It’s hard to resist Pad Thai of any variety: Tofu, shrimp or chicken, take your pick. Almost everyone loves the delicious, salty noodle dish that sends you into a sodium coma after the meal. So before you pass out on the couch for that post-Pad Thai nap, here’s a virtual tour of Boston’s Pad Thai selection at every price range.
Perfect for college students and those on a budget, Rod-Dee Thai Cuisine is the typical take-out pad Thai restaurant where you order at a counter and bus your own table. While the decor is pretty much non-existent, the food is cheap yet delicious. With locations on Peterborough St. in the Fenway and out in Brookline, Rod Dee is equally as accessible as it is delicious.
For Beacon Hillers with a craving for Thai, the King & I at the bottom of Charles Street is a quick and easy stop. If you live in the area it’s ideal for takeout, and sitting down for your meals is perfect if you’re looking for a quick bite that isn’t as expensive as other full service restaurants on Charles.
For high quality pan-Asian cuisine, Pho Republique is our personal favorite in Boston. With a unique decor that is straight out of a Buddhist shrine, patrons pay for the atmosphere as well as the food. But don’t be mistaken; The food is simply divine. Pho’s Pad Thai is some of the best we’ve tasted, and with a lively bar and hip South End location to boot, it’s definitely a mistake not to go to Pho.
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