Tiger Mama

4.6
888 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai

About

Take a culinary journey through South Asian-inspired fare at Tiger Mama. This restaurant serves lunch and dinner in a vibrant space, enhanced by ferns, plants and soft wood paneling. The menu is a love story to Chef Tiffani Faison's culinary brilliance, with a list that seamlessly borrows from the Vietnamese, Thai and Malaysian cooking playbook. It offers over 30 small-to-medium plate items, broken down into relatable categories like "rich and earthy" or "cold and fresh."



In addition to its dining area, Tiger Mama also hosts a front bar managed by Brian Callahan. It serves wine, beers and exotic cocktails, such as the Taiwan On: a sweet mix of coconut, key lime, Batavia and Thai basil. Tiger Mama is open all through the week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed!!!! Open table should have let me know. I made this reservation over 2 months ago because I had a group of people coming in town. Showed up and it was CLOSED! Thanks open table for ruining or dining plans. Was too late to make a reservation anywhere else. Should be compensated

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britchic
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Tiger Mama! All dishes were delicious and we had a mocktail that was amazing!
We got four items between 2 of us and we weren’t sure if that would be enough but it was just right!

Looking forward to visiting again to try some different dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

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Samantha
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Boston for food and the drinks. Everything I order is always amazing. Their menu changes every so often which keeps things fresh and new, even though I am sad to see a favorite leave the menu! Great place for drinks/food with friends or a date

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GreatFallsEater
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dishes were tasty and generously portioned, but would have been nice to have a few more vegetarian options, esp noodles or appetizer style dishes

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Very energetic-- great music but definitely a bit loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience2

Charged me double for one drink because I asked for a substitution but they didn’t even tell me they’d charge for that! Great food but completely overpriced and poor service

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KaceyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. The chef personally wished my girlfriend a happy birthday which made her entire day and the food was outstanding. Will be back!

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vipShalamo
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a meal! Great flavors and tasty drinks. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Julsgioelizabeth
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I who went lived in Thailand for a while and we have been search for a place in Boston that had Thai food that reminded us of where we lived. This place has some of the best Thai food we have ever found in Boston as it is the closest to Thai food from Thailand! Highly recommend for individuals looks for the true taste of Thailand.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. We hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

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LisaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Shea!!

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you! She's the best! -Michaela

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Part of our meals came out cold and ruined the entire cuisine experience. Our waiter kept switching and not bringing us what we asked for. Super upset that we paid for a expensive meal that was apparently cooked fresh and brought out to us…. But was cold…… ??? Food was also extremely over salted. Southeast Asian food does not have to be over salted to taste good.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello, We seemed to have dropped the ball on your visit. I'm so sorry we didn't know while you were still dining with us. I will share your feedback with both the servers and the kitchen. Thank you for the opportunity to improve. We hope to see you again. Please feel free to reach out with any more information. -Michaela

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BrittanyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The house fried rice is a must. Our waiter was excellent & the space was a vibe.

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Tess
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and helpful in making menu recommendations as we had not visited previously. The food was absolutely delicious and a good value for the amount of food we ordered. We would certainly visit again.

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vipnick
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and great way to spend an evening with friends.

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Roland
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Plates are tasty, but way too small. A fun way to rip people off in the name of fanciness

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Roland. I'm sorry you feel that our plates aren't a good value. I will pass this information along to the kitchen and see what we can do to make changes. Thank you again! -Michaela

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Nico
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. The food was innovative and flavorful. The drinks were incredible, unique, and balanced. The service was informative and engaged. We even saw and met the owner who was extremely nice and was always working when she was there. Everyone cared and it really showed. Best place we visited in Boston

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi Nick! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I am relaying it to our team so they can continue to impress! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Michaela

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RandallS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was decent. The service from the server was actually really good she was attentive, engaging and professional. The FOH manager on the other had was completely unprofessional. He reprimanded the server at length twice right next to our table to make clear his displeasure that I have a food allergy and that the server was trying to accommodate me. If Tiger Mama does not want to accommodate food allergies that is fine, just make it clear before people arrive and if any manager anywhere feels the need to reprimand an employee then that conversation should not happen within earshot of customers or even other employees. I have rarely felt so unwelcome in a business. And it really left me with a negative impression of the whole restaurant.

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Rudi
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a number of times and the food is always amongst the best in town.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Rudi! Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you soon! -Michaela

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Super
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have eaten at one of tiffs restaurants and tiger mama was awesome and such a great staff

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 10, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

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MaureenH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back here! The food was delicious and the service was fabulous.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Maureen! We hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

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ShirleyK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So fun to be back at Tiger Mama!

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 10, 2021

We are so glad you came back in and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We go weekly

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 13, 2021

We love that you've been coming weekly, it means the world to us! -Michaela

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CarolynK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Shareable plates, good service, spicy food! I would recommend to anyone that loves Asian food and tapas

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 6, 2021

Hi Carolyn! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Tiger Mama and hope to see you again soon. Michaela

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Tiger Mama and definitely not the last. Food was fantastic, Kearsten provided excellent service and made really great recommendations (the marigolds and masala was awesome!), and the bartenders concocted a mocktail for my wife that was exceptional too.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 1, 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Michaela

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vipJackM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was perfect. The service, food, drinks (especially the wine list) and hospitality are top notch. We love Tiger Mama!

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 6, 2021

Hi Jack, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Tiger Mama. We hope to see you again soon! Michaela

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vipOmnivore
New England
221 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for pre or post Fenway Park events--two short blocks away. We had hamachi crudo, Singapore Street Noodles, Pad Gra Pow (spicy ground chicken with rice) and Yu Shiang eggplant. The eggplant was the best I have ever had, in a rich sauce with basil and peppers. The Pad Gra Pow was a very well-executed version of something I've enjoyed eating in Cambodia. The noodles were also delicious. The crudo was good, but not worth what we paid for it. The Mai Tais were also pricey, but delicious, and different from the fruit bombs we're used to. As with Faison's other restaurants, the service was stellar. We'll certainly be back.

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us. I hope that you will be back very soon for some more Pad Gra Pow and Ys Shiang eggplant! Greg

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, glad this restaurant is open again 👍🏽

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alway fantastic, staff always super friendly! Glad they are open again post pandemic! Favorite spot in town!!

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you! Please come again very soon! Greg

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vipHannahM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Tiger Mama is open again! Service was amazing as always. I left very full and very happy. One of my favorite spots in Boston. Can’t wait to go back!

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you! It's great to know that you enjoyed your experience. I hope that you will be back very soon. Greg

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WesleyJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience with delicious food and wine!

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you! Please come again soon. Greg

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pkim
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're reading this review to decide whether to come, just make a reservation now. Food was phenomenal, drinks were delightful, and service was amazing (ask for Kearsten -- she knows her stuff, was friendly and cordial, and all of her food and drink recommendations were on point). Definitely will be coming back.

Tiger Mama
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for your lovely review! Kearsten is a gem. -Michaela

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thank you! Please come again soon! Greg

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Just getting back on their feet, getting their menu back on point. Still really good

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 19, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We are so happy to be open again and appreciate you taking the time write a review. If you have any constructive criticism to share with us about the meal, we would be grateful for your input. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

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GinnyC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love you!! Thanks to Melody and Charlie for making the experience super special. We’re glad you’re back.

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 19, 2021

Thank you for stopping in. We are so happy to be open again and so grateful for our wonderful staff. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

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vipMatthewD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always phenomenal, but they replaced their amazing ribs with chicken and it’s just not the same!

Pls bring back the ribs <3

Tiger Mama
Responded on June 18, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will join us again very soon. I will share your request for the short ribs with Chef. Greg

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vipSherryC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Restaurant was fine. Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Tables and booth were sticky. Food was average. The chicken sausage was rubbery, the satay had a strange consistency... Like it was steamed/boiled too long, and the ground chicken was so spicy, I couldn't tased anything else. Limited menu choices and the chef refused to modify (leave out the meat) from the fried rice dish to accommodate the one vegetarian in the party

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vipCaitlinY
Thailand
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Amazing food but super disappointing service. It took 15 minutes for the waitress to come over after we were seated and almost 40 for any food to come out- she also never checked in.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were much more impressed with coming here the second time than the first time we did a couple years back. Food was delicious and inventive and really easy to share. Decor/ambiance awesome as usual. Would highly recommend this place (or Tiffany’s other restaurant down the street, Sweet Cheeks BBQ).

FAQs

Tiger Mama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 425-6262.

Tiger Mama is rated 4.6 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.