February 27, 2006
Highly recommended dishes include any variety of the Drunken Noodles or the Pad Thai. All are prepared with the freshest of ingredients and simmered in flavorful spices. For those who do not like the traditional Thai spices or are simply watching their diet, the Chow Thai Cafe has an excellent selection of dishes that are prepared by steaming, with no added salt or sugar. Even though these might not be as big of a hit as the more traditional dishes, the special diet food showcases the wonderfully selected fresh vegetables.
As with most Asian restaurants in Massachusetts, patrons have to order rice separately if desired with your entree. Otherwise, you may be disappointed to only receive a few dinner rolls with your order if you do not make the special request.
The Chow Thai Cafe is located in a small storefront in downtown Charlestown. It is best suited for takeout or delivery orders due to its location and small size. Patrons who do sit in the restaurant for their meal will find the owner and the staff to be extremely friendly. They like visitors but are especially attentive to local residents and have achieved a significant amount of repeat business. Very few restaurants that do so much takeout business have this quality of service.
The prices at the Chow Thai Cafe are rather low, with the midpoint being about $11 for a dinner entree. Definitely a great value meal for the money in this area. You will be hard-pressed to find better food, service, and value at other area restaurants. The Chow Thai Cafe is a neighborhood institution because of that.
From journal Historic Charlestown