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Sep 5, 2006 06:17 PM

Best Pad Thai in Chelsea?

Where's the best pad thai in Chelsea? I know there's a ton of Thai restaurants in the 'hood, for some odd reason, and I've scoured the boards (trust me) for recs for good/at least decent Thai places out of the bunch. But where's the best pad thai? Sometimes I get a craving for that dish, but I don't want to risk getting an overly sweet and Americanized (I know, I know, it's pad thai) version. If I had the funds to do so, I'd try every restaurant, but I don't, so any recs from hounds who have tried any?

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  1. I enjoyed the pad thai at Regional Thai on 22nd and 7th once-- I remember it having some heat to it rather than super sweet.

    1. My favorite place to order Pad thai in chelsea is still Spice, even though I have tried all the other Thai restaurants:
      Chelsea Thai in the meat packing district [just ok], Pad Thai [so-so], Pongsri Thai [unremarkable], Room service [mediocre], typhoon[below average], Nooch [average]

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      1. re: Dandel

        Actually, the only place I've ordered Pad Thai from is Spice, and I thought it was just ok. Maybe I had left it sitting there too long, but it was kind of a sad-looking mass in the take-out container. So I just dumped sriracha sauce all over it. I've had Holy Basil deliver all the way to me, but I've never tried their pad thai either.

      2. I think the best Thai is at Chelsea Thai Wholesale in the Chelsea Market. They also deliver and it's really yummy. Enjoy!


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        1. re: JeremyEG

          ditto to that. the chelsea market thai is the best around of the bunch. nothing great or transcending but they are fine esp vs other thai places in the area. i dont usually order it, but the pad thai was good there last time i did.

          1. re: JeremyEG

            I second the pad thai here. Nothing spectacular, but it will fill a craving for pad thai handily.

            1. re: ghbrooklyn

              I think the Chelsea market pad thai is just ok; its does the job, but it is not remarkable.