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Rice Barn

1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
+1 781-449-8300
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (13 reviews)
“crispy duck” (5 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not eaten food from the Rice Barn since it opened. Ordered take out. The pad thai was good but not exceptional. It lacked much in the way of chicken that was overcooked and no bean sprouts. The Massaman curry was good but mostly...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had pot stickers as starters. Not pan fried, but steamed; quite delicious. The crab cakes were light on breading but too heavy on the aioli sauce. It would have been better served on the side. The main dishes had bountiful servings of veggies. From...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. We eat there a few times per year. Dishes are flavorful. Pricing is mid range. Only caveat is that different chefs seem to interpret level of spice differently. Mild, medium, hot- means different things to different chefs. So be clear how spicy you'd...More

Thank KarenSF444
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I always have great food at Rice Barn. I feel I can have a delicious, right-sized, relatively healthy meal in under an hour. I usually have the basil fish - yum! Service is pleasant.

Thank carbocko
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Very sad to say this. We have loved the rice barn for years. The last few times we were there, the quality of food and service have declined to the point I am no longer eating here. I have waited over an hour to get...More

Thank goolerloeb
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Perhaps a different (new?) chef was cooking tonight but the food was awful. The pad thai was like glue--all thick sauce with hardly any noodles or bean sprouts--barely edible. We should have sent it back but my husband had already sent back his wine which...More

Thank lynnbrown68
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I confess, my favorite time to visit Rice Barn is at lunch time. A few friends spontaneously get together for meal, and it is ALWAYS satisfying and delicious. The decor is sophisticated and features subtle little touches. The menu is enormous!! One favorite main dish...More

Thank rshdiva
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I like this restaurant and my family and I go here every month or so but we were deeply disappointed with the service on our last visit. The place was 3/4 full and looked understaffed. We waited for a while after being seated for them...More

1  Thank haasisboss
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My family and I come here every couple of months. It is not convient for us, but worth the drive for really good asian food, much of it gluten free. The pad thai and noodle dishes are top notch, spring rolls are fresh and tasty...More

Thank kateate22
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are a vegan family, so trying a new restaurant can be tricky. This place not only had a wide selection of vegan-friendly dishes, but they were happy to leave off certain ingredients at our request. I had a Pad Thai with tofu and no...More

Thank Momof4kidsNearBoston
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are you open for lunch on weekends?
30 January 2016|
Response from DevorahLeah | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. The yes is Saturdays, when the restaurant is open for lunch. The no is Sundays-- they are open at 5 pm, for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-449-8300
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