Tiger Mama

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$30 and under
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Thai

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the wait staff were great.

ED
New England
48 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family style food and drinks. Some stuff is pretty spicy so be sure to check if you care about that.

CF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on Feb 2nd. Unbeknownst to us, the first Sunday of the month is a drag brunch. We had an absolute ball and will definitely go back. The food is fantastic and the drag show was tons of fun. It was, however, very lively in terms of noise so if you are going to catch up with friends, it will be very difficult. Otherwise fantastic. Warning: there is a $10 cover which surprised us but it is well worth it.

b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! The ambiance was energetic and obviously very popular, for good reason. The sticky ribs were phenomenal. I have a mint allergy, and the kitchen staff marked up a menu for me.
I would go back with a group, as the plates are made for sharing. Also unique drink menu, with great presentation.

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very informative and friendly in helping us select a complementary combination of dishes. The spicey mushrooms, laksa, ribs and rice created an excellent meal in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

AA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Slow to get some orders made for delays and less than optimal dining experience. Otherwise great. Food is delicious and creative. Friendly staff.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Best restaurant in the area. Oh, and the rice/coconut is from another world. Make sure. Get at least one serving per person otherwise the table will fight with each other!

TP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Tiger Mama is out of this world. So delicious, cool ambiance, and great service!

CC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here...always fantastic. The atmosphere is really fun too.

RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food this time was inedible. It was either too spicy (I enjoy really spicy food) or too salty. While the server did replace the dishes, they were poorly made and she acknowledged that the chef agreed that there was way too much spice and salt in the dishes. The noodle dish had NO noodles, just a bunch of bitter bok Choi which made that dish inedible as well.
We’ve been there a few times, I’m guessing they have a new chef who made some bad food this time around.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quickly, and everything was delicious. Very attentive and sweet staff too ❤️

N
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very poor service. Need to train their staff on what it is to wait on tables. Took 20 minutes for someone to come and take our order. We were on the verge of getting up and leaving.

A
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

This was my first time dining at Tiger Mama based on many recommendations. Food, drinks, and service were all great. However, what really put a damper on the meal was the mouse that was visibly running around the restaurant and in and out of the kitchen during our meal. Food was great but I probably will not be returning any time soon.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible but the food was great, as always.

PL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our waiter was rude, unfriendly and curt.
The food was sub par. I had eaten there before twice a few years back and remember enjoying the food and recommend the restaurant to others.

This time I had a different experience and was embarrassed for recommending we go there. I hope there is a good explanation for such a decline in quality and service.

The papaya salad should come with a warning. It was so spicy hot that it was inedible and as our first dish it completely destroyed our taste buds. There was no indication on the menu that it was supposed to be a super spicy dish. Interestingly the “spicy Okra” was only mildly spicy.

P
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was good not great.. service was pretty good but not great.... based on reviews I read I expected a lot more .... We ordered the duck ($80) and were not wowed... It was good but not great by any means....
Oh well.. we tried TM.... there's better to be had in this town

R
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is top 5 in Boston without a doubt! The rotating donut was so freshly fried but not oily and not too sweet. The breakfast sandwich was so damn different and so good. Best of all was the shrimp benny, what a a gem. Loved everything. Service was super friendly and prompt too!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had told them we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we weren’t given a private booth or anything of that sort. We were disappointed as we were pretty much sitting on our neighbor’s table. Seating was less than ideal. But, having said that, our experience was wonderful. Those too close neighbors ended up being friendly and telling us about their

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Food was delicious Enjoyed every bite

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and delicious!

F
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unique dishes, excellent service. Highly recommend.

OT
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE at Tiger Mama was fabulous. We loved our food and drinks and the atmosphere was decked out for ringing in 2020. Our waitress was also great with our large party. She was attentive to our allergies, which was so appreciated. Will be back for sure 👍🏼

RD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and creative food

KS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I eat out at many different places and this has been the best so far. Love the food choices.

HD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good! The Singapore noodles, bacon waffle and shrimp toast Benny were amazing! Oh and don’t forget to get the donut, amazing! Will definitely be going back 🤗

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes. We ordered 11 items for 5 people and 3 desserts separately. The items are all shareable. So the more people in your group, the better. Ask for the tiki drinks menu to see unique tiki cocktails.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was pretty terrible. And we could hear neighboring ranked complaining of the same as well. The ambiance was nice inside, but the tables were so close that it was hard to focus on anything when the table next to you is basically talking in your ear. This would all be fine, if the food was worth it. So much of it was over salted. The flavors were good, it's a shame that it was too hard to eat. The execution was a bummer. Just expected way better on all fronts.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great for groups & enjoying the tiki bar, Cocktails are outstanding and so is the ambiance. Will be going back!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a show at the House of Blues. It was a great place to pregame.

KL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The food was delicious and there was a great ambiance but the portions were very small.

L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it.

Cool decor, lively crowd, superb menu mixing interesting new items with East Asian classics (though most everything with a twist). The "PadThai" Salad (their quotes, not mine) in particular was unlike any we've had before, lighter, but delicious. The Crispy Pork Ribs were excellent, the Spicy Okra was superb, the Coconut Chili Shrimp was even better. Our only disappointment was the Mala Mushrooms which were delicious but just too spicy for us (and we have lived in SE Asia and like very spicy food). For dessert the Miso Nutty was a revelation.

In all a great time, a great meal and highly recommended.

CS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Declicous food! Every bite, so interesting and some unexpected flavors!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to get the two top tucked back near the back bar... wonderful food, wonderful service. Always a pleasure to dine with y’all!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I want to start off by saying we love this restaurant and will continue to go.
We made a reservation for 5p to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We drove an hour to be there, unfortunately because of traffic, we were about 5-10 mins. late. When we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table, in a back corner next to the bar. Not a great seat but whatever. Our server came over about 5-10 mins. later. She struggled to explain the one special to us, saying “broth” about 15 times in the process, even after we told her we weren’t interested. After another 5-10 mins. she came back and we ordered drinks and our food... 2 Mai-Tais, Crispy Pork Ribs, Pad Gra Pow, Singapore Street noodles. We always order the last two. Our drinks were promptly served as were our ribs and noodles, in that order. For the next half hour, our server never checked on us. Other servers were sent over to remove plates, refill water, etc. It was obvious to us, as we both have worked many years in restaurants, that the server never placed the order for the Pad Gra Pow and didn’t want to deal with it, even though if we had just been given an explanation, we would have been fine with it.
When our server finally came back, she had no explanation as to why the Pad Gra Pow still wasn’t there. About 10 mins. later it was delivered, but the egg was not fully cooked... the white part was still clear and runny in parts. At the point we just finished out meal, waited for the server to return, cashed out and left. No apologies for the mix up at all.
Again, we will return as it is one of our favorite restaurants, but the service this time was terrible. We didn’t expect to have the red carpet rolled out for us, but when they asked while making the reservation if it was a special occasion, we figured we would have at least been given a better table instead of being stuck in no man’s land with a server who can’t recite one special correctly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! It somehow gets better each time!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous as usual. We tried two dishes that we never ordered before - the halibut and the monkfish - and they were great. Our service was excellent too

j
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and service. Couldn’t recommend more!

CS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great recommendations from our waiter Evan. Beautiful atmosphere. Booked another dinner in a week!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Tiger Mama exceeds expectations. I had the best shrimp I’ve ever had along with other delicious dishes. Cocktails are always masterfully crafted and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.