Tiger Mama

4.6
855 reviews
$30 and under
Thai

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 855 People Are Saying
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vipSherryC
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Restaurant was fine. Excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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

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vipCaitlinY
Thailand
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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vipFussyFoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect except for the French toast being sold out. Will come earlier for it another time.

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vipanonymous
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, they are very attentive and helpful. Food was fantastic and the dining room has a dynamic atmosphere. We’ll be back.

AO
AshleyO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Boston! Amazing food and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipKristyG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!!

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MargS
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar in every way. And I am so big on the pig rice!

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KiaM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food was so flavorful and beautifully plated. I am sending everyone I know to Tiger Mama now!

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vipDidi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

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.

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MelissaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our honeymoon weekend, and they really rolled out the red carpet!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is normally very good but this time was mediocre at best.

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RohanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good food but slow service. Drinks are good.
Coconut shrimp was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the wait staff were great.

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vipEmiDahl
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family style food and drinks. Some stuff is pretty spicy so be sure to check if you care about that.

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vipConcordFoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipbbme999
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment and fun atmosphere. Food was unique and interesting!

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DanB
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AAAA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Slow to get some orders made for delays and less than optimal dining experience. Otherwise great. Food is delicious and creative. Friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ToriP
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Tiger Mama is out of this world. So delicious, cool ambiance, and great service!

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CarrieC
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here...always fantastic. The atmosphere is really fun too.

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OldBae
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipRoastedAtRoast
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quickly, and everything was delicious. Very attentive and sweet staff too ❤️

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Neal
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible but the food was great, as always.

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PLOG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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Paul
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipRussell
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had told them we were celebrating our wedding anniversary we weren’t given a private booth or anything of that sort. We were disappointed as we were pretty much sitting on our neighbor’s table. Seating was less than ideal. But, having said that, our experience was wonderful. Those too close neighbors ended up being friendly and telling us about their

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Food was delicious Enjoyed every bite

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and delicious!

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Food
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unique dishes, excellent service. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Tiger Mama does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Tiger Mama also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 425-6262.

Tiger Mama is rated 4.6 stars by 855 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 bookings at the moment.