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bropaul Dec 21, 2010 10:13 AM

Friends and I have a tradition of meeting for Thai food on New Year's Eve. We've been going to Thai Thai in Stirling for years, but we want to try someplace new this year. Because of the First Night in Morristown, we want to avoid there. What are your favorite Thai places in the Morris/ Somerset area?

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    njkori RE: bropaul Dec 21, 2010 01:34 PM

    I can recommend two places: Thai Chef in Denville, which is a small, fairly intimate place - the food there is excellent, and they wait on you very attentively. The other place is Thai Nam Phet in Rockaway (Rt 46). I've only eaten there once, and found the food to be very spicy (not a bad thing). One of my friends brought her Thai au pair there, and she raved about the food. Much bigger restauarant, probably more boisterous and festive on New Year's Eve. Of course, there's plenty of time to go on a fact checking mission!

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    Thai Nam Phet Restaurant
    296 US Highway 46 Ste A, Rockaway, NJ 07866

    Thai Chef
    28 Diamond Spring Rd Ste A, Denville, NJ 07834

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      jmoryl RE: njkori Dec 23, 2010 10:29 AM

      Another thumbs up for Thai Nam Phet in Rockaway. While I've only eaten there a few times, it is above the usual standard for NJ.

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      Thai Nam Phet Restaurant
      296 US Highway 46 Ste A, Rockaway, NJ 07866

    2. briansnat RE: bropaul Dec 21, 2010 08:48 PM

      There is Thai Ping in Boonton. Pretty good.

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      Thai Ping
      811 Main St Ste 3, Boonton, NJ 07005

      1. ambrose RE: bropaul Dec 22, 2010 02:28 PM

        Since you include Somerset in your area of interest, I suggest you consider a trek to Somerville/Bridgewater. There are at least six Thai restaurants there, my favorites being Origin Thai and Splash of Thai. If you decide to go to Origin Thai I suggest you make a reservation now. It's very popular.

        If you don't want to drive that far, I suggest Origin Thai in Basking Ridge, just off Route 78.

        http://www.originthai.com/

        http://splashofthairestaurant.com/

        1. Curlz RE: bropaul Dec 22, 2010 03:46 PM

          Chao Phaya in Somerville is very good!

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          Chao Phaya
          9 Davenport St, Somerville, NJ 08876

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            trBabs RE: bropaul Dec 23, 2010 05:15 AM

            I like Thai Thai in Stirling. http://www.thaithaifinecuisine.com/

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              betsydiver RE: bropaul Dec 23, 2010 10:35 AM

              surprised noone's rung in on New Main Taste, main st. chatham, very good food,, nice people

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              New Main Taste
              225 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928

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                madgreek99 RE: bropaul Dec 23, 2010 03:48 PM

                Another vote for Origin Thai in Somerville. Two thumbs up!

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                Origin Thai
                25 Division St, Somerville, NJ 08876

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                  bropaul RE: bropaul Dec 27, 2010 04:07 PM

                  OK, we're leaning towards Thai Nam Phet in Rockaway. We have been there before and always liked it.

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                  Thai Nam Phet Restaurant
                  296 US Highway 46 Ste A, Rockaway, NJ 07866

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                    trBabs RE: bropaul Dec 27, 2010 04:48 PM

                    Yeah, I've liked that place when I've gone, too. (And oops! I didn't realize you'd already disqualified Thai Thai in your OP! Sorry....)

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                      bropaul RE: bropaul Jan 1, 2011 02:54 PM

                      So this is where we ended up going and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious and they were very gracious hosts. The place was hopping! Good for them. Happy New Year!

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