ViV Thai

Thai Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
  • What's Good Here
    "Northern Thai egg noodles in a rich curry broth"(3 Tips)
    Margaret F.
    "The kra-pow puff appetizer and Pad Thai were amazing."(9 Tips)
    Jeanette R.
    "The massaman was delicious!"(3 Tips)
    Lorelai B.
    "Panaang curry and great happy hour lychee martini is a must"(8 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • Thai food
  • happy hour
  • pad Thai
  • northern thai
  • trendy
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  • M D.
    M D2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Service was very disappointing.
  • Jin M.
    Jin MoonJune 23
    Their entrance is really nice. I thought I was walking into a Tao restaurant.
  • Leanne Z.
    Good Happy hour!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikDecember 11, 2016
    Crab rangoon, chicken cashew king
  • Alvester G.
    Alvester GarnettMay 27, 2016
    Excellent quality food that reminds me of what I've had in Thailand. They also have nice $5 happy hour drink specials. Very nice decor too.
  • talia i.
    talia inbarApril 26, 2016
    Terrible. Both the pad Thai and pad see ew were over sauced and gloopy. The see ew was so sweet it was inedible.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinMarch 26, 2016
    Barely good...
  • Kay
    KayMarch 17, 2016
    Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup!
  • Anya
    AnyaMarch 16, 2016
    Good Thai food, worth trying.
  • Kirsten J.
    Kirsten JoyceJanuary 28, 2016
    Food and service were Great! Ask for Rocky at the bar. He's terrific!!!
  • John A.
    John AntosDecember 31, 2015
    Like this place. Modern look and similar feel to other trendy 9th Ave spots. Food is ok, servers are handsome. Papaya salad is fresh and tangy, but fried tofu was dry, green curry not spicy enough.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintOctober 26, 2015
    Friendly staff and good food. A bit too night-clubby for me, though.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorAugust 17, 2015
    Quite trendy Thai Restaurant and Bar. Food was excellent and the portions are big. If you're alone you might want to skip the appetizer or you'll feel very stuffed after the main course.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJuly 12, 2015
    Excellent pad Thai! The salads are pretty good too.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJuly 10, 2015
    Try the Khao Soi, the Burmese influenced signature dish of Chiang Mai - Northern Thai egg noodles in a rich curry broth, chicken, shrimp, red onions & dried shallots, topped with crispy noodles.
  • Jeanette R.
    The massaman was delicious!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    Tired of curries or noodle dishes? Order another authentic Thai dish: Pad Ka-Na with Crispy Pork. Ask for sticky rice to soak up the flavors.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    You must order the delicious Chiang Mai sausage appetizer with its galangal and lemon grass flavors. The uber hip Pok Pok sells these for twice the price & for half as much.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    For a hearty appetizer, order the BBQ Short Ribs. The ribs are marinated in an Asian sauce and not BBQ sauce from the Kraft sense of the word.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    I'm not sure why crab rangoon is on the menu since it is an American invention from Trader Vics. The dead giveaway is the cream cheese. Try and find cheese in any real Southeast Asian or Chinese dish.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    Very authentic Thai dishes at one of the best in NYC. Even the decor transports you and makes you feel like you are in a club on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. (they can be forgiven for the crab rangoon.)
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJune 12, 2015
    There are few NYC restaurants that rise above Americanized curry & Pad Thai offerings. ViV is one of them. Not only authentic, but they serve Chiang Mai dishes & you don't have to pay Pok Pok prices.
  • Vijay A.
    Vijay AnanthMay 20, 2015
    Great Ambience. They have a very minimalistic menu that's very easy to choose from. Loved the food.
  • Tee A.
    Tee AllenMay 1, 2015
    Food was ok, the service was horrible the staff took their time at least half an hour to bring me my bill and I was in a rush make me late to pick up my son from school I was not happy poor service
  • Booie
    BooieApril 17, 2015
    Great interiors
  • Himanshu G.
    Himanshu GuptaApril 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the spicy basil fried rice here!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteApril 11, 2015
    The garlic popcorn chicken was surprisingly addictive.
  • Lorelai B.
    Lorelai BerryMarch 24, 2015
    Panaang curry and great happy hour lychee martini is a must
  • Lori K. h.
    Excellent cocktails, great value at happy hour, food is delicious and affordable.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DiehlFebruary 10, 2015
    Ordered the Viv curry noodles, pad Thai and Thai sausage fried rice. Everything was excellent, but definitely headed back for the Thai sausage fried rice. Great happy hour menu
  • James K.
    James KuangJanuary 17, 2015
    $5 drinks happy hour. Pretty good curry.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LiaoJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Fridays and Saturdays at the bar are the best :)
  • Teresa T.
    Teresa TamJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lunch specials around 7 days a week until 4pm. Can't beat it.
  • David H.
    David HaugDecember 14, 2014
    Calamari is amazing
  • Deej R.
    Deej RatnaniDecember 7, 2014
    Their queen of siam dish is the best spicy Thai basil dish I've had in nyc. Super spicy and lots of flavor
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonNovember 28, 2014
    Thai basil!
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossNovember 25, 2014
    Great thai food. Fresh and convenient. Pad thai is terrific, also try curry dishes.
  • Viktoriya
    ViktoriyaSeptember 20, 2014
    Tom kha soup was amazing, the food is good and the waiters are nice and helpful! I would definitely recommend it.
  • John F.
    John FreimarkSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
  • DAVI A.
    DAVI AAugust 27, 2014
    Yum yum yum
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanAugust 16, 2014
    Tom yum soup was too salty.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LaMasaAugust 12, 2014
    Food is wonderful but the dining experience can be a bit loud...
  • Jason V.
    Jason VincikJuly 21, 2014
    Get the whole red snapper and eat the eye! Surprisingly delicious. Also, best crab rangoons here.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MaertenJuly 4, 2014
    Great place to eat!
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaJuly 4, 2014
    happiness comes in red curry here
  • Denise C.
    Denise CozierMay 29, 2014
    Ask for the dish served in a pineapple. The red curry is good too!
  • Collin M.
    Collin MarreroMay 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Super fun atmosphere. Delicious food and cocktails. Love coming here!
  • John D.
    John DuarteFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the wings and pork chop. You won't be let down. Throw a flora or two in there as well.
  • Rell R.
    Rell ReneéFebruary 10, 2014
    I love thai food!!! You can't lose.....spicy curries and creative fusions. Love Vi{v}! The bathroom is super cool too...there's a black light and a floral mural on the wall that accents. Must go!
  • Dexter M.
    Dexter MullinsJanuary 28, 2014
    Very nice after work spot! Good drinks for reasonable prices (by NYC standards). Loved the wings and dumplings!
  • Will B.
    Will BestJanuary 22, 2014
    Atmosphere is chill and laid back. Music is right. Friendly staff. Yup!
  • Louis V.
    Louis VNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There are a lot of Thai places in NYC; but V{IV} is the best. Northern Thai food dishes differentiates then from other Thai places in the city. Never had a bad meal here.
  • Jan J.
    Jan JekielekNovember 15, 2013
    Get the Plaa Aab for a super-authentic northern Thai fish dish. Amazing.
  • Ruben R.
    Ruben RosarioNovember 6, 2013
    It was good I got the curry.
  • Raine
    RaineNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it here! Happy hour is amazing, the drinks are well mixed. The food is good especially the siracha noodles!!!
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie TimoteoNovember 3, 2013
    Delicious food and good service. Te lemongrass pork chop was delicious and happy hour goes til 8 every day of the week.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WhoischewOctober 18, 2013
    Lunch special is amazing! Small app + entree for $7!
  • Mayuri S.
    Mayuri SaxenaSeptember 22, 2013
    Amazing food! Excellent service! Must get the fried ice cream and Thai iced tea!
  • Lilah Z.
    Lilah ZephyrSeptember 5, 2013
    Thai food > delicious! And inexpensive!
  • Erick O.
    Erick OrtizJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tom Yum chicken soup is otherwordly
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GohlkeJuly 6, 2013
    Best Thai in HK. Lousy drinks.
  • Nicolas V.
    Nicolas VargasJune 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is always great
  • David F.
    David FanfanJune 3, 2013
    Good Avocado Massaman Curry!
  • Jerrod
    JerrodMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Beef Short Rib appetizer. Probably one of our favorite dishes in the city. Be sure not to miss the flavorful sauce at the bottom of the dish. Divine!
  • Serhan B.
    Serhan BaykanApril 22, 2013
    Lunch Special is a bargain... Great food at an inbelievable discount... $6.95 Appetizer + Entre
  • Booie
    BooieMarch 6, 2013
    The crab dumpling appetizer is amazing
  • Sara T.
    Sara TFebruary 22, 2013
    Amazing Thai food. Reasonable good wine. Best of all - blacklight wallpaper in the bathroom.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel ShimJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Out of the 30 Thai restaurants on this block, this ones my fav! I recommend the Chicken + Shrimp Pad Thai
  • John T.
    John ThrasherJanuary 5, 2013
    You'll get some funky smells in this place but the atmosphere and great service is well worth it.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeBronJanuary 2, 2013
    The Spicy Noodle Kee-Mao is off the charts.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeBronJanuary 2, 2013
    The Tom Yum is a great cleansed before your entree.
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeBronJanuary 2, 2013
    Try the Crispy Fish
  • 4EverYoungMsD
    4EverYoungMsDDecember 23, 2012
    Excellent appetizers, stay away from the gross broccoli
  • Seph A.
    Seph AllanNovember 6, 2012
    The food was good! Not busy or crowded around 8pm on a Monday!
  • Eddie E.
    Eddie EddieSeptember 4, 2012
    The Pad Thai was great until I found a HAIR in it! When I brought it to their attention, they didn't even offer to compensate. Needless to say, I lost my appetite. Tip: Be careful of HAIR in food.
  • Urn L.
    Urn LahzerJuly 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the same lunch special as Room Service (app and entree for under $7) but it goes until 4 and they have an A rating.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SanchezJune 2, 2012
    Try the mataba appetizer, delicious coconut curry with chicken and potatoes with a slight kick.
  • Talia Z.
    Talia ZJune 1, 2012
    Red curry lunch special is delish!
  • Zhenya B.
    Zhenya BriskerMay 27, 2012
    Don't come here on a hot day - the air conditioner is barely working
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BonillaMay 9, 2012
    Drinks are good and the food is even better.
  • Bridgette D.
    Bridgette D.May 5, 2012
    Finally ! some good music in HK ! and excellent food too !
  • Margaret F.
    Margaret FilesApril 21, 2012
    The kra-pow puff appetizer and Pad Thai were amazing.
  • Aparna M.
    Aparna MMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Massaman Curry With Avocado - w chicken (v traditional beef), topped w peanuts + perfectly crisp fried shallots; slightly extra spicy to cut richness #IndoThai
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºMarch 10, 2012
    Waitress was VERY outgoing and friendly, when she wasn't hanging out with her friends at the table next to us. Great deco, & drinks-good! I do feel it to be very 'cliquey'… (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaFebruary 27, 2012
    Order the pad se ew!
  • heather p.
    heather pinkJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fresh, perfectly prepared Thai food. Wonderful service.
  • Talia D.
    Talia DiLandroJanuary 19, 2012
    Chic, cozy new bar in HK. Drinks were nice to look at and even better to taste. Service is good and friendly, even complimentary lemon drops, thank you! HK welcomes VIV to the neighborhood : )
  • Javier M.
    Javier M.March 24, 2015
    Muy bueno! Buen lugar para tomar unos tragos y comer!
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