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Good Thai or Indian in Northern Westchester

Looking for some good spicy food and can't seem to find it in northern westchester. Any recs? Been to the Thai place in Shrub Oak and did not care for it. Excited to hear about the new Ethiopian restaurant opening in Mt Kisco but might give it a while to work out the kinks before I rush there.

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  1. If you don't mind going a tiny bit farther north, I really like Jaipore on Rt. 22 in Brewster. Passage to India in Mt. Kisco can be good, but has been more hit or miss for us. (That said, it's much more convenient, so we order from there frequently.) Thai Angels in Mt. Kisco started off strong when it opened, but I wasn't thrilled with our last couple of meals there. Perhaps others have been there more recently... Good luck!

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    1. re: kerryfood

      Jaipore is not good. Went there for lunch recently. Buffet was very disappointing. Insipid food, certainly not "spicy".

      1. re: gurud

        We've been to Jaipore several times for dinner - though never for lunch for the buffet you've mentioned - and it's always been very good. And while we tend not to order the spiciest items on the menu, their Vindaloo has seemed to contain a good bit of heat. And friends in the area who know far more about Indian food than I do order (happily) from there on a regular basis. I haven't been in a few months, has something significant changed? And where do you like in Northern Westchester?

        1. re: kerryfood

          The only restaurant I like is Spice Village in Tuckahoe (not quite northern Westchester). Except for Jaipore all the other restaurants I have tried are below White Plains and almost all of them are forgettable...

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          Spice Village
          8 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

    2. I always hear good things about the India House in Montrose. There was a good Thai place in Sleepy Hollow but it changed names since I was there last although it is still Thai, it's now called Tyrynda Thai.......http://www.tyryndathai.com/About.htm

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      1. re: GIOny

        I've enjoyed the India House in the past, although I haven't been there in about a year and a half.

        1. re: Solstice444

          I think India House in Montrose is consistently good, though not inexpensive.

      2. Wow, Ethopian in Mt Kisco! I will be looking forward to that. can't believbe I have missed the m,any writeups on that.

        Anyway, I ate at the relatively new Ruchi Indian restaurant at the Beach Shopping Center on Rt 6 in Peekskill and thought it was pretty good. For Thai, I agree the place in Shrub Oak is not very good. Thai Golden in Carmel is much better, but depending on where you are in Northern Westchester it might be a schlep. What about the Thai place in Mt Kisco on Lexington Avenue? I forget the name. I ate there once and it was ok.

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        Thai Golden
        5 Seminary Hill Rd, Carmel, NY 10512

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        1. re: MisterBill2

          Thai Angels (the place on Lex Ave in Mt. Kisco) is pretty good. Also new to Thornwood is D Thai Kitchen - where Ace used to be. Also - there's Swaadee's in Thornwood which has a good & well-priced lunch buffet.

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          Thai Angel's
          155 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

          1. re: Sra. Swanky

            How long has Ace been closed?? Have you tried the new place yet?

            1. re: GIOny

              Not sure how long Ace has been closed - a few months I'm sure. D Thai Kitchen opened up about two months ago. I tried their chicken and coconut soup and noodles with duck. Really good - very generous with the duck too! They have this "drunken noodles" dish that I'm looking forward to going back to try. Definitely worth a stop. :o)

              1. re: Sra. Swanky

                Do they have a web site? I can't find one. I'd be curious to see their lunch menu since I am in that area for work occassionally.

                1. re: MisterBill2

                  I tried to find one too - no luck just yet. They've been open for less than 2 months, so I'm sure it's in the works soon. The people there are super nice and they have takeout menus, so it's worth stopping in for one if you have a minute to spare.

                  1. re: MisterBill2

                    Try www.Dthai.us
                    Wonderful people - wonderful food - great value

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                    D Thai Kitchen
                    677 Commerce St, Thornwood, NY 10594

                    1. re: saphilli

                      Thanks for posting the site! They have a birthday club signup there. Free entree on your birthday!

                  2. re: Sra. Swanky

                    Drunken noodles is my favorite Thai dish!! I haven't been to the place you're talking about, but I hope you enjoy the dish when you go back to try it! :-)

                    1. re: Solstice444

                      I'm heading back there at the end of the week to try it! I think I'll love it too - thanks! :o)

              2. re: MisterBill2

                Thanks all. Tried Ruchi in Peekskill and did not care for it at all but only had the luch buffet so maybe the menu items are better. I am going to throw caution to the wind and actually give the Ethiopian place a shot tonight. I usually never go to a place until the have worked out the kinks but going to go for it! I have heard that Thai Golden is good and I'm really not that far from carmel so will give it a try.

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                Thai Golden
                5 Seminary Hill Rd, Carmel, NY 10512

              3. For Indian, LOVE Khan's Indian Kitchen inside Westchester Grocery in Thornwood. (not a sit-down destination, but great for take-out) Also - Bollywood Bistro in Pleasantville on Wheeler is a great place for a date night/dinner with friends.

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                Khan's Indian Kitchen
                546 Commerce St, Thornwood, NY 10594

                Bollywood Bistro
                68 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570

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                1. re: Sra. Swanky

                  Not quite Northern Westchester, but we like Tyrenda Thai in Sleepy Hollow. Consistent quality, although we have not ventured widely around the menu.

                  1. re: Nancy C

                    India house is close and it is consistently good. We stopped going when it changed hands but recently decided to give it a try. Much to our surprise, it was better than ever. I especially like the tandoori. also, while it is expensive, the sat buffet is reasonable and I believe one can find discount coupons on restaurant.com

                    1. re: vinouspleasure

                      India House took the restaurant.com coupons for the buffet? That is good to know -- especially since they have an 80% off code at the moment!

                      Update: their restaurant.com coupons are not valid Friday or Saturday.

                        1. re: vinouspleasure

                          Thai Golden. The place is in a dumpy strip, sandwiched between a clothing store and tattoo joint. The inside is not much better, though clean. The owner is the only server and is very nice. The service is VERY slow. No alcohol, but you can bring your own, which I love! The food, however, is excellent. The Duck Salad, Green Papaya Salad, Mango Curry are worth the trip and the wait.

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                          Thai Golden
                          5 Seminary Hill Rd, Carmel, NY 10512

                    2. re: Nancy C

                      We also had a good dinner at Tyrynda Thai. And we like Bollywood Bistro as well...we just don't get to Pleasantville that often.

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                      Bollywood Bistro
                      68 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570

                  2. Thia Angels in Mt Kisco is excellent, by far the best around.

                    I like Passage to India, but as much for the great decor as for the food.

                    1. I was just reading Chutney Masala in Irvington (mid-Westchester) has started Tandori Nights on Thursday evevings during the summer. They will be cooking in the tandor oven outdoors on the patio. Sounds like a nice way to spend a summer evening.

                      1. For Indian - Westchester Groceries (Kahn's Indian Ktichen) or whatever it is called is great. The food is greasy spoonish but cheap and better than most places serve on a good night. More expensive and North-North Westchester is Jaipore (spelling?). Okay so its technically in Brewster but its a hop skip and jump away from Somers.

                        Thai - For Northern Westchester Bangkok Spice (Shrub Oak). Not thbe, but still good, and also the game in the neighbor hood.

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                        Bangkok Spice
                        1161 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

                        1. It's not in your area, but if you ever get over to New Paltz, Suruchi is awesome...some of the best Indian I've had anywhere. Fresh, flavorful, spicy food and a great atmosphere.