Best Thai Restaurants in Boston

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Best Thai Restaurants in Boston

The Yum Som-o (grapefruit salad) from renowned Thai restaurant Mahaniyom in Brookline. | Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston

Thai food suffers the same fate as many other cuisines when it comes to a city the size of Boston: most restaurants try to condense an overview of the entire country into one menu, resulting in the ubiquitous jumble of Pad Thai that one Build your own curries and other noodle and rice dishes that are quite familiar to American diners but barely scratch the surface of a particular part of Thailand.

For example, the cuisine of Thailand’s Isan region in the northeast is quite different from street food in Bangkok, and ideally there would be many separate restaurants focusing on each individual dish rather than just serving a few highlights from each region.

Luckily, there are a growing number of Thai restaurants and supper clubs in the Boston area, like Gaaeng, that specialize a bit more. Here are some of the best Thai restaurants in the Boston area right now, with some pointers on what to order at each.

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