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Any UES Thai restaurants as good as Saigon Grill?

natu Nov 30, 2010 05:47 PM

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

  1. Toot Dec 10, 2010 08:09 AM

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

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    1. re: Toot
      pups224 Dec 12, 2010 06:38 AM

      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

    2. tbone Dec 9, 2010 02:12 PM

      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

      1. kelea Dec 1, 2010 06:11 AM

        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
          jinglejangle Dec 9, 2010 07:29 PM

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

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          gutsofsteel Nov 30, 2010 05:50 PM

          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
            hungryinmanhattan Nov 30, 2010 06:14 PM

            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.

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