Uncle Boons

Thai Restaurant$$$$
NoLita, New York
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  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The banana leaf salad is the best Thai dish in the world you haven't eaten. Get your spicy pants on because this will light you up -- or get a beer slushy.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18
    When it comes to the toasted coconut sundae at Uncle Boons, Ryan Sutton put it best: “Coconut milk gelato, candied nuts, and whipped cream. If you don’t like this, you are a flawed human being.” Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • D
    DOctober 26, 2015
    Mieng Kum (Betel leaf wrap), Kai Yang Muay Thai (Rotisserie half chicken [more like 1/4 when we got it] & green mango salad), Khao Soi Kaa Gai (Golden curry) & Pet Palo (crispy duck leg)
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJuly 21, 2015
    Get the beer slushie, a house speciality. Spy the rotating barrel behind the bar? It's filled with ice water and salt, the constant movement keeps the beers just below freezing.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacFebruary 15
    Michelin star restaurant with no pretentiousness, fun vibe, and high quality, inventive dishes. A modern take on Thai food. Get the tamarind margarita, mango salad, & the lobster (if they have it)!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMay 8, 2016
    Love this place. Get the pig ears, chicken curry salad appetizer, massaman curry, and don't forget dessert. Some peanut butter whipped cream thing that is delicious. Tasty cocktails too!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 5, 2014
    One of our 2014 Food & Drink Award Winners, Uncle Boons marries flawless technique with Thailand flavors. Baby octopus and a frozen Singha beer slushie might be the best bar meal in the 5 boroughs. Read more
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevAugust 14, 2014
    A very cozy space and likely an hour long wait, but great food. The highlights were the minced lamb salad starter and boneless beef ribs. Also recommend their spicy house beer; has a jalapeño kick.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 6, 2016
    At Uncle Boons, they serve tweaked versions of traditional dishes from all over Thailand. Eater critic Ryan Sutton loves the rotisserie chicken, frog legs, curry snails, crab rice, and short ribs. Read more
  • Dan D.
    Dan DarouvarSeptember 12, 2016
    The best Thai restaurant i have been to in New York City by far. This has a fusion of traditional Thai and western with some really out-there dishes, like the roasted bone marrow.
  • Ali E.
    Ali EisnerMarch 26, 2014
    This place is fantastic. Get the beer slushie, sweetbreads, blowfish tails, golden chicken curry, and save room for coconut ice cream. The chicken and banana salad is super spicy. Real authentic, GO!
  • C-Line E.
    C-Line EatsJanuary 20
    Would go back again tomorrow...and wait another 1.5 hours for a table if it meant eating the coconut sundae again. One of the best desserts in NYC!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 10, 2014
    Uncle Boons' Milk Toast is better than a donut. The restaurant's Milk Bread is inspired by sweet toasts typically sold at coffee shops in Thailand. Read more
  • jake f.
    jake furstApril 10, 2013
    Daily Candy's reco's: Salted black crab and coconut dip crudite, Northern Thai noodles (chicken, cilantro, mustard greens) and Crispy, ginger-sauced skate (rice noodles, egg, dried anchovies). Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 14, 2013
    Thai Rotissererie encourages you to let loose! Share plates, eat with your hands, and enjoy your food Thai style. Definitely order a Thai style beer slushy at the bar while watching the Rotisserie.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaMarch 24, 2016
    Sweetbread Mee Krob was exceptional! We enjoyed the bone marrow and pig jowl dinner as well. Each dish was so well balanced and spiced; definitely worth visiting multiple times
  • Olivia P.
    Olivia PApril 21
    Modern thai food, complex and bursting with flavor. Love the warm lamb laab and it packs some real Thai heat. Kao Soi my least fave (sorry nothing better than my dad's)! Must get the coconut sundae!
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    Start with a cocktail (we love the Bia Supalot) and the Mieng Kum! Then share Yum Mamoung (Mango Salad), Mee Krob (Sweetbreads), Laab Neuh Gae (Chopped Lamb Salad), & Khao Soi Kaa Kai (Golden Curry)!
  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 22, 2014
    A small and funky café with a creative twist to Thai food and cocktails. We love the Bangkok-flea-market décor! We found Khao Soi to be the highlight of our night, although everything was delicious!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 5, 2014
    Try the khao soi kaa kai from our 2013 list of best 100 dishes. Coconut curry with fresh turmeric, tender stewed chicken leg, pickled mustard greens, and hand-rolled egg noodles. Read more
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandSeptember 22, 2015
    The massaman beef is excellent but a little too spicy. Goes great with jasmine rice. The roti is excellent for dipping in most of the dishes. The coconut sundae was also very good. Friendly service!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Highlights include khao soi kaa kai—a coconut milk-based chicken curry brightened with mustard greens and crunchy egg noodles—and almost anything coming off the charcoal grill. Read more
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)September 27, 2013
    Almost as good as Pok Pok without the schlep to Red Hook plus beer slushies! Must have the spicy chicken & banana blossom salad, golden curry, crab fried rice, and finish with the coconut sundae.
  • Ahuva
    AhuvaJuly 17
    Everything is delicious, don't miss their grilled prawns or baby octopus. Beer slushies are fun but sort of explode. Grab a spot for two on the bar, exceptional food and service, Michelin star FTW
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanJanuary 2, 2015
    Thai with a unique spin, Amazing flavors. Give that palette a try, you might just be amazed. My fav chicken leg noodle, mango salad, liver with roti, sour sausage and the bread with condensed milk.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel Smith2 weeks ago
    end w the coconut sundae. it's lighter than u think. the pea shoots are garlicky salty perfection. also: crab rice and rotisserie chicken and lamb salad and grilled head-on shrimp. all of it.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Recommend: chicken salad with banana blossoms (spicy), grilled blow fish,, chicken curry, coconut ice cream with cream. I LOVE this restaurant!
  • Marcus S.
    Marcus SmithMay 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic, get here before the word gets out. Reordered the betel leaf for dessert it was so good. Heard complaints nearby ("too spicy!") but I thought it was perfect. If you can't stand the heat...
  • Abhishek
    AbhishekJuly 2
    Everything in the menu is great! Make sure that you share your plates in a small /midsize group- so that you can experience all the delicacies - egg noodles with chicken legs, beef ribs
  • Vinny D.
    Vinny DieselJuly 12, 2013
    Spicy chicken salad, baby octopus, chicken liver, and the sole dessert: coconut ice cream with whipped cream & coconut flakes. Delectable. The hoppy beers on tap (Sorachi Ace & Sofie) are legit!
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChangDecember 24, 2013
    The chefs are two alumni of Per Se. Chile freaks can find the heat they crave in a chicken-and-banana-blossom salad or an unusual warm laab of chopped lamb fried to a caramelized crunch in a wok."
  • Claire
    ClaireMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best, authentic Thai food in the city. The Banana Blossom Salad and Chicken Liver Curry are game changing. Oh, and don't forget the Golden Curry, Crab Fried Rice and Grilled Octopus.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 10, 2013
    Flat egg noodles swim in a heady golden curry with deep-fried noodles, a tender chicken leg, and a float of pickled mustard greens in the Khao Soi Kaa Kai. Need we say more?
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 30, 2016
    Creative & flavorsome Thai food. Skip betel leaf wrap & charcoal seafood platter. Get snails in green curry, hot roti, rotisserie cabbage & crab dip.
  • Valentina M.
    Putting this here so I don't forget and can order again tomorrow: Sweetbreads and curry snails and scallops and duck and crab fried rice and grilled octopus and ❤️ THE 🐸 FROG 🐸 LEGS ❤️
  • Ian G.
    Ian GriggsJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This could be the best Thai food in NYC, it's by far my favorite. Any of the salads with banana blossom are delicious and spicy. The green mango salad is a must.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StevensonAugust 25, 2013
    Excellent ambience, karaoke classic rock in Thai, golden lights, we did the blowfish and golden curry found both agreeable but small in portion for $$, the coconut ice cream desert was best.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith B.March 24, 2016
    Cannot recommend the crab fried rice enough. Order 2 if you have a big party. Also don't skip the Khao Soi Kaa Gai (get it with the mushrooms if you are sharing because the chicken is on the bone).
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 14, 2015
    As you can see from my tips, I'm Boons biggest fan (my fav place in NYC) but if ur seated after 930 your experience will be meh. Dishes run out, sometimes reheated and staff is super crabby these days
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BonczekMarch 7, 2015
    All dishes are awesome, but some are very spicy (looking at you, banana salad). Ask your server to help balance the spice level of your order according to your heat tolerance.
  • Sanaë L.
    Sanaë LemoineJuly 31, 2014
    The mango salad with avocado is creamy and perfectly flavored. I'm a fan of the lush golden curry -- though careful it's a heavy dish, so best to share with appetizers and friends!
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoFebruary 15
    There are few places I'd wait two hours for but I'd wait four for the rotisserie chicken, crab fried rice, fried pig ears and the bone marrow. Prepare for the ultimate but most amazing food coma.
  • Kendra B.
    Kendra BorowskiMay 29, 2013
    Frogs legs special was great. Skip the crab dip. Whole roasted fish with naam prik dipping sauce was perfect. Sit at tables in the back, high tops a bit too high. Pricy but not surprising for the area
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a ton and eat family-style. Betel leaf wraps, golden curry, charred octopus, and spicy lamb salads are all musts. Don't sleep on the spicy boon brew, it's dope.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RomeroFebruary 28, 2016
    MENG KUM-Betel leaf wraps, MEE KROB-Sweetbreads with crispy noodle salad, PLA MUUK-Grilled baby octopus, KHAO SOI KAA GAI Golden curry and the coconut Sundae. Best Thai.
  • Cynthia L.
    They're SUPER strict about seating your whole party and losing your table after 15 mins. BUT the food makes up for it. Everything is fantastic. Must get the curry
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 4
    Uncle Boons' famed beer slushies ($8) earn accolades all on their own. For those who can't stand sweet drinks, this frozen delight keeps you cool without giving you a sugar rush. Read more
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansOctober 12, 2015
    Do not miss the banana blossom salad. Incredibly spicy and bright, it's one of the best starters in the city. Also congrats the the Michelin star!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJuly 25, 2015
    Everything is really dank. DO NOT miss out on the mango sticky rice for dessert if it's available (which sadly, is almost never... does mango season last like a week only?)
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 29, 2015
    "Boons Plate loaded with Thai-style fried eggs, Issan sausage over jasmine rice with chili jam, and a Bloody Boons with Thai bird chilies, wild ginger, and cilantro"
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonSeptember 15
    Mango salad fucked me up emotionally and reminded me of my mom cutting up apples with peanut butter--highly recommended
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Art T.
    Art TsangJune 16
    Crab fried rice was exceptional. The chicken was great too. Love the flavors of the food. Great addition to the hood.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJune 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    come here for brunch— the khao soi is divine. the milk toast and coconut sundae are also excellent.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamJuly 2, 2015
    Heat is taken seriously at this awesome Thai joint. So seriously that the banana blossom salad will not be kicked down. It's delicious, just not for the faint hearted
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerJanuary 13, 2014
    Great place to eat. The Khao Soi is tops. Also try blowfish tail & scallops. Its all decently spicy so stick to some crisp Singha beers maybe
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BoothJuly 19, 2013
    The set menu for 8 or more is very good value at $50 a head...and yes, you do get their coconut sundae.
  • Taj B.
    Get the Golden Curry, the Beef Short ribs with Roti 🙌🏾😋 Everything is good though. See if they have the Condensed Milk Toast for dessert 👍🏾
  • Anechka M.
    Anechka M.October 23
    Spicy and delicious! Menu is unique and portions are huge. We got baby octopus, spicy chicken salad, pork&rice sausage and chicken leg curry 🍛
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerNovember 18, 2015
    don't expect a typical pad thai etc. menu; expect a range of proteins - from frog legs to snails - with citrus, spice, and peanuts featured throughout. fantastic
  • Dina
    DinaApril 24, 2014
    Some of the best Thai food in NY right now (Northern thai) Spice level high, flavors are complex. Not cheap, trendy so reservations needed.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 26, 2016
    The underground treehouse sets the mood the second you walk in. Then comes the food..great curry and I especially enjoyed their Kao Pat Puu.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanAugust 21, 2016
    Not your typical Thai restaurant - the dishes are complex and really interesting! Must get the golden curry: chicken curry with noodles and crunchy toppings.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    The Massaman Neuh — boneless beef ribs with massaman curry, potato, red onion, peanut and green peppercorn — is divine. Read more
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJune 6, 2016
    Order: baby octopus, khao soi, red snapper with prawns, chicken liver with pineapple and roti and fish sauce riblets. Skip the chalice punch.
  • Olga E.
    Olga EpsApril 12, 2015
    Awesome and innovative thai dishes. Appropriately spicy. Loved mango salad and squid. Main (seafood noodles) was ok. Ice cream - awesome!
  • Celena C.
    Celena ChanJuly 27, 2015
    The golden curry, roti, and seafood platter are must gets and a perfect meal for two people. Use the roti to dip into the golden curry!
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LaneJune 26, 2016
    I know everyone says this, but seriously, the golden curry is truly something special.
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RomaoJune 25, 2014
    So damn flavorful. Dove into the unknown & it was one of the best meals I've had in NYC. Spicy lamb packs a punch. Charcoal prawns and massaman curry short rib was to die for. Must go back.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMay 20
    Been here 10+ times
    Real thai from Per Se alums. One of my faves. At least 10 visits. Khao soi, banana blossom salad, baby octopus, beer slushies.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalNovember 27, 2014
    Everything is good here. If you're feeling adventurous, try the chili snails and frog legs.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJune 27, 2014
    Best ethnic resto in the city? Don't miss massaman (sp?), blowfish tails super interesting, but really everything is great
  • Kirsy
    KirsySeptember 26, 2013
    Great ambiance (you will think you are in Thailand) great service. If you want to be surprised order Mango Salad and Crispy cauliflower.
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanAugust 18, 2013
    The decor and environment is intimate. I will bring a first date. Of course he or she would have to be able to take the heat :)
  • Katie C.
    Katie CongletonDecember 19, 2015
    The green curry snails were phenomenal!! As were the grilled seafood plate and the boneless beef rib curry. But seriously, don't miss the snails.
  • Cameron G.
    The grilled baby octopus and mango salad are incredible. Skip the pork jowl, it was the only disappointing thing we ate.
  • Justin I.
    Justin IsraelsJuly 4, 2016
    Come more than once or with a large group to sample everything on the menu...Barrier Beer made for Boon's was also good!
  • Adrienne L.
    Adrienne LiuDecember 30, 2016
    Get the golden curry, crab fried rice, mango salad, and beer slushie. Get here early because this place gets packed quickly!
  • benjamin w.
    benjamin whiteSeptember 28, 2013
    Everything is delicious but hot means hot ... We had milk for dessert just to cool things off.
  • Irene F.
    Irene FeleoApril 26, 2016
    Frogs legs, massaman curry and spicy ale are winners! Lamb salad with sticky rice as well, really interesting and delicious food!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 4, 2015
    The khao soi (curry noodles) is really tasty and flavorful! Also get the beer slushie and make sure it doesn't overflow :)
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 3, 2016
    Uncle Boons’ Massaman Neuh — boneless beef ribs with massaman curry, potato, red onion, peanut and green peppercorn — is divine. Read more
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 8, 2014
    The spicy chopped lamb salad is amazing - just the right kind of spicy to clear up your sinuses if you have a cold. :)
  • Samantha 💃 L.
    Samantha 💃 LopezJuly 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    EVERYTHING is amazing. Get the curry snails with roti for sure!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChungJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Uncle Boon's Brew beer, it's brewed with Thai chillies, fresh lime juice and compliments the spicy dishes really well!
  • Alberto M.
    Alberto MannJune 23, 2013
    While totally not comparable because they are different dishes, the golden curry blows ippudo/momofuku ramens out of the water. Delicious.
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanSeptember 27, 2013
    Betel leaf wrapped dried shrimp, ginger and mint with chili dipping sauce.So good!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 14, 2016
    Super flavorful (not just spicy) plus beer slushie (frozen bottle of beer)
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 12, 2013
    Elevated but casual takes on Thai food, authentic in ingredients and technique if not in approach.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 29, 2016
    Expect an hour+ long wait, but it's worth it! The sweetbreads are unreal.
  • T B.
    T BJuly 3, 2013
    Top two items: betel leaf appetizer and golden curry entree...plus a side of roti (I guess that makes three).
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJuly 30, 2015
    Mango salad, crab fried rice, and don't you leave without that coconut sundae or else.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FishnerAugust 13, 2014
    Barrier makes a special beer for this place, Boons Brew. It's so good.
  • Wejdan
    WejdanJanuary 2, 2016
    Love the oriental atmosphere! Expensive but totally worth it. Crab fried rice is phenomenal. Fast service.
  • Kendal C.
    Kendal CockrelOctober 12
    Crab fried rice was delicious! If you want a taste of everything, bring a small group and go family style.
  • Xiaoyi L.
    Xiaoyi LJune 22, 2014
    Been there twice. 2nd time was so disappointing. blowfish tail was not fresh though banana blossom salad and the icecream were awesome. I liked it so much. It's difficult in NYC to keep the standard.
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 11, 2015
    Delicious! A top ten meal in NYC for me. Kitschy interior. Great place to share the plates as a group!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerSeptember 30, 2013
    "On a menu full of earthy curiosities—like ... a smoked-catfish-and-pork spread that sounds horrible but tastes wonderful as a dip for market crudités—adventure is its own reward." Read more
    Downvoted Sep 2
  • Emily C.
    Emily CharltonAugust 6, 2016
    Really delicious! Papaya Pimms cocktail I was great. Try the snails, lamb salad and rotisserie chicken.
  • Dana F.
    Dana FlynnNovember 10, 2014
    The Yum Hua Plee (banana flower salad) was amazing but the spiciest thing I've ever has in New York
  • Maddy L.
    Maddy LachmannMay 26, 2015
    If you order the ribs massaman (which you should) also order roti to mop up the delicious curry sauce
  • Ben R.
    Ben RMay 24, 2015
    Probably an hour wait but worth it. The small plates and anything from the charcoal grill are can't miss.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 13
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong but some of my favorites: pig ears, sweetbreads, pea shoots, extra roti.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinDecember 13, 2014
    Boons Bloody Mary, condensed milk toast and the green curry eggs should be included in any brunch order
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff StearnsApril 24, 2013
    Get the Golden Curry and the a blowfish tails. Both excellent! Beer slushy was fun as well.
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowFebruary 10, 2016
    best Thai food I've eaten in the USA. Not a bad dish to be found here.
  • Janelle
    JanelleJune 6, 2013
    Golden curry is amazing; you won't be disappointed ordering this
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MillerApril 10, 2016
    The food at this place is unbelievably good. The golden curry, mee krob and grilled pork were incredible
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferFebruary 14, 2014
    Amazing Thai food. Not pedestrian and not for the.... Don't miss the Banana Flower salad!
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 17, 2016
    Golden curry, beer slushies, pork and rice sausage, and mango sticky rice 👍🏻
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerNovember 16, 2013
    The coconut ice cream with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes will make you grateful your parents made you.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanAugust 8, 2014
    The boons brew is amazing and slightly spicy!
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangJuly 10, 2013
    Great authentic grilled seafood. Get the beer slushy, man up and finish your dessert.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarJuly 4, 2013
    Lamb laab is amazing. Everything is amazing. Best Thai in New York, hands down.
  • Dara S.
    Dara SulaymanFebruary 15, 2015
    Authentic and modern Thai food , great cocktails and the green curry snails are a must !
  • Varun
    VarunJuly 8, 2016
    Banana flower salad was amazing! Must try especially if you like spicy food!
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeOctober 7, 2015
    The laab is very spicy but definitely the underdog of the menu. Order with a side of sticky rice.
  • Running with S.
    Running with ScissorsDecember 21, 2013
    Massaman or however you want to spell it is no mutha fn joke. Scallops heaven.
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoOctober 19
    They don't take reservations, so be prepared for a lengthy wait time especially after 7 pm. However, I would note that the food is absolutely worth the long wait.
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochJanuary 31, 2015
    Super Thai food - authentic, spicy, inventive. And impeccable service. Loved it.
  • Celena C.
    Celena ChanJuly 27, 2015
    The coconut sundae is surprisingly decadent yet refreshing. The crunchy nuts take it over the top!
  • Sonny B.
    Sonny ByrdJuly 11, 2015
    Consistently the best restaurant we go to in NYC. Have been 5 or 6 times over past year.
  • Frank M.
    Frank MaguireAugust 12, 2015
    Thai is my favorite food group and this is easily the best Thai I've had in NY
  • Lexie
    LexieSeptember 11, 2013
    Just be aware that the menu is not you're typical American-Thai food. If you're a picky eater, check out the menu first!
  • Abhishek
    AbhishekJuly 2
    This place is popular, so make sure you arrive at least an hour in advance to get a table!
  • B L W
    B L WAugust 8, 2016
    Everything here is amazing! Best Thai I've ever had. Puts Pok Pok to shame.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanApril 10, 2016
    If you order one thing, get the crab fried rice. I could have downed the entire thing myself.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinMarch 2, 2014
    Loved the crispy duck, and the khao soi was delicious. Save room for dessert.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanDecember 3, 2015
    Amazing khao Soi! Also their house beer is like a Thai michelada
  • J
    JJanuary 4, 2014
    Spicy chicken banana blossom salad, grilled octopus, vegetarian curry, Khao soi
  • Leonard S.
    Leonard ShekMay 23, 2013
    Sausage, larb, grilled blowfish tails, and fried sweetbreads are amazing!
  • dave c.
    dave capucilliJuly 24, 2013
    Share everything. Really enjoyed the liver and pineapple curry, but make sure to order extra naan.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferFebruary 8, 2015
    best thai food in manhattan. grill plate and noodle soup is great
  • Andres Z.
    Great food!!!! And very interesting decor an place. Slightly pricey but worth it
  • Crystal
    CrystalNovember 30, 2015
    Everything was great - liked the snails especially
  • Ziyad D.
    Ziyad DadabhoyApril 7, 2015
    The liver and bone marrow were delicious.
  • Alexandra N.
    Alexandra NorthingtonMay 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The laab salad and chicken banana blossom salad are spicy but fantastic!
  • Anya
    AnyaApril 4, 2016
    Very good grilled seafood plate and mango salad.
  • Irena C.
    Irena COctober 28, 2013
    Liked pork belly best. Don't take Amex, be aware.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongMay 29, 2015
    Menu selection here is on point! It'd be hard pressed to not find something you want to try
  • Nicole G.
    Delicious food, great cozy but hip vibe. Banana salad is a must !!
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveSeptember 7, 2013
    Whoa! With a side of whoa. Spectacular from start to finish. The decor is spot on too. A new instant favorite.
  • Cristina R.
    Best Thai food I've had outside of thailand! Try the pork jowels!
  • Sophie O.
    Sophie OmnomApril 17, 2016
    The best grilled octopus I've had in my life! Try the Boons brew too
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaJune 15, 2014
    Golden curry is fantastic. And really interesting beers on tap
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinOctober 11, 2013
    get the betel leaf app, coconut ice cream, and banana blossom salad
  • Ilia M.
    Ilia MMay 2, 2014
    Fancy, unusual and very spicy. The massaman beef melts in the mouth.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie ShpiegelSeptember 25, 2016
    Great fun trendy spot. Scallops were great! As were the curries
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuApril 3, 2016
    Frog legs were delicious but the Khao soi (golden curry) was underwhelming especially given the hype. Pea shoots side dish was a revelation but not in a good way.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinApril 30, 2016
    Dorade is the perfect simple fish prep. Crab rice whooooo generous wit dat crab
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RayleDecember 5, 2015
    Khao soi and mango avocado salad. Good cocktails too.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaximDecember 14, 2014
    Good food weird service. Get the golden curry and roti.
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't like spicy, go for the khao soi kaa kai
  • Laren S.
    Laren SpirerJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not skip the khao soi! Also, get some wine on tap.
  • Roy E.
    Roy EthanSeptember 3
    Frequent visitor for the Golden Curry dish and unique ambience.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    It's the type of place where you can impress a scenester without having to submit yourself to New Nordic small plates or massaged kale salads. Read more
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 13, 2016
    Fresh, authentic, spicy, casual, and really delicious. It's hard to get a table during prime time
  • Callie K.
    Callie KMay 10, 2013
    You know this place is going to be good when Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese is sitting at one of the front tables.
  • Kat C.
    Kat CApril 21, 2016
    Order the mango salad and the banana blossom salad with sticky rice.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroJune 12, 2015
    Spicy house beer and the Massaman curry are tantalizing.
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan StilinMay 5, 2014
    Great food, it's a shame the host and waiters have such attitude.
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeAugust 4, 2014
    The betel leaf appetizer is the perfect way to start your meal discovering the flavors of northern Thailand!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DizonFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great, the khao soi is exceptional.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SiegalSeptember 18, 2013
    Incredible. Golden curry, issan sausage, lamb laab, cabbage (very spicy). You are set
  • Tim K.
    Tim KattMay 10, 2013
    Beer slushie is a must, but you have to drink it fast!
  • Kris P.
    Kris ParksNovember 23, 2014
    Very authentic and tasty Thai. Grab the spicy Thai shandy
  • Giulia A.
    Giulia AngosciniJune 28, 2015
    Everything! The sweetbreads are just amazing
  • Arkadiy K.
    Arkadiy KukarkinMay 30, 2013
    Small number of vegetarian options but what's available is legit.
  • Vee J.
    Vee JJuly 26, 2016
    The Milk toast is one of the best desserts I've had
  • Adrienne R.
    Adrienne RoseOctober 4, 2015
    Everything was so delicious. Love the crab fried rice
  • Akio T.
    Akio TsuchiyaFebruary 23, 2016
    I didn't eat all day until I got there. After I got home from the dinner. I had a mild diarrhea that night. Not sure if it was the food or not eating all day. But I did enjoy the food.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessMay 31, 2015
    The beef curry and crab fried rice are excellent!
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The yellow curry noodles are amazing. Can't miss.
  • Valerie
    ValerieAugust 22, 2016
    Definitely try the golden curry and the spicy lamb salad.
  • Neil C.
    Neil CartyJuly 28, 2013
    Got to try the mixed grill with the blowfish tails and crab fried rice.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubJune 5, 2016
    Get the chilled scallops small plate. 👌🏻
  • Polina W.
    Awesome place, very unusualand delicious thai dishes
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GreenApril 8, 2016
    Great food and service. Love the Thai fusion.
  • David H.
    David HuApril 10, 2014
    The spicy chicken salad has a *serious kick* to it.
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraSeptember 15
    luscious crab fried rice, mango salad, tight space!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParavanoApril 20, 2014
    incredible meal.. explosion of flavors.. taste buds dancing.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GodinApril 22, 2013
    Really good. Muay Thai chicken and the golden curry.
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanAugust 18, 2013
    Wine on the tap is good. Bartender is super sweet.
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanSeptember 27, 2013
    Grilled goodies! Baby octopus!
  • Margo L.
    Everything is delish! Beetle leaves were a stand out.
  • Gary St C.
    Gary St ClareJanuary 24
    If you're looking for authentic taste, this is the place to be. But If you're looking for quantity, there are better options in the area.
  • Jackey L.
    Jackey LSeptember 6, 2016
    Food is great but only take reservation online before 4pm.
  • Whitney C.
    Whitney CainJune 27, 2016
    1. Beer slushie 2. Mango salad 3. Bone marrow + toast
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 25, 2014
    The kaam wua katiem pik Thai is very good
  • Becky G.
    Becky GoldenSeptember 23, 2015
    Golden curry & boneless beef ribs with a dark lager in a frosted glass. Yum.
  • st
    stMay 2, 2015
    the most subtle Thai-ish food I've ever had. devoid of any spice.
  • Justine S.
    Justine Santa CruzAugust 19, 2013
    they will only take your name for walk-in's if your entire party is present.
  • Claire M.
    Massaman curry beef ribs are unreal
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceSeptember 28, 2015
    Banana blossom, golden curry, Uncle Boon's brew
  • Giulia M.
    Giulia MercuriMay 17, 2016
    Kao put puu, massaman neuh, golden curry, coconut sundae
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJune 18, 2014
    Recommended: Laab Neuh Gae (50,000 - 100,000 units on the Scoville scale)
  • Jameel J.
    Jameel JiwaniOctober 18, 2016
    Get the golden curry and the escargot
  • E Carlo A.
    E Carlo A CNovember 15, 2016
    A Must do in NYC, go early....adorei a thaipop music dos 70s
  • Masha M.
    Masha MurakhovskyJuly 31, 2013
    Some of the best Thai food I've had in the city!
  • D
    DOctober 26, 2015
    Cozy place but a bit pricey for the food.
  • Ted B.
    Ted BroadhurstOctober 19, 2013
    Awsome, puts all other thai food to shame.
  • Jon K.
    Jon KatzMay 5, 2013
    The beef cheeks are really, really good.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanNovember 4, 2014
    The sweetbreads were amazing.
  • Rudy V.
    Rudy ValentaFebruary 22, 2016
    Frozen beer is kinda weird. Stick to their house cocktails
  • Gillian B.
    Gillian BenAryFebruary 23, 2016
    Thai, fun wines on tap. Pretty wicked spot
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesApril 15, 2016
    You must order the massman short rib
  • James B.
    James BaoApril 20, 2015
    Pok Pok of Manhattan.
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RichinJuly 20, 2013
    Try the blowfish tails. Never had anything like it. So meaty!
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanAugust 19, 2013
    Get the frog leg salad!
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilApril 10, 2014
    The khao soi isn't particularly authentic, but it sure is tasty.
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarDecember 27, 2014
    Amazing vegetarian curry
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KovalyovAugust 28, 2016
    Get any Jaan Tai plate
  • Ritman
    RitmanApril 10, 2014
    The spicy chicken salad is really good....
  • Jessi Singh
    Jessi SinghAugust 29
    You have to try their crab fried rice.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersMarch 13, 2016
    Beer slushie in a mug!
  • OfficeSublets.com
    OfficeSublets.comJuly 31, 2013
    Try the Hi-So. Delicious cocktail.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KwanOctober 16, 2016
    Green mango salad is a bit sour. It's not authentic Thai. Extremely disappointed 😩
  • Or Y.
    Or YalovetzkyOctober 16, 2016
    Was a bit disappointing, the food was alright but not as good as I expected from the #1 Thai restaurant. Too pricey as well..
  • Grant S.
    Grant SickleJanuary 26, 2016
    The spicy lamb and bone marrow
  • Leah G.
    Leah GDecember 29, 2013
    Short rib and crispy pork belly
  • Paul D.
    Paul DixJanuary 16, 2014
    Get the Laap and wait for your face to melt!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisJune 27, 2014
    Golden Curry was incredible
  • Jerrod W.
    Jerrod WagnerFebruary 12, 2016
    The barrier beer is awesome
  • Nick N.
    Nick NewmanNovember 11, 2015
    Untraditional Thai. Great little spot.
  • Amna B.
    Amna Bin DhaherAugust 7, 2014
    Green mango salad was delicious!
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerAugust 31, 2015
    Believe the hype. Delicious.
  • Deniz O.
    Deniz OzuygurJuly 14, 2014
    ❤️ green mango salad
  • Alexandria D.
    Alexandria DangAugust 11, 2014
    Hosts are not accommodating at all. Don't believe anything they say.
  • Philip H.
    Philip HartFebruary 2, 2014
    Great green mango salad!
  • John X.
    John XieSeptember 30, 2013
    Only takes Visa and MasterCard and only up to two cards at once.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DahanApril 21, 2014
    best thai i've ever had
  • Celia A.
    Celia AlicataSeptember 5, 2014
    EVERYTHING!
  • Van N.
    Van NguyenMarch 29, 2016
    Favorite Thai place in NYC!
  • Marc-O. H.
    Marc-O. HilgersNovember 9, 2015
    Everything
  • Amna B.
    Amna Bin DhaherDecember 1, 2014
    Sticky pudding for desert.
  • Aisha C.
    Aisha ChottaniDecember 5, 2014
    Amazinggg!! Best food I have had in my life
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonSeptember 15
    whooooo that crab fried rice
  • 微微
    微微February 15, 2016
    A review in Chinese. http://weibo.com/1669452377/DeZnm1H0o
  • Inti o.
    Inti oceanOctober 12, 2014
    Fuck that was spicy! (Beef ribs)
  • Claudia N.
    Claudia NewmanAugust 24, 2013
    Golden curry is magical
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJuly 25, 2015
    Pak Boong Fai Deng Perfection
  • Luan L.
    Luan LSeptember 14, 2013
    delicious Thai food ^^)b
  • Anand A.
    Anand AgarawalaMarch 26, 2016
    Spicy beer!
  • Anna D.
    Anna DMarch 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mango salad 🙌🙌🙌
  • Jenn L.
    Jenn LeeMay 2, 2015
    Get the Golden Curry!
  • Brenton L.
    Brenton LandApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet breads! Damn!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HasanFebruary 9
    Try the mango salad.
  • Sandro M.
    Sandro MeyerApril 23, 2014
    Good food but way too expensive for what you get. Go to Lovely Day around the corner. Slightly better food at half the price!
  • Jacklyn C.
    Jacklyn CheungSeptember 25, 2013
    The blowfish tails are not toxic.
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 28, 2015
    Innovative Thai food.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CJune 4, 2015
    Food here is delicious.
  • Lolita C.
    Lolita CiprianoNovember 19, 2013
    Try Thai Sundae
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 14, 2014
    Spicy thai salads.
  • Aanchal J.
    Aanchal JainApril 19, 2016
    Golden curry!!!
  • Alejandra G.
    #FriedCrabRice #HomemadeCurry
  • JJ C.
    JJ CohoonSeptember 24, 2014
    James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2014 nominee.
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JoosJune 3, 2013
    Can't believe I waited 1:45 for this.
  • Karl V.
    Karl VoglMarch 28
    www.alpinesausage.com
  • Alexander
    AlexanderAugust 9, 2015
    "Laab Neuh Gae"
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickSeptember 2, 2015
    khao soi bitch
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KwanOctober 16, 2016
    Overpriced & overrated. Golden curry w/ egg noodles & chicken leg. Crunchy egg rolls in the bowl is the same as egg rolls w/ the soup in Chinese take out. One frozen drumstick only, over cooked!
  • Raphael S.
    Raphael StargroveNovember 2, 2013
    Meh. Pretty good, but certainly not pok pok.
  • Barry M.
    Barry MNovember 5, 2016
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Antoine N.
    Vraiment excellent!! Surtout le curry de pâtes au poulet et le punch servi en marmite ++++
  • Candice R.
    Pide el curry con noodles 👅 y luego ponle sticky rice!
  • Jean-Christophe L.
    Super Thaï, cuisine très parfumée et épicée
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