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  • ajt13 Jul 21, 2010 10:42 AM
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All my favorite Thai restaurants are disappearing or declining -- I need a new one, moderately priced, between about Wash Square and Union Square river to river. Thoughts?

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  1. I have and still do love Holy Basil, 149 2nd Ave (btw 9th & 10th Sts). My family and I, 12 of us, dined there this past Saturday night. I especially enjoyed their curry duck, which was tender and the sweetness of the lychee and pineapple complemented the red curry, fried whole fish, which was perfectly cooked, and chicken with cashew nuts, mushrooms and bamboo shoots, which had a great balance of ingredients.

    Their food is consistently good. I've always enjoyed a meal there!

    Holy Basil
    149 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: monamiestephanie

      I've never tried it -- good idea, thanks.

    2. Laut. It's actually Malaysian, but some of the Thai I've had from that menu was surprisingly good.

      15 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: duckie

        Would not have thought of Laut -- thanks! I'll be eating out this weekend--

        15 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: duckie

          Laut is Malaysain, but Thai sells so they have thai also. Do not go to Kobna on Hudson and Jane, they are Chinese and the food is bad. Toon's was great but moved from Bleecker to 29th and Park Ave south,,if your near there try it . Toon is a great cook of authentic Thai food.
          Theres a place on 8th st between Christopher and 6th ave. that is pretty good and very reasonable. All the Thai places in Tribeca are gone except one on West Broadway called Mangez but they are from Laos and the food is mediocre. There's some decent Thai food in the east village,, and one on 8th ave and 22nd st.

          15 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. re: foodwhisperer

            anyone tried pinto on christopher st., near bedford i think? i walk by all the time and have been thinking of trying it. it looks a little more upscale than your standard hole-in-the-wall but the prices seem to match going rates for decent thai.

            1. re: ellabella

              Love Pinto-long waits at night but during the day they have fabulous lunch specials, $8 gets you a salad, an appetizer, and an entree. The portions are definitely decent if not big and it's one of the best deals in the WV if you ask me! I love the salmon entree and the pad thai.

            2. re: foodwhisperer

              Is that really the same Toon's that used to be on Bleecker? That's one of the places I was mourning!

          2. I just found another ok place called Qi Restaurant. The menu seems to be pan Asian, which is not usually a good sign, but Thai standards like drunken noodles are not badly done. All of their dishes do have a tendency towards being too sweet.

            1. I love Rohm Thai - it's on 20th street just north of Union Square so maybe a bit outside of your range but it's always good.

              27 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003