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Jan 3, 2010 08:19 AM

Great Thai in Boston or Brookline?

I've been searching for great consistently good Thai in Boston or Brookline. So far I've tried Thai Basil, Island Hopper, Bangkok Blue and King and I. I'd say King and I was probably the best of the bunch so far but none have been good enough to make us want to become repeat costumers. I've heard really good things about Rod Dee but it isn't in the city so I'd like to find something closer but if that really is the best we would make the trip (isn't that far after all!). Any ideas?

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  1. What is your favorite Thai dish? I ask because it would help me (and others) to determine your criteria. Are you a seafood claypot fan? are the fishcakes your litmus test?

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    1. re: neil

      Rod Dee is in Coolidge Corner and Washington Square, both are on Beacon Street. Khao Sarn in Coolidge Corner and Bok Dua, both on Harvard Ave in Brookline are also very good.

    2. I like Montien in the Theater District/edge of Chinatown. Be sure to ask for the Thai menu.

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      1. re: 9lives

        agree about montien. they also have a good selection of wines that actually compliment the food too.

      2. The two Rod Dees (Brookline), S&I Thai (Allston), Dok Bua (Brookline).

        1. did you ask for the thai menu at bangkok blue?

          i had a nice pad ka pow moo krob (crispy fried pork belly with basil leaves in chili sauce) rice plate there last week. the pork belly was cooked perfectly. the skin was crisp, the fat melted in your mouth, and the meat was soft and tender

          i also like s&i thai in allston, montien in the theatre district, rod dee in brookline, and pad thai cafe on boylston street. make sure to order off the thai menu and specify that you want the food prepared "thai style"

          1. I was very disappointed with the food at the Washington Sq. Rod Dee. Didn't hold a candle to the CC location's chow, IMO.

            Chili Duck across from the Pru is better than Thai Basil or Bangkok Blue, IMO. ANd yes, the Thai menu at BB is worth asking for.