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I have friends from out of town arriving tomorrow and looking for thai food. Any suggestions in midtown? Preferably east side.

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  1. ThaiNY and Planet Thailand. i like thainy better.

    1. it's on the west side but Pam's Real Thai is excellent.

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      1. re: demigodh

        I particularly like Pam's Real Thai 2 on 47th just west of 9th. Their steamed fish with lime juice and chilis is something I have to have every few weeks.

        1. re: buttertart

          I agree with Pam Real Thai 2.

          Not much I can think of on the East Side.

      2. Jaiya is real great. 29th and 3rd

        1. Holy Basil in Sty-town.

          1. i haven't been to Pam's in years, but of the places listed so far, it might be the best shot...

            if you want real Thai food though, you have to go to Queens

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            1. re: Simon

              I have had better, more consistant, meals at Pam's than I have had at Sriphraphra.

              1. re: RichardW

                that's a very interesting (and somewhat bizarre) comment, and i'm curious to hear about your meals: what did you eat/like at Pam's?...

                1. re: Simon

                  I'd like to hear this, too.

                  1. re: erica

                    I can vouch for a similar experience: We have tried Sri several times and, while we enjoyed it a lot, just don't find the food there so transcendent as to warrant over an hour on the subway (we live in central Brooklyn). We go to Pam's Encore on 47th every few weeks and are always very happy with what we order - usually the crispy duck salad, extra hot, the chicken laab, ditto, the shrimp with garlic and pepper, the whole steamed fish with lime juice, chilis, and tons of garlic, and a wild card dish, sometimes the oxtails which are wonderful, sometimes a curry, however the mood strikes. Iif Sri were the late and very lamented Poo Thai in Jackson Heights, which was magical, we would make the long haul.

            2. Went to Jaiya, had the mixed seafood green curry and it was excellent. Can't wait to try Pam's. Thanks all for your help.

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              1. re: vandiemen8

                Glad you enjoyed it...I was a fan the first time I went. And definitely try Pam's. These are the two best thai restos in Manhattan IMHO. And for Pam - there's Pam Encore which is a little nicer in atmosphere, and Pam itself which is much more casual. Both are delicious though.

              2. PongSri on W48th street!!