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Posted by Pen on 05/07/2012
The ambiance/decor is great but I still wasn't expecting much from a restaurant next to the shell gas station. I left surprised and planning to be a loyal customer. The ingredients were fresh and flavorful, but at the same time, less salty and oily than other Thai restaurants. I consider myself to be an above-average judge of Thai food having lived in Thailand for a year, and the food here brought back good memories. Yum!
Posted by Low key lady on 03/04/2012
If a spa were a restaurant, it would be Andaman. I've been to a lot of restaurants in NYC, and this is probably my favorite. It's new, clean, smells delicious, intimate, awesome music selection at just the right volume. The service is quick and the waiter is so kind. I felt completely taken away from the stress of the city. I was sad when I had finished my duck curry - all of the flavors and textures were perfect together and at such an affordable price. Also, it had a very small, daring wine selection, but the one we picked was delicious, and just right with the meal.
Posted by Thai fan on 02/03/2012
cute new place. we tried the pra ram and the mocking birds nest
Posted by UESgal on 01/17/2012
I'm a lover of Thai food and this spot is a find! Its been open for about 6 months but I only just noticed it last weekend. Good value and the food is great! The location leaves something to be desired for those not in the neighborhood but I would recommend a visit!
Posted by Uppereastside on 01/16/2012
My wife and I went to Andaman for lunch. Besides the lunch special we had the dumpling with peanut sauce appetizer. I'll make this quick and easy.. We really liked this place. The food was good and the service was excellent. It didn't hurt that the waitress (the owner's daughter)was really cute too.
Posted by St.B on 01/12/2012
What originally impressed me about Andaman was the vast knowledge that waitress/bartender had about Thai food, the specials, and Thai culture. This is an authentic Thai restaurant placed next to the Sunoco station and FDR entrance and exits. Once inside this intricately designed interior, one quickly looses themselves. I was very surprised to discover that the owners, Mom and Pop, designed and also run the restaurant themselves. The food is very tasty and one must most definitely take advantage of their Happy Hour Appetizer menu and specials. The waitress makes you feel at home and gladly shares stories of her families upbringing in Thailand where they prepared dishes for their village during festive occasions. The music, which was very calming and interesting, helped to maintain the mood of the restaurant. The majority of the restaurant is done in dark wood which envelopes and invites you. Though there were not many people in the restaurant, I was not deterred since this is a new restaurant and all that would be needed is to allow the public to know that they exist. Once that occurs, I have no doubt that this place will be full for business. It is indeed rare to find a Thai restaurant that offers great ambiance, food and service at a decent price.
Posted by Ian on 12/24/2011
I first noticed this place because of its strange location, isolated in 1st ave next to the gas station and across from the FDR ramp. A strange spot and one that won't get much foot traffic. The interior is really nice, it seems a lot of thought went into it. Unfortunately it has been very empty all the times I have gone past. The first time I got take out from there as I was going to be walking past. The food was solid (I had the massaman curry) though nothing to go nuts over. Unfortunately the 2nd time I tried ordering, and was told that they would only deliver 10 blocks. As I lived 12 blocks away, that excluded me. I don't give them long. If they are in an odd location with no foot traffic, they better have a thriving delivery business.