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Boston Restaurant Blog -- December, 2005

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Good Dinner at Tantawan in Watertown

We checked out Tantawan, a Thai restaurant in Watertown, last night. Tantawan is located in what looks suspiciously like an old diner; the one room in the restaurant is long and narrow, with large windows by each table on one side, and a wall with no windows on the other, and the restaurant is a few feet above ground level, so it feels like you are on a train.

The food we had at Tantawan was very good. The chicken and vegetable dumplings were fresh and tasty, and both the spicy basil noodles with chicken and the basil fried rice with chicken were excellent, though I still like the tremendous basil fried rice at Sala Thai in Arlington Heights better. Tantawan is family-owned, and they are very nice there. Their children were at the restaurant, with one youngster actually waiting our table for most of the evening.

While Tantawan is not the best Thai restaurant in the Boston area, it is surely worth a visit, as the food, the reasonable prices, the diner-like atmosphere, and the nice people there make this restaurant a place I'll definitely want to return to in the near future.

For people who are looking for the address for Tantawan, here it is: Tantawan, 356 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472; the phone number for Tantawan is (617) 926-8371

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MM said:
I like Tantawan a lot. It is a great place. I hope to go back there soon, although there are so many other great Thai restaurants in the Boston area. Still, it is really good. Excellent food at Tantawan, in my opinion.
Posted on 4/24/06

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