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475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
+1 781-487-9988
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:15
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hollis, New Hampshire
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a group of 6 with 2 vegetarians, 4 gluten free, and 2 dairy free. We're able to manage everyone's food preferences here. The kitchen is always good about providing the right amount of spiciness and accommodating requests.

Thank Terri P
Detroit, Michigan
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266 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, with pleasant contemporary decor and a low-key, quiet atmosphere. The menu is huge and the sheer variety will make it hard to choose. Settled on chicken coconut soup and seafood madness. The soup was tasty, with a sweet mild coconut broth ruined slightly by the large precut slices of chicken. The seafood madness was more successful, with... More 

Thank gwwyjjliu
New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great Thai fare well priced with good service. Green papaya has a traditional menu with quite a few items non- standard items as well. Satay is great and so are the summer rolls crispy pancake appetizers. Larb Gai salad was tangy and cool and bright. The curries (green masman and red) were each well done and the salmon entree was... More 

Thank Carla G
Bronx, NY
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My daughter and I stopped in for an early dinner. The staff was very polite and the food was good. We were there early so it was only us and another table. The food was very reasonabaly priced.

Thank mabeena
Wakefield, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've been eating here for years when I worked in the area and keep coming back. We arrived during the lunch rush and they were packed. The Pad Thai is the best I've had. We had that, Siam Rolls, and chicken satay. All very good. There was some confusion over the order and after both appetizers arrived, I had to... More 

Thank JD G
North Andover, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This has been a go-to for my office crowd for years. Eat in or take out the food is also good. My favorite dish is Tofu Royale. It has a ginger sauce. The staff is attentive. No frills kind of place but still nice enough for business lunch. The place is hopping every week day at lunchtime and it can... More 

Thank Deborah L
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Did a quick take out, chicken padang with rice. Super clean. Quick service delicious meal. Would go again.

Thank Momof3inVT2016
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We've eaten there for years and it's always been a good experience. Attentive service, tasty food, a friendly environment. Great for takeout too. A good solid place

Thank Mark H
Needham, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I dined here for lunch with a colleague on a workday and was very happy with the service and the food. A few minutes after ordering our dishes, they were hot and ready at our table! I had the pad thai, which was very flavorful. I would come here again, even on a workday, knowing how fast their service is!

Thank David_T_Zarraga
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Let's me clear- this is a popular spot for low-cost, quick lunches, so no one enters here with any expectations of a fine dining experience. That said, this is the second time I have been here and quite honestly, this is probably some of the worst Thai food and service that I have ever experienced. First they cram the room... More 

Thank fabianannoyed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-487-9988

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