We found ourselves mourning the inevitable end of Thai Farm Kitchen’s tom yum soup before we could even see the bottom of the bowl. How often does soup cause premature bereavement? Not very, which is why this one - first sour, then spicy, then sweet - deserves a special commemorative plaque. Sit underneath the rattan fish nets at this Windsor Terrace spot, and order food until you can’t see your table. Don’t miss the pad thai - theirs is loaded with tamarind-glazed shrimp and calamari that even your seafood-hesitant friends will value deeply.
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Ela Taverna isn’t too special, although it’s a little better than your run-of-the-mill Greek, and it’s good for an easy dinner in Williamsburg.
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster is a great place for affordable seafood in Brooklyn.
Tom’s is a Brooklyn classic for breakfast and lunch since 1936. You know what’s kept them in business for so long? Free stuff. That, and really good sausage.
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Somtum Der Red Hook
Like its East Village location, Somtum Der in Red Hook makes consistently good Thai food. Plus they have a backyard.
Noods n’ Chill
Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
Pure Thai Cookhouse
Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell’s Kitchen makes some of the best Thai food in the city.
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Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
SriPraPhai is a Woodside favorite that’s been serving some of NYC’s best Thai food for over two decades.
Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
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