A motley crew of Thai cafes and greasy Chinese joints around town offer lunch specials galore. Sometimes one will offer more than a few Asian cuisine options, like a Thai restaurant with a sushi bar. These can be helpful as finding a lunch-only sushi spot can be tough. We don’t mind occasionally stopping into a local Whole Foods for a sushi box, but when we want something really fresh, we know just what to do.
Perhaps the city’s best dual dining experience, winner of years of awards, Montien - with locations downtown in the theater district and a newer one in Inman Square - offers a delicious variety of Thai treats and sushi samplers. One of our favorite lunch haunts, where two or three roll combos fill us full of fresh fish and hearty veggies, leaving a little room for a Thai iced tea. Sometimes paired with spring rolls and shared with the whole table, we’ve been so happy and content we’ve picked up the bill for everyone.
And if you happen to work a little off the beaten Brookline path, you probably already know about the amazing lunch deals at tiny Washington Street spot Super Fusion. While the eel and tuna bites are perhaps their best bets, focus too on the price: so little paid, so much received. This place has been kept in business by happy locals for several years now, and it’s worth a journey for their lunch combos alone. Takeout is fast and efficient, friendly too. It’s way better than the guys behind the counter at Whole Foods, and your belly will thank you too.