Food & Drink


2017 Winner: Cha Yen Thai Cookery


Chef/owner Manita Bunnagitkarn has always wowed us with her super-traditional Thai flavors, which she occasionally dresses up with Western fine-dining flair, like presenting curry puffs in French pastry cups. But we’re especially gratified she was able to expand into an adjacent Coolidge Square storefront: The original only had a few window seats and one table. Now you can enjoy her amazing soups, noodles, curries and rice plates in the roomier, more proper restaurant setting they deserve.

Cha Yen Thai Cookery

613 Mt Auburn St., Watertown • (617) 393-0031

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