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91 Massachusetts Ave. (Commonwealth Ave.) Send to Phone
You don’t have to leave Boston to get a feel for the South Pacific with the whirlwind culinary tour offered at Island Hopper.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Island Hopper offers a laid back and affordable approach to Southeast Asian dining. Located near the top of Newbury Street, the loft-like space is decked out in eggplant and gold; an open kitchen and towering windows make for good people-watching in both directions. The menu covers culinary ground from Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand to Indonesia and Burma. While most flavors are cooled down from the fiery and often complex Southeast Asian originals, you will find some authentic twists. Start off with a sampling of poh piah, a traditional Malaysian dish, consisting of a steamed wrap stuffed with jícama and mixed vegetables, topped with a spicy chili sauce. We like the Vietnamese take on the buffalo wing --- crispy wings seasoned with lemon grass and spices. For entrées, pair a glass of Riesling with the beef rendang, a hearty stew sweetened with rich coconut milk sauce. A true island experience would be amiss without a tropical smoothie. Try a Thai Tea Latte Slush, Naughty Monkey or Mango Creamsicle to end the meal.


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