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Brown Sugar Café

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Allston, Boston
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  • Danvir S.
    "Strawberry cheesecake and the country style pad thai were superb!"(5 Tips)
    Diana T.
    "Best drunken noodles I've ever had!"(5 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "Excellent pad se ew and massaman curry."(5 Tips)
    Kevin W.
    "Campus but the Pad Thai and Thai Iced Tea"(3 Tips)
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  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaMay 15, 2016
    Great Thai food, ordered Pad See Ew to go and it was ready in 5 minutes on BU Commencement day
  • Lily
    LilyFebruary 13, 2016
    Super easy to pick up! If you call in advance, they will have your order ready in 10min
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurDecember 7, 2015
    I asked for it spicy and boy did they deliver. Amazing curry and the heat was on!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GAugust 21, 2015
    Suki with broth is amazing. A little spicy but sooo good.
  • Shira C.
    Shira C.July 23, 2015
    Have your birthday party here! Epic show.
  • Susan J.
    Susan Jung GrantApril 4, 2015
    Fresh rolls, tom yum goong and lobster pad ped were amazing! Best Thai ever. Quick service too.
  • A S.
    A SMarch 28, 2015
    Chicken gaprow and strawberry cheesecake! A thumbs down for the brown sugar custard..
  • Rima S.
    Rima SassiJanuary 4, 2015
    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 ,
  • Amy R.
    Amy RubinDecember 6, 2014
    Mango curry, shrimp curry in the pineapple, & pad That
  • Danielle
    DanielleNovember 29, 2014
    Country-style Pad Thai- GET IT!
  • Sonia S.
    Sonia SuNovember 26, 2014
    Amazing desserts (ta-go and coconut sticky rice) and great specials. Get the Chicken Mermaid, a chicken curry dish with sticky rice!!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 22, 2014
    The birthday music they play is highly entertaining. As are the beautiful fish in their aquarium.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 22, 2014
    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.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MonahanAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Country Style Pad Thai
  • Amy S.
    Amy ShellhammerAugust 13, 2014
    Excellent pad se ew and massaman curry.
  • Danvir S.
    Danvir SethiMay 17, 2014
    Strawberry cheesecake and the country style pad thai were superb!
  • Varun H.
    Varun HariharanMay 17, 2014
    The Laab was the winner according to me. Great pad Thai, Graprow!
  • Ilya M.
    Ilya MilevichMay 3, 2014
    Food was bland and overpriced. Interior is not cosy. So, honestly, people, don't go there.
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayApril 14, 2014
    Drunken Noodles w/ beef and Green Curry w/ chicken are both very flavorful and somewhat spicy dishes! So delicious.
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LeungFebruary 24, 2014
    Siamese twin order is served in an actual pineapple.
  • Zoe A.
    Zoe Arrow RiversFebruary 1, 2014
    Stay away from the duck!!! Its chewy and super fatty. YUCKS!!!!
  • Craig C.
    Craig CJanuary 15, 2014
    Secretly tell them it's your friend or significant other's birthday and enjoy the magic around dessert time
  • Karina A.
    Karina AlvarezNovember 18, 2013
    Brown sugar mango fried rice d3licious!
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬October 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • steve h.
    steve hdOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Won best of Boston again, great job congrats!
  • Rosa
    RosaJuly 13, 2013
    Not good as before, the shrimp in PadThai is not fresh...
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJune 18, 2013
    Try the Strawberry Cheesecake - Not my dish, but I had a bite and it was heavenly. Very creamy, very cheesy. #cheesecake
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJune 18, 2013
    Try the Fried Icecream - As always, super sweet and super good!
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJune 18, 2013
    Try the Siamese Twins - One of my favorite dishes @ Brown Sugar. Presentation = great, but taste = even better! #Thai #Siamesetwins #DELICIOUS
  • Samantha G.
    Samantha GarnerMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious curry and options for brown rice!
  • Fediev A.
    Fediev ArtemJanuary 7, 2013
    Funny music!!! But honestly the food is good!:)
  • Sangria W.
    Sangria WNovember 30, 2012
    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! :)
  • Justin
    JustinNovember 29, 2012
    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!
  • Leah P.
    Leah ParkNovember 15, 2012
    Pad thai is way too sweet and watery
  • Greg S.
    Greg SallsSeptember 30, 2012
    Crispy spring rolls and chicken gaprow are amazing.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SteinSeptember 17, 2012
    Crispy country pad Thai is delicious and extra spicy! Also make sure to say its your birthday and you'll get a special treat!
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 7, 2012
    Amazing! As the others said, DEFINITELY get sung to on your birthday.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WillAugust 17, 2012
    Don't order takeout from this place - the delivery driver pounded the doorbell so hard it broke!
  • Diana T.
    Diana TranAugust 15, 2012
    Best drunken noodles I've ever had!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeldmanAugust 13, 2012
    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.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LipmanJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    DUCK WITH PINEAPPLE!
  • Sheri J.
    Sheri JiangJune 17, 2012
    The butterfly decor, chandeliers, and fishtank complement a romantic evening.
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkMay 8, 2012
    Bring a date!
  • Ruth M.
    Ruth MalenaApril 21, 2012
    The fried ice cream is amazing!
  • jane m.
    jane mcconnellApril 15, 2012
    Look past the pad thai and curries and find treasures like the raw shrimp and fried watercress
  • BU OffCampus Council
    BU OffCampus CouncilApril 10, 2012
    Some of the best Thai in Boston. Laab Tofu for the vegetarians, or Country Style Pad Thai for the carnivores.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayApril 4, 2012
    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
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WangMarch 28, 2012
    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.
  • Canders
    CandersNovember 28, 2011
    get the salmon spring rolls. nom nom nom.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McCarthyNovember 13, 2011
    Say it's your birthday it's hilarious
  • Gervis C.
    Gervis CashNovember 9, 2011
    This place get's crazy when it's someone's birthday. If it's not your B-Day, just lie and see what happens.
  • Jared M.
    Jared MooneyOctober 31, 2011
    Best Massaman Curry in the wide world.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuAugust 23, 2011
    If you are craving Thai, this is the place to go.
  • Ted D.
    Ted DuncanAugust 19, 2011
    Pad Thai for the win!
  • Monica M.
    Monica MeyAugust 16, 2011
    This is where all my friends seem to go for their birthday dinners, but I'm not complaining! The Pad See Ew dish is delightful.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WangJuly 24, 2011
    The Country Style Pad Thai - add a little extra chili, so goood. Read more
  • Janice C.
    Janice Cruz BrooksJune 25, 2011
    Country style pad thai! Amazing!!
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LauzonJune 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Red curry with beef. Just like mom used to make!
  • Al M.
    Al MillarJune 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried banana and honey for dessert! Yes please!
  • Geoffrey B.
    Geoffrey BrailsfordMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to go here for your birthday--a real show :)
  • DJ G.
    DJ GallagherMarch 13, 2011
    Leave room for the Sweet Caroline for dessert, it's amazing.
  • Hallie P.
    Hallie PicarelloJanuary 1, 2011
    Great service. Great prices. Try the pad thai!! Great stuff. ^_^
  • Becky
    BeckyOctober 22, 2010
    Fresh rolls w/ peanut sauce (they come with a sweet & sour sauce). Order the peanut sauce. It has a chili pepper kick to it. Our Pad Thai had uncooked chicken, so make sure to look before you bite.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KearseyAugust 23, 2010
    Country-style pad thai is spicy and delish!
  • Monica N.
    Monica NieveraJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The thai iced tea is a must! It goes great with spicier dishes too.
  • Kirsten M.
    Kirsten MohrMay 29, 2010
    No need for a menu- mango chicken curry is Delicious!!!!!
  • Evan R.
    Evan RuscherMay 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is fresh, clean, and authentic. I go with the simple Gaprow... great blend of spices.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BarashMarch 25, 2010
    Try the crispy triangle appetizer
  • Sara S.
    Sara StevensMarch 12, 2010
    Some favorites: Avocado Dancing, Drunken Noodles & Mango Curry. All somewhat spicy but equally amazing.
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MottMarch 1, 2010
    Get the mango fried rice
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuFebruary 13, 2010
    Everything is great here! Especially Pad Thai and green curry.
  • Cherry T.
    Cherry T.April 2, 2014
    ถ้าเป็นคนไทย บอกเค้าเลย เผ็ดๆ ไม่หวาน
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