Up Thai

Up Thai

Thai Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Upper East Side, New York
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    The Thai food at Up Thai is a can't miss
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    Taylor V.
    "Really enjoyed the clay pot that comes highly recommended."(20 Tips)
    Ilias K.
    "Lemonade Thai Iced Tea"(11 Tips)
    Javier P.
    "Loved the Pad Tai and also the potato and onions curry."(22 Tips)
    Kathryn D.
    "Great vegetarian options, especially the Massaman curry with tofu."(6 Tips)
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  • Hakan E.heart icon on user image
    Hakan ElmaliJanuary 7, 2016
    Thai food at its best! No sparing of chilies and spices, which I love. The portions are huge and it's very reasonably priced. The service is also very efficient and fast. Strongly recommended.
    Upvoted Jun 7
  • Harry E.heart icon on user image
    Harry Earle-MundilMay 15, 2017
    Best Thai maybe ever. Bf just joined the ranks of Clay Pot worshippers! Red curry bursting with flavour. My salmon tamarind massive portion and rice included for once. YOU have to come here.
  • Andreaheart icon on user image
    AndreaFebruary 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a reason why a lot of reviews talk about the clay pot--it is simply the best! It keeps me coming back all the way from the lower east side. Service is also very efficient, and ambiance is nice
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍January 13, 2022
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite Thai restaurant on the UES. Truly can't say enough great things about this place! This little gem checks all the boxes. Solid food, creative drinks, beautiful decor and excellent service
  • Melissa C.heart icon on user image
    Melissa ChaiAugust 14, 2017
    Best Thai food I've had in New York... Good sized portions... $15 lunch special. Pad kee mao (drunken noodles), chicken & shrimp dumplings, and clay pot fried rice 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterSeptember 10, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Kao Nar Ped Krob Lunch Special (Qtr Duck Breast & Chinese Broccoli) has crispy skin & was juicy on inside but dish on saltier side. If ur lkg for a more sweet & savory balance, Moo Dang is dish to get
  • Nick C.heart icon on user image
    Nick ContiJune 30, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably my favorite Thai restaurant...great service. Food is always consistently delicious and definitely the best Thai tea in the city...
    Upvoted May 26
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterJanuary 4, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    My fave Thai in Manhattan only 2 blks away w/ “spicy” (request) & distinct LOVEs: Up Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, Jeed Jard Noodle Soup, Krapow Gai Sub, Kao Nar Gai, to name a few...
  • Nikhil G.heart icon on user image
    Nikhil GadreSeptember 18, 2018
    Went to this place because of its lofty reputation — and it completely! blew me away. The ambiance is different (vs. a traditional Thai restaurant) and the food is certainly worth it Highly recommend
  • Gabbie C.
    Gabbie ChamorroJanuary 16, 2014
    VERY good. I did the "pad Thai" test to see of it fares well compared to other places (definitely does) then ordered off the chef's special (clay pot- AMAZING). Cool vibe. Very happy they opened up.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinAugust 15, 2019
    Delicious meal: spring rolls, tom ka coconut soup (cup plenty), chicken satay was the only meh. Delish pineapple fried rice and green curry beef mild. Jungle bird cocktail!
  • Leticia P.heart icon on user image
    Leticia PerelsteinFebruary 26, 2019
    Beautiful place and atmosphere. Everything was aesthetically pleasing and delicious. The service is perfect, everyone that works there is so kind. The Yum Woon Sen salad is special!
  • Carlos N.heart icon on user image
    Carlos NietoSeptember 26, 2022
    Everything is delicius, ask for the dumplings, rice with crab, red curry and noodles with shrimp
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason H.December 23, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Hidden gem. Looks like nothing from the outside....inside it's a charming, well decorated space with excellent Thai cuisine. A must try.
  • Silvana N.heart icon on user image
    Silvana Narvaez AcostaMarch 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My fav Thai restaurant. Tom kah soup with tofu, summer rolls and jasmine ice tea are my favorite.. Place is very cozy and staff really friendly ..
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    CglJanuary 29, 2015
    Thai crepe dumplings are delicious. Lemonade & Thai ice tea are too sugary for me. Clay pot (chicken, sausage, seafood & rice cooked w/thai sauce) is worth trying. Overall we liked the place & food
  • Elke D.
    Elke De PourcqSeptember 29, 2015
    Super tasty red curry, very balanced... and spicy at the end. Portuon rice was on the small side for the amount of curry... but I didn't finish my plate anyway. Without appetizers! Great atmosphere.
  • eifehheart icon on user image
    eifehSeptember 27, 2016
    Good Thai food in the UES. Prices are decent. Lunch special is a good deal. Green curry is good but on the sweeter side. Love the tom kha soup. Curry puffs are good. Decor is nice albeit not Thai.
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterJanuary 4, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    And a few more.. Massaman Curry, Lemongrass Pork Chop, Kway Tiew Gai Noodle Soup, Fried Rice Clay Pot, Mango Mousse Cake (w/ Mango Sorbet)
  • Chrissyheart icon on user image
    ChrissyJune 17, 2016
    First time coming here! The food was great. Wasn't expensive at all... We ended up spending less than $35 for two. The setting was beautiful and the service was awesome- quick and efficient!
  • Rafael L.heart icon on user image
    Rafael LucianoOctober 14, 2019
    All the food is absolutely phenomenal! Jaru was our server and he dedicated the time to make sure that our orders were perfect. Impressive service & food.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McKennellDecember 21, 2016
    Great lunch special for under $10--soup or salad, appetizer & entree. Nice decor, good service, great food. Gets crowded @ peak hours. Highly recommend.
  • Jackie
    JackieFebruary 10, 2019
    Delicious food and great ambience. PSA: If you’re going during a peak time, check the Yelp wait list. It tells you how long the wait is/parties in front of you so you know when to show up.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 26, 2015
    Come hungry! You'll want to order everything (we did). Some recommendations include crispy spring rolls, Thai calamari and shrimp pad Thai. Their beef fried rice is a must!! 😋
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinMarch 25, 2016
    Cute place, gets pretty crowded at night, even on a thurs. Can't sit until whole party is present. Thai tea is great, clay pot, n pad see ew was good but lil too salty for me. 2 xtra bthrms downstairs
  • jayeno n.heart icon on user image
    jayeno nolleJuly 24, 2015
    Service extra helpful. The food was the best I've had on the UES. Much better than certain pricier restaurants uptown. Will definitely go back. Hostess says they have a weekday Lunch special.
  • Javier P.heart icon on user image
    Javier Perlado UserosSeptember 8, 2018
    One of the best ones. Fridays and saturdays u will have to wait or book in advance. Loved the Pad Tai and also the potato and onions curry. Very recommended.
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel AndersonAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG! My new favorite neighborhood spot! Hidden gem. The reviews are all right... clay pot and Pad Thai. So flavorful. Food is amazing, and the spot is unsuspecting. Amazing!
  • Tomheart icon on user image
    TomOctober 16, 2016
    Good food, good portions, great value. Efficient and friendly service. Lunch is fantastic deal, especially for UES.
  • Mark P.heart icon on user image
    Mark PritchardDecember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect to wait at least 45mins for a table on the weekend, but it is well worth the wait. The best Thai food I have ever had. So much flavour and so much choice.
  • Patrick W.heart icon on user image
    Patrick WilsonOctober 22, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Red curry and the clay bowl is awesome!
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerAugust 18, 2015
    Super good UES Thai. Finally a place that makes dishes actually spicy. Curries and noodles were spot on.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongJuly 22, 2014
    Everyone talks about the clay pot. I sincerely suggest the bouillabaisse - less authentic name, most authentic seafood clear tom yum like dish. YUM indeed
  • Victorheart icon on user image
    VictorDecember 26, 2015
    Come here for lunch! Their lunch special is like 10$ and includes soup and appetizer. Also, definitely get their thai iced tea!
  • Anna M.heart icon on user image
    Anna MOJune 28, 2016
    Nice exotic atmosphere and great food. Avocado and Mango salad is amazing. A great hidden spot on 2nd Ave.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornApril 25, 2016
    Truly excellent thai, pad see ew veg, chicken red curry, thai crepe dumpling in total is $30 and easily feeds 2, epic value
  • Chrissy B.heart icon on user image
    Chrissy BMarch 26, 2014
    Loooove this place. Decor is so cute and it was probably the best pad see-ew i've ever had. The lychee thai iced tea is also realllyyyy good.
  • Catherine P.heart icon on user image
    Catherine PayantMarch 12, 2018
    Pad Thai is amazing! Pineapple fried rice even better!
  • Badr A.heart icon on user image
    Badr AlbannaApril 17, 2015
    Absolutely the best Thai in the upper east side. All their food is carefully prepared, flavorful, and balanced. Be sure to try the specials.
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SchuitMarch 30, 2016
    Amazing!! Some of the best Thai food I've ever had. Also really fun decor. A great option for anyone on the UES!
  • Aleheart icon on user image
    AleSeptember 18, 2016
    Beautiful venue and excellent service. Strongly recommend the red curry chicken with sticky rice
  • Paul G.heart icon on user image
    Paul GaugerMarch 17, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Always good. Tasty Thai food. Great decor. Good value $10.00 lunch. Staff could be a bit more friendly, but they are attentive. A good UES local.
  • Brittany G.heart icon on user image
    Brittany GoodwynDecember 30, 2014
    The Kea Mao was amazing. When you order ask them to make it extra spicy. I won't be ordering from anywhere else.
  • Dave R.
    Dave ReedAugust 23, 2015
    Amazing food and unreal Cuba, highly recommend if you're looking for a legit Thai place
  • Diane J.heart icon on user image
    Diane Jean-MaryApril 16, 2016
    The decor is beautiful! Great spot for a one on one dinner with a friend or a date night. Make a reservation if you can!
  • Guha A.heart icon on user image
    Guha ArunkumarJune 10, 2017
    Massaman curry with tofu and brown rice is fantastic! The avocado in it is delicious. Get a fried egg on the side and throw it in!
  • LaDawn P.heart icon on user image
    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellNovember 5, 2016
    The cutest place with some of the most amazing Thai food I've had in New York. The dumplings are delicious!
  • Greta S.heart icon on user image
    Greta SchneiderNovember 5, 2016
    Fantastic curry, a little modified from the traditional, but absolutely delicious. Good atmosphere. Prompt and friendly service
  • Karina U.
    Karina Ugarte CuneoDecember 23, 2018
    Excellent food, the lunch time is awesome and the Pad Thai is delicious!!!
  • Tash C.heart icon on user image
    Tash ConcepcionJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    In addition to the food, we loved the ambience and the decor. It feels like you're sitting in someone's back yard having a nice lunch or dinner.
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