9 Tastes

(617) 547-6666 | View Website

50 JFK St Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA | Directions   02138

42.371904 -71.121188

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm

Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm

Sat 12pm-10:30pm

Sun 4pm-10pm

 
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Neighborhoods: West Cambridge

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From The Owners of 9 Tastes

Cheap staples and inventive, rare Northern Thai cuisine lure yuppies and graduate students to this subterranean Harvard Square restaurant.

Menu
Beef Or Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls, Veggie Puff, Tofu Triangles, Shrimp Blanket, 9 Tastes Sampler, Miang Kum, Golden Bags, Shrimp Tod Mun, Spring Rolls... more

Reviews for 9 Tastes

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

this place totally blows – having been dragged there a dozen or so times, I feel as though I am something of an expert on 9 tastes, and concluded probably halfway through my 9 tastes journey, that it is really and truly awful. pad thai is okay and cheap (i'll give it that. although when we're talking cheap we're talkign $9 cheap not 6 or 7, which would more closely mirror its value)

anything else at 9 tastes is totally shitty.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good food, but I hope you like eating in a basment – Tthe Thai at 9 tastes is quite good. The menu is extensive and they offer a bento box type meal for deal-seekers. I would recommend the duck or the spicy basil chicken (off menu item) for entrees and pastry puffs as an app. Prices are reasonable and there is a full bar too. Surely a good choice if you are in the mood for Thai.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not as good as I hoped! – I went with a girlfriend of mine for dinner. The place itself was nice and cozy. But the overall experience was not as good as I hoped. The water tasted very funny. I think because they put lemon in the water but it tasted like detergent kind of lemon, not so much natural lemon. I had to order a soda cos I couldn't stand the water. But I could still taste the strange lemon taste in that soda. The food was just okay. The seafood dish we ordered was not very fresh. The duck we ordered came in smaller portion than I thought. The chicken in the fried rice was dry and over cooked. The wait staff was just okay. They were not too friendly with us, no smile, no eye contact. Given the good review by other people, I might give it one more try if I pass by the area for lunch in the future (maybe I was just having bad luck that night). But I have tried much better Thai restaurants than this....

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great, inexpensive Thai food. – I love this restaurant--I go there at least a couple times a month. The lunch specials are an especially good deal--soup, appetizer, and entree for less than $8. My favorites are the pad thai and the green curry.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very Good! – I went here for my birthday and truly enjoyed the food! We made reservations, and arrived to find everything set up very nicely. The service was great, and the food tasted wonderful. I would definitely recommend this place! It looks a bit decieving on the outside--it looks like some small run-down place, but once you get inside you realize that the place is much bigger than it looks and much nicer too.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cheap staples and inventive, rare Northern Thai cuisine lure yuppies and graduate students to this subterranean Harvard Square restaurant. – The Scene
Older Cambridge coeds and young professionals head below street level to commune over filling, inexpensive rice dishes and bowls of noodle soup. Soft lighting and dutiful service add a slightly sophisticated air, as does an engaging wine list (beat the heat of the lethal curry dishes with a crisp New Zealand sauvignon blanc). Ex-pats and those who've visited Thailand enjoy the atmospheric Bangkok street souvenirs dotted throughout the restaurant.

The Food
In addition to basic Thai dishes like sweet pad thai and crunchy spring rolls, the menu features many authentic dishes rarely found on American shores. Unusual, adventurous dishes include miang kum (flavorful mounds of diced chicken, onion, peanut and mango, served on spinach leaves), khao tang na nang (crisp rice crackers served with shrimp and chicken dips) and kha pla (crispy minced fish marinated with fresh herbs). Order a round of honey-drizzled fried-banana bites for dessert.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great thai food – I order take out from 9 tastes all the time and love their dishes. The food is always delivered quickly, the service is friendly and their prices are reasonable. I spent 6 months in Thailand 3 years ago and their food is better than most around town. I love the nam sod salad and actually emailed the restaurant for the recipe and I received a response quickly. They were more than happy to give me the recipe. They get an A+ in my book for customer service and tasty Northern Thai cuisine.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Absolutely Overrated – It is absolutely overrated. I was deceived by the crowd. It is the worst thai food that I had. I had the basil cripsy chicken. The chicken is greasy, oil soaked and seems to be Re-Fried (recooked leftover food). The drunken noodle is not good either, you can only taste sweet.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

thai so good – A wonderful find - if not for Citysearch & the rave reviews, would have never found this place. Small & cozy ambiance, the food is delicioso! Everything we tried we loved. & you can not beat their prices. Even tho I felt very old with this crowd, we felt at home eating here to our own delight! I would go out of my way to come here!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Thai food of Boston! – I have brought my girlfriend to 9Tastes last night and everything was so perfect than I thought. My girlfriend was very impressed with the food, environment , and especially service was excellent!

The hostess gave us free dessert to try her new special dessert menu which was called---taro in banana leaves. It was awesome Yummy!

Folks you should go there and try something new on their specialty

You won't regret , believe me....:)

Don't beleive me but go and try to see how it goes

And Bangkok jungle is the best dish I have ever had before too..

AND THE environment is so cozy and romantic for the first date , whoevers try to find the place to go on the date , I would strongly recommend 9Tastes

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