Laughing Monk Cafe

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38 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Quick lunch spot in Brigham Circle area (first come first serve - no lunch reservation)

Omakase is currently available only for dinner. Please make online reservation through our website and request “Omakase.”

As our Omakase is created fresh daily in limited quality, we apologize beforehand if it is not available to all walk-in customers.
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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You’ll never think of sushi the same way again. Way more than a piece of fish on rice: an art form!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service - Puun.

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place and the food is great and the prices are perfect for what you get!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great spot to take a date or a friend. It’s pretty casual atmospherically but the food is outstanding quality. Service is fabulous too, a great star of the longwood area.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do you like neat out of the way places? Do you like Sushi or Thai food? If you like any of these things, it provides a pretty swell experience for the lot of it. Don't feel like you're cheating on your local thai place, its worth it to see how someone else does it just a little different; in a good way.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We did the omakase and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Worth the money! Chef Nick and Chef Nick are BRILLIANT! The only reason I marked down for service is because I ordered food to go including rice but when I got home I didn't have any rice. It was too late to call and request one so I just let it go and made rice myself. Otherwise I will recommend Laughing Monk any day of the week for any occaision.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi outside of Japan. Fresh and delicious!

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

omikasa is awesome. loved it!!

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Omakase dinner to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. Each dish was a delightful, delicious surprise. The chef was so detailed in how he presented and prepared each dish. Each sushi dish was almost too pretty to eat, and then the chef surprised us with a dessert at the end, lit with a candle, for my fiancé. It was a fabulous dinner and I will definitely go back.

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DB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 5 had a truly outstanding experience at Laughing Monk. Both the Thai dishes and sushi offerings were absolutely top shelf. The sushi chefs are very imaginative and skilled at combining unusual ingredients that create flavors that are by far larger than the sum of their parts. The quality is first rate, and the hospitality/service was truly warm and lovely. Some of the sushi dishes are expensive, but not inordinately so. We didn't try the umakase (chef's choice sushi) but look forward to doing so. Everyone left feeling very happy, and we all agree that we can't wait to visit again. Thank you Laughing Monk team! <3

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and reasonably priced. The service was quick. Definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy Thai food.

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HG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, delicious sushi! I just wish there was more space inside since the tables are a bit crowded together. Overall 5 stars though!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved loved this place! Amazing food and staff. Thank you!

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New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and beautifully presented Thaifood and Sushi / rolls for very affordable price

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great atmosphere. Really quick service and always someone to help us with drinks.

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New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Laughing Monk has become a new favorite of mine, when I want to bring foodie friends for great sushi, but at very reasonable prices. Service is attentive and great worth accommodating dietary restrictions.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic. Absolutely returning

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, Excellent authentic creative delicious food, atmosphere and awesome friendly staff!
Totally the Best find in Boston!
Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a visually beautiful tasty meal with outstanding staff!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place. They made it super special for my boyfriends birthday. I will definitely come back again!

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WT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs Nick and Nick are amazing! Love everything about Laughing Monk!

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Extremely fresh. So happy I found this place and can not wait to go back.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dollar for dollar just the best sushi and Thai in Boston.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Omakase courses are incredibly delicious! Amazing presentation and very flavorful. Don’t forget they have a great variety of Thai food too! Definitely will go back for more Thai food!

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J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Laughing Monk Café has the best Thai food that I have ever eaten. The pad thai is phenomenal, as are all the rest of the dishes. The sushi is also terrific. The only drawback to this restaurant is the lack of parking.

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N
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing, and I will definitely keep coming back. However they forgot that I had ordered sushi and took almost an hour to bring it out (I had to remind them). It was very good though.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food !!!

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1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful little place.
The staff is warm and attentive, but not at all intrusive.
Great take out and eat in service.
We’ll definitely be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi was perfect! Very creative and flavorful with quility ingredients and a mix of textures. It was all very thoughtful. The sizes were also very nice, not too big and not smothered with the rice. Best suchi so far in Boston!

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food and good service

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do consider myself as Sushi snob, this place the presentation the taste the cut of the fish Blow Me Away it definitely is a go to

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the #1 best restaurant in Boston. Enough said.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was awesome, best sushi ever evebever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever

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PR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife got a take out one night (just for her) and raved about how good it was. So we stopped in for lunch and dinner the next day and it was outstanding. I think the Crispy Shrimp in Chili Sauce was the best shrimp dish we've had anywhere. Crunchy breading and spicy chili sauce along with lightly cooked (steamed?) vegetables. Just the right amount of spices. All the others dishes (spider roll, hamachi nigiri, etc.) were very good and the presentations of all of them were picture perfect!!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dollar for dollar the best sushi and thai in Boston.

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T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The omakase is world class, Michelin star level. The Thai food is phenomenal too. Cannot recommend this place enough

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S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! We really enjoyed our dinner.

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New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

surprisingly good sushi. quality of food is beyond what you would expect for decor and worth the value. extremely polite servers willing to accommodate dietary restrictions.

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