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Rice Barn

1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
+1 781-449-8300
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (13 reviews)
“crispy duck” (5 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
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Reviews (134)
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Went for dinner and decided to share appetizers as the main course, but did add an order of Wok glass noodle so I'd have some left overs for the next day's lunch. Yes, service at times was slow, management runs a tight ship apparently. It...More

Thank NeedSher
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Cashew Trios consisted of very few cashews, tough beef pieces, tough chicken pieces, and OK shrimp in a pungent sauce with a few vegetables, (and I do mean few). The service was not coherent. We had to play musical plates as we kept trying to...More

1  Thank Louise O
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I had not eaten food from the Rice Barn since it opened. Ordered take out. The pad thai was good but not exceptional. It lacked much in the way of chicken that was overcooked and no bean sprouts. The Massaman curry was good but mostly...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We had pot stickers as starters. Not pan fried, but steamed; quite delicious. The crab cakes were light on breading but too heavy on the aioli sauce. It would have been better served on the side. The main dishes had bountiful servings of veggies. From...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. We eat there a few times per year. Dishes are flavorful. Pricing is mid range. Only caveat is that different chefs seem to interpret level of spice differently. Mild, medium, hot- means different things to different chefs. So be clear how spicy you'd...More

Thank KarenSF444
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I always have great food at Rice Barn. I feel I can have a delicious, right-sized, relatively healthy meal in under an hour. I usually have the basil fish - yum! Service is pleasant.

Thank carbocko
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very sad to say this. We have loved the rice barn for years. The last few times we were there, the quality of food and service have declined to the point I am no longer eating here. I have waited over an hour to get...More

Thank goolerloeb
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Perhaps a different (new?) chef was cooking tonight but the food was awful. The pad thai was like glue--all thick sauce with hardly any noodles or bean sprouts--barely edible. We should have sent it back but my husband had already sent back his wine which...More

Thank lynnbrown68
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I confess, my favorite time to visit Rice Barn is at lunch time. A few friends spontaneously get together for meal, and it is ALWAYS satisfying and delicious. The decor is sophisticated and features subtle little touches. The menu is enormous!! One favorite main dish...More

Thank rshdiva
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I like this restaurant and my family and I go here every month or so but we were deeply disappointed with the service on our last visit. The place was 3/4 full and looked understaffed. We waited for a while after being seated for them...More

1  Thank haasisboss
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Questions & Answers
30 January 2016|
Response from DevorahLeah | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. The yes is Saturdays, when the restaurant is open for lunch. The no is Sundays-- they are open at 5 pm, for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 24
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-449-8300
  • E-mail
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