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250 Harvard St. (Beacon St.) Send to Phone
Northern Thailand comes to this Coolidge Corner spot 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

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 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. Specialties feature steamed whole striped bass, Bangkok fried rice and the traditional miang kum (delicate spinach leaves topped with nubbins of makrut lime leaf, pork cracklings, peanuts, garlic and shallots). There are Sino-ized dishes like crispy shrimp, spring rolls, calamari and crab Rangoon. Ask about other selections from the Northern region as well, like the haw moak, a sort of fish curry steamed in banana leaves. Standouts include sliced Thai garden pork, sautéed hot beef, garlic shrimp and curry salmon. 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 that even specializes in cocktails like lychee martinis.

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