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Looking for Thai & Vietnamese in Westside?

Lofthew Jul 31, 2008 10:40 AM

my location is between hells kitchen & UWS and have been looking for great authentic thai & vietnamese restaurants(in any price range)...would you help?

  1. rebus03 May 2, 2009 08:28 PM

    I second Pongsri.

    1. s
      SeptemberRenegade May 2, 2009 11:20 AM

      Saigon 48 on 48th Street....Anything on the Lunch Menu (Pad Thai, Sesame Chicken, Pho, etc.) is great and its $ 7.45

      1. c
        cimui Jul 31, 2008 09:10 PM

        The best Thai that I've tried in the area, and probably in all of Manhattan, is at Thai Market on the UWS (107th and Amsterdam).

        I haven't had really good Vietnamese in the area, but find myself ordering from Saigon 48 on Seamless a lot -- in part because it's there and in part because it makes a good and reasonably authentic steamed rice crepes dish with chicken.

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        1. re: cimui
          Glendale is hungry Dec 21, 2009 06:04 AM

          Just went to Saigon 48 last week for lunch and had grilled meats (chicken, beef and pork) over vermicelli.

          I liked it a lot (good-sized portions and nice job with all the meats!) though it came with only a couple of cilantro sprigs. Full disclosure - I'm a cilantro freak and would marry it if legally permitted so that's really just a quibble.

          The only thing that was a disappointment was the Vietnamese filtered coffee. Very bitter and harsh - not smooth at all. Still, I would go back. It's quite a bargain for the area and the atmosphere is very pleasant for something so close to Times Square.


          Glendale is hungry...

        2. d
          digsnola Jul 31, 2008 08:25 PM

          Land Thai in the West 80's. Love the green papaya salad and the red snapper with three sauces. Authenticity.....eh....but there is a lot of red chili and green curry tossed around. Really good food, though.

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            caesarsally Jul 31, 2008 07:31 PM

            Saigon Grill on 90th & Amsterdam is delicious. There is always a wait, but the food is superb!

            1. jenniebnyc Jul 31, 2008 03:43 PM

              for cheap and decent Yum Yum Thai

              1. s
                ShinjukuAce Jul 31, 2008 11:35 AM

                Pongsri is decent Thai in that area.

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