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Apr 9, 2010 09:02 AM

Ace Asian, Thornwood

Has this place been sold? Seems different, and, since getting an "excellent" in the NYTimes the place is always almost empty, even on weekends. Anyone know what's going on here?

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  1. I drove by the other day and noticed that it's now a Thai restaurant.

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    1. re: spa

      Yup - it's called D Thai Kitchen. I tried it over the weekend and Swaaddee's down the street definitely has some competition now! I hope they do well - the food was delicious. Loved their coconut soup with chicken and duck noodles. Looking forward to going back.

      1. re: Sra. Swanky

        I got lunch to go from D Thai Kitchen last week. it was good.. probably would have been better if much of the sauce from the Basil Chicken had not leaked out because the container tipped over and they did not use the cheap metal containers with plastic tops that do not seal (In fairness, they had the package packed well but I took stuff out of the paper bag to make sure it was correct and then it tipped over while I was driving to work. Still, if they used the nice plastic containers that seal, it would not have leaked). Anyway, it tasted good and I'd go back. I got a menu and scanned it and uploaded it here. Click the restaurant's link below to view them under photos.

        D Thai Kitchen
        677 Commerce St, Thornwood, NY 10594

        1. re: MisterBill2

          Thanks for scanning the menu. I've been back a few times since my last post. The massaman curry was delicious! The management told me they do a lot of lunch orders, but it's very quiet during the dinner hours. I hope that changes quickly - I really like this place.

          1. re: Sra. Swanky

            Excellent! Let's all give this place a try. A young couple with a young daughter own it. They are working very hard.

            D Thai Kitchen
            677 Commerce St, Thornwood, NY 10594

            1. re: robbi22

              We are probably not doing them any favors by continuing to talk about it in a thread titled Ace Asian rather than starting a new thread!

          2. re: MisterBill2

            Just rereading my post, I meant "the container tipped over and they use the cheap metal containers with plastic tops that do not seal"

      2. The guy who owned it originally is now at Neo in Mt Kisco.

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        1. re: MisterBill2

          Wow, that got an "Excellent" in the NY times as well. Is that the kiss of death?

        2. The owner said he wanted to move because the area was small and he felt he wasn't doing a good enough business. I've looked at the menu for Neo and it was interesting, not your normal sushi. I am a little disappointed that they dropped the asian fusion things, but I guess the sushi still counts as fusion.

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          1. re: randomdude

            Neo seems to have all kinds of fusion items on the menu. Korean (Bibimbap) Thai Japanese and Chinese...

            1. re: menton1

              Hate to nitpick but wouldn't that make it Pan-Asian instead?

              1. re: pabboy

                What's the difference between that and Fusion?

                1. re: MisterBill2

                  This is how I define it:

                  Pan-Asian offers a selection of near authentic dishes from multiple Asian cultures. So you'll find satay skewers next to sashimi or soup dumplings.

                  Asian Fusion is when the ingredients and cooking methods of multiple Asian cultures are mixed together on the same plate. Examples of which are Kimchi satay skewers and miso paste pork belly.

                  1. re: pabboy

                    Well, what you described as P-A is what most people call fusion.