Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine Replaces Sticky Rice in West Roxbury

by Marc Hurwitz

A Thai restaurant that had been in business for more than six years has shut down, and another Thai spot has replaced it.

Universal Hub is reporting that Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine is now open in West Roxbury, moving into the Centre Street space where Sticky Rice had been. An Eater Boston article mentions that the name "Som Tum" comes from a Thai dish--green papaya salad--that is a staple of Thai cuisine, while the menu at the new place includes that dish as well as such items as shumai, wonton soup, curry puffs, fried rice, mango curry, steamed fish options, basil pad Thai, drunken noodle, and more.

Sticky Rice first opened in March of 2011, replacing a Middle Eastern eatery called The King.

The address for Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine is 1894 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Its website can be found at

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