NYC Restaurants

Bangkok Cuisine
885 Eighth Ave. (at 52nd St)
New York, NY, 10019
212-581-2930 Map

Cuisine: Thai

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Cititour Review:
When a restaurant survives 30 years in fad-oriented New York City, it is definitely doing something right. And this theater district favorite does most everything right, especially serving up consistently delicious Thai food.

This attractive space, dominated by two enormous fish tanks filled with colorful creatures of the sea (of the non-edible variety), provides a comfortable setting, and service is unusually attentive. Traditional starters such as curry puffs, steamed dumplings and satays are all fine, but my favorite way to start the meal is to split the Yum Nuer, a mouth-opening salad of barbecued beef, onion, cucumber, tomato and scallion given the perfect kick by a dressing of lime juice and ground chilies.

For entrees, chicken with basil leaves is extremely flavorful, while lemongrass chicken (a "special" that's always on the menu) is a bit milder. Curries (beef, chicken, shrimp) pass muster, Pad Thai (the ubiquitous noodle dish) is very tasty, and the house is particularly skillful in its preparation of duck, which comes in a variety of enticing ways. Depending on how much you order (and what you drink), dinner will average $15-$30 per person. For a true bargain, the house offers an all-you-can-eat buffet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons for $8.95, plus daily lunch specials for $7.95.
Review By: Brian Scott Lipton

Neighborhood: West 50s

Entree Price: $10-15


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