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Nov 30, 2010 05:47 PM

Any UES Thai restaurants as good as Saigon Grill?

Since Saigon Grill on 2nd Avenue closed, we haven't found anything comparable around here. Any recommendations?

Saigon Grill
620 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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  1. I think Land on 2nd near 82nd is decent. Better than the others in the 'hood (although that's not saying much).

    Also must add that a newish place, Tiny Thai on 3rd near 87th.....don't bother at all.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      We used to go to land every week. We were hooked on it. But lately, it has been hit or miss. Sometimes the curry is rich and flavorful. Other times, it is watery and awful. And we would go on the same night of the week, so I assume we were getting the same staff. This has happened many times lately, so we don't love Land anymore, sadly. It was our close-by go-to Thai. We would love to find another one close by. Also, we would sometimes go for pad thai on the weekend lunch because it was decent and a real portion-size. Last time we went for lunch, about 4 weeks ago, the portion was minuscule! Literally 10 noodles in a soupy mess...barely an appetizer portion! The waiter confirmed that they no longer served a full portion of pad thai for lunch.

    2. Isn't Saigon Grill Vietnamese? I don't think a Thai resto will be a replacement since u can't get a lot of the dishes

      Saigon Market
      91 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: kelea

        I was thinking the exact same thing, although I too miss Saigon Grill, esp the bo luc lak.

      2. Land is HORRIBLE!!! The food is of poor quality, and I just don't understand how this place is always praised. I have had many meals at Tiny Thai and have always been impressed. In fact, I am addicted to their green curry, and their Pad Thai is probably the best on the UES!!

        Tiny Thai
        1553 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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          1. I like Osha. It used to be BYOB, don't know if still is.

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            1. re: Toot

              Spice Noodle on 1st in the '90's has the chef from Saigon Grill. Their take out is pretty good.

              Spice Noodle
              1744 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128