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Khao Sarn

250 Harvard St. (Beacon St.) Send to Phone
Northern Thailand contributes its hearty specialties to the menu of this classy Coolidge Corner fave named for Bangkok's backpackers' ghetto.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

Khao Sarn Restaurant Review

: This Coolidge Corner spot expands on the old pad thai-tom yum-satay routine Thai cuisine is forced to repeat ad infinitum in most of its stateside restaurants. There are Sino-ized dishes like the rich pork braise that is muu paloo, and the iconic appetizer called miang kum---delicate spinach leaves topped with nubbins of kaffir lime leaf, pork cracklings, peanuts, garlic and shallots. Ask about other dishes from the Northern region as well, like the haw moak, a sort of fish custard steamed in banana leaves. And though it's named for Bangkok's backpackers' ghetto, don't pigeonhole Khao Sarn into the normally downscale ethnic category: it's a classy place which even specializes in cocktails like lychee martinis.

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