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
8.8/10

Based on 199 votes

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  • spicy food
  • papaya salad
  • Thai food
  • authentic
  • seafood
  • crispy pork
  • pad ped moo krob
  • steamed shrimp
  • chili
  • duck
  • Larb
  • soup
  • catfish
  • fried eggs
  • stir fry
  • tilapia
  • great value
  • cozy
  • curry
  • pad Thai
  • 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 Lee · 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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