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Best Thai in Bergen?

nab71 Sep 9, 2011 03:53 AM

What's your favorite Thai restaurant in Bergen County? Bonus points for BYO. Thanks!

  1. menton1 Sep 16, 2011 06:30 AM

    I second Pimaan/Emerson. A cut above all the places in Ridgewood. There's also a new Thai in Haworth, off the beaten path, I think the name is Tom Yum. I haven't been to that one, but a friend was there and has spoken highly of it.

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      scholar399 Sep 16, 2011 03:21 AM

      I really like Malee in Ridgewood- prices aren't high either. Gao in Ramsey is really tasty, but a little small and pricier. Have to get myself to midland thai.

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        zhelder Sep 9, 2011 03:55 PM

        I'm not an expert on Thai food, but I know I like it. Wondee's in Hackensack is my favorite, but I've also enjoyed most of the stuff at Midland Thai in Midland Park.

        And we need some more mid-range Thai restaurants in mid-range towns in Bergen County. Most of the places we have are either in Hackensack (good places, good prices, but sometimes rough driving and parking and inconvenient locations) or super fancy towns like Ridgewood (some good places, some so-so, ridiculous prices and again rough parking). Midland Thai is a good start, although the prices and town are a touch higher/fancier than what I would consider true "mid-range". Siam Ruby Cafe in Rochelle Park was the perfect mid-range place in a decent mid-range town, but just couldn't succeed despite multiple owners and great food and prices. I'm still hoping for it to make a comeback. There's also Thai Lao Pho Kitchen in Maywood, but the one time I went there I was very disappointed with the food. Others have posted here and said they enjoyed it, however.

        I'd really like a Thai restaurant in Fair Lawn or perhaps in Saddle Brook.

        Wondee Cafe
        296 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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        1. re: zhelder
          tommy Sep 10, 2011 04:53 AM

          Ridge Thai and Taste of Thai in Ridgewood have entrees that are pretty much one dollar more than Midland across the board. These are not "super fancy" restaurants.

          My favorites include
          Pinaam in Emerson
          Wondee's in Hackensack
          Midland Thai in Midland Park was good on my one visit
          Thai Lao Pho in Maywood

          There's a new place up near Allendale that is getting good press.

          The only non-BYO Thai in Bergen that I know of is Bangkok Garden in Hackensack. The primary reason I never really warmed up to the place.

          Taste of Thai
          37 S Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

          Ridge Thai
          50 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

          1. re: tommy
            nab71 Sep 10, 2011 05:54 AM

            Thanks, all. We wound up going to pimaan, in emerson. Very tasty. It was crowded, too - always a good sign.

            1. re: tommy
              melissa511 Sep 15, 2011 06:02 PM

              The duck salad at Bangkok Garden is excellent -- fiery and flavorful.
              Not sure what you mean, Tommy, about why you never really "warmed up to the place" .. . because it's not a BYO?

              1. re: melissa511
                galaxie Sep 15, 2011 08:06 PM

                Well, I like Ridge Thai, food is always great,small place but excellent service. Went to taste of Thai,once on a rainy Sunday, food was not very good,wanted to leave asap.Ridge Thai is my favorite,but want to try Midland thai soon.

                Ridge Thai
                50 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

                1. re: melissa511
                  tommy Sep 16, 2011 05:19 AM

                  I never warmed up to the place because I don't like having to drink overpriced crappy wine at dinner. Since it's not BYO, and they only serve(d) overpriced wine, not to my liking, I rarely went, and when I did, I was annoyed before the first bite.

                  So more accurately, I never warmed up to it because it's a BYO and because they don't have a very good wine program. Either be a BYO, or put a little effort into your wines.

                  1. re: tommy
                    tommy Sep 16, 2011 11:23 AM

                    Ugh. The first sentence in the last paragraph should read that it is NOT byo.

            2. GraydonCarter Sep 9, 2011 11:37 AM

              My sister in Ridgewood always takes me up to King & I in Nyack.
              I loved their use of Thai pumpkin.

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