Qi Esarn Thai Kitchen

(Now Closed)
Thai Restaurant$$$$
Union Square, New York
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  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerDecember 7, 2015
    Closed and out of business, at least for now.
  • Devang K.
    Devang KothariNovember 20, 2015
    Closed 11/16/15 due to lease issues
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 25, 2015
    It's really dim in here :(
  • Dee D.
    Dee DeeOctober 24, 2015
    The lunch special is a great deal and the style of the restaurant is amazing
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.August 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I especially love the massaman (with vegetables) and panang (with tofu) curries.
  • Kikelomo T.
    Kikelomo TaiwoJuly 11, 2015
    Love their Spicy Thai Basil. They have great Lunch hour specials for $7.
  • @Moni_Assi F.
    Qi Pad Thai with seafood is amazing! As was the curry pumpkin chicken
  • Michael H.
    Great happy hour for strong margaritas, great Thai dishes, nice variety / good menu
  • Felix R.
    Felix RoxasMay 3, 2015
    Crappy service
  • Emily Punkimeowmeow d.
    Emily Punkimeowmeow del CastilloApril 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite lunch special - steamed shrimp dumplings & tilapia w/basil sauce over brown rice😋
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagMarch 24, 2015
    Loved the chicken chiang Mai noodles. Wings tasty too!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJanuary 15, 2015
    A bit loud in here, but otherwise perfect for groups. Delicious food. The place looks way more expensive than it is. Lovely!
  • Adna
    AdnaJanuary 11, 2015
    Very interesting interior decoration. Their lunch specials were amazingly priced. However the quality of food was disappointing. Ordered the chicken panang curry. The chicken was tough to chew.
  • Heena
    HeenaDecember 18, 2014
    Love their lunch special! Triple mushroom spring rolls, chive corn dumplings were amazing and drunken noodles with tofu! Good Thai iced tea as well.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaNovember 22, 2014
    lychee tiny. That's all you need to know on happy hour. Also the gyozas.
  • Heena
    HeenaOctober 29, 2014
    Great lunch specials - mushroom rolls and drunken noodles
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerOctober 28, 2014
    Spicy pork belly 😍
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanOctober 15, 2014
    Big portions for lunch specials!
  • Denice M.
    Denice MartoneSeptember 11, 2014
    It's nearby. Food is fine. A little stingy with the rice. Otherwise not bad for easy neighborhood Thai. Not loud or too packed.
  • Omri K.
    Omri KlSeptember 4, 2014
    The pad see ewu is great, and better than the pad thai! Great food, ill come back.
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.August 19, 2014
    The lunch special. Super cheap, a lot of fun, and fast so you can get back to work in an hour.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 15, 2014
    They have a secret menu if you can read thai! Chicken pumpkin curry for dinner was great. Lunch was alright.
  • Aniruddha M.
    Aniruddha MandkeAugust 7, 2014
    Above average place. Do ask your server whether the food you have ordered is sweet, sour or spicy.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DiahJune 21, 2014
    Kee Mao Kee Mao Kee Mao
  • Laura O.
    Laura OrtizMay 2, 2014
    Ginger margarita is delish. So is the lychee martini!
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 28, 2014
    Great lunch specials - and the Chiang Mai Noodles at dinner are delicious
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LiuMarch 17, 2014
    Amazing food and cool decor but creepy bathroom lol. Lychee Thai iced tea is the way to go!! 😋✌️
  • Emily Punkimeowmeow d.
    Emily Punkimeowmeow del CastilloMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch specials are a bargain & delicious too. My fave is the tilapia in basil sauce👍😋
  • Emily Punkimeowmeow d.
    Emily Punkimeowmeow del CastilloJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch special is a great deal. I usually order the steamed shrimp dumplings & Tilapia w/brown rice.
  • Lilya N.
    Lilya NguyenJanuary 17, 2014
    Lunch special is a disaster. Do not recommend it
  • Tanisha L.
    Tanisha LaventuraDecember 6, 2013
    Great drinks very quick and good food.
  • .oo.
    .oo.December 2, 2013
    Takeout portions are small, even by Asian standards (for the uninformed reader, Asian people are smaller so obviously they eat less). And they soaked the spring rolls in sauce, wtf. Red curry was ok.
  • vivee j.
    vivee jOctober 20, 2013
    Best currypuff in town:))
  • vivee j.
    vivee jOctober 20, 2013
    Try lychee thai tea
  • Benine G.
    Benine GuyOctober 11, 2013
    Food is just amazing and reasonable enjoy
  • Chris C.
    Chris CaloOctober 2, 2013
    There's a drink that takes longer to say it's name than it does to prepare. Get it.
  • Gavyn F.
    Gavyn FergusonSeptember 27, 2013
    Excellent thai for under 10 bucks
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WellsSeptember 24, 2013
    A really excellent new addition to Thai scene. Excellent stuff all round.
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca CastelliAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't accept card if you order lunch.. Extremely annoying
  • Clarita
    ClaritaAugust 13, 2013
    Nice place, affordable food and cocktails are cheap. Did not like the shrimp wrapped in crispy noodles. Shrimp tastes like a day old. Pad seewu is ok. I would go back for drinks.
  • Rita L.
    Rita LAugust 2, 2013
    Service is so so so slow here!!! And it's half empty...
  • Johnie
    JohnieMay 17, 2013
    Pineapple fried rice is poppin
  • mikaaa🌟 s.
    mikaaa🌟 shikiiiiMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is totally declining
  • Kortnee L.
    Kortnee LeighMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The service on the weekends is HORRIBLE. Extremely rude and the info for hours changes online. Great food though!
  • Elaina M.
    Basil beef w noodles!
  • Yvette
    YvetteApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chilean Sea Bass is out of this world . The lycheetini is amazing ...
  • Perry S.
    Perry SmarrApril 19, 2013
    Sit as far to rear as possible!!
  • Alvin U.
    Alvin UrbanoApril 10, 2013
    Food was good. Servers were awful. Understood that they were short staffed vs. lithe lunch rush... But jeez!!!!
  • Zachary Z.
    Zachary ZhaoMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Qi rice, which is a mix of different grains and tastes much better than simple white or brown rice.
  • Ecinaj
    EcinajMarch 3, 2013
    Terrible service. Food is not even good enough for us to have to suffer the rude attitude they gave us.
  • Alex
    AlexJanuary 1, 2013
    Not sure about all dishes but we got Pad Thai and Green Papaya salad which happen to be quite big and latter was rather hot. Check out walls are covered by abacus.
  • Josica G.
    Josica GDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Must try the Spicy Basil Noodles its heaven! 
  • Marisela R.
    Marisela RiverosDecember 14, 2012
    Nice place. Good food. Prices for every budget.
  • Fritz D.
    Fritz DesirDecember 12, 2012
    The spigots for the faucet are UNDER the shelf with faucet spout. Hot on the left, cold on the right and NO you can't see them... You have to feel for it. It's stupid but nevertheless WASH YOUR HANDS!
  • David B.
    David BickleyNovember 28, 2012
    Teryaki tuna was fantastic
  • Pavel N.
    Pavel NovelNovember 18, 2012
    Check out the cool ceiling. The decor is great
  • tara t.
    tara taittOctober 17, 2012
    the lunch specials are practically free...
  • Scott T.
    Scott TaylorSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch special, at or near $10. I love the red curry, extra spicy.
  • Louis R.
    Louis RigotSeptember 15, 2012
    Absolutely amazing food and cocktails, yet very affordable and nice decor. Try a spicy cocktail!
  • Lauren
    LaurenAugust 29, 2012
    Take a flashlight to the bathroom.
  • Adrienne R.
    Adrienne ReinaAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The dosas are delicious, inexpensive and big enough to feed two.
  • Sahar B.
    Sahar BaghaiiAugust 9, 2012
    You can't beat a $6.90 lunch. The food is generic Asian, but it is a nice spot to escape from work.
  • Max W.
    Max WynnJuly 27, 2012
    When coming here, you must try the exotic Pad Thai entry with a Thai Tea. You won't regret it!
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DJuly 20, 2012
    Try the Chicken Pad Thai - With a side of Qi rice.
  • Chantae V.
    Chantae VetriceJuly 10, 2012
    One of the best cheap lunches in the city! Plus prompt service...can't beat it.
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KaplanJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    lunch special is the way to go. the red curry is good!
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pad see ew (sp) in the city.
  • Casey O.
    Casey O'DonnellMay 20, 2012
    Get the Opium cocktail under the Remeies/Bar section in the menu.
  • Lorence R.
    Lorence RMay 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Affordable, and delicious food.
  • Kendo K.
    Kendo K.May 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has a wonderful cocktail recipe and cheap. The beef noodle and shrimp wrap with crispy noodle is my fav. Good Thai fusion restaurant. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • William V.
    William ValderramaApril 30, 2012
    Don't sit at the big table with the mannequin, service was horrible there
  • Katie H.
    Katie HovlandApril 11, 2012
    Best Thai food in NYC!
  • Angela
    AngelaMarch 22, 2012
    They won't honor the $5 coupon associated w/ this place
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherMarch 15, 2012
    Get the Tom Yum soup. It is properly spicy. Get the Larb too, though it is NOT properly spicy. Thai iced tea is a ripoff in those skinnyass glasses.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa D.March 11, 2012
    Cheap and tasty lunch specials with tofu options
  • David B.
    David BrabynMarch 8, 2012
    Good food, cheap and friendly servers but the room is very dark, and the music is bad. I'd go again.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    looks fancy, tastes great, costs not as much as you expected
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PuraMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great music, dim lighting, great date spot
  • Tony C.
    Tony ClomaxFebruary 29, 2012
    Duck sandwich and qi rice with curry sauce. Fantastic.
  • Hill Y.
    Hill YoungFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hello to the duck salad for me ;)
  • Tyshawna M.
    Tyshawna MaddoxFebruary 7, 2012
    The Lemongrass shrimp and Vegetable soup is bomb!
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TuellFebruary 5, 2012
    The lunch was an excellent value. I think I had spring rolls, soup and entree combo, plus a soda for about $13. This was a build-your-own beef + vegetable/ginger dish.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TuellFebruary 5, 2012
    Chickentom Yum was VERY savory..."A savory sour soup with mushrooms, traditionally seasoned with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chili and lime juice."
  • ERI C.
    ERI CASHDecember 26, 2011
    try the simosa puffs. .
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Samosa are a really great starter.
  • Kimble S.
    Kimble SDecember 3, 2011
    The seating is dumm, chairs have no backs. Your seated to close to others. I give the food a 5 out of 10. For good Thai food your better off going to Spice a few blocks down.
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChoiOctober 25, 2011
    Never get a cosmo during happy hour. It just taste like pure bad vodka
  • Brian K.
    Brian KantSeptember 24, 2011
    Good pan-Asian. Great quality to price ratio. Decor is awesome.
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour all day on Mondays! Woohoo
  • Amanda Jaye
    Amanda JayeSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great happy hour all night monday nights
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HayAugust 16, 2011
    The coconut calamari with cilantro is stuff of dreams.
  • Teisher M.
    Teisher McLeodAugust 12, 2011
    Bathroom is way too dark and the sink to wash your hands is hard to figure out if u are not familiar with it.
  • Dorian D.
    Dorian DarganAugust 7, 2011
    The bathrooms here are freaky!! Kudos if you can figure out how to use the sink ;)
  • Anika C.
    Anika ChowdhuryAugust 3, 2011
    Burmese Tea Leaves Salad is the bomb!
  • Rob K.
    Rob KeleherJuly 30, 2011
    Excellent pad thai! Can't wait to try other dishes
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJune 12, 2011
    Try the Panang Curry Chicken - Yummmm
  • Ravi R.
    Ravi RuddarrajuJune 10, 2011
    Awesome decor. Interesting food. Try herbal iced tea
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BryantMay 26, 2011
    Great ambience...and the food is delicious!!
  • kate w.
    kate wangApril 21, 2011
    Sesame tofu is yum.
  • Guy K.
    Guy KofmanApril 7, 2011
    The crispy duck salad is amazing
  • Eric G.
    Eric GuevaraOctober 10, 2011
    Lunch especial de $6.00 de 12-3 pm
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