Boston >Food & Dining > Bangkok Bistro
1952 Beacon St, Brighton, MA | Directions 0213542.336259 -71.150280
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Commonwealth, Cleveland Cir., Allston-Brighton
fabulous – Best thai food in the world! I have to eat thai food at least once a week and I've never had a bad experience with this restaurant. The staff is always friendly and polite. I'm a vegetarian and this is the one restaurant I haven't gotten any surprise meat in my entree. I'm also a dietitian and they have some very heart healthy choices such as the wild wild wild curry. :)yum
Good Yum Woon Sen – I have had pretty decent yum woon sen in the past from my local Iowan Thai place. However, this place proved that the dish could be taken to a whole new level! There were so many goodies packed into this dish I could barely lift a forkful of glass noodles without fishing up a scallop, tomato, cabbage, meat, prawn, squid or peanut. I would highly recommend this dish to anyone who loves good yum woon sen. However, the other thing that I had there (chicken tom yum) was not very good. Perhaps it was the choice of meat that I chose to go with it that made it bland in taste.
Eh – I had been wanting to try this place for a while since it always seemed like there was a crowd in there. Now I know why - it's a lot of food cheap, which is great for the local college kids on a budget. However it didn't make up for the blandness of the food. I had the yellow curry chicken, and my husband ordered some fried chicken thing which sounded like something more than what it was - beer battered chicken nuggets with two bland dipping sauces. The service was also pretty awful - there was one waiter for the whole place who was easily distracted, while the person who appeared to be the owner sat on his butt and barked orders at him. What really bothered me though was the weird smell I noticed coming from the kitchen (which we were seated next to, which is fine) and it didn't go away. I was then completely turned off when I happened to see one of the "chefs" cough into their hand and proceed to touch and fill takeaway containers without washing (if we hadn't already eaten I would have left at that point). I won't be going back here and will definitely be trying the other thai places around.
Yummy! – I'm not a Thai expert, but I've tried several places and they have my favorite drunken noodles. Cute, but casual date place. Also, take out is excellent (really great containers to store food in that you can reuse many times). Service is very good, water will stay full! Highly recommended.
When BC students tire of burgers and pizza, they head to this casual Cleveland Circle hangout for inventive, if inconsistent, Thai dishes. – The Scene
This tiny restaurant combines comforting Thai cuisine, budget-friendly prices and an ultra-casual setting to produce one of the more popular off-campus diversions for the thousands of BC students who call Cleveland Circle home. Seats in the calming dining room are tough to come by in the early evenings, when many young couples stop by for a quick pre-film bite before heading over to the Circle Cinemas. Speedy waiters make sure water glasses stay filled and no one misses their movie.
Saccharine pad thai and bland rice dishes don't do much for food snobs and expats. But its hard to find a patron that isn't intrigued by the menu's more adventurous creations. Standouts include the creatively titled "Between the Sheets" (crunchy spring rolls filled with a jumble of ground shrimp and chicken) and "One Night in Bangkok" (an eye-watering spicy concoction of chicken, beef or seafood sauteed with basil and hot peppers).
Very good food, great value – I'm very glad that after nine years of living and going to school around Cleveland Circle and finding very little in the way of great food, I finally gave Bangkok Bistro a try. I'm no Thai expert so I can't comment on how "authentic" it is, but I'd think only a total snob could complain about the value. The menu is large and varied, the food is extremely tasty, the portions are big and best of all for students in the area, the prices are down right cheap (lunch: $6-$7 specials/dinner: appetizers from $5-$6 and most entrees under $10). The service is very polite and the atmosphere, while nothing special, is great for either groups or a quiet dinner for two. And they deliver too!Anyone who's tired of the same old sandwiches and pasta at Cityside and Roggies shouldn't hesitate to give Bangkok a try.
good cheap thai food in c.circle – for a cheap dinner-movie date, head to bangkok and then flick across the st. lots of americanized thai dishes to choose from, low prices, decent quality.
User review by boedladam – Maybe the best Thai food in Boston??? If you like spicy, try their One Night in Bangkok dish!
Awesome Food – I've taken food out from the resturant countless times and have never had a bad experience. I have yet to find better drunken noodles in the Boston area. Great selection of appetizers and entrees. Everything I've had has been excellent!
I've eaten in the resturant itself a few times and the atmosphere leaves a little to be desired but all in all, always a great experience.
Hmmm, could be better – I was expecting something a step above ordinary given the great reviews. The food here is certainly decent--but not at all extraordinary. The Thai cuisine snob in me asks: Do Bostonians know their Thai food? ..........
Also not that great of a value.
This isn't meant to be a bash, just a warning not to be led astray by those weirdly high ratings!
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