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Posted by ...linda... on 06/01/2010
what I love about beyond is that the foods are very tasty. I had their pad thai, som tum salad, the sparib. Everything was delicious. I would highly recommend anyone to go there if you like real thai foods!
Posted by chuck on 05/01/2009
I went there on fri, may 1st. I had a great experience there. The food was great, and the waitress was terrific. She is awesome. I will definitely come back again for the food and for the waitress.
Posted by kevind on 01/06/2009
Two people, 3 apps, 2 entrees and 4 drinks came to $80 with tax and 20% tip. The food was fresh, well seasoned and perfectly portioned. Try the calamari, which is not greasy or chewy, the curry puffs were great and the curry duck was delicious . Definitely a place to try if you're looking for Thai in the village.
Posted by John D on 07/13/2008
I was eating coconut popsicles with my girlfriend today when we realized we were both TOTALLY starving. She wanted to eat rice and the coconut must have made me think about thai food because before we knew it, BAM!!, we were at BTK. I live literally down the street so I had walked by there a zillion times and they even put flyers for their takeout menu in my mail, so I guess it was really just a matter of time. It's cool. It's super clean and has kind of a contemporary feel to it, even though the zen fountain was a little much and what is the deal with those neon lights? not as crazy as that one thai place in williamsburgh though, the one that was a set in "Garden State" where Zach Braff worked as a waiter in CA (my home state). My girlfriend thought the music was terrible (it was some kind of mix CD on a loop, but i secretly liked the bossa nova part). Overall i liked the atmosphere and look of the place, although the seats were just wood squares and weren't that comfortable to sit on, let alone relax. We took one look at the menus, which are these laminated spiral bound little numbers with the binding on the top, and ordered the dumplings and the papaya salad to start. The dumplings: SCRUMPTIOUS! they were really good. The salad smelled a little funny but it tasted good. I ordered these exact same appetizers at Spice on Friday (SUCH A RANDOM COINCIDENCE!!) and the dumplings are definitely more luscious than Spice, although Spice's salad is WAAY tasty. The menu was sort of weird: every section was labeled "beyond appetizers, beyond noodles, beyond vegetarian entrees," etc. BEYOND cheesy! but i don't really care about that kind of thing. I've never been to Thailand but I'm guessing the food isn't exactly the same at BTK it was tasty but not spicy. I had the garlic pepper steak with broccoli, which reminded me more of Korean bulgolgi than Thai food (ex, but was still totally satisfying. BUT NOT SPICY. My GF got the steak special. It was supposed to come with a green salad, but turned out to be the Papaya salad again! So she had 2 papaya salads! D'oh!! Also the "sticky rice" is an egg roll filled with rice. She really liked it but i thought it was kind of a funny little trick to do with rice. You also get normal rice in case you dont like that though. Great sauce though! Overall the food was good, and great central location right by my house! My buddy is in town from Liberia and he just happened to walk by. Another RANDOM coincidence! 3-4.5 stars!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/09/2008
I found this place when I needed to eat and kill a few hours before an audition. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing. The table for two set up makes this a great date place. I will be getting my hubby to take me back here. The table by the window is definitely the best seat and a great place to journal and people watch. Althought the place was almost empty, I have been to other empty places in Manhattan and had crappy service. The service here was impeccable. Every time my water glass was empty someone was there to refill it. Everytime I finished a plate someone was there to take it out of my way, and I did not feel smothered. The value for what you get was very good. The massaman chicken curry rivaled my favorite Thai joint in midtown and was just enough portion wise.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2008
First time delivery order from 'Beyond Thai' and probably my last. I ordered the Beyond Thai dumplings and the curry puff appetizers and found the dumplings had an odd flavor. I couldn't tell whether it was the chicken or the shrimp that tasted funny. The curry puff also tasted really unpleasant. After also tasting the same unpleasantness with my rama curry dish(which contained fried pieces of chicken), I figured that it was the oil that they were frying the chicken and curry puff in. My other friends had the pineapple fried rice(which they liked) and the massaman curry(which was so-so). Overall I would call the experience below average and will most likely not try a second time. I would like to say that the person who answered the phone and the delivery person were very friendly and the food came relatively quickly.
Posted by Scarlet on 06/22/2008
I went here for the first time last night with my bf. I agree with the reviewer who said the decor reminded her of Sea, which I have been to maybe 10 times (and do prefer). Beyond is a narrow restaurant and one entire wall is lined w/ padded benches which were too narrow to be really comfortable.. We were one of only 3 groups there (at around 10:15 on a Sat. night) so the service was very attentive and friendly, answering questions about dishes and quickly refilling our water glasses. However, before ordering I asked if the Penang Curry was spicy and was told it was "mild." It definitely wasn't and had too much heat for me, that it ruined the dish slightly. Because it was my boyfriend's first time ever having Thai (he was nervous about it and I had to convince him that if he liked Chinese food then he would love Thai), I ordered appetizers that I would deem "user friendly" and simple, traditional Thai foods. Chicken satay was good (yum for the sweet cucumber salad accompanying it), as were the veggie rolls, though nothing special. The veggie rolls and accompanying plum sauce were too similar to Chinese egg or spring rolls, and next time I would go with the fresh rolls. I enjoyed the chicken soup w/ the coconut milk, he didn't (too adventurous for his palate). For entrees I suggested my boyfriend try a "safe" noodle dish he went with the Pad Se-ew w/ chicken which was so yumy, he cleaned his plate. My Penang Curry was spicier than I expected (based on the input of the staff), and I basically picked out all of the chicken which I ate w/ the accompanying jasmine rice. A side order of sticky rice arrived wrapped in fried wrappers (like rice-filled spring rolls), which is different than I have had at other Thai places. The same fried wrappers made an appearance on the Fried Banana dessert. Overall the experience was a pleasant one and we walked out stuffed. Value - Including a 20% tip, the bill for 2 appetizers, 2 soups, 2 entrees, one side, and one dessert (but no drinks) came to $54. We selected Beyond for its location (near a bday party we attended after) and also for its ambience (all in the lighting and definitely not in the seating). However, based on reviews I have seen both on Menupages and other websites, Boyd Thai seems to be the place to go in the West Village area for Thai food, and I'd definitely like to try that first before returning to Beyond,