I don't think this place is that popular so I deemed it worthy of a second post. You should go here. It's hard to find a quiet, moderately priced and non-crowded restaurant like this. Their dishes range from Thai and Japanese to Korean and Mediterranean fusion. Service is pleasant and fast.
The decor is relaxing and it's one of the only places you can go to on a weekend night and whisper to your dining mates without straining to hear each other. I've only been there once when I had to wait for a table and it was a very short wait. I've sampled a variety of their dishes and have never been disappointed. Also, the portions are large--very large. I suggest the chili duck especially: mildly spicy, crispy, it goes well with rice and comes with a bed of vegetables in a generous slathering of chili sauce.
It seems like not many people know about it, because the quality is more than adequate, but it doesn't ever seem to be overly crowded. It might be because of it's location; it's on the fringe of the South End by Mass. Ave. and Ken Oringer's Toro among a few other more hyped restaurants that are on Washington St. right before it.
1721 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, 617 536 6386, www.equatorrestaurantma.com