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Posted by Charles on 07/18/2009
I had this dish from their menu: Cashew Nut classic stir fried of cashew nut, onion, scallion, celery and bell pepper. It was served relatively quickly. The place is small, and they had perhaps four tables, with three to five per table. The spice level was perfect for me, just right. It is served with a bowl of white rice, somewhat sticky, the way I like it for this dish. One of my guests had the same thing, and the third had a vegetarian dish. I tasted it. Great. With no drinks, the bill came to about $30. I would go there again, for sure.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2009
Love Galanga. The best in NYC. Cheap and creative. The grilled shrimp with cucumber salad is AMAZING. Pad Thai is my favorite anywhere in the country. But I've never had anything I didn't love. Highly recommend!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2009
My friend and I come here all the time--the waitresses know our orders by heart. Out of the many Thai places I've tried in the city, Galanga is the only place that I keep coming back to and eat at on a weekly basis. Everything I've had here is wonderful. The space is small, but the food is worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/14/2009
Fresh and great Thai food. They don't rush you and the prices are great! It is a small place but because of it the atmosphere is warm and charming. A must go if you like Thai food.
Posted by SINNYC on 11/18/2008
I've been here twice. The first time a friend took me and the noodles were SO amazing and fresh... I dreamed about going back for more. My second trip was also delicious, but the space is VERY tiny. So it can be a hassle to move around in. The waitress got our drink order TOTALLY wrong, but she eventually fixed it (after 2 tries) and left us with the wrong drinks but did not charge us for them. Not sure if they meant to do that... but a free drink is ok with me. The only real downside is that because the space is so tiny, you might feel rushed by the bodies waiting at the bar for a table to open up. But the wait staff never rushed us.
Posted by Ersin on 09/01/2008
Food: I ordered the fried tofu appetizer which came crispy on the outside yet bland on the inside as fried tofu usually is however that sauce they paired it with made it great. A spicy and tangy thick sauce with a delicious citrus aftertaste. The Drunken noodle dish was a little heavy with pepper paste and salt but the spicy factor that they have on the menu though is accurate, which I love. Overall the food was pretty good and fairly original. I am curious to try their other items Atmosphere: Galanga is an odd place. From the outside it looks like a hole in the wall with a weird name but inside its sort of a fusion between NY trendy and Thai industrial…or something like that. It’s a pleasant small restaurant that’s still very comfortable for a party of five or more. The 9oclock on a Sunday crowd seemed to be fairly eclectic. Young to middle aged, families and groups of friends. Hip music plays in the background but not at club levels like other places where you are so worried you might go deaf you don’t care what mediocre food you are eating at a crazy price (Yeah sushi samba I’m looking at you) Quality: The appetizer gave me hope, for an average price you got a nice bit of fried tofu which two people can very evenly enjoy. However the main course was a little disappointing. The noodles were plated very nicely like in a fancy restaurant but unfortunately they were kind of lost on that giant plate. Although I must say I didn’t leave hungry, maybe I’m just used to giant American sized portions rather than the decent serving size I should be eating. Overall the price for the food I got was pretty fair Service: Here is where they were lacking. The dining floor seemed to be run by a group of teenage sisters who just refused to smile while serving. They were pretty attentive and my food arrived on time, but it was all done very matter of factly. Usually almost every Thai restaurant Ive been to staff have been very kind and warm, but after my waitress brought me my glass of water I wanted to ask “are you mad at me?”. I actually wanted to order desert but before I got a chance to she brought me the bill so I figured I should be going. Overall, I liked Galanga, and I want to go back and maybe patch things up with my waitress.
Posted by Jessica on 07/10/2008
My co-workers and I order from Galanga once a week. The lunch specials are a great bang for your buck- the portions are huge and you get a soup or salad with your lunch. The Pad See-iew is delicious and they give you a ton of noodles and whatever meat (or tofu!) you order. Also, the Basil is incredibly flavorful and fresh. My co-workers also order and love their various curry dishes which are super flavorful. Galanga is undoubtedly my favorite Thai place in Manhattan and their delivery is super fast. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who appreciates good Thai with a lot of flavor and super fresh ingredients!