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Nov 13, 2010 05:36 PM

East Village Thai

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Pan

      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. Holy Basil or SEA

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

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      1. re: princeofpork

        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?

        1. re: Pan

          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.

          1. re: princeofpork

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

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        1. 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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          1. re: kathryn

            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.

          2. 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.