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Lil Chef Mama
Lil Chef Mama should be your first choice for a Thai meal in FiDi. Be sure to focus on their house specials.
Tea Cup Cafe
Tea Cup Cafe is a cozy spot in Elmhurst where you can listen to Thai pop music while enjoying snacks and desserts with a bunch of friends.
THEP is a Thai restaurant on the Upper East Side with an attractive space but uneven food.
This small Hell’s Kitchen Thai restaurant serves perfectly cooked chicken on rice, prepared three ways. It’ll become your new go-to lunch spot in the area.
This bright, beachy restaurant in Hell's Kitchen serves some of the best Thai seafood in the city.
Thai Sidewalk is a street cart just a block away from the Dumbo waterfront that makes an excellent $20 lobster roll.
At Zaab Zaab in Elmhurst, treat the menu like an urgent checklist and cover your table in Isan Thai food that's packed with chilies and lemongrass.
Essex Pearl in the Market Line on the Lower East Side has a seafood-heavy, Southeast Asian menu, and it's great for a casual date.
Thai Diner is a practically flawless Nolita restaurant from the team behind Uncle Boons. Eat here.
Pye Boat Noodle
At Pye Boat Noodle, there’s a bottle of fish sauce on every table. This is for the boat noodles, which you should definitely order.
Bangklyn East Harlem
Bangklyn East Harlem is a casual spot with really good Thai food and a collection of vintage clothing in the corner.
Eim Khao Mun Kai
There’s only one thing at the menu at Eim Khao Mun Kai: a Thai version of Hainanese chicken. It comes with a side of broth, and it’s very good.
Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
There’s a constant wait at Fish Cheeks for a reason. This Noho spot makes some of the best Thai food in the city, including an excellent crab curry.
Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.
Khao Kang is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst where you can get some of the best Thai food in NYC.