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Aug 10, 2008 10:37 AM

Wondee Siam Amsterdam Avenue

There is a sign indicating a new branch of Wondee Siam will soon open on Amsterdam at 107th Street. This site is not more than 100 feet away from Thai Market, which seems to be everyone's go-to Thai place in the neighborhood. Any reason to think Wondee will be an improvement? I can't imagine it will be.

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  1. having been to thai market a couple of times, i'd say wondee will be a big improvement, if it operates at the level of the midtown branches. those aren't world-class by any means, but i always found thai market to be suburban-style ameri-thai.

    1. I agree that Wondee would be an upgrade to Thai Market, Charm, Land, etc. on the UWS. I didn't realize that Wondee III is already open on 10th Ave. between 45th and 46th.

      1. soooooo glad that wondee siam opened in morningside heights! thai market is definitely bland and americanized in comparison. i'm surprised that anyone goes there now that wondee has opened up across the street. wondee is the best restaurant in the area, by far.

        Wondee Siam V
        969 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

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        1. re: flavorwarrior

          How does that branch compare to their excellent original branch, on the east side of 9th Av. between 52nd and 53rd Sts., which has lately been my go-to Thai restaurant?

          1. Does it look like they're close to opening. I have been getting coupons in the mail for the "new" Wondee uptown for several months. But so far there has been no restaurant in which to use them.

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            1. re: Ann900

              It's been open for a while. I don't believe it's closed -- I've seen people dining inside only a few days ago.

            2. Did this place close? It was open for a while earlier in the year. My wife and I had dinner there and we thought it was not very notable at all. The two noodle stirfry dishes we had were too sweet and had too little vegetables and meat relative to the noodles. Our noodle soup dish was watery. In general, I did not have the impression that the ingredients used were very good. We have never been to the Hell's Kitchen location.

              For the record, we do enjoy Thai Market and think it is more authentic and better quality than the other Thai restaurants in the neighborhood (including Land and Charm). But neither of us is Thai. We just took a cooking course and ate a lot during our two-week vacation in Chiang Mai last year.