Thai restaurants in NYC
Are you open to going to Brooklyn or Queens? You should post this inquiry on the Outer Boroughs board as well. There are excellent Thai restaurants in Queens you should check out (in Woodside, a surprisingly short trip on the LIRR from Penn Station, BTW).
This other very recent thread should also be interesting to you:
Lower East Side / Chinatown: Southeast Asian & non-Cantonese Chinese
See also recent threads on Larb Ubol, Zabb Elee, Thai Pure Cookhouse, Uncle Boons, Pok Pok Phat Thai, Khe-Yo, and more:
We also have some of the harder to find Chinese cuisines: Henan, Shaanxi (Xian Famous Foods) and Fuzhou in Manhattan, and many more in Queens and Brooklyn (Shangdong/Qingdao and Dongbei to name a few). scoopG's Chinatown list:
You might also want to do a restaurant doing creative takes on Asian, like at Momofuku Ssam Bar, Wong, Fatty Cue, Takashi, RedFarm, Mission Chinese Food, Jungsik, Kin Shop, or Danji.
I'm thinking you probably don't have anything like Mission Chinese or Momofuku Ssam at home.
Thank you very much for great recommendations. Looking forward to to have a NY- Asian experience for 6 whole days.
Pok pok, Mission chinese, Fatty cue, Momofuku ssam, Kin shop, Zabb Elee, Danji, Khee Yo and Hakkasan. I find this to be a good selection;)
One of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok has opened in New york, called Som tum der( north east thaifood)..Have to try this one out as well;)
Nice selection you got there. I would also strongly consider Pure Thai Cookhouse mentioned above by Kathryn. Had another nice meal there last night. Great ribs, Ratchaburi crab & pork dry noodles good as usual, and a nice Pa-yao beef noodles soup. I've eaten at Pure around 40 times more than any other place in town
Hope you have a great trip...i spent a few months in Oslo and i love the city and the people...
+1 to Zabb Elee and PokPok and all the Queens places like Ayada and Sriprapai...
Personally, i'd skip Hakkasan though -- overpriced and lame, and you have one closer in London anyway...to quote Pete Wells: "the food is as interesting as a box of paper clips"...
I'd also rec going to one of the Sichuan places like Legend or Grand Sichuan Chelsea or Spicy&Tasty in Queens...and, i'd def add Xian Famous Foods to your list...
And...the lobster w/ XO sauce at Cafe Hong Kong in Chinatown is a standout...cheers...
I have to disagree on Hakkasan, it's underrated and no more overpriced than many Western restaurants of a similar caliber.
Many dim sum items are as good if not better than Sea Harbour in LA, not to mention their entrees. Execution of dishes is of a very high skill level and the desserts are excellent and beautifully presented. The initial reviews of Hakkaan were ignorant and biased to the extreme. When I first started going to Hakkasan, the restaurant was nearly always empty, most likely due to scathing reviews. It's doing quite well now, and that's due to word of mouth.