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Posted by S.J. on 08/14/2008
My boyfriend and I order from this place about once a week. They're super nice and even more reliable it typically takes about 25 minutes for the food to arrive. The pad thai is a little bit greasy for my taste (then again, pad thai everywhere tends to be a bit greasy) but my boyfriend loves it. I recommend Bean Curd with Basildelicious! and Vegetable Curry, which is pure spicy coconutty red curry goodness.
Posted by hle144 on 03/22/2008
The food is no frills thai food. Its not as spicy as most thai food usually is, but if you ask for 'spicy', watch out!! I like that its a family business and they try to vibe with the Willy'B crowd by hanging art from local artist. For me, its the best thai place in Greenpoint. Very friendly and not pretentious.
Posted by HP on 10/01/2007
I have been in NYC for almost 8 years and eaten at Jaya, Pongsri downtown (still consistent), Sea, the fusion places, etc etc. To me this may be the best, most authentic thai food for the price. You may be able to get a more 'refined' thai food experience somewhere else but for my money Amarin is amazing. Nuance of taste for a small, family run place. Waaaayyy better then Sea, which is watered down thai food. Lets put it this wat, I have ordered the same thing for lunch and dinner on the same day. And its BYOB.
Posted by MatthewBrooklyn on 07/07/2007
I've eaten a lot of Thai in this city and the food from Amarin is the best. In addition, I order and it often arrives in under 15 minutes and the prices are reasonable. There have been times I ordered five times in a week. In addition, I have a friend who's been to Thailand twice and he says they serve the best pad thai he's ever had outside of Thailand. The place itself is kind of a dive—I wouldn't eat there (for good food and ambiance, go to SEA), but for delivery there's no comparison.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/15/2007
I am certainly glad that Amarin was so cheap, because the food was poor. We ordered super tiny spring rolls, less than mediocre crab wontons, and the Amarin fried rice with very suspicious tasting "beef". The best was the steamed dumplings. They were very good, but I can make much better at home and I will in the future instead of ordering from Amarin.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/03/2007
Well honestly I have never had anything here besides the pad see ew, but it is the most amazing dish in the whole city. I have tried pad see ew at many other places in NYC (at least 10) just to see if anyone else can make it better, but they always pale in comparison to Amarin. Their service is consistently on time and their prices are great. Try the pad see ew! You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Local on 03/20/2007
Whenever I leave this place, I feel like a genius for having eaten there again. It is cheap and delicious and the entire staff is lovely. I suppose the atmosphere may be lacking, but I'd take the coziness over the hoopla of Sea or Planet Thailand just about any day.