Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Uncle Boons

Michelin-star Thai served up in a fun, tongue-in-cheek combo of retro wood-paneled dining room with Thai film posters and old family snaps. Spanning the old and the new, zesty, tangy dishes include fantastically cru…
Top Choice Thai in Brooklyn: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook

Pok Pok

Andy Ricker's NYC outpost is a smashing success, wowing diners with a rich, complex menu inspired by northern Thailand street food. Fiery, fish-sauce-slathered chicken wings; spicy green-papaya salad with salted bla…
Top Choice Thai in Queens

Pye Boat Noodle

Young Thai waitresses in matching fedoras greet you at this cute place decked out like an old-fashioned country house. The specialty is rich, star-anise-scented boat noodles, topped with crispy pork cracklings. Ther…
Thai in Midtown

Larb Ubol

Petite pastel parasols are among the few design concessions at this low-frills joint. But you're here for the fresh, jumping flavors of northeastern Thailand. Drool over larb (spicy ground-meat salad), brilliant nam…
Vietnamese in SoHo & Chinatown

Bánh Mì Saigon Bakery

This no-frills storefront doles out some of the best banh mi in town – we're talking crisp, toasted baguettes generously stuffed with hot peppers, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumber, cilantro and your choice of meat.…
Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Lan Larb

Food fiends flock to Lan Larb for cheap, flavor-packed Thai. It specializes in larb, a spicy, minced-meat salad from Thailand's northeast Isan region (try the duck version; $12). Other top choices include sucker-pun…
Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Lovely Day

With a look best described as doll-house-meets-hipster-diner, super-cute Lovely Day seems like an incongruous setting for cheap, Thai-influenced deliciousness. But life is full of surprises, and you'll find a steady…
Thai in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

LOOK by Plant Love House

Snug and adorable, this ultra-authentic Thai cafe serves modest portions of incendiary soups (num tok, enriched with pork blood, is a specialty) and home-style dishes such as khao kha moo (braised pork knuckles) and…
Thai in Queens

Khao Kang

New-era Thai food at its best, where you can eat like a business-luncher in Bangkok, pointing at two or three hot dishes – creamy-hot pumpkin with eggs and basil, caramelized pork and more – to eat over rice. It's f…
Thai in Upper East Side

Up Thai

The Upper East Side's best Thai place, this narrow but artfully designed restaurant serves a mix of traditional and innovative recipes in an industrial-style fit-out under exposed ceiling beams. Standouts include cr…