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Regular Hours

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm\nFri 11am-11pm\nSat 12pm-11am\nSun 4pm-10pm

The acclaimed Brown Sugar Cafe's Cambridge outpost serves fresh Thai fare to Kendall Square workers.
  • Relaxed Atmosphere
  • Take-Out and Delivery
  • Thai Cuisine
Having built a loyal following of repeat customers, Brown Sugar Cafe added a second location at 1033 Commonwealth Avenue in 1999 and are pleased to announce the opening of The Similans on 1st Street in Cambridge. Despite the expansion, Brown Sugar Cafe maintains the attention to detail and commitment to quality that made them popular.
(617) 491-6999
Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
East Cambridge
Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Thai Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Thai

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Fast & fabulous lunch!

Oh, The Similans! This tasty Thai place is a welcome addition to the restaurants of East Cambridge (which seem to be made up of sub shops, pizza joints and the Galleria Food Court). When I get the ultra rare opportunity to unchain myself from my desk at lunch, I'd rather not gobble fast food....but lunch time is limited. Sigh. Fortunately, The Similans can serve up Pad Thai I dream about in around 10 minutes or less. The lunch portions are smaller and less expensive than the dinner portions, but offer plenty of deliciousness to get your tummy full and ready to finish up the day. Though service is fast, efficient & friendly, lunchtime does seem to be busier than dinner; I'd recommend taking that into consideration so you don't exceed your allotted 60 minute lunch :-)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Thai in Cambridge

After growing up on the excellent Thai cuisine in Seattle, I was sorely disappointed by Cambridge Thai food . . . until I found The Similans. I'd tried all the usually Thai spots around Harvard Square - 9 Tastes, Spice, Smile Thai, etc. - and never found anything that was better than mediocre, so I decided to head further afield and check-out The Similans because it's part of the Brown Sugar group of restaurants that won for best Thai in Boston. I was not disappointed. Conveniently located a couple blocks from the Cambridgeside Galleria, The Similans' exotic fish tank and elaborate Thai artwork make for a great ambiance. And, of course, the food was excellent! Not only did the restaurant have the usual East Coast-style pad thai (white noodles and slightly sweet), but it also carried what I'd been craving for months . . . authentic (spicy, saucy) pad thai! There was also a huge array of other tantalizing dishes, and I would highly recommend the ice cream with sticky rice for dessert.



Unbeatable Food and Service at The Similans restaurant

The Similans restaurant in Cambridge, MA not only serves the best, appetitizing Thai food but there seems to be competition between the service staff for your patronage. Service is fast and fantastic under a wonderful Asian atmostphere. You are well taken care of at The Similans.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food

The food was absolutely delicious and extremely fresh! This is the best thai food in Boston. The ambience is really soothing/peaceful. Too bad more people don't know about it. it was empty when we arrived.