HonestChap17
Worcester, Massachusetts
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322 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

For a relaxing Thai meal in Beantown with attentive staff check out this place. The ginger salmon curry, roast duck curry, Panaag Curry and Three Stoodges are all wonderful. Each dish packs flavor, color and spice with each mouthful. We enjoy pairing the brown rice. Safe room for the tasty mango sticky rice!

Thank Adderley3C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Thai, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: 617-787-4242

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