Brown Sugar Café

Thai Restaurant · Allston
1033 Commonwealth Ave (btwn Alcorn & Babcock), Boston, MA 02215, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Danvir S.
    "Strawberry cheesecake and the country style pad thai were superb!"(5 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "Some favorites: Avocado Dancing, Drunken Noodles & Mango Curry."(5 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "Excellent pad se ew and massaman curry."(4 Tips)
    Greg S.
    "Crispy spring rolls and chicken gaprow are amazing."(2 Tips)
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  • pad Thai
  • drunken noodles
  • siamese
  • Thai iced tea
  • desserts
  • spicy food
  • pad see ew
  • Tom Yum Goong
  • curry
  • authentic
  • good for dates
  • healthy food
  • fried ice cream
  • crispy spring rolls
  • chicken
  • great value
  • family-friendly
  • good service
  • lobster
  • lively
  • Mike G.

    Suki with broth is amazing. A little spicy but sooo good.

    Mike G · August 21
  • Shira C.

    Have your birthday party here! Epic show.

    Shira C. · July 23
  • Susan J.

    Fresh rolls, tom yum goong and lobster pad ped were amazing! Best Thai ever. Quick service too.

    Susan Jung Grant · April 4
  • A S.

    Chicken gaprow and strawberry cheesecake! A thumbs down for the brown sugar custard..

    A S · March 28
  • Rima S.

    Terrible ! Expensive , deserved half the price ! Fried rice was a terrible first meal , there are better places to put that much money in . I had the shortest dinner in Boston in this place ,

    Rima Sassi · January 4
  • Amy R.

    Mango curry, shrimp curry in the pineapple, & pad That

    Amy Rubin · December 6, 2014
  • Danielle

    Country-style Pad Thai- GET IT!

    Danielle · November 29, 2014
  • Sonia S.

    Amazing desserts (ta-go and coconut sticky rice) and great specials. Get the Chicken Mermaid, a chicken curry dish with sticky rice!!

    Sonia Su · November 26, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    The birthday music they play is highly entertaining. As are the beautiful fish in their aquarium.

    Jeremy Krantz · August 22, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Best Thai spot in Boston. Absolutely delicious. Go with the classics or the more authentic dishes. There's a ton to choose from, the menu is big.

    Jeremy Krantz · August 22, 2014
  • Adam M.

    Country Style Pad Thai

    Adam Monahan · August 20, 2014
  • Amy S.

    Excellent pad se ew and massaman curry.

    Amy Shellhammer · August 13, 2014
  • Danvir S.

    Strawberry cheesecake and the country style pad thai were superb!

    Danvir Sethi · May 17, 2014
  • Varun H.

    The Laab was the winner according to me. Great pad Thai, Graprow!

    Varun Hariharan · May 17, 2014
  • Ilya M.

    Food was bland and overpriced. Interior is not cosy. So, honestly, people, don't go there.

    Ilya Milevich · May 3, 2014
  • Elaine K.

    Drunken Noodles w/ beef and Green Curry w/ chicken are both very flavorful and somewhat spicy dishes! So delicious.

    Elaine Kay · April 14, 2014
  • Jesse L.

    Siamese twin order is served in an actual pineapple.

    Jesse Leung · February 24, 2014
  • Zoe A.

    Stay away from the duck!!! Its chewy and super fatty. YUCKS!!!!

    Zoe Arrow Rivers · February 1, 2014
  • Craig C.

    Secretly tell them it's your friend or significant other's birthday and enjoy the magic around dessert time

    Craig C · January 15, 2014
  • Karina A.

    Brown sugar mango fried rice d3licious!

    Karina Alvarez · November 18, 2013
  • Maya J.

    The pad se ew, drunken noodles, and chicken pad thai (duh). Pro tip: tell them it's someone's birthday at your table. You won't be disappointed.

    Maya Jimenez 😬 · October 9, 2013
  • steve h.

    Won best of Boston again, great job congrats!

    steve hd · October 3, 2013
  • Rosa

    Not good as before, the shrimp in PadThai is not fresh...

    Rosa · July 13, 2013
  • Sabrina M.

    Try the Strawberry Cheesecake - Not my dish, but I had a bite and it was heavenly. Very creamy, very cheesy. #cheesecake

    Sabrina M · June 18, 2013
  • Sabrina M.

    Try the Fried Icecream - As always, super sweet and super good!

    Sabrina M · June 18, 2013
  • Sabrina M.

    Try the Siamese Twins - One of my favorite dishes @ Brown Sugar. Presentation = great, but taste = even better! #Thai #Siamesetwins #DELICIOUS

    Sabrina M · June 18, 2013
  • Samantha G.

    Delicious curry and options for brown rice!

    Samantha Garner · May 21, 2013
  • Fediev A.

    Funny music!!! But honestly the food is good!:)

    Fediev Artem · January 7, 2013
  • Sangria W.

    brown sugar is my go to Thai restaurant. everything is amazing! definitely try their thai iced tea, tom yum goong & pad thai! for birthday celebrations, they WILL embarrass you... in a good way! :)

    Sangria W · November 30, 2012
  • Justin

    Don't just order Pad Thai like some tourist from Dubuque! Try the Pad See Ew, Jade Noodle, or Salmon Choo Chee for a real treat!

    Justin · November 29, 2012
  • Leah P.

    Pad thai is way too sweet and watery

    Leah Park · November 15, 2012
  • Greg S.

    Crispy spring rolls and chicken gaprow are amazing.

    Greg Salls · September 30, 2012
  • Stephanie S.

    Crispy country pad Thai is delicious and extra spicy! Also make sure to say its your birthday and you'll get a special treat!

    Stephanie Stein · September 17, 2012
  • Lauren

    Amazing! As the others said, DEFINITELY get sung to on your birthday.

    Lauren · September 7, 2012
  • Ryan W.

    Don't order takeout from this place - the delivery driver pounded the doorbell so hard it broke!

    Ryan Will · August 17, 2012
  • Diana T.

    Best drunken noodles I've ever had!

    Diana Tran · August 15, 2012
  • Jason F.

    Whether you're looking for a good date spot or just a nice place to go out with friends for an authentic thai meal, Brown Sugar is a must for any food lover offering all the classic thai dishes.

    Jason Feldman · August 13, 2012
  • Jessica L.


    Jessica Lipman · July 2, 2012
  • Sheri J.

    The butterfly decor, chandeliers, and fishtank complement a romantic evening.

    Sheri Jiang · June 17, 2012
  • Joshua B.

    Bring a date!

    Joshua Berk · May 8, 2012
  • Ruth M.

    The fried ice cream is amazing!

    Ruth Malena · April 21, 2012
  • jane m.

    Look past the pad thai and curries and find treasures like the raw shrimp and fried watercress

    jane mcconnell · April 15, 2012
  • BU OffCampus Council

    Some of the best Thai in Boston. Laab Tofu for the vegetarians, or Country Style Pad Thai for the carnivores.

    BU OffCampus Council · April 10, 2012
  • BU Today

    Some favorites from our review: stuffed wings appetizer, and the Drunken Noodles. They also have a wide selection of curries and an extensive menu of authentic Thai dishes. Read more

    BU Today · April 4, 2012
  • Kevin W.

    I know there's too many Thai places on BU's Campus but the Pad Thai and Thai Iced Tea here is really good. Did I mention that it's Thai? Thai.

    Kevin Wang · March 28, 2012
  • Canders

    get the salmon spring rolls. nom nom nom.

    Canders · November 28, 2011
  • Amanda M.

    Say it's your birthday it's hilarious

    Amanda McCarthy · November 13, 2011
  • Gervis C.

    This place get's crazy when it's someone's birthday. If it's not your B-Day, just lie and see what happens.

    Gervis Cash · November 9, 2011
  • Jared M.

    Best Massaman Curry in the wide world.

    Jared Mooney · October 31, 2011
  • Connie L.

    If you are craving Thai, this is the place to go.

    Connie Lu · August 23, 2011

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