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Aug 12, 2014 04:36 PM

The Thai Shack in Yonkers

Came across this place on Yelp ( the other day, and it immediately piqued my interest. A roadside Thai takeout opposite a gas station and Yonkers Raceway? Count me in just for the novelty factor!

So I got some green papaya salad and chicken green curry for takeout today. Both were quite good, and they definitely didn't skimp on the spices. Also good value in terms of quantity. I'll definitely come back and try their other items when I'm in the area.

The Thai Shack
541 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 207-1545

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  1. Good to know. We were thinking of getting lunch from there tomorrow and I love som tum.

    1. I've been thinking of stopping by there for several weeks but didn't feel like taking one for the team if it was bad.

      1. Stopped by today. The food was ok, but dumbed down. Not to the point of totally boring, but not very exciting.

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        1. re: JMF

          I was really surprised at the chicken Tom Yum soup. It had coconut in it instead of being a semi-clear tart and tangy soup, and was so thick it was unappetizing, and had the tiniest pieces of chicken. It was like a mix of tom Yum and Tom Ka soup.

          The Som Tum green papaya salad was ok, but not very complex.

          The chicken Pad Ped was ok, but again, not very complex.

          1. re: JMF

            You seem to know your way around Thai food, so I would be curious to hear about what Thai restaurant in Lower Westchester lives up to your standards. Have you lived it Thailand?

            1. re: roxlet

              Haven't lived in Thailand, visited for work and attended some culinary courses there. I haven't found a single Westchester Thai that I really care for. I go to Queens or Manhattan.

              1. re: JMF

                Having lived in Westchester all my life (and enjoy eating).I find (for the most part) ,Westchester has an abundance of Italian restaurants but not much else.Perhaps a case of the grass is always greener,but nyc or connecticut always seems more appealing to me.

                1. re: 51rich

                  So for those of us who neither have the time nor the inclination to travel to Manhattan or Queens for Thai food, what restaurant would be considered "acceptable" in the lower Westchester area?

                  1. re: roxlet

                    Tyrynda Thai in Sleepy Hollow is decent for Westchester.

                    1. re: pabboy

                      I believe it has closed. Either that, or they've taken down their web site for some reason...

                      1. re: roxlet

                        I'm no expert on Thai food but I've always enjoying going to D Thai Kitchen in Thornwood for lunch. Also, the owners are the nicest people.