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.
  • 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)
    Upvoted May 9
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • 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 May 9
  • 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
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • 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
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • 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.
    Upvoted May 18
  • 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 Jun 10
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ahuva
    Ahuva1 week ago
    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
  • 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!
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • 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
    Abhishek3 weeks ago
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ❤️
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 5+ 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.
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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.
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