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maya_s Jun 8, 2007 02:26 PM

Has anyone been to Pongusri in Times Sq. recently? Is there any better options for Thai in that area?

  1. Bob Martinez Jun 8, 2007 02:44 PM

    Not actually Times Square - 48th St. and 8th Ave. I was there last Saturday and had another great lunch. The place is rock solid - it's no Sripraphai but hten again, what other place is? The ambiance is a couple of cuts above the hole in the wall Thai places in that area and as a result it sometimes gets marked down by people who associate tackiness with authenticity. Don't believe it - I've gone 15 or 20 times and always had very good meals.
    http://pongsri3.citysearch.vista.com/...

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    1. re: Bob Martinez
      financialdistrictresident Jun 8, 2007 04:38 PM

      Many times. Good solid food. Theater district location has better ambience than the one in Chinatown I usually go to. A bit Westernized (especially if you have been to Thailand). Moderately priced. Close to theater.

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        Pan Jun 8, 2007 10:15 PM

        I haven't been there recently but always used to find that if I asked for my food to be made very spicy, they did it for me. I also always liked their salads a lot.

        1. re: Pan
          financialdistrictresident Jun 9, 2007 03:41 AM

          Thanks, Pan. Love the whole fish with chili.

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      Mel Jun 9, 2007 07:17 AM

      anyone know if reservations are needed.... looking at it for pre-theater on a friday night

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      1. re: Mel
        financialdistrictresident Jun 9, 2007 07:22 AM

        In NYC it is always a good idea to make reservations . . .

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        NinaNYC Jun 9, 2007 02:25 PM

        I really like Pam Real Thai (two locations on 9th Ave, @ 47th and 49th St). As cheap and good as Ponsgri and the atmosphere is a bit better (not the same pre theater crush).

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