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Wonder Spice Cafe

$$ - $$$
Jamaica Plain
Asian, Thai, Cambodian
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697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bondi, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best Thai food I have had but am not sure if this is normal for US as we are from Australia. Larger portions and the meat was tender. Between 5 adults we had satay chicken sticks as an entrée with a tasty sate sauce on the side, chicken pad thai with large pieces of chicken & shrimp,... More 

Thank RosBondi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a good, tasty, comforting Thai dinner after a difficult weekend. Particularly liked the appetizers. Spiciness was adjusted for each diner's preference. Convenient parking nearby.

Thank Jacki G
Albany, California
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Wonder Spice Cafe, located in the pleasant Jamaica Plain neighborhood. offers mainly Thai dishes as well as a few Cambodian ones. The quality of the food is excellent, the service is friendly, the surroundings are pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank Jog4fun
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Terrible food. Soup tasted like condensed milk mixed with coconut. Thankfully they were out of spring rolls, so I only suffered with the soup. All the curry dishes were bland and tasted the same. Sadly, they contained no spicy at all. No one was happy with their meals, but after a long day in the city, we didn't have the... More 

Thank Cheri S
North Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Overcooked entrees! Chicken and shrimp in my Pad Thai was so dry I needed a glass of water to wash it down. Same thing for my family's entrees. So disappointing!

Thank YoungGalahad
Midlothian, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We visit Jamaica Plain every July for about a week and Wonder Spice is an annual tradition. I have yet to find a restaurant where I live that serves Mango Curry. We love the tofu or shrimp. And definitely over brown rice. Yum!!!!!!

Thank mxdunne
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I came to Boston with my girlfriend for Memorial Day weekend and we tried this restaurant for regular dinner. The place is small and quiet, the service was good. Waitress was attentive. I tried the seafood noodles and this dish was very good. I also tried my girlfriend's dish that was the curry chicken, that was also good. The prices... More 

Thank gamer2487
Chelsea, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

I am so sorry to say it, but after hearing so many great things about Wonder Spice, i've tried it twice now and will never return. The first time my food was cold and the chicken really tasted awful/bad. I sent it back and got another noodle dish that was OK. Today i tried again with my whole family and... More 

Thank mumad33103
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Early dinner Thursday proved disapointing 4 people total in resteraunt, food was cold as ice, pad thia hot in the center. Pic looks ok but tasteless cold food. Windows, tables , floor dingy. Restroom atrocious. We are in area frequently now , and would not return

Thank Patricia T
Belmont, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Wonder Spice two weeks ago with my brother and his wife. I ordered salmon choo chi, which arrived at the table about 10 minutes after my sister-in-law's meal. It was quite good, and the portion was generous, but the fact that our three plates arrived sequentially detracted from our meal together. My brother ordered gingered scallops and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Cambodian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 697 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130-2556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain
  • Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Phone Number: 617-522-0200

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

Staying in Jamaica Plain

Neighborhood Profile
Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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