LumLum is a Thai restaurant that specializes in seafood, and it’s a top-five option for a casual meal in Hell’s Kitchen. The space is bright and beachy, with bamboo walls and rattan furniture, and you'll probably hear the Beach Boys playing when you stop by. Lean into the coastal theme, and get some crab fried rice and massive river prawns. Charred, juicy, and served with tart chile-lime sauce, the prawns are some of the best things you’ll eat within a one-mile radius. The menu also has plenty of other stuff like khao soi and pad ki mao, in addition to some fun cocktails. Keep this place in mind for pre-Broadway dinners. LumLum also works for weeknight meals, overachieving lunches, and any other scenario in which you want to eat top-notch food while listening to Brian Wilson sing about surfboards.
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