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The Similans- Fine Thai cuisine - 3 Reviews - 145 First St, Cambridge, MA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (617) 466-6597

The Similans- Fine Thai cuisine

145 First St
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 466-6597
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Oh, The Similans! This tasty Thai place is a welcome addition to the restaurants of East Cambridge (which seem to be made up of sub shops, pizza joints and the Galleria Food Court...


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Fast & fabulous lunch! 1/27/2010

Oh, The Similans! This tasty Thai place is a welcome addition to the restaurants of East Cambridge (which seem to be made up of sub shops, pizza joints and the Galleria Food Court). When I get the ultra rare opportunity to unchain myself from my desk at lunch, I'd rather not gobble fast food....but lunch time is limited. Sigh. Fortunately, The Similans can serve up Pad Thai I dream about in around 10 minutes or less. The lunch portions are smaller and less expensive than the dinner portions, but offer plenty of deliciousness to get your tummy full and ready to finish up the day. Though service is fast, efficient & friendly, lunchtime does seem to be busier than dinner; I'd recommend taking that into consideration so you don't exceed your allotted 60 minute lunch :-) Pros: very quick service, reasonable prices Cons: $11 martini is as much as a pad thai dinner. Ouch-a! more

Best Thai in Cambridge 4/8/2008

After growing up on the excellent Thai cuisine in Seattle, I was sorely disappointed by Cambridge Thai food . . . until I found The Similans. I'd tried all the usually Thai spots around Harvard Square - 9 Tastes, Spice, Smile Thai, etc. - and never found anything that was better than mediocre, so I decided to head further afield and check-out The Similans because it's part of the Brown Sugar group of restaurants that won for best Thai in Boston. I was not disappointed. Conveniently located a couple blocks from the Cambridgeside Galleria, The Similans' exotic fish tank and elaborate Thai artwork make for a great ambiance. And, of course, the food was excellent! Not only did the restaurant have the usual East Coast-style pad thai (white noodles and slightly sweet), but it also carried what I'd been craving for months . . . authentic (spicy, saucy) pad thai! There was also a huge array of other tantalizing dishes, and I would highly recommend the ice cream with sticky rice for dessert. Pros: fantastic food, nice setting, timely service, reasonable prices more

Great Food 1/22/2006

The food was absolutely delicious and extremely fresh! This is the best thai food in Boston. The ambience is really soothing/peaceful. Too bad more people don't know about it. it was empty when we arrived. more
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The acclaimed Brown Sugar Cafe's Cambridge outpost serves fresh Thai fare to Kendall Square workers.

Owner Message

  • Having built a loyal following of repeat customers, Brown Sugar Cafe added a second location at 1033 Commonwealth Avenue in 1999 and are pleased to announce the opening of The Similans on 1st Street in Cambridge. Despite the expansion, Brown Sugar Cafe maintains the attention to detail and commitment to quality that made them popular.


  • In Short
    Though not sharing a name, The Similans shares the same ownership and much of the same menu as Boston's award-winning Brown Sugar Cafe. The eatery is located within walking...

  • 2/19/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri 11am-11pm Sat 12pm-11am Sun 4pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    East Cambridge