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Pam Real Thai Food
Posted by Bobo on 11/30/2014
This is a wonderful restaurant -- great good, reasonable prices, great service. The atmosphere is so-so. Pam the owner is an incredibly kind person. My favorite Thai restaurant in NYC.
Posted by anonymous on 03/04/2013
The title says it all. They are painfully slow (>1h wait the last two times I ordered) and they consistently either omit the rice or bring you the tiniest container that is half full. I used to order from here a lot but I will take my business elsewhere now.
Posted by Jenny L on 01/18/2012
I ordered N9 Lard Na ( sauteed meat, chinese broccoli, and gravy over stir fried flat rice noodle) for lunch and on the menu it is $7.50. The lady that took my order asked me what meat I wanted with the dish and I asked "what is available?" she said "anything". I asked for tofu and she said okay. When my food comes, my order is $8. I called her and asked her why and she said that it is $8 bc it is a vegetarian dish. WTheck?? If I choose a meat it would cost less? First of all, she did not inform me of the price difference. The dish came with 4 small pieces of soft tofu and a mix of american and chinese broccoli. All she offered me was to take the food or have the delivery guy bring it back. I took the food bc I didn't want to wait for another delivery. It wasn't unappetizing but it was bland and definitely not worth it. It is pretty much boiled vegetables. Their service is poor and they are misleading. I will never order from them again.
Posted by Rochester Tract Guys on 09/12/2011
On a whim our group of 3 dropped into Pam Real's and all I can say is that it was the best meal we ate in our time in NYC. We really were novices to Thai food, but our waiter helped us out and we ordered and shared 3 entrees that all knocked our socks off! All we kept talking about was how good our meal was and how we happened to have the best waiter in NYC taking care of us. He brought our a sample of something we were scared to try, and a complimentary Thai tea to introduce us to even more. We Loved it, and will def go back next time in NYC!
Posted by James on 09/07/2011
On 09/07/2011 I ordered a delivery from this place. Under the heading "Salads" #Y8, which was part of my order, was not a cold "salad" nor did it have a lettuce or fresh greens as a base, as in #A1. Almost all of the dishes under the heading "Salads" mentioned a salad dressing. When I called back to order #A1, I was given much attitude, she started arguing with me and hung up! I was not even asking for my money back, all I wanted was to order a "cold" salad and was still met by the most rude order taker I have ever dealt with during the 20+ years I have been a successful restauranteur. And all of this after simply wanting to add another order on top of the $37.90 I had already spent. The owners and the BBB will hear about this. This is the first time I have EVER written a complaint online. The only good thing about the experience was a very polite and friendly delivery person who was obviously more qualified to respectfully deal with customers and to keep their business. He should have been on the phones taking orders instead.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/20/2011
I frequented Pam back in like '02, '03, '04. At first it really was just like everyone was raving about that it was the *best* Thai food anywhere in NYC. However even then, as I frequented it through 2004, the quality noticeably fell. I don't know if it's because the food just didn't taste as good as when I had first started going there, or if I had started to taste much better and more authentic Thai food elsewhere in the city. Fast-forward to 2011, after not having visited Pam Real Thai in all this time, the food has only stayed mediocre at best. And now I can safely say that indeed, one MUST go to Elmhurst, Queens in particular to get authentic, tasty Thai in NYC. Frankly I was surprised to see Pam Real Thai to be as crowded as usual. Unfortunately, the high number of rave reviews here is completely misguiding the masses. Pam Real Thai is not bad...but definitely not great, especially not to the superlative degree bestowed upon it by others here and elsewhere. Thai food by itself will almost always be delicious due to the nature/philosophy of the cuisine, in stimulating the entire palate. But for REAL Thai, for authentic Thai, you're not going to get it at Pam.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2011
Best Thai in the neighborhood, period. AMAZINGLY authentic, very high quality food cooked to perfection every time. I've never written a review before, this place is so good it's worth writing about in a neighborhood of 20+ Thai restaurants.