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In the mood for Thai...(the best thai that is)

  • Monica Oct 28, 2009 08:24 AM
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what restaurant offers the best thai food in NYC now?
It's been awhile since I had a good thai food.

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  1. Sripraphai or Chao Thai

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    1. re: oc200

      In the words of the late great Peggy Lee: "Is taht all there is?" Sad.

    2. in manhattan i like rhong tiam downtown and land northeast on the UES

      1. I like Pam Real Thai in Hells Kitchen, Jaiya in Murray Hill and Charm UWS.

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        1. re: kelea

          I second Pam Real Thai in HK

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          Pam Real Thai
          404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

          HK
          523 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

          Real Thai
          1069 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

          1. re: kelea

            what dishes do you recommend from jaiya? i want to go there for lunch tomorrow.

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            Jaiya
            396 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

            1. re: tkm616

              When it comes to Thai food, I just like Pad kee mao. So maybe someone else can recommend more dishes

          2. In Manhattan, definitely Rhong Tiam. Zabb City is good for Isaan food but not for Bangkok-style food.

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            Zabb City
            244 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. I like Wondee Siam on 9th Ave near 51st.

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              Wondee Siam
              792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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              1. re: michele cindy

                I second Wondee Siam.

                I also like Pongsri in Chinatown (better than the other branches).

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                Wondee Siam
                792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

                1. re: fm1963

                  Wondee - actually on 9th Av. between 52nd and 53rd - is my choice for the best Thai restaurant I, at least, have been to in Manhattan in quite a few years, providing that you order off the "Secret Thai" menu and convince them to make things very spicy and Thai style. Last time I went, they actually made things a bit too hot for my preference, but I wouldn't say so, because I prefer to just eat more rice and drink more water but have the great taste that results when they don't tone anything down. My girlfriend, God bless her, sport that she is, agrees with my thinking on this.

                  1. re: Pan

                    I think you (and she) are right on the money!

              2. You mentioned "best Thai in NYC" but since you posted on the Manhattan board your answers are limited to that borough. If you're willing to travel to Queens the choices become better. You may want to post your question on the Outer Boroughs board.

                1. Sripraphai no question. It's totally worth the trip to queens (which, really isn't that bad since it's not that far from the subway stop). The prices are great too.

                  1. Srip in the outer boroughs (and all of NYC), but I add to the chorus that Rhong Tiam in Manhattan is pretty good.