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where is there good pad thai?

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just visited Sunset Lemons 2 in weymouth good place for Thai. Another place is Phuket in west roxbury!. Another recommendations?

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  1. I love the pad thai at Bamboo in Brighton. It's my fave in the Boston area and has been for years.

    1. I like the Pad Thai at Thai Moon in Arlington. East Asia in Somerville also has a good version of it.

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      East Asia Restaurant
      868 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

      Thai Moon
      663 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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      1. re: hiddenboston

        Ugh. Had East Asia's Special Pad Thai (purported by the whiteboard to be much better than the original) last month and it was soupy, wet, bland mess. I do not recommend East Asia anymore. Have you eaten there recently?

        I do agree on Thai Moon.

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        East Asia Restaurant
        868 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

        Thai Moon
        663 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

        1. re: Parsnipity

          Agreed on no East Asia for Thai food except that their Tom Yum soup is nice and spicy. I like their chinese offerings though, and that homemade tofu is something amazing!

          Also, yes. Thai Moon > *

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          East Asia Restaurant
          868 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

          1. re: Parsnipity

            I liked the special PT's wetness, but wished for stronger flavors.

          2. re: hiddenboston

            third Thai Moon. in fact, all of their stir-fried noodles are very good.

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            Thai Moon
            663 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

          3. Pad Thai, sigh.

            My two fav's are Siam Lotus, Norwood and Little Duck, Quincy.

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            Siam Lotus
            1331 Boston Providence Tpke, Norwood, MA 02062

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            1. re: SeaSide Tomato

              2nd you on Little Duck - & their duck with yellow curry is great too. I've never had the Pad Thai at Siam Lotus - I usually get one of the squid or duck dishes - but they're great too.

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              Siam Lotus
              1331 Boston Providence Tpke, Norwood, MA 02062

              1. re: SeaSide Tomato

                I go to Siam Lotus frequently, and love their duck dishes, short ribs, tod mun, etc.

                But their pad thai? I had it once, and it was almost completely unseasoned! I don't mean "not spicy", I mean almost no flavor whatsoever! (Fortunately, I had plenty of broth left over from the chimichurri wings app, to liven tings up.)

                My friend had had their pad thai for lunch previously, and had the same experience. Are we not ordering correctly?

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                Siam Lotus
                1331 Boston Providence Tpke, Norwood, MA 02062

                1. re: brandywiner

                  I usually order it with 2 peppers--but that adds more heat than flavor. I have always found SL's PT flavorful (although I actually like Little Duck's more now). Siam Lotus's was the first Pad Thai I ever had--oh so long ago when they used to be further north on Rt, by the golf course. Maybe I'm just so used to it that I don't question it any longer. Iwill hav eto try it again soon and pay closer attention.

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                  Siam Lotus
                  1331 Boston Providence Tpke, Norwood, MA 02062

              2. S&I in Allston, Brown Sugar Cafe in Allston, Thai Thani in Norwood, Krua Kruh Yah in Ashland

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                Brown Sugar Cafe
                1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

                Thai Thani Restaurant
                481 1/2 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062

                1. Justo - You couldn't ask me this? (I work with Justo). I like S&I Thai in Allston as well.

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                  S&I To Go
                  168A Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134