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Brown Sugar Cafe

#255 of 2,349 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
40 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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327 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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
Columbia, Maryland
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We were in a hurry but the service here was very quick and the food extremely good. The menu is extremely extensive and the six of us had six different dishes. I had a duck dish, which was very good (though some of the duck was a bit overdone); I also tasted someone else's Pad Se Ew, which was quite... More 

Thank Jerome B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dining experience. They have an extensive menu along with Daily specials. They offer reasonable priced wine and beer. Service was efficient. The food was hot and tasty! Location is right off the T , the On the green line. We were going to an event at the Agganis Arena and it is a block away !... More 

Thank GMA1203
Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We visited Brown Sugar cafe for lunch and it was wonderful. Very reasonably priced, quick service, easy street parking and delicious thai meals. The meals are nice and filling too.

Thank EliseH9
Brookline, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Brown Sugar does a consistently fine job in serving Thai dishes that are extremely flavorful, fresh-tasting, nicely spiced (but not too challenging). The portions are generous, the service is pleasant and accommodating, the ambiance is fine for a casual conversation. We can recommend their soups (the Tom Yum Goong and Tom Khai Gai are fine examples of those standards),... More 

Thank Arthur-Susan
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

we enjoy thai food once in a while and this place is good. recommended if you like thai cousin. i had a pad thai with chicken and it was delicious. portions are generous and cheap. maybe next time I have to ask for extra chicken as the dish came with a few pieces though.

Thank Biagioca
Short Hills, New Jersey
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is the real deal. Best Thai food around. Spiced perfectly, tasty and incredibly fresh. We went for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint!

Thank Robin B
Boston, MA
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Smallish restaurant but great capacity. The tables are very close together but I felt that added to the atmosphere - plus it gave you an opportunity to see what everyone else was eating. We started with a couple of appetizers that were amazing and weren't disappointed by the main course. I LOVE pad Thai and I know its not adventurous... More 

Thank Lynne57Boston_MA
Miami, Florida
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359 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was as good a Thai meal as we've all had. The food was tasty, served perfectly and spicy hot! But not overwhelmingly spicy, just enough to bring out the flavors and explode in your mouth. We did need lots of water but the flavors just kept coming. The portions were large; we had a lot leftover for the next... More 

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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?