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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crispy Pork Ribs
charred ginger chili sauce, cilantro peanut crumble
Coconut Chili Shrimp
creamy sweet & savory glaze, chili garlic scallion crumble
wok roasted okra, shrimp paste, garlic
Everything was great
Thank you! Please come again soon! Greg
Just getting back on their feet, getting their menu back on point. Still really good
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
We love you!! Thanks to Melody and Charlie for making the experience super special. We’re glad you’re back.
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
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
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
Restaurant was fine. Excellent service
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
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.
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).
The food has fantastic flavour and the wait staff are always so helpful, advising on whether you have ordered too much / too little / too spicy etc. While we ordered mostly small plates, the delivery was well spaced out so we didn't feel rushed or overwhemed by 3 or 4 plates arriving at a time. Consistently really good experience.
Perfect except for the French toast being sold out. Will come earlier for it another time.
Excellent service, they are very attentive and helpful. Food was fantastic and the dining room has a dynamic atmosphere. We’ll be back.
One of our favorite restaurants in Boston! Amazing food and atmosphere!
Waitress seemed to give a major attitude because we did not order drinks, only food. Main course was brought out before appetizers. Very small portions.
The hostess let us know that we would have 1 hour to 90 minutes to dine before the next reservation. We felt this was a little unprofessional. To welcome us into your restaurant for 90 minutes was too short!!
Stellar in every way. And I am so big on the pig rice!
Everything was amazing! The food was so flavorful and beautifully plated. I am sending everyone I know to Tiger Mama now!
It was so much of food smell in the restaurant and some were not pleasant at all. The restaurant ventilation is really poor and not existed at all.
It was our honeymoon weekend, and they really rolled out the red carpet!
Food is normally very good but this time was mediocre at best.
Good food but slow service. Drinks are good.
Coconut shrimp was excellent!
Great food and ambience
The food was excellent and the wait staff were great.
Great family style food and drinks. Some stuff is pretty spicy so be sure to check if you care about that.
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.
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.
Great environment and fun atmosphere. Food was unique and interesting!
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.
Slow to get some orders made for delays and less than optimal dining experience. Otherwise great. Food is delicious and creative. Friendly staff.
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!
Brunch at Tiger Mama is out of this world. So delicious, cool ambiance, and great service!
Love the food here...always fantastic. The atmosphere is really fun too.
Incredible Asian inspired food in Boston. After living in SE Asia, its been really disappointing trying the Asian food besides in Chinatown, with nothing coming close to the flavor and heat I've been searching for. However Tiger Mama hits all the spots. Super tangy, fresh, sour, sweet, spicy, nutty etc. There is no dialing down of flavor and no apologies for use of ingredients that would turn the average Boston palette off. Excellence, truly.
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.
Food came out quickly, and everything was delicious. Very attentive and sweet staff too ❤️
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.
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.
Service was terrible but the food was great, as always.
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.
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
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!
Tiger Mama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 425-6262.
Tiger Mama is rated 4.5 stars by 858 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.