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Dec 21, 2010 10:13 AM

Thai in Morris County, except Mo'town

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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  1. 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!

    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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    1. re: njkori

      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.

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

    2. There is Thai Ping in Boonton. Pretty good.

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

      1. 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.

        1. Chao Phaya in Somerville is very good!

          Chao Phaya
          9 Davenport St, Somerville, NJ 08876