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
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Chris B.
    "Also great are the coconut lemongrass spring rolls w chicken."(3 Tips)
    Lauren G.
    "Lemongrass chicken wrap is awesome (and spicy!)/"(5 Tips)
    David L.
    "Get the coconut lemongrass roti wrap."(2 Tips)
    Brian W.
    "try the Kao Soi Chicken with green curry!"(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
  • wraps
  • smoothies
  • fried rice
  • yucca fries
  • tacos
  • big portions
  • duck
  • drew t.

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

    drew tarvin · May 25
  • Emil H.

    Kind of pricey for the quality

    Emil H · May 14
  • Tavonna M.

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

  • 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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