Pon Thai Bistro

4.8
64 reviews
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Thai
In Thai cuisine, a number of core ingredients and sauces can be used in a wide variety of dishes, ranging from vegetarian to those featuring meat, fowl, or fish. The supporting elements for an entrée of filet of cod can be worked into a pasta or duck dish, with radically different results.

Our careful application of the trinity of sauces--fish sauce, oyster sauce, and soy sauce--with a touch of palm sugar, and requisite heat, provides a base level of complexity and depth of flavor across a spectrum of dishes, allowing for greater control and speed in the kitchen. Our flavor profile also makes for rich, satisfying food without being heavy, or using a lot of fat.

Head Chef Sivika "Pon" Hunter is classically trained in French cuisine and sauces but remains grounded in her native Thai cuisine. The merging of these two distinct styles makes our menu a uniquely delicious treat.
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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time at the restaurant. Food and service was very good.
Was able to find parking. Would go again.

M
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, really out of the ordinary dishes with incredible flavor!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Thai food! Best owner in town too!! See you in Austin

K
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make it a point to go to Pon Thai Bistro when we are in Boston (once to twice per year). Super friendly staff and the food is excellent - a real treat in freshness! Also the Pon Thai Gimlet is a must!

OT
Poconos
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Lots of people not so many servers. Small pours on the wine. Would recommend.

JM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, intimate dining experience. Good size dinner portions, delicious meals!

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

Lovely staff and good food

DP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so glad I found this place. The food was fresh and delicious. If you're a martini person, I highly recommend getting their lychee martini. The service was also fantastic.

t
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Creatiive appetizers with excellent Thai standards and then specialty items too. Perfect curries with duck as an option for most dishes. Great value! Small place so make a reservation on weekends!

JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, helpful server for gluten free diner, pleasant surroundings. The coconut soup was terrific, again, and the multiple entrees and aps including chicken satay and others we had were all really good. The server inquired about the level of spiciness we wanted which was good. Our friends were happily impressed and we and they will definitely be returning. Thanks for being here !

m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner on a weeknight. The restaurant was not full, so it was relatively quiet.
Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Will definitely return!

AN
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pon is always fresh and delicious. She serves authentic Thai cuisine that is always fresh and delicious. Duck rolls, spring rolls and curries are especial favorites. Oh, the hangar steak, too if you want beef.

F
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The service is excellent, the food is exquisite
and I'm so happy I found this neighborhood gem in Brookline Village!

SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - very fresh, not too much sauce flavors really popped!

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not everyone was completely pleased with food spices. I had basil eggplant, mild, mine was pretty good, but I wish I had more seasoning. It was a little too understated for my tastes. Pad thai, the wish was more peanut flavor and peanuts. Lobster rangoon, barely a hint of lobster. Overall, decent thai and good quality ingredients, but wouldn't run back immediately.

K
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers are outstanding service. They are very friendly. Food was very good.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, friendly service, would go back

AM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

server was rude; staff made a big deal over a simple request for steamed shrimp and vegetables will not return

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Pon many times. We live in the neighborhood. The food is always great and the service is friendly and fast. The menu is limited, and does not change much but we love good Thai food and that's what Pon providesl

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nicely prepared food and large portions. noisy but good atmosphere.
Service was efficient and pleasant.

CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is excellent. Service was good. Our only issue is that it is very noisy. It was hard to hear the conversation.

DF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

i’ve been twice now and both times were great! making a reservation is a must but easy to do. Delicious and spicy!

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely table in the window, excellent friendly service and wonderful food beautifully prepared.

H
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came at recommendation of a friend. I really enjoyed my meal which was the drunken noodles. They are spicy. I also tasted and enjoyed my friend's selection of ginger chicken. Portions are plentiful, price is right. Our bill came to $49 which included an appetizer, martini and 2 entrees (including tax). All round pleasant and enjoyable experience.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Thai food! Any city we are in we seek to find a Thai restaurant to try. We are from Chicago where we enjoy excellent Thai. The food at Pon Thai Bistro was at the same level. Next time we are in town, we will be sure to visit again.

L
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant experience. Both drinks and food are very flavorful and tasty. Portions of main dishes are quite large and almost enough for 2 people.

D
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The restaurant had a very good menu and the portions were large, however it's more important to have quality, not quantity. My dinner (beef dish) was so bad that every piece of beef was too tough to chew and I took home and and had to throw out more than half of what I ordered. In addition,, even the noodles we're way overcooked much software than mash potatoes. I'm sorry that I spent over 60 dollars and will never go back unless I want the worst Thai meal I've ever had in over 30 years. I only hope another Thai restaurant opens in Brookline after this one goes out of business for using and serving inferior food.

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal! Seemed like the kind of genuine Thai I remember having years ago--not greasy, but light, full of flavor and interest. Delicious! And wonderful, fast service. Tables are close together, so this might not be your romantic dinner, unless you request a table by the window. Cosy, intimate atmosphere.

LB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought the food and service was very good. It was a bit on the expense side, but still affordable.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! There was a table set aside for us, the food was DELICIOUS. I had the Phad See-Ew, and it was to die for. I do not exaggerate when I say it was one of the best courses I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating, absolutely perfect. The service was very kind, refilling our water plenty of times but at the same time, giving myself and my date time to chat.

I’d be hard pressed to find a more pleasurable dining experience anywhere. Wonderful!

L
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must if your in the mood for excellent Thai food. The duck is to die for and the staff is excellennt.

W
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

authentic, well-prepared food in a comfortable not too loud atmosphere. great place to dine with friends and hear what they are saying.

EK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

THE DUCK ROLLS!!! A must have! They're a little bit spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The portions are large, and we ordered an appetizer with 2 entrees (for 2 of us). The leftovers were delicious, but we could've ordered less. Nice service.

CS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and looked beautiful also. The service was wonderful. I went on a weekday for an early lunch with a friend and the place was very quiet. I highly recommend it!

EO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service could not have been better. I wish I lived closer as I would eat there at least weekly.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very large servings.

N
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful flavors. Pon Thai is one place we can always count on to deliver a delicious meal.

LK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, I love the salmon - my go to dish!

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & welcoming atmosphere, as always!
The online reservation app worked well.
Thank you for your hospitality. That is the element which turns fine food into fine dining.

MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant! So yummy! The drunken noodles were amazing. Huge portions, as well.

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