Zabb Elee

Thai Restaurant
75 2nd Ave (btwn E 4th & 5th), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.7/10

Based on 202 votes

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    Filly
    Must order the papaya salad - super spicy and super delicious!(11 Tips)
    Wedee K.
    Duck laab and morning glory with crispy pork all the way!(6 Tips)
    Eze U.
    Try the crispy whole tilapia, and duck larb.(3 Tips)
    Patrick B.
    Pretty good Thai food, most dishes are spicy and more authentic Thai(27 Tips)
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  • spicy food
  • papaya salad
  • Thai food
  • authentic
  • seafood
  • crispy pork
  • Tom Yum soup
  • steamed shrimp
  • chili
  • duck
  • Larb
  • catfish
  • tilapia
  • great value
  • cozy
  • bouquets
  • morning glory
  • casual
  • clams
  • fish
  • Kyle M.

    They do not honor online reservations.

    Kyle Mann · March 29
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  • Ryan M.

    The seafood soup is insane!

    Ryan Matzner · March 28
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  • Evan F.

    Spicy! Very spicy

    Evan Fain · March 28
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  • Hanna F.

    Excellent Thai food at bargain prices!

    Hanna Fridell · March 21
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  • Fee O.

    Their spicy, is extremely spicy

    Fee O · March 19
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  • Jack A.

    Their northeastern Thai dishes are good. Also one-plate entrees for pickup are fast and consistent.

    Jack Amornvivat · March 19
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  • Amanda T.

    $7-14 thai food

    Amanda Theiler · February 26
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  • Barkley H.

    Service is rude. Would avoid for this reason alone.

    Barkley Han-Nunez · February 13
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  • Kay N.

    Som tum Thai and duck larb- authentic and some of the best in the city. Music selection can be improved.

    Kay Naito · February 11
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  • Rich V.

    Best crispy pork with basil ever.

    Rich Varrasso · February 10
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  • Ryan A.

    Too spicy for Raphael Langenscheidt.

    Ryan Ambs · February 9
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  • Zhenshuo F.

    Ordered 3 most popular dishes. Everything is way too salty. Very disappointed.

    Zhenshuo Fang · February 7
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  • ZZubin

    Inexpensive northern Thai food.

    ZZubin · February 4
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  • Kim T.

    Fermented crab salad is mad authentic.

    Kim Tran · November 21, 2014
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  • Ranjan R.

    One of the few completely undiscovered gems left on the east side

    Ranjan Roy · November 2, 2014
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  • Will D.

    Pad ped moo korb ftw

    Will Durkin · October 31, 2014
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  • Duygu A.

    First time: veggie duck, papaya salad, duck larb, watercrest, sticky rice. YUM

    Duygu AKTAN · October 29, 2014
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  • Lauren T.

    Shrimp salad

    Lauren T · October 19, 2014
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  • Patrick B.

    Pretty good Thai food, most dishes are spicy and more authentic Thai

    Patrick Baskin · October 13, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Great authentic Thai food...

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · October 10, 2014
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  • Dan C.

    The morning glory is amazing, and the medium spicy papaya salad is phenomenal. So spicy so worth it!

    Dan Chen · October 5, 2014
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  • E L.

    Papaya salad was pretty good. Great authentic spicy Thai food. Love it :)

    E L · October 2, 2014
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  • What's Good Here

    Pla Goong - steamed shrimp salad with Thai herb and chili lime dressing - Get this bouquet of flavors and spice! Delicious.

    What's Good Here · September 26, 2014
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  • Jean-Paul T.

    Get the Kana Moo Krob, Pad Ped Moo Krob, and Larb Kai.

    Jean-Paul Tremblay · September 7, 2014
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  • Jasmine M.

    Fried egg salad, faux duck curry are both craveworthy. They'll kick up the spice for real on som tom if you can handle it.

    Jasmine Moy · September 5, 2014
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  • Sandra R.

    If you're looking for pad thai, you're out of luck. This place offers up a bunch of authentic Thai dishes with spice levels that'll knock your socks off. The larb is amazing.

    Sandra Rubinchik · September 1, 2014
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  • jon f.

    excellent Thai in the east village. very spicy though, so be careful!

    jon ferrer · August 23, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Amanda Cohen, chef of Dirt Candy, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Pukk boong fai dang. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Lori L.

    Excellent Isan Thai dishes are served at this East Village eatery, such as the crispy pok, som tum, and larb salads.

    Lori Luo · August 11, 2014
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  • Ben R.

    They have Beer Lao (the light version). Get it.

    Ben Rossen · August 8, 2014
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  • What's Good Here

    Moo Ping (grilled pork skewer with tamarind fish sauce and chili powder)

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
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  • What's Good Here

    Get the Chu Chee Red Snapper - delicious.

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
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  • What's Good Here

    This is flavorful Northern Thai cuisine & not your typical curry shop. Get the Kra Pao Moo Krob (crispy pork, basil leaf, white onions, oyster sauce served over white rice) and morning glory as a side

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
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  • Village Voice

    Pla goong, or steamed shrimp with lashings of chiles, lemongrass, and herbs, is a must-order, as are the delicious larbs, a/k/a ground meat salads (try the duck or catfish), and som tum papaya salads. Read more

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
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  • Junebug S.

    Amazing food!

    Junebug Squashbugs · August 1, 2014
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  • Douglas Elliman

    With a focus on unique dishes from the Northeastern Isan Region, this is not your typical Thai place! We come here for a family-style meal. We love the stir-fried clams and fried morning glory!

    Douglas Elliman · July 24, 2014
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  • Kelsey L.

    Get the tom yum seafood soup, Super flavorful!

    Kelsey L · April 27, 2014
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  • Sara H.

    Food was extra salty :(

    Sara H. · April 26, 2014
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  • Wedee K.

    Duck laab and morning glory with crispy pork all the way!

    Wedee Kao · March 14, 2014
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  • Asim J.

    Most authentic restaurant in NYC. For anything, ever. Get a Som Tum papaya salad and some larb. But bathrooms are unheated.

    Asim Jaweed · March 14, 2014
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  • Luke K.

    Everything you know about Thai Cuisine was wrong, but Zabb Elee can show you the world.

    Luke Kingma · February 9, 2014
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  • alissa s.

    food was pretty icky and bland. plus, everything came out way too fast after it was ordered... like they have a vat of already prepared food in the back.

    alissa s · January 16, 2014
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  • Cary L.

    Delicious papaya salad!

    Cary Luu · January 5, 2014
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  • Kevin W.

    Get the chicken heart skewers!

    Kevin Wang · December 1, 2013
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  • Jun L.

    In addition to the papaya salads. The tom yum noodle soup is great.

    Jun Lu · October 13, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    The Isan Thai fare here isn't as good as it used to be, but it's still some of our favorite in Manhattan.

    Serious Eats · September 15, 2013
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  • BB M.

    Best somtum in US

    BB Madiloggovit · September 13, 2013
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  • Emmanual

    Get the papaya salad..

    Emmanual · September 3, 2013
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  • Siyun F.

    Get the papaya salad (any of the 7 types), the fried frog legs and sauteed morning glory!

    Siyun Fan · August 26, 2013
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  • Siyun F.

    They have the best green papaya salad in the city! 7 different versions. Huge portion!

    Siyun Fan · August 25, 2013
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