Rhong-Tiam Express

Thai Restaurant and Food Truck
31 E 21st St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave.), New York, NY 10010, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Nikhita K.
    just get the coconut lemongrass chicken super lunch express meal.(3 Tips)
    Crystal R.
    Also the spicy beef and lemongrass chicken wraps are good.(5 Tips)
    Jay Y.
    Slow cooked beef roti wrap also good.(2 Tips)
    Andie S.
    Kao soi chicken... Just the right amount of heat(2 Tips)
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  • coconut lemongrass
  • roti wrap
  • pad Thai
  • drunk man noodles
  • spicy food
  • chicken
  • Thai food
  • vegetarian food
  • curry puffs
  • Thai iced tea
  • juice bars
  • green curry
  • good service
  • smoothies
  • wraps
  • yucca fries
  • fried rice
  • tacos
  • big portions
  • duck
  • drew t.

    I'm not gluten free but the GF options are quite tasty.

    drew tarvin · 4 days ago
  • Emil H.

    Kind of pricey for the quality

    Emil H · 2 weeks ago
  • Tavonna M.

    I looooved the Drunk Man Noodle! Loved the green onions and basil! Definitely recommend bringing friends here!

    Tavonna Miller · 3 weeks ago
  • Lou C.

    Calamari was tasty but alittle rubbery. I tried for the first time the peking duck pad thai and aside from being slightly warm it was very tasty with great flavor.

    Lou Carulli · May 1
  • Scott G.

    The ginger soda they have is AWEOSME

    Scott Gellman · January 11
  • Shibani B.

    I love this place but don't get why they charge/get so upset if you ask for hot sauce...

    Shibani B · November 12, 2014
  • Emil H.

    Call in advance to skip the wait.

    Emil H · September 18, 2014
  • Kathy C.

    Delicious food, long waits at lunch time.

    Kathy Copic · August 29, 2014
  • Chris B.

    The pad gra pow isn't on the menu but if you're a fan of spice order it. Also great are the coconut lemongrass spring rolls w chicken.

    Chris Burke · August 19, 2014
  • Man_Used👽👾👽

    Location smooth on.

    Man_Used👽👾👽 · August 10, 2014
  • Ren W.

    Although it's called express, the food is a bit slow. Great spicy wrap and Thai iced tea.

    Ren Wang · August 7, 2014
  • Han Y.

    The Thai Salad is a dismal and thoughtless combination of the saddest lettuce. Protein on top is decent, but the base is just too mediocre.

    Han Yu · July 11, 2014
  • Emil H.

    The drunken man noodle is spicier than average 🔥

    Emil H · July 7, 2014
  • Jennifer H.

    Relatively authentic Thai food with Asian portions!

    Jennifer Ho · July 3, 2014
  • Tom N.

    Smoothies are so expensive here..

    Tom Noh · May 29, 2014
  • Nikhita K.

    just get the coconut lemongrass chicken super lunch express meal. a decision you will truly not regret; comes with spring roll, rice, and a salad, for approximately $10. BEST DINNER EVER,

    Nikhita Kamath · March 31, 2014
  • Boberto P.

    After the typical 15% brokers fee for housing, the RAMA is NYCs second biggest rip off

    Boberto Patricio · March 9, 2014
  • Daniel L.

    Best Kao Soi! Must have

    Daniel Lopez · December 24, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    Hip hop playlist is legit

    Daniel Benetti · December 19, 2013
  • Greg T.

    Not even close to being express. Give yourself at least and hour and a self-motivating speech.

    Greg Thomas · December 13, 2013
  • Andie S.

    Worth the wait. Kao soi chicken... Just the right amount of heat

    Andie Simon · November 19, 2013
  • Ingrid M.

    Very good seafood soup!

    Ingrid Moody · October 19, 2013
  • Rachel N.

    Awesome for anyone needing gluten-free. The menu has very clearly outlined ingredients and every gluten-free option marked down. Great selection too!

    Rachel Nash · October 13, 2013
  • Jessie C.

    The "rice over rice" lunch special is great. The coconut lemon grass chicken is WAY spicier than I expected so beware. Delicious, but spicy

    Jessie Catana · September 11, 2013
  • Pichet O.

    I know the name says express - but well executed dishes take time - and that's what they do here with all the stir fries.

    Pichet Ong · August 8, 2013
  • Ryan T.

    Prices increased again. Veggie/Chicken noodles @ $10. Beef/Shrimp @ $13/$14 respectively. Portions remained the same.

    Ryan T · July 12, 2013
  • Tamar K.

    Lunch specials on the far right side of the menu.

    Tamar Kornblum · July 8, 2013
  • Nick

    Everything is delicious and large portions.

    Nick · June 29, 2013
  • Estefani P.

    Call in advance! It takes forever. Hence the empty table.

    Estefani Paulino · June 13, 2013
  • Ian W.

    Everything is so good. You can't order something bad.

    Ian W · June 6, 2013
  • Jay Y.

    Lemongrass chicken is spicy, but great. Slow cooked beef roti wrap also good.

    Jay Yarow · April 26, 2013
  • Gregory S.

    The General Tso Chicken is grilled, light and great to share

    Gregory Solis · April 4, 2013
  • Lilach 🐯 F.

    Tom yum soup is where it's at

    Lilach 🐯 Feldman · March 28, 2013
  • Maxwell S.

    Fuk with the yucca fries.

    Maxwell Schiano · March 4, 2013
  • Jin K.

    try pad seelew!! Most of their food are good:)

    Jin K · February 6, 2013
  • Robert O.

    The Thai fried rice with brown rice and chicken is quick and delicious

    Robert O'Dell · January 16, 2013
  • Keli A.

    Be prepareD to use cash. There is a minimum $15 to use a credit card! CRAP THAT'S A LOT.

    Keli Anaya · January 15, 2013
  • Meaghan B.

    All of the food here is good.

    Meaghan Byrne · December 27, 2012
  • Gianni

    Probably the best $10 Pad Thai in the city. I actually think it is better out of the cart. Get it spicy.

    Gianni · December 11, 2012
  • Moses A.

    It's very likely you'll wait 40 minutes for your to-go order during lunch. You've been warned.

    Moses A · October 26, 2012
  • Joseph F.

    If you're looking for the "express" service get the "Rice Over Rice" meal, otherwise don't complain about the wait.

    Joseph Fitzpatrick · October 9, 2012
  • Joseph L.

    Holy shit! You will wait at least 45 mins for take out and if you ask for your money back they will laugh at you.

    Joseph L · October 4, 2012
  • Joey F.

    Best gluten free fried rice in the city.

    Joey Flowers · September 28, 2012
  • Rebecca G.

    Grab a drink before you hop in line. $15 credit card minimum!

    Rebecca Garcia · September 14, 2012
  • Rosaline

    2010 Michelin Recommended

    Rosaline · August 27, 2012
  • Ali H.

    I can deal with the music because the two girls behind the counter are just sooo sweet. Love this place.

    Ali H · August 16, 2012
  • Lauren G.

    Lemongrass chicken wrap is awesome (and spicy!)/ Call ahead during lunch

    Lauren Gilchrist · August 6, 2012
  • Shibani B.

    Fresh coconut juice (out of a real coconut)

    Shibani B · June 26, 2012
  • Anna L.

    Order in advance and then pick up

    Anna Lindow · June 13, 2012
  • Brian W.

    try the Kao Soi Chicken with green curry! it's amazing. also, definitely call ahead.

    Brian Watson · June 13, 2012

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