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Tiger Mama, Boston, MA

Tiger Mama

4.6
4.6
888 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 425-6262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tiffani Faison

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street and Kilmarnock Street

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking in the area.

  • Public transit

    Closest Green Line MBTA Stops are Kenmore and Fenway

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed!!!! Open table should have let me know. I made this reservation over 2 months ago because I had a group of people coming in town. Showed up and it was CLOSED! Thanks open table for ruining or dining plans. Was too late to make a reservation anywhere else. Should be compensated
  2. b

    britchic

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal at Tiger Mama! All dishes were delicious and we had a mocktail that was amazing! We got four items between 2 of us and we weren’t sure if that would be enough but it was just right! Looking forward to visiting again to try some different dishes.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!
  4. S

    Samantha

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in Boston for food and the drinks. Everything I order is always amazing. Their menu changes every so often which keeps things fresh and new, even though I am sad to see a favorite leave the menu! Great place for drinks/food with friends or a date
  5. GF

    GreatFallsEater

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dishes were tasty and generously portioned, but would have been nice to have a few more vegetarian options, esp noodles or appetizer style dishes
  6. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Very energetic-- great music but definitely a bit loud.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall1food5service2ambience2
    Charged me double for one drink because I asked for a substitution but they didn’t even tell me they’d charge for that! Great food but completely overpriced and poor service
  8. KM

    KaceyM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience. The chef personally wished my girlfriend a happy birthday which made her entire day and the food was outstanding. Will be back!
  9. S

    Shalamo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a meal! Great flavors and tasty drinks. Cannot recommend highly enough.
  10. J

    Julsgioelizabeth

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I who went lived in Thailand for a while and we have been search for a place in Boston that had Thai food that reminded us of where we lived. This place has some of the best Thai food we have ever found in Boston as it is the closest to Thai food from Thailand! Highly recommend for individuals looks for the true taste of Thailand.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 27, 2021Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. We hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

  11. LT

    LisaT

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Shea!!

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 27, 2021Thank you! She's the best! -Michaela

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Part of our meals came out cold and ruined the entire cuisine experience. Our waiter kept switching and not bringing us what we asked for. Super upset that we paid for a expensive meal that was apparently cooked fresh and brought out to us…. But was cold…… ??? Food was also extremely over salted. Southeast Asian food does not have to be over salted to taste good.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 27, 2021Hello, We seemed to have dropped the ball on your visit. I'm so sorry we didn't know while you were still dining with us. I will share your feedback with both the servers and the kitchen. Thank you for the opportunity to improve. We hope to see you again. Please feel free to reach out with any more information. -Michaela

  13. BM

    BrittanyM

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house fried rice is a must. Our waiter was excellent & the space was a vibe.
  14. T

    Tess

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly and helpful in making menu recommendations as we had not visited previously. The food was absolutely delicious and a good value for the amount of food we ordered. We would certainly visit again.
  15. n

    nick

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, and great way to spend an evening with friends.
  16. R

    Roland

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Plates are tasty, but way too small. A fun way to rip people off in the name of fanciness

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 22, 2021Thank you for your feedback, Roland. I'm sorry you feel that our plates aren't a good value. I will pass this information along to the kitchen and see what we can do to make changes. Thank you again! -Michaela

  17. N

    Nico

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great. The food was innovative and flavorful. The drinks were incredible, unique, and balanced. The service was informative and engaged. We even saw and met the owner who was extremely nice and was always working when she was there. Everyone cared and it really showed. Best place we visited in Boston

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 16, 2021Hi Nick! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I am relaying it to our team so they can continue to impress! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Michaela

  18. RS

    RandallS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The food was decent. The service from the server was actually really good she was attentive, engaging and professional. The FOH manager on the other had was completely unprofessional. He reprimanded the server at length twice right next to our table to make clear his displeasure that I have a food allergy and that the server was trying to accommodate me. If Tiger Mama does not want to accommodate food allergies that is fine, just make it clear before people arrive and if any manager anywhere feels the need to reprimand an employee then that conversation should not happen within earshot of customers or even other employees. I have rarely felt so unwelcome in a business. And it really left me with a negative impression of the whole restaurant.
  19. R

    Rudi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a number of times and the food is always amongst the best in town.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 13, 2021Hi Rudi! Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you soon! -Michaela

  20. S

    Super

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we have eaten at one of tiffs restaurants and tiger mama was awesome and such a great staff

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 10, 2021We are so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

  21. MH

    MaureenH

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice to be back here! The food was delicious and the service was fabulous.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 13, 2021Thank you Maureen! We hope to see you again soon! -Michaela

  22. SK

    ShirleyK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    So fun to be back at Tiger Mama!

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 10, 2021We are so glad you came back in and hope to see you again soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We go weekly

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 13, 2021We love that you've been coming weekly, it means the world to us! -Michaela

  24. CK

    CarolynK

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Shareable plates, good service, spicy food! I would recommend to anyone that loves Asian food and tapas

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 6, 2021Hi Carolyn! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Tiger Mama and hope to see you again soon. Michaela

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Tiger Mama and definitely not the last. Food was fantastic, Kearsten provided excellent service and made really great recommendations (the marigolds and masala was awesome!), and the bartenders concocted a mocktail for my wife that was exceptional too.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 1, 2021Hello! Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Michaela

  26. JM

    JackM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this meal was perfect. The service, food, drinks (especially the wine list) and hospitality are top notch. We love Tiger Mama!

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 6, 2021Hi Jack, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Tiger Mama. We hope to see you again soon! Michaela

  27. O

    Omnivore

    New England

    228 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great for pre or post Fenway Park events--two short blocks away. We had hamachi crudo, Singapore Street Noodles, Pad Gra Pow (spicy ground chicken with rice) and Yu Shiang eggplant. The eggplant was the best I have ever had, in a rich sauce with basil and peppers. The Pad Gra Pow was a very well-executed version of something I've enjoyed eating in Cambodia. The noodles were also delicious. The crudo was good, but not worth what we paid for it. The Mai Tais were also pricey, but delicious, and different from the fruit bombs we're used to. As with Faison's other restaurants, the service was stellar. We'll certainly be back.

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 28, 2021Thank you for joining us. I hope that you will be back very soon for some more Pad Gra Pow and Ys Shiang eggplant! Greg

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, glad this restaurant is open again 👍🏽

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 28, 2021Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is alway fantastic, staff always super friendly! Glad they are open again post pandemic! Favorite spot in town!!

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 28, 2021Thank you! Please come again very soon! Greg

  30. HM

    HannahM

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy Tiger Mama is open again! Service was amazing as always. I left very full and very happy. One of my favorite spots in Boston. Can’t wait to go back!

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 28, 2021Thank you! It's great to know that you enjoyed your experience. I hope that you will be back very soon. Greg

  31. WJ

    WesleyJ

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic experience with delicious food and wine!

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 28, 2021Thank you! Please come again soon. Greg

  32. p

    pkim

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're reading this review to decide whether to come, just make a reservation now. Food was phenomenal, drinks were delightful, and service was amazing (ask for Kearsten -- she knows her stuff, was friendly and cordial, and all of her food and drink recommendations were on point). Definitely will be coming back.

    Tiger MamaResponded on July 30, 2021Thank you for your lovely review! Kearsten is a gem. -Michaela

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 22, 2021Thank you! Please come again soon! Greg

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Just getting back on their feet, getting their menu back on point. Still really good

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 19, 2021Thank you for dining with us. We are so happy to be open again and appreciate you taking the time write a review. If you have any constructive criticism to share with us about the meal, we would be grateful for your input. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

  35. GC

    GinnyC

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love you!! Thanks to Melody and Charlie for making the experience super special. We’re glad you’re back.

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 19, 2021Thank you for stopping in. We are so happy to be open again and so grateful for our wonderful staff. We hope to see you again very soon! Greg

  36. MD

    MatthewD

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is always phenomenal, but they replaced their amazing ribs with chicken and it’s just not the same! Pls bring back the ribs <3

    Tiger MamaResponded on June 18, 2021Thank you for dining with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will join us again very soon. I will share your request for the short ribs with Chef. Greg

  37. SC

    SherryC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Restaurant was fine. Excellent service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 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
  39. CY

    CaitlinY

    Thailand

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 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).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tiger Mama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 425-6262.

Tiger Mama is rated 4.6 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street and Kilmarnock Street

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking in the area.

  • Public transit

    Closest Green Line MBTA Stops are Kenmore and Fenway

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tiffani Faison

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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