Dok Bua shouldn't be mentioned in the same subject line as Naked Fish. Ate at Naked Fish with visiting in-laws who were tired and staying across the street from Naked Fish in Natick. Miserable service - the waitress pulled plates out from under your nose and cleared plates while others were still dining. Fried oysters were fine. Scallops with gnocci were forgettable. Snapper was blah. I get the impression that they emphasize volume over quality. For the price we could have suffered through Legal Seafoods and at least had some grilled/broiled fish.
Dok Bua did not disappoint. I was nervous because my in-laws are senior midwesterners and I thought the spice might be too much. Thank goodness there has been so many helpful posts so that I could order with some confidence. The snapper dishes are divine. The veggie dumplings and goong gra bok were excellent. The stir fried quail in garlic sauce was delicious although a little challenging to eat. Pad Ki Mow was excellent. Above all they made sure to ask about the heat and prepared so that my in-laws were warm and happy. They also let us bring our own wine and provided glasses and cork screw. A fabulous bargain and a wonderful dining experience in Boston.