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Nov 16, 2009 06:14 AM

East Windsor, NJ: Another new Thai place opening

It looks like there's a Thai Restaurant opening in the former SaladWorks space next to Target on Princeton-Highstown road. Sign says "Authentic Thai Cuisine". Paper in windows.

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  1. My wife called the number on the window... It's being opened by the people who ran Tom Yum Goong in Princeton, which burned down earlier this year.

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    1. re: cranrob

      yay! did they happen to indicate timing for open?

      1. re: BeeZee

        They said they're shooting for December.

    2. Exciting news. We've been losing a lot of restaurants around here lately. Nice to see something besides a chain opening.

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      1. This place will also be called Tom Yum Goong and is slated to open Monday April 19th, according to the guy who answered the phone there today.

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          1. re: Paul N

            Thanks, Paul, for the update. I drove by there last weekend and noticed it was still closed. Didn't get out of the car to check out the signs in the window. I appreciate you doing it!

        1. Don't have time for a detailed post, but the takeout I got from here Monday was excellent. Tom Yum soup and plum duck. Both much better than expected. The duck was both crispy and succulent. The soup was fresh-tasting and complex. Just right.

          Very excited about this place.

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          1. re: Paul N

            I got take out today for lunch. Also had the Tom Yum soup which was quite flavorful. Had Pad Thai with chicken....great tasting although the chicken was a bit overcooked. Also ordered seafood in green curry...fantastic.

            So happy to have Thai back in town again!

          2. Based on nursemeggs reveiw when we were at City Streets, my husband and I went over Saturday night for dinner. The staff was very welcoming when we entered the restaurant. All the decor is still from Saladworks but the earthy tones does match some of the Thailand decorations. We ordered a chicken satay to split as an appetizer. Flavor was terrific. Ron ordered the seafood special - Firehouse seafood. The heat was perfect and the freshness of the ingratiates was evident . I ordered chicken pad with broccoli and noodles. My light garlic sauce accented the dish and did not overpower it .

            Highly recommend.

            City Streets Cafe
            510 US Highway 130, East Windsor, NJ 08520

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            1. re: twehringer

              I'm seriously addicted to the Tom Yum Goong soup from this place. I've also tried the Tom Ka Ga - which alright but not nearly as good as the soup the place is named for.

              The pad Thai was also pretty good (though no noodle dish ever does very well as take out). And the golden bags were quite tasty. Still, this place is all about the Tom Yum Goong.