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cab Nov 13, 2010 05:36 PM

Yes, I know Thai in Manhattan is generally terrible. I am not looking for anything miraculous, just a decent place to get take-out on a regular basis in the East Village/Lower east side. I have had horrible experiences with a few Thai places near me, including, not a shock, an awful place called "One More Thai" on Clinton street. HELP!!

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    Pan RE: cab Nov 13, 2010 06:05 PM

    Try Zabb City. Your best bet is to stick to Isaan specialties there, including the Isaan salads and sausages, but the place is decent to solidly good, in my somewhat limited experience with it.

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      Simon RE: Pan Nov 14, 2010 02:04 PM

      i enjoyed the Isaan dishes at Zabb City in the past too, but the last couple visits (last spring), i thought they'd declined a bit...(and the non-Isaan dishes have always been weak)...not sure the current state of things...

      that said, i'd prob go there before anywhere else in Lower Manhattan if i wanted a chance at getting some edible Isaan...

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

    2. princeofpork RE: cab Nov 14, 2010 03:43 AM

      Holy Basil or SEA

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

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        Pan RE: princeofpork Nov 14, 2010 09:33 AM

        The SEA location on 2nd Av. has been out of business for months. Holy Basil provided overly small portions and was insipid when I went there probably over a decade ago, plus it was overpriced. Has anything changed, or do we just have different tastes?

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          princeofpork RE: Pan Nov 14, 2010 09:43 AM

          I like Kin Khao when it was open. How about you? They had this dish of chicken in yellow curry with sauteed mustard greens that was amazing.

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            Pan RE: princeofpork Nov 14, 2010 10:07 PM

            I don't think I've ever been there.

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        kathryn RE: cab Nov 14, 2010 06:06 PM

        Where exactly do you live? If you live on the northern end of the East Village maybe Rhong Tiam would deliver to you from their new Park Ave location?

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          cab RE: kathryn Nov 15, 2010 10:45 AM

          We are lower east village/lower east side, so probably north of 14th street will not deliver. I agree that holy basil is over-priced for what you get, but maybe worth another try.

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          InfoMofo RE: cab Nov 15, 2010 10:51 AM

          I like the holy basil, although I have had mixed experiences. I thought the food was pretty tasty when I ate there in person, but the delivery fell flat a bit.

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            tgreene73 RE: cab Nov 15, 2010 11:00 AM

            there is a place on st marks called klong I believe -had a geat pad thai glass noodle dish that was wrapped in an egg crepe believe it was called Klong Pad thai

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              MWinston RE: tgreene73 Nov 15, 2010 11:34 AM

              I second Klong. Everything I've eaten there has been delicious and spiced well (and reasonably priced!)

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