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Land Thai Kitchen
Posted by Edna Bernard on 06/16/2010
In my frequent trips to Bangkok, I have come to love Thai food, and often wonder why Manhattan's Thai restaurants fall so short of the mark. Land is not a bad bet. It is small and cramped, has a limited menu that never changes much, giving it something of a "packaged quality." But I also don't mind the decor and found the food to be quite good -- there is a pure, clean quality to the dishes -- nicely presented and generally spicy enough. Until my last visit, I found service to be sweet and the staff congenial. Our waitress, on this visit, was not so sweet. We went early, and only a few tables were occupied. She dashed up, asked us for our cocktail order and abruptly asked if we wanted to order dinner. (This irritates me at any restaurant.) Good thing we said we weren't ready -- drinks took a full 15 minutes, even though the bar was staffed. When we finally asked the waitress if there was a problem, she grinned broadly, and aggressively chirped "There is no problem"! (Oh, could Larry David have launched a retort to that one.) Cocktails are an important prelude to a meal, and this episode negatively colored my impression of a good local restaurant. I just have no tolerance for service that irritates, even if the prices are reasonable and the location close.
Posted by don on 03/09/2010
authetic thai at great prices
Posted by Steve Jenkins on 03/03/2010
I ate here on the 27th feb with my girlfriend. The food is outstanding, especially the chicken galangal soup and lamb massaman curry. Would def reccommend this place. Go next door for a drink whilst waiting for your table and the waitress will come and get you. Best Thai meal I have eaten to date!!!
Posted by Diner10024 on 02/01/2010
Excellent. Try the salmon brown rice, or my favorite, the Shrimp Pad Thai. But, the best of all is the steamed vegetarian dumplings. The place tastes decadent, but is one of the healthiest Thai restaurants I have ever been to. The restaurant is always busy and bustling, but in a good way, with a staff of beautiful, young, hard-working waitresses and hostesses. But, the delivery is equally good. Fast and delicious. Don't miss it!
Posted by CraigScig on 12/27/2009
I would seriously recommend this place to anyone looking for good quality Thai food at an exceptionally reasonable price. I get take out at least 1x a week from this place and would suggest checking it out.
Posted by jennie on 11/22/2009
I have been looking for a great Thai place with good value and Land Thai has both. Great food and fast service. The small narrow dining area is a little too close for comfort but the food makes up for the tight squeeze that you do to get to your table. Land is accomadating to all levels of preferences of spice and flavours.
Posted by LovesThaiFood on 08/29/2009
Having tried many Thai restaurants in the city, Land Thai is arguably the best. Finally, a NYC restaurant that does not back away from bringing the spicy heat in its menu (which is fully adjustable to your level of comfort at request).