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475 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-1213
+1 781-487-9988
11:30 - 21:30
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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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Concord, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My two 20-something companions are picky and tend to order readily identifiable foods. The chicken with pineapple and veggies, and the beef and broccoli were each covered in decent enough sauces. What was really good was the yellow beef curry. I can't name it, but this particular curry has some ingredient that set it apart from any other I've had.... More 

Thank Julianne E
Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it is supposed to be Vietnamese. If you remove all vegetables, you'll get an idea of the food. It was just fair.

Thank PatOnTheRoad123
Willemstad, Curacao
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing I always order is a Thai ice tea. (Thai tea is reddish naturally, and the iced version looks really spectacular. They make the best Thai Iced tea in our metro-west area. Believe me, I've tried them all!) I'm just a fan. Every thing on the menu is yummy and the staff is really nice. Needless to say,... More 

Thank Diana A
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I've been eating here for years and often order take out. The food is consistently good as is the service. There is a lot of variety on the menu. A price performer for sure.

Thank dvalella
Hollis, New Hampshire
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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274 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
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
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 75 helpful votes
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 

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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
US$ 20
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?